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March 9th, Free Agency Recap

March 9, 2010

This week I am going to be unusually busy for various reasons, so I decided that instead of posting news separately which would come a little while after it happens, I would recap the day in free agency in a single post. The Broncos today, seemed as unusually busy as I was, signing two players, and re-signing one, as other rumors unfolded.

The highlight of the day was definitely the singing of Defensive Lineman Jamal Williams, who was coached by Wayne Nunnely in San Diego for over 10 years. The two will be reuniting in Denver, as the Broncos try to add depth and size to their new 3-4 scheme. Williams couldn’t stay healthy last year, and ended up playing in only one game but in the past has been very productive.

Williams for years has been considered one of the top Nose Tackles in the NFL, and while he is definitely on the decline, he seems like he has plenty left in the tank to contribute. He is an invaluable pickup for our Defensive Line, bringing size, experience and talent.

The Broncos didn’t stop there, in attempting to fix the Defensive Line. They also added Defensive End Jarvis Green to their Defensive rotation. The deal is a $20 million dollar one over four years. Green has been a starter in New England for years and can add a lot as either a starter or a backup. He is an expert at the 3-4 defense, and will definitely find playing time in Denver.

“Jarvis has a great deal of experience playing in a 3-4 system and will bring veteran leadership to our team,” General Manager Brian Xanders said. “We’re excited to add him to our roster.”

Finally, the Broncos capped off a successful day, by re-signing Kicker Matt Prater who was an exclusive rights free agent. Terms of the deal are not known, but may surface during the next few days. Prater made 30 of 35 field goals in 2009 and converted 32 of 32 extra point attempts.

One Comment
  1. mr. me permalink
    March 28, 2010 10:52 AM

    that day was a good day for denver!

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