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NFL Free Agency: Broncos have agreed to terms with linebacker Reggie Walker

The Broncos add some depth at linebacker

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The Denver Broncos have announced that they have agreed to terms with linebacker Reggie Walker on a one-year deal. Specifics on the deal have yet to be released

The 6'0 244lb Walker is a six-year veteran who played last season with the San Diego Chargers. Walker appeared in 27 regular-season games for the Chargers during the last two seasons. He played all 16 contests, including six starts, in 2013 while racking up a career-high 36 tackles (30 solo), three sacks (25 yds.) and one fumble recovery.

In 75 career regular-season games (6 starts), Walker totaled 73 tackles (59 solo), 3.5 sacks (33.5 yds.), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in addition to 25 special-teams stops. He also owns five defensive tackles (3 solo) and three special-teams stops in three career postseason games played.

The Denver Broncos are switching to a 3-4 defense this season and do lack veteran depth at the linebacker position. Walker will battle with Lerentee McCray, Shaq Barrett, Quanterus Smith, and Kenny Anunike for a roster spot.

I would also expect the Broncos to address the linebacker position in next month's NFL Draft. Lerentee McCray and now Reggie Walker are the only ones who have extended playing time during their career. Smith has struggled with knee injuries throughout his career, and Barrett and Anunike are currently battling to make the Broncos roster/practice squad.