Jamar Chaney is a 27 year old MLB/OLB who was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 7th round in 2010. He spent his first 3 NFL seasons on the Philadelphia roster, played in 44 total games for them, and started 23 of those games including all 16 games of the 2011 season. He spent time at all 3 LB positions, but it appears that he spent the most time and had his best performances at the MLB position. During the 2011 season he had 91 total tackles on defense (67 solo and 24 in combination), 8 passes defended, and 3 interceptions. Apparently he also had about a dozen special teams tackles. In Training Camp in 2013, Chaney struggled in the transition to a 3-4 defense, and he was released on 8/25/2013 in the roster cut down to 75. He spent about a month on the Atlanta Falcons roster early in the 2013 season, played in one game, recorded no statistics, and was released. He signed a reserve/futures contract with the Broncos on 1/22/2014.
In college Chaney was a four year player at Mississippi State. He played in a few games at both the WLB and the SLB during his freshman and sophomore seasons, and started at MLB during his junior and senior seasons. His college performance earned him invitations to the 2010 Senior Bowl and Combine. In the Senior Bowl his performance which included 8 tackles and a fumble recovery earned him the award for Defensive Player of the Game for the South.
At the 2010 Combine he measured at 6' and 3/4" tall and weighed 242# with 33 and 1/2" arms and 9 and 7/8" hands. He ran the 40 in 4.54 sec. (with a 1.54 sec. 10 yard split), the short shuttle in 4.29 sec., and the 3 cone in 6.90 sec. He had a vertical of 39", a broad jump of 10'4", and he bench pressed 225# 26 times. All those numbers tend to indicate adequate size and athleticism to play the MLB position for the Denver Broncos (and possibly to play in coverage as a nickel LB as well), and unlike any rookie we could draft, he has actual NFL experience starting at the position as well as playing the other LB slots.
I think we all probably remember Philadelphia's 2011 so called "Dream Team" that turned out to be a bad dream, and the even more disappointing 2012 season that led to the ouster of Andy Reid. Is it possible that a very promising young MLB had his career derailed as another casualty of Philadelphia's dysfunction, and now has a golden opportunity to resurrect that career with the Broncos? I've noticed that John Elway seems much less concerned about the Broncos' MLB situation than most of us fans. Could it be that Chaney is his ace in the hole?