Denver Broncos Reportedly Add Veteran Linebacker

This season, the Denver Broncos linebacker corps has had to deal with many injuries. To add some depth to that position, the team brought in a veteran on Tuesday.

ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have signed linebacker Avery Williamson. He was cut last week by the Tennessee Titans.

Williamson, a former fifth round pick from Kentucky, started his NFL career in 2014 with the Titans. After four years of productive play, Williamson signed a $22.5 million, three-year contract with the New York Jets.

Williamson had 120 tackles, three interceptions, and two forced fumbles in his first season as a Jets player. In his second season, Williamson suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Williamson was with the Jets for half of the 2020 season before being traded to Pittsburgh Steelers. In eight games, he had 52 tackles as well as a sack.

Williamson’s latest move will be his second stint with Broncos. Before he joined the Titans’ practice squad, he was with them.

It is difficult to predict what Williamson’s role in Denver will be. Baron Browning, Kenny Young and Kenny Young are Vic Fangio’s current inside linebackers.

This Sunday, the Broncos take on the Eagles. The kickoff will take place at 4:25 p.m. ET at Mile High Empower Field

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