The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed linebacker Jamie Winborn to a two-year contract extension through the 2009 season, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Winborn (5-foot-11, 242 pounds) is a seventh-year player in his first season with the Broncos after signing with the club as a free agent on Sept. 11. In 11 games played (0 starts) this year, Winborn leads the Broncos with 10 special-teams tackles, a total that consists of six stops on kickoffs and a team-high four tackles on punt coverage.
The linebacker, who registered four tackles on special teams in Denver's win against Kansas City on Sunday, also has recorded six defensive tackles (5 solo) and one pass breakup this year.
Winborn joined the Broncos after spending the 2006 season with Tampa Bay and also has played for Jacksonville (2005) and San Francisco (2001-05). He entered the NFL with the 49ers as a second-round choice (47th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft from Vanderbilt University.
In 73 career regular-season games (19 starts), Winborn has totaled 272 tackles (176 solo), nine sacks (70 yds.), three interceptions (41 yds.), 12 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. On special teams, he has made 41 tackles for his career.
A three-year starter at Vanderbilt, Winborn finished his collegiate career with 377 tackles and 16.5 sacks. He was born on May 14, 1979, in Wetumpka, Ala., and attended Wetumpka High School.