In continuation of the Denver Broncos Free Agents, we come to Defensive End Derrick Harvey. Derrick was an early entrant for the 2008 NFL Draft after an All-American Junior year at Florida. He had a fast 40-Time (4.84) and fooled many who took the bait and rode the hype. He was selected by Jacksonville in the first round (8th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft.
#95 / Defensive- End / Denver Broncos
Nov 09, 1986 (Age: 25)
Agent: Creative Artists Agency
Derrick joined the Broncos as a free agent on Aug. 1, 2011 as a 4th-year Defensive End who saw action in five games his first season with the Broncos and had four tackles (two solo).
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2011 Season Highlights:
Derrick appeared in 5 games (0 starts) for the Broncos in 2011. He was Active during Weeks 2-5, again in Week 13 at Minnesota and spent the other 12 games Inactive on game day. The Broncos gave him a second shot to see if they coach "coach him up," but Harvey wasn't able to crack the Broncos defensive line rotation and at this point, could be considered a bust.
The Broncos spent $600,000 on the failed experiment known as Derrick Harvey in 2011. If they bring him back, he will make a minimum $700,000 in 2012. Considering his price tag was over $100,000 per game for a one Tackle average per, Harvey's supply doesn't meet the demand and I can't envision the Broncos would be interested in another year of sunk costs or literal "dead money." Perhaps he is playing out of position and would be nore productive as a 3-4 Outside Linebacker.