Linebacker Todd Davis, who was claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints in 2014, was re-signed by the Broncos on a three-year deal that could be worth $15 million, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold. Davis, 25, was one of the team’s most prominent unrestricted free agents.
The NFL Network earlier reported news of Davis’ deal.
Denver’s president of football operations/general manager John Elway said at the scouting combine the Broncos hoped to re-sign Davis but that he also expected Davis to see what kind of interest there was elsewhere in the league. The Broncos’ offer turned out to be the one Davis chose.
He has played in every game but two for the Broncos over the last three seasons and been a starter at inside linebacker in the last two seasons. He joins cornerback Tramaine Brock as Denver’s signings on defense Wednesday.
He went from special teams regular to a starter at inside linebacker over the last two seasons as he finished with 97 tackles in 2016 and 82 tackles last season.
Broncos coach Vance Joseph consistently lauded Davis’ preparation and day-to-day work on the practice field.
“I was an undrafted guy, I don’t take anything for granted. I treat every day like I’m still the guy trying to make the roster,” Davis said last season.