Marcus Thomas before the start of the 2011 AFC Wildcard Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE)

Broncos' DT Marcus Thomas Unlikely To Be Back

Defensive tackle Marcus Thomas has shown improvement in his game over the last couple of seasons. It’s not enough improvement, however, for the Broncos to jump into re-signing the 5-year veteran out of Florida for a large sum of money.

The team offered Thomas a one-year deal, but he refused to sign. Thomas was taken in the 4th round (22nd pick) in 2007. Last season he had 43 tackles in 12 games.

The Broncos have Ty Warren and Kevin Vickerson returning from injury, and they signed Justin Bannan last week. Ryan McBean will not be back with the team.

That pretty much writes the Broncos draft plan in stone at least in the first round. This draft is deep as far as defensive tackles are concerned and the Broncos could walk away with a great prize in the first round of the draft.

As Thomas searches for a bigger contract, the Broncos will be searching for an impact tackle on defense through the draft.

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