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Report: Broncos re-sign defensive lineman Billy Winn

The Broncos have added some depth to their defensive line.

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According to the Denver Broncos, they have re-signed defensive lineman Billy Winn. To make room for Winn, the Broncos waived defensive end, Bobby Richardson.

He is a 6'4" defensive lineman who will serve as depth at the defensive end position for the Denver Broncos. He spent the 2016 season with the Broncos and totaled 19 tackles for the team in a reserve/rotational role. He will likely compete who that same role this season for Joe Woods and the Broncos defense.

Winn is entering his 6th NFL season and has totaled 111 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 pass deflections, 2 interceptions as well as 2 forced fumbles. Winn was a sixth-round pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Broncos run defense struggled last season, but Winn excels in that part of the game so he will likely compete for that same type of role this upcoming season. The Broncos put an emphasis on run stopping by adding big Zach Kerr and Domata Peko during free agency.

He joins a crowded defensive end group that already includes starter Derek Wolfe, free agent signee Zach Kerr, Jared Crick, 2016 second-round pick Adam Gotsis, and 2017 second round pick DeMarcus Walker. I would also expect a college free agent or two to be added to this group once the Broncos officially release their undrafted free agent signings.

Making this unit will be tough and we will likely only see four or five at the most make the team. Right now, Wolfe, Kerr, Walker, and Gotsis are penciled in for roster spots. That fifth spot(if there is even a fifth spot) will come down to Winn, Crick, Richardson, and whoever else the Broncos add prior to Training Camp.