Broncos add two Free Agents

Two days before the 2007 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have added a pair of Free Agent linebackers to their current roster. Check out the full story...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos have signed unrestricted free-agent linebackers Warrick Holdman and D.D. Lewis.

Holdman (6-foot-1, 243 pounds) is a ninth-year linebacker who joins the Broncos after spending the previous two seasons with Washington. Selected by Chicago in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft from Texas A&M University, Holdman played his first five professional seasons (1999-2003) with the Bears and also spent the 2004 campaign with Cleveland.

In 105 career regular-season games (84 starts), Holdman has totaled 501 tackles (390 solo), five sacks (46.5 yds.), one interception and 20 pass breakups. Holdman, who has started at least 10 games in a season five times, also has added seven forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries during his career.

Holdman was a 16-game starter for the Redskins in 2006 and ranked fifth on the team with 69 tackles (53 solo) while posting one sack (2 yds.) and two pass breakups. He joined Washington as an unrestricted free agent on May 16, 2005.

During his one year with Cleveland in 2004, Holdman played all 16 games (14 starts) and made 76 tackles (49 solo). He signed with the Browns as a free agent on April 20, 2004, after Chicago released him on March 3, 2004.

Holdman spent his first five seasons with the Bears and ranked second on the club with a career-high 109 tackles (95 solo) in 2001 as a 15-game starter. He also tied for the team lead with a career-high three forced fumbles and added nine pass breakups that year.

At Texas A&M, Holdman started 40 career games and totaled 294 tackles, 16.5 sacks and seven forced fumbles. He was named an honorable mention All-American and a first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection by College Sports News as a senior.

A SuperPrep All-American at Elsik High School in Alief, Texas, Holdman was born Nov. 22, 1975.

Lewis (6-foot-1, 241 pounds) is a sixth-year linebacker who joins the Broncos after spending the previous five seasons with Seattle. The Seahawks signed him as a college free agent from the University of Texas on April 29, 2002.

In 48 career regular-season games (19 starts), Lewis has totaled 141 tackles (103 solo), one sack, three pass breakups and two forced fumbles. He also has played four career postseason games (3 starts), including a start in Super Bowl XL during the 2005 season.

Lewis, who played five games (1 start) for Seattle in 2006 before he was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 12, started all 12 games played for the NFC champion Seahawks in 2005. He finished the season with a career-high 64 tackles (46 solo), one forced fumble and one pass breakup.

Lewis played 15 games (6 starts) for the Seahawks in 2003 and made 56 tackles (38 solo). He played all 16 games for the club as a rookie in 2002.

Lewis started 51 games during his career at Texas, marking the most starts by a player in Longhorns history. He recorded 314 tackles and 17 sacks for his career while setting a school record with 10 career fumble recoveries.

Lewis, who attended Aldine High School in Houston, was born Jan. 8, 1979, in Bremerhaven, Germany.



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