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Broncos sign defensive lineman Henry Melton

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Broncos add some veteran depth to their defensive line

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported earlier today that the Broncos had veteran defensive lineman Henry Melton in for a workout and were interested in signing him. Well, they must have liked what they saw because according to ESPN's Adam Schefter the Denver Broncos agreed to terms with Melton.

The Broncos will need to make a roster move to make room for Melton on the roster.

The Broncos needed to add depth after losing starting defensive end Vance Walker for the year this past Monday after he suffered a torn ACL.

The addition of Henry gives the Broncos a veteran pass rushing presence in the middle of their defensive line. Last season, Melton played all 16 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and totaled 30 tackles and 2 sacks in a reserve role for them. The year prior, he played all 16 games for the Dallas Cowboys and totaled 15 tackles and 5 sacks. Now entering his 7th year in the league, Melton has totaled 134 tackles, 22.5 sacks, 7 pass deflections, and 4 forced fumbles.

I think Melton is a solid addition to the Broncos defensive line. He will turn 30 years old in October, and has good size for the 3-4 defensive end position(6'3", 310lbs). Melton is a pass rusher only, so I think he would see action in sub-packages only, but I think he could be a solid contributor for the Broncos.

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