Broncos sign LB Terry Killens

Former San Francisco 49er Terry Killens becomes the Denver Broncos first free agent acquisition of the offseason, agreeing to a seven-year contract.

The Denver Broncos acquired their first free agent acquisition of the year, signing former San Francisco linebacker Terry Killens to a seven-year deal.

The contract, which is expected to be signed Tuesday afternoon, includes a $140,000 signing bonus.

Originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the third round of the 1996 NFL Draft, the 6'1", 235 lbs. Killens is highly regarded as one of the top special teams players in the league, with potent combination of aggression, power and speed.

Denver is hoping he brings that type of intensity to the defensive backfield as well, backing up Ian Gold and John Mobley. Used primarily as a rushing linebacker on passing downs, Killens also brings an added value of experience to a club that will undoubtedly miss the veteran leadership of Bill Romonowski.

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