Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Broncos beat out Chiefs for Ty Warren
By Bill Williamson
The Denver Broncos continue to try to reconstruct their defensive line.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Broncos have agreed to terms with former New England defensive lineman Ty Warren (see, the Broncos add ex-Pats even after the Josh McDaniels’ era). Warren, 30, was cut last week. Denver is paying him $10 million over two years with $2.5 million guaranteed.
The Broncos need Warren to still have something in the tank. If so, he will give leadership to a new-look line. Denver has added Jeremy Jarmon and Brodrick Bunkley through trades and they have signed Derrick Harvey. Marcus Thomas was also re-signed.
The line, defensive tackle in particular, has been Denver’s biggest need area this offseason as it tries to improve the NFL’s worst defense last season.
Denver won a battle with Kansas City to land Warren. The Chiefs had to be confident they would land Warren since he has New England ties with Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel.
Yet, it’s doubtful the Chiefs were willing to match Denver’s generous contract.