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Broncos Re-Sign One Of Their Own, Freeney Off The Board

Do you want the good news or the bad news?  We'll start with the good news.

The Broncos announced they had re-signed LB Louis Green to a three-year extension.  A move like this won't make SportsCenter, but these are the moves that are needed to build depth and continuity on a team.  Green, though not a starter, provides depth to the LB corp and is a stand out on Special Teams.

Green has been in the league for 4 seasons, 3 with the Broncos after spending his rookie year with Baltimore.  He was undrafted out of Alcorn State.  Last season, Green was 6th on the team in Special Teams tackles, but his biggest contribution may have come off the field.  Green was the team's winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, given each year to the player that displays a "commitment to the principles of courage and sportsmanship, while serving as an inspiration in the locker room."

Team chemistry is a tricky thing and it is apparent that Green is a vital part of the team, on and off the field.

Now for the bad news...The Colts, in a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, placed the franchise tag on DE Dwight Freeney, removing another potential target of the Broncos off the board.  Freeney, who posted career lows in sacks and tackles this past season, was an integral part of the Colts Super Bowl win and teams are usually against breaking up a winning team.

Though not a surprise, this is a bit of a blow to the Broncos.  Every time to potential pool of impact D-Lineman shrinks the demand, and thus the pricetag, of those remaining goes up.  Is Patrick Kerney worth $6-7 million per year?