Recapping Broncos Offseason Additions in 2015

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Dec 14, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Miami Dolphins offensive guard Shelley Smith (66) blocks New England Patriots defensive tackle Alan Branch (97) during the third quarter at Gillette Stadium. New England defeated Miami 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos Sign OL Shelley Smith

Shelley Smith was not exactly welcomed by all fans as an exciting addition to the offensive line, but I don’t know if the Broncos’ intent was to have him come in and be penned in as a starter.

Denver got Smith on a very reasonable contract, and they were vying with teams like Seattle and Atlanta for his services, both teams that employ versions of a zone blocking scheme.

The Broncos have a connection to Smith in that he was drafted by Kubiak’s Texans back in 2011, and he’ll serve as a backup guard or center if the need arises. There is also potential for him to be a starter at the left guard position if the Broncos don’t find the right solution there.

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