DEN: Starting ILB Released
by Adam Caplan of, March 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm ET

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The Denver Broncos released starting ILB Andra Davis and backup DL J'Vonne Parker and re-signed DE Le Kevin Smith, the team announced.

Smith (6-3, 308 pounds) is a fifth-year defensive lineman who played in 11 games (2 starts) in his first season with the Broncos in 2009 after he was acquired from New England in a trade on Aug. 17. He has seen action in 42 career regular-season games (2 starts) and has totaled 33 tackles (19 solo), including a sack (2 yds.), and a fumble recovery. He also has played in two postseason contests.

Davis, a ninth-year inside linebacker, recorded 90 tackles (67 solo), including 3.5 sacks (27 yds.), and three pass breakups in 16 games (13 starts) in 2009. It's not known who will replace Davis in the starting lineup, but third-year ILBs Spencer Larsen and Wesley Woodyard figure to compete for the vacancy at least initially. Davis signed a two-year deal, $3.3 million deal with the Broncos in February of 2009. Davis carried a base salary of $1.56 million for 2010.

Parker, a sixth-year defensive lineman who has appeared in 11 career games, did not play in his only season with the Broncos in 2009 after being placed on injured reserve on Aug. 8.

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Andra Davis
Ht: 6-1 Wt: 250
Position: ILB
Date of Birth: 12/23/1978
Experience: 10
High School: Suwannee HS
(Live Oak, FL)
College: Florida

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