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Broncos Look To Bring In Koutouvides

It won't be much fun to type it over and over in 2008, but the Broncos have more important things to worry about than my Carpal Tunnel.  Should Niko Koutouvides actually get to the airport and on a plane out of Tampa before being signed, his next likely stop would be in Denver --

Koutouvides has played four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, the last three as a special teams' standout and backup to perennial Pro Bowl middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu. He was meeting Friday with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where interest would be as a backup to Barrett Ruud, who is coming off a breakout season at middle linebacker.

The Broncos are using the free-agent market this offseason to pursue linebackers, safeties, defensive linemen and receivers who are proven special team contributors while awaiting the opportunity to break through the starting lineup.

The team also is interested in Green Bay free-agent Tracy White, who backed up A.J. Hawk the past two seasons at strongside linebacker.

If playing time is a major factor for Koutouvides, he might have a better chance with the Broncos, who are open to the idea of shifting middle linebacker D.J. Williams to the outside.

It is now obvious that what we heard about the Broncos plan heading into Free Agency was the truth.  Solid B-type players that won't command top dollar.....