The Denver Broncos continue to try to improve their roster in trying to defend the NFL title they won last year. During the weekend, the Broncos finalized a deal for veteran defensive tackle Henry Melton, who posted on social media the signing of the contract.
The Broncos have struggled losing key defensive players to injuries and free agency this 2016 offseason. Malik Jackson signed a six-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars this summer and Vance Walker, Jackson’s supposed replacement tore his ACL last week.
Broncos reached agreement with former Bears and Cowboys DE Henry Melton.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2016
“#blessed #season8 @ Denver Broncos Headquarters At Dove Valley,” Melton stated in a Twitter post to end NFL rumors where he’ll end up in the 2016 offseason.
Denver Broncos starting DE Derek Wolfe also injured his ankle in a recent practice but he suited up in the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers. Melton is expected to give options for Denver’s defense both on the end and tackle positions now that he signed for the Broncos.
Though there are injuries are also good news with Denver set to get back All-Pro pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.
Melton is an NFL veteran of six years playing for the Chicago Bears from 2010 to 2013, Dallas Cowboys in 2014 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015. The 29-year-old DE made the NFL Pro Bowl squad in 2012 when he had 44 combined tackles, six sacks and two forced fumbles.
Last year for the Bucs, he played all 16 regular season games and credited with 30 combined tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and two fumbles recovered.
The Denver Broncos might have added a key defensive piece in Henry Melton in their hopes of winning back-to-back Super Bowl titles.
Photo courtesy: Instagram/Henmel