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Broncos re-sign inside linebacker Todd Davis to a three-year deal

The Broncos add some inside linebacker depth.

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According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos have re-signed inside linebacker Todd Davis to a three-year deal worth $15 million dollars. With $6 million guaranteed.

Davis joined the Broncos his rookie year after being waived by the Saints and has been on the Broncos roster ever since. He is now entering his fifth year with the Broncos and is locked up for another three years.

During Davis’s four-year career in the NFL, Davis has totaled 222 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble. This past year for the Broncos, Davis totaled 82 tackles and 1 sack while starting at one of the teams inside linebacker spots.

Davis is nothing more than a two-down run thumper who gets exploited in the passing game. I think we will see the Broncos add some speed to their inside linebacking position after struggling against running backs and tight ends once again in 2017. Also, they lost reserve linebacker Corey Nelson to the Eagles in free agency so they need depth at the position regardless.

This signing makes sure that the Broncos do not lose both Nelson and Davis this offseason making inside linebacker one position lacking much depth.