The Denver Broncos have made their second cornerback move of the free agency period by bringing back De'Vante Bausby, who should compete for a starting job.
De'Vante Bausby brought a lot of promise to the Denver Broncos when he was signed after the Alliance of American Football league folded. Vic Fangio got to see a sample of what he is capable of until a scary injury forced him out for the remainder of the season.
Bausby appeared to do enough to sway the Broncos to have him come back. Initially, they decided not to tender him. But on Wednesday morning, as the new league prepares to start, Benjamin Allbright reported that the Broncos are bringing Bausby back on a one year deal.
This move will help in the cornerback room. The team traded for A.J. Bouye in what was a solid move for the team. Now the team has a cornerback that knows the Fangio defense. Not to mention there is a lot of potential that he provides.
He was able to start for the Broncos in games against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Chargers. He would record 13 tackles and three pass break ups. However, his season was cut short due to an injury. But there seems to be a lot of promise that he can repeat that performance.
Bausby and Fangio have worked together in the past outside of Denver. Having a familiar face return to Denver will be a boost to the defense. Had he played the entire season, we might have been able to see more from him.
And I am certain his abilities to get interceptions for the defense are going to come in handy as the Broncos barely had any interceptions during the 2019 season.
Bausby should be able to compete for a starting job. If he can perform as well as he did in the preseason and in his starts in the regular season, it will be difficult to deny him that chance.