Dorsett Davis signs tender offer

The Denver Broncos have re-signed restricted free-agent defensive tackle Dorsett Davis to a one-year tender, ending his free agency. Davis did not play in 2004 after he was placed on injured reserve July 31 with a left finger injury suffered in training camp.

"We're talking about going to some 3-4 defense and he may fit in there as a nose tackle at that spot," Broncos General Manager Ted Sundquist said. "This is a big year for Dorsett, and he does need to step up. I think he will."

Davis, 6-5, 305 pounds, enters his fourth season with the Broncos, who selected him in the third round (96th overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. In 14 career regular-season games (0 starts), which were all played in 2003, he has totaled 19 tackles (11 solo), one forced fumble and one pass breakup.

Inactive for all 16 games as a rookie in 2002, he emerged as a solid contributor along the defensive line in 2003.

Davis was a two-year starter at Mississippi State University after beginning his collegiate career at Mississippi Delta Community College. A USA Today honorable mention All-American at East Side High School in Cleveland, Miss., Dorsett Terrell Davis was born Jan. 24, 1979, in Shelby, Miss.

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