ESPN's Jeff Legwold is reporting that the Broncos have signed former Washington Redskins center Will Montgomery to a one-year deal worth 1.3 million dollars. Montgomery visited the Broncos back in mid March after being released by the Washington Redskins with a failed physical designation.
#Broncos have agreed to terms with former Redskins C Will Montgomery on a one-year deal.— Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) April 2, 2014
Montgomery(31) is a 6'3 304lb versatile center/guard who is entering his ninth year in the league.
Montgomery started every game and played every snap at center for the Washington Redskins the last two years and did a good job. PFF graded him at +21.8 in 2012 and a decent +4.8 in 2013. During his career, Montgomery has started 46 games at center, 10 at right guard and seven at left guard. He opened every possible game for the Redskins during the last three seasons, competing at center in all but two of those contests. In those 49 total games, he participated in 3,387 of 3,393 (99.8%) possible snaps on offense.
It will be interesting to see where Montgomery fits on the Broncos. Is he the Broncos new starting center, or will he compete with Manny Ramirez for the starting center job.
It also begs the question about whether or not the Broncos will move Ramirez back to guard. It has been rumored that starting Right Tackle Orlando Franklin could be moving there, and appears he's not too happy about it.
With the signing of Montgomery, interested to see if they move Ramirez back to guard. #Broncos— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) April 2, 2014
Either way Montgomery is another solid addition to the Broncos offensive line.