Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Broncos fill big need with Knighton
By Bill Williamson
The Denver Broncos continued plug away with some impressive signings.
Denver followed up the Wes Welker deal by signing Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. He played for Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville and there is mutual respect. Knighton and the re-signed Kevin Vickerson should make for an imposing tackle pairing for Denver.
Denver could always use the No. 28 pick in the draft on a defensive tackle, but they are in pretty good shape. Knighton is a good run stuffer and that what’s Denver was looking to improve upon.
Meanwhile, the addition of middle linebacker Stewart Bradley gives the team someone to compete with Ante riving and Steven Johnson for the starting job. Thus, the chances of the team getting a middle linebacker in the first round has lessened even though I expect John Elway to stick to his plan of taking the best available player.
Meanwhile, Denver is visiting with Eagles’ cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Broncos are also reportedly interested in Nnamdi Asomugha. Denver would only sign one of the cornerbacks.
The Denver Post reports the team is expected to decide Friday whether or not to cut pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil. The team wants to him to take a pay cut and he has been reluctant to do so.