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Denver Broncos Sign Linebacker Dekoda Watson

The Broncos added to their linebacker group.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Monday, the Denver Broncos announced the signing of free agent linebacker Dekoda Watson

Watson is a seventh-year player out of Florida State. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay.

Watson has appeared in 73 career regular-season games (seven starts) and four postseason contests with Tampa Bay (2010-13), Jacksonville (2014), Dallas (2014) and New England (2015).

He has notched 82 career tackles (65 solo), three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, two forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He brings competition to Denver's inside linebacker group. 

But arguably the biggest benefit to signing Watson is his special teams prowess. With the departure of special teams captain David Bruton, the Broncos are in need of experienced leadership in the third phase. 

Watson's place on the roster is in no way guaranteed. He will have to compete and earn a spot on the final roster. 

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