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Horse Tracks: Broncos sign outside linebacker/edge rusher Kasim Edebali

Good morning Broncos Country!

On Monday, the Broncos introduced defensive linemen Domata Peko and Zach Kerr but didn't stop adding to the defensive side of the ball. They announced that they have signed outside linebacker/edge rusher Kasim Edebali to a one-year deal on Monday.

Edebali is a German-born outside linebacker who has played in three NFL seasons. He entered the league as an undrafted Free Agent in the 2014 NFL Draft and signed with the New Orleans Saints. He since has played the past three seasons for them. They recently declined his tender and allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent.

He is listed at 6-2, 253lbs and will provide depth at outside linebacker/edge rusher as well as provide depth on Special Teams.

In four seasons in the NFL, Edabali totaled 54 tackles, 8 sacks, 3 pass deflections, and one forced fumble. This past season he totaled 11 tackles and 1 sack. His best season came in 2015 when he totaled 18 tackles and 5 sacks for the New Orleans Saints.

Now he will fill the same role that Dekoda Watson played for the Broncos last season. Provide depth at the outside linebacker position, but likely be active on gamedays as a Special Team's ace. 2016 undrafted rookie Vontarrius Dora will likely push Edebali for a roster spot this summer. If you remember, Dora was one of the preseason stars last summer and ended up on the Broncos Practice Squad before finishing the season on the Broncos 53-man roster.

Fanspeak Mock Draft:

Did a seven round mock draft using Bleacher Report's Matt Miller's draft board.

Tell me what you think?


I'm against the entire OT in the first round talk but decided to go with it for obvious reasons. I like how it came out, and Miller's board had certain prospects much different than the CBS board that I often use. So I came away with some guys later in the draft than I expected.

(I also forgot to get a running back later so I panicked a bit and took the Ronnie Hillman clone in the 5th round).

Horse Tracks:

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Nick Foles returning to Eagles on two-year deal - NFL.com
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Eagles release quarterback Chase Daniel - NFL.com
Chase Daniel's run with the Eagles is over. The team on Monday released the veteran quarterback just hours after signing free-agent passer Nick Foles.

Chiefs signing defensive tackle Bennie Logan - NFL.com
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Los Angeles Chargers release veteran OT King Dunlap - NFL.com
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Colts snag DE Margus Hunt with two-year deal - NFL.com
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Teams convinced Dont'a Hightower will return to Pats - NFL.com
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Martellus Bennett lets Packers fans pick number - NFL.com
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2017 NFL Draft order and needs: Nos. 11-20 - NFL.com
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Seahawks bringing in Jared Cook for a visit | ProFootballTalk
When the Seahawks travel to Green Bay later this year, they may be bringing a familiar face with them. Tight end Jared Cook, who won't be returning to the Packers after the team's decision to sign Martellus Bennett, will visit the Seahawks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

D.J. Swearinger buys No. 36 from Su’a Cravens for $75,000 | ProFootballTalk
There's a new safety in Washington. And he really wants to wear No. 36. How badly does he want to wear it? He is paying safety Su'a Cravens $75,000 for it. That's the price D.J. Swearinger has agreed to pay to get the number from Cravens, a rookie in 2016.

Adrian Peterson finished with Seahawks visit | ProFootballTalk
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Report: Rams to sign Bills RFA center Ryan Groy to two-year offer sheet | ProFootballTalk
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Report: Rams to sign Cornerback Kayvon Webster to two-year deal | ProFootballTalk
The Los Angeles Rams are signing former Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster to a two-year deal according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Webster was in Los Angeles for a visit with the team on Monday and didn't leave town without agreeing to a deal with the team.

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