Denver Broncos should re-sign DB Omar Bolden

Sayre Bedinger

The Denver Broncos should look to re-sign defensive back Omar Bolden, who was recently let go by the Chicago Bears…

In a move that makes little to no sense at all, the Chicago Bears and former Denver Broncos head coach John Fox made the decision to let go of 2016 free agent acquisition Omar Bolden, a player who signed for basically nothing earlier this offseason.

Bolden, who was a former fifth round pick out of Arizona State by Fox and John Elway, was guaranteed just $80,000 at the time of signing, and a logjam of youngsters in the defensive backfield apparently made him expendable.

It’s not known if his release was injury related — Bolden has a long history of injuries — but if it’s not, then what gives?

The Denver Broncos should bring Bolden back to be their fifth safety and swing corner/safety while also adding a ton of value on special teams as a returner and gunner.

Bolden was the Broncos’ best kick returner over the course of the last two seasons, and provided a huge spark in a loss against Indianapolis last year on a punt return. He has dynamic skills in the return game but also makes an impact on all of the special teams units.

More from Predominantly Orange

For the price, you can’t get much better of a player for the bottom of your roster. Bolden helps you out in a number of areas, and the Broncos know him well.

I think John Elway should give him a call, see what his health is like, and pull the trigger on bringing him back for camp. The Broncos’ weakest area of depth is at the safety position, and they also lost a number of key special teams players this offseason. I don’t know if they just really didn’t want to deal with Bolden again or if they were just waiting until after the draft to see what the roster looked like, but there would definitely be a spot waiting for him if he wanted it, I would think.

This seems like a no-brainer move to me.