Broncos Quickly Sign Center Steve Vallos


Steve Vallos (68) during organized team activities at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. (Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports)

After starting center Dan Koppen went down with a torn ACL, the Denver Broncos quickly realized that they needed a center with experience.

That’s why they agreed to terms with Steve Vallos, pending his physical.

The six-year veteran has played in 44 regular season games (9 starts). He was drafted by the Seahawks in 2007 and played three seasons there, with his first season being on the practice squad. He went on to play for the Browns for two years and followed that up by playing for the Eagles and the Jaguars in 2012.

The 6-3, 310-pound center out of Wake Forest has allowed only 1.25 sacks in his career and has been called for two penalties.

The Broncos had to do something with Koppen out, J.D. Walton not expected back until at least late-October or early-November, and C.J. Davis going down with an injury in Saturday’s practice. That left the team with Manny Ramirez, who has more experience at guard than center.

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