ENGLEWOOD, Co--Long-snapper Aaron Brewer just agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Denver Broncos. Brewer came to the Broncos in 2012 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of San Diego State. He controversially beat out Lonnie Paxton to earn a spot on the team’s 53-man roster.
Brewer was scheduled to become a restricted free agent. His tender would have cost the team $1.59M, significantly more than any other long-snapper in the NFL. At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Brewer has appeared in every regular season and playoff game for the Broncos, since he was signed by the club.
He has been perfect as the team’s long-snapper, converting every snap on punt, field goal and extra-point attempts and isn’t afraid to stick his nose into the action on punt coverage, notching eight special teams tackles over the last three seasons.
With Peyton Manning's restructured contract, which netted the Broncos at least $4M in salary cap space, we can expect more of these type of home team re-signings, as the team gears up for free agency, which opens next Tuesday, March 10th.
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