The Denver Broncos have added more depth to the defensive line by signing former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Christian Covington on Tuesday to a one-year deal that is worth up to $1.75 million with $625,000 guaranteed. The team released offensive tackle Ka’John Armstrong to make room for Covington on the roster.
DT Christian Covington signing a 1-year contract with #Broncos today for up to $1.75 million with 625k guaranteed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 28, 2020
Covington, 26, was a rotational player for the Houston Texans as a sixth-round pick in 2015, but he appeared in every game for the Cowboys last season before becoming a free agent this year. He piled up 28 tackles and sack in 481 snaps in 2019.
The Broncos defensive line room is becoming quite crowded, which is a good thing. They traded a seventh-round pick for Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey, re-signed Shelby Harris, and drafted an interior pass rush in McTelvin Agim who will join second-year defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones.
With Von Miller and Bradley Chubb holding down the edges, the Broncos defensive front five could have a fierce rotation going on in 2020. This is a dangerous group.
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