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Report: Broncos re-sign linebacker Corey Nelson

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Broncos bring back a familiar face to add depth at inside linebacker.

Denver Broncos vs. against the Oakland Raiders, NFL Week 17 Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images

According to Greg Auman who covers the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for The Athletic, linebacker Corey Nelson who was recently released by the Bucs is re-signing with the Denver Broncos.

This move was speculated yesterday when reports came out about Nelson coming in for a physical. General Manager John Elway confirmed these reports during a press conference after the roster cut down period concluded.

Nelson played four seasons with the Broncos before bouncing around with a few teams before returning home to Denver. During his five seasons in the NFL, Nelson has totaled 104 tackles, 1 sack, and 6 pass deflections. He has been primarily a special teams/depth player during his time in the NFL.

I would look for Nelson to simply be a back end of the roster depth player until linebacker Joe Jones is healthy enough to return to the field. Nelson likely will only play on special teams during his time with the team as well as serve as depth at inside linebacker if needed.

Not a sexy signing, but one that adds some much needed depth and special teams value to the Broncos roster.