Broncos add DE Raylee Johnson

The Broncos bolstered the defensive end position with the signing of the Chargers' Raylee Johnson to a three-year, $3.29 million contract that includes a $1 million signing bonus. With the departure of Bertrand Berry, it was a significant move for the Denver defense. Johnson is an 11 year NFL veteran.

Defensive upgrading continues - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, March 19, 2004 - The Broncos continued upgrading their defense Thursday, reaching agreement with free-agent defensive end Ray lee Johnson on a three-year, $3.3 million contract that includes a $1 million signing bonus. Johnson turned down a more lucrative deal from the San Diego Chargers, the team that released him this offseason, then tried to re-sign him to a more salary-cap friendly deal.

Johnson adds bolt to defense - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 19, 2004 - Defensive end Raylee Johnson has played 11 years in the NFL, all with San Diego, so he has become quite familiar with the Chargers' AFC West rivals from Denver. That knowledge base is about to grow exponentially now that the free-agent defensive end has opted to sign with the Broncos. Johnson on Thursday night agreed to terms on a three-year, $3.29 million contract that includes a $1 million signing bonus.

Larry Coyer Responds to Your Questions - Denver
Friday, March 19, 2004 - After spending three years as Denver's linebackers coach, Larry Coyer just completed his first season as the club's defensive coordinator and helped it reach the postseason for the first time since 2000. The well-traveled West Virginian helped improve an already strong Broncos defense and bumped it up the rankings from sixth in 2002 to fourth in 2003.

Droughns Reaches Agreement With Denver - - Mike Sarro
Thursday, March 18, 2004 - The Broncos will not be losing another member of it's backfield as Reuben Droughns and the club have reached an agreement that retains the fifth-year back. Droughns returns to an offensive backfield group that includes Mike Anderson, Quentin Griffin, Cecil Sapp, Ahmaad Galloway and Santonio Beard who will compete to fill the void created by the departure of Clinton Portis. Droughns also becomes the fourth member of the 2003 team to recently re-sign, joining Jimmy Spencer, Mike Leach and Scott Turner.

Broncos Agree to Terms with TE Weaver - - Mike Sarro
Jed Weaver. The five-year veteran will be joining his fourth NFL team should he successfully pass his physical.

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