Broncos Agree With Johnson on One-Year Deal

After deciding not to tender restricted free agent linebacker Steven Johnson, the Broncos signed him to a one-year deal tody.

The Denver Broncos have agreed with linebacker Steven Johnson on a one-year deal today, after declining to tender him at $1.542M as a restricted free agent, Mike Klis of the Denver Post is reporting.

Johnson brings starting experience and special teams acumen to the Broncos linebacking corps and is also a high-character contributor in the locker room. Johnson saw extended action last season with the injuries to Danny Trevathan and Nate Irving.

Johnson may not be a transcendent talent, but he is the type of jack-of-all trades that every NFL team needs for depth at the linebacker position. At 6-foot-1, 237 pounds, he can play either of the inside linebacker positions in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense.

If the Broncos don’t end up making a splash in free agency at free safety, it could mean special teams captain David Bruton will be a starter, if the reported position switch of Kayvon Webster, moving to FS, doesn’t pan out. If Bruton becomes a starter on defense, Johnson’s role on special teams will become even more crucial.

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Johnson brings starting experience and special teams acumen to the Broncos linebacking corps and is also a high-character contributor in the locker room. Johnson saw extended action last season with the injuries to Danny Trevathan and Nate Irving.\r\n

Johnson may not be a transcendent talent, but he is the type of jack-of-all trades that every NFL team needs for depth at the linebacker position. At 6-foot-1, 237 pounds, he can play either of the inside linebacker positions in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defense. \r\n

If the Broncos don’t end up making a splash in free agency at free safety, it could mean special teams captain David Bruton will be a starter, if the reported position switch of Kayvon Webster, moving to FS, doesn’t pan out. If Bruton becomes a starter on defense, Johnson’s role on special teams will become even more crucial. \r\n

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The Denver Broncos have agreed with linebacker Steven Johnson on a one-year deal today, after declining to tender him at $1.542M as a restricted free agent, Mike Klis of the Denver Post is reporting.

LB Steven Johnson gets nice $100,000 sign bonus, plus $660K salary; $25K if he makes 53-man. Can earn another $150K in playtime incentives.

— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 10, 2015

Johnson brings starting experience and special teams acumen to the Broncos linebacking corps and is also a high-character contributor in the locker room. Johnson saw extended action last season with the injuries to Danny Trevathan and Nate Irving.

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If the Broncos don’t end up making a splash in free agency at free safety, it could mean special teams captain David Bruton will be a starter, if the reported position switch of Kayvon Webster, moving to FS, doesn’t pan out. If Bruton becomes a starter on defense, Johnson’s role on special teams will become even more crucial.

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