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Broncos may have found bargain in Fields

Free agent defensive tackles aren’t supposed to come cheaply: just ask the Washington Redskins.  Even role players like Colin Cole and Rocky Bernard were awarded big deals this offseason.

The Denver Broncos, however, may have found a starter for a very reasonable price.

Free agent acquisition Ronald Fields is expected to be Denver’s starting nose tackle after signing a two-year, $5 million contract in March.

Fields doesn’t have a lot of starting experience, but knows defensive coordinator Mike Nolan’s scheme from his days in San Francisco.

He has the requisite size for the position (6’2″, 321 pounds) and is known as a strong player who can hold the line of scrimmage.

At his price, the Broncos aren’t looking for Pro Bowl production.  Getting 16 starts from Fields would be quite a bargain for the transitioning defense.  

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4 Responses to “Broncos may have found bargain in Fields”
  1. osterbs says: Jul 13, 2009 8:11 PM

    Finally!!! A positive article about the Broncos

  2. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jul 13, 2009 9:58 PM

    ♪ You’ll remember me, when the west wind moves
    ♪ Upon the fields of barley
    ♪ You’ll forget the sun, in his jealous sky
    ♪ As we walk through fields of gold
    ♪ So she took her love, for to gaze a while
    ♪ Upon the fields of barley
    ♪ In his arms she fell, as her hair came down
    ♪ Among the fields of gold
    ♪ Will you stay with me?
    ♪ Will you be my love?
    ♪ Among the fields of barley
    ♪ We’ll forget the sun, in his jealous sky
    ♪ As we lie in fields of gold…….

  3. INVAIDUH says: Jul 13, 2009 10:47 PM

    Trade him…Quick.
    Now tell everyone how Orton was the guy ALL ALONG…

  4. OscarMooseFarmer says: Jul 14, 2009 3:03 AM

    yeah he knows the system….but he sat behind greats like Aubrayo Franklin and Isaac Sopoaga

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