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Broncos sign linebacker Isaiah Irving to active roster

The former Bear reconnects with Vic Fangio.

Chicago Bears v Washington Redskins
Irving returns to the scheme he had his most success in the NFL.
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According to KOA’s Benjamin Allbright, the Broncos have signed Isaiah Irving to their active roster.

This is a move I’ve been expecting since it became obvious Von Miller would be out most if not all of the 2020 season. Both Allbright and Ryan Edwards have mentioned a couple of times that Fangio was open to a reunion. The Broncos showed some interest in veterans Clay Matthews and Cameron Wake, but could not agree to terms. Against the Titans the Broncos chose to bring up rookie 7th rounder Derrek Tuszka.

I suspect the Broncos waited to make the move until after week one because now Irving’s contract will not be guaranteed.

Irving entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of San Jose State. He signed with the Chicago Bears in 2017 and played for two years under Vic Fangio. He has one sack in his NFL career.

The move provides depth behind Jeremiah Attaochu, Malik Reed, and Bradley Chubb.