Report: Broncos Considering LB Jon Beason, Possibly Daryl Smith


Dec 8, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead (39) is tackled by New York Giants safety Will Hill (25) and linebacker Jon Beason (52) after gaining a first down during the first half against the at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I guess John Elway, the man in charge of shaping the Denver Broncos’ roster, wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to go into the draft with no glaring weaknesses on the roster.

As many others have pointed out, at this point it’s probably easier to point out players the Broncos haven’t expressed an interest in signing, but we’ll throw a couple more names out there for good measure.

According to an article from the Denver Post on Tuesday, the Broncos are ‘considering’ Jon Beason and possibly Daryl Smith to fill their hole at inside linebacker, left by a combination of Wesley Woodyard and Paris Lenon.

Beason and Smith both have connections with the Broncos, specifically the coaching staff. Beason was drafted during the John Fox era in Carolina, and Smith was a stalwart in Jacksonville’s defense while Jack Del Rio was there.

Either would make sense for the Broncos, who need a veteran leader in the middle of their defense.

Beason saw a resurgence last year after he was traded to the Giants from the Panthers (Giants are also in the mix to sign him) and Smith put up great numbers in his first year with the Baltimore Ravens.