Denver Broncos: Possible outside options to replace Todd Davis
By Steven Kriz
Free Agent Targets
Alec Ogletree: Although it didn’t quite work out with the Giants after signing a large contract back in 2018, Ogletree is still an experienced veteran that could provide solid coverage and tackling.
In 2019, he played in 13 games and recorded 80 combined tackles, a figure far lower than Todd Davis’ production from a year ago. However, he could prove to be an upgrade in the passing game as he did have six passes defensed to go along with an interception.
The free-agent linebacker is only 28 years old, and if he agreed to a one-year prove-it deal for the right price, could end up being an upgrade over Davis at a similar or cheaper price.
Corey Nelson: Nelson would be a logical choice, as he would cost very little and already knows the playbook as he completed his second stint with the Broncos just last year starting two games and appearing in seven.
While he may be a depth guy behind a Strnad or Josey Jewell, he would be added depth that can fill in when needed. This wouldn’t be the sexiest of signings but would provide depth at the linebacker position.
The Broncos should be able to get him on a veteran minimum deal which would be appealing if they like some of the younger guys to step into the starting role.
Wesley Woodyard: How about this guy as a blast from the past–Wesley Woodyard, a former Broncos captain could come finish his career where it all began.
While the veteran is getting up there in age, Woodyard would provide a fantastic voice in the locker room, and could step in as either a starter or a bench guy. Last year in Tennessee, Woodyard appeared in 15 games, 13 coming off the bench, and recorded 42 combined tackles, a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a sack.
This would not be bad for someone who could come in for at or near the veteran minimum. Signing a player like Woodyard at this point of camp are the types of moves that help get great teams over the hump come playoff time. Do you know who else would like this move? Jurrell Casey.