Contract extension gives Bly peace of mind

When cornerback Dre Bly was offered a five-year contract extension, he jumped on the opportunity after early reservations about the trade that brought him to the Denver Broncos.

Cornerback Dre Bly wasn't thrilled when he first heard he was being traded to the Denver Broncos.

He had his heart set on returning to the East Coast after a trade to the Washington Redskins was close. He has a home in Virginia and wanted to be near his wife and four children.

But when the Broncos offered a five-year contract extension, that gave Bly peace of mind that he could move his family to Colorado. He was in the final year of his contract.

"It wasn't that I didn't want to come here," Bly said. "Every man would like the opportunity to go home.

"My thing was offering stability, and we got the deal done and I could move my family down here. Every individual would love to be around their family and I can't be without my family."

When Bly was being introduced in a press conference at the Broncos' headquarters, Bly's wife was out looking at houses.

Bly said that he is excited about playing in Denver after years of losing in Detroit. He played in two Super Bowls when he was with the St. Louis Rams and wants to return.

"Last year, 9-7 here is a disappointment," Bly said. "In Detroit, 9-7 or 10-6, I never experienced anything like that, that's a pretty good season. Here, we have high standards."

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