Contract extension for Louis Green

The Denver Broncos have signed linebacker Louis Green to a contract extension through the 2009 season. Green was scheduled to become a restricted free agent on March 2.

Green (6-foot-3, 228 pounds) is a fourth-year player who has spent the previous four seasons on Denver's roster after entering the league with Baltimore as college free agent in 2002. In 36 career regular-season games (0 starts), Green has totaled 22 tackles on special teams and made one defensive stop.

In 2006, Green played all 16 games for the Broncos and placed sixth on the club with seven special-teams tackles while posting a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on coverage units. The 27-year-old also was selected as the Broncos' nominee for the Ed Block Courage Award.

Green ranked third on Denver with 10 special-teams tackles in 2005 as a key member of a special-teams unit that limited opponents to an NFL-low 10 drives started past the 50-yard line. He saw action in six games with Denver in 2004 but was on its practice squad for the majority of that season.

After spending his rookie year in 2002 out of the NFL following a stint in the Ravens' training camp, Green signed a future contract with the Broncos on Jan. 7, 2003. He competed for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe that spring and was on Denver's practice squad for the final part of the 2003 season.

Green was a three-year starter at Alcorn State University, where he totaled 215 career tackles (114 solo) and earned All-Southwestern Athletic Conference honors. He attended Jefferson County High School in Lorman, Miss., and was born Sept. 23, 1979, in Vicksburg, Miss.

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