Aric Manthey- Staff Writer
Bronco Player to Re-Sign:
Not an obvious selection, but I made this selection for two reasons.
1.Most people will say Brock, Malik, Von, etc. We know their plights with the team.
2. A guy like Bolden has a presence on the roster can’t be overlooked. As a key special teams and depth player, Bolden provides everything from return duties to spot play in the defensive backfield.
With fellow return man Jordan Norwood and safeties David Bruton Jr, Josh Bush and Shiloh Keo entering Free Agency, Bolden could capitalize on this opportunity and create a larger role on Defense and Special teams.
Aside from the lack of depth at the position heading into the off-season, starting Safeties Darian Stewart and TJ Ward don’t have much time left on their contracts (1 year for Stewart, 2 for Ward) and that could create an interesting proposition for a player like Bolden.
Create a bigger role for yourself on Defense and down the road, win yourself a starting job when one of the current starters departs.
Regardless, I think Bolden has great versatility in the return, coverage and defensive game plans and that’s not something that’s easy to replace. He’d also come at a cheaper price than a player like Bruton, as well.
Free Agent to Sign:
The 10th year Linebacker started his career with Kubiak in Houston and enjoyed multiple Pro Bowl seasons before moving on to Philadelphia for the past four seasons.
With Danny Trevathan entering Free Agency, the Broncos must come to terms with the idea that Trevathan will head elsewhere, which opens a hole up in the middle of the defense.
He’s certainly not a long-term solution, but Ryans could be an ideal fit for a guy to come in and be an effective starter under a coaching staff he’s familiar with for a couple of years before he retires.
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