Broncos Lock Up C Manny Ramirez Through 2015
Dec 30 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos guard Manny Ramirez (65) checks off at the line of scrimmage during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 38-3Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
How’s this for a Von Miller distraction–Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez has gone from being a last resort at the center position to being the team’s starting center for the foreseeable future.
According to various reports, Ramirez has signed a two-year extension on a deal that was set to expire at the end of this season. The terms of the contract were not immediately available, but it’s good to see Ramirez has been rewarded for his quick rise for the Broncos.
After it was found out J.D. Walton was going to miss some time this season, the Broncos signed back Dan Koppen, who almost immediately was injured and lost for the season, so Ramirez has actually been working as the Broncos’ #1 center since early this offseason, and all throughout mini-camp, training camp, and the pre-season.
Ramirez started 11 games for the Broncos at guard in 2012, and that’s the position he’s played since he came into the league six years ago as a fourth rounder out of Texas Tech.
This is great news for Ramirez and for the Broncos, who now seem to have some stability at a position that was serious cause for concern just a couple of months ago. Job well done by Ramirez to fend off any and all who attempted to take his job as the Broncos were scrambling for someone who has NFL experience at the position.