ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Thursday signed safety Sam Brandon to a contract extension, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Brandon (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) enters his fifth NFL season with the Broncos, who selected him in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft. Brandon has played 55 career regular-season games (12 starts) and totaled 95 tackles (73 solo), one interception (0 yds.), 11 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He also has posted 34 career tackles on special teams and one blocked punt.
The 26-year-old Brandon played 14 regular-season games (0 starts) for the Broncos in 2005 and recorded 20 tackles (13 solo) along with three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. He appeared in both playoff contests and made three tackles (2 solo) in the AFC Championship Game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 22.
In 2004, Brandon played nine regular-season games (0 starts) mostly on special teams, where he made 11 tackles to rank third on the Broncos. He was a 10-game starter at free safety in 2003 and recorded a career-best 57 tackles (44 solo), one interception and six pass breakups while appearing in all 16 regular-season contests for Denver.
Brandon was a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection as a senior at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, after totaling a team-high 99 tackles (61 solo). A three-year letterman in football at John W. North High School in Riverside, Calif., Samuel Terrill Brandon was born July 5, 1979, in Toledo, Ohio.
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