The nose tackle in a 3-4 defense is perhaps the hardest position to find in football, so the Broncos were thrilled Friday to pick up Justin Bannan from the Ravens on a five-year contract.
The little-known reserve (Our No. 21 free agent) has spent eight seasons in Buffalo and Baltimore as a rotational end and nose tackle. He will play the nose in Denver and was one of the better-looking values in free agency.
Bannan played his college football nearby at the University of Colorado. With Bannan signed Baltimore, a final eight team, can now sign any unrestricted free agent they choose.