Report: Broncos, Free Agent DL Kendall Langford to Meet


According to a report from Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the Denver Broncos have arranged a free agent visit with defensive lineman Kendall Langford, who was recently released by the St. Louis Rams.

Langford is 29 years old, and was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins before signing a nice contract with the Rams two years ago.

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In addition to meeting with the Broncos, Langford will also reportedly meet with the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.

Getting lost in the shuffle of what is one of the most talented defensive lines in the NFL out in St. Louis, Langford was granted release from the Rams and now is free to sign with any team.

He joins a pretty talented market of defensive front seven players, but he’s a pretty good one in his own right. There isn’t anything spectacular about his overall game, but Langford has a 6-foot-6 frame that seems ideal for playing the five technique position in the Broncos’ new 3-4 defense.

Another plus for adding Langford is that he might be a relatively inexpensive addition for depth along the defensive line, which could be losing a key piece in Terrance Knighton.

In 494 snaps last season, Langford graded out pretty well by Pro Football Focus standards, doing his best work as a run defender. The Broncos were one of the best teams in the NFL last season at defending the run, and while absorbing the blow of potentially losing Knighton is a tough pill to swallow, they have the personnel to be among the league’s best in that category again next season.