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Broncos could bring back Justin Bannan, Jamal Williams

Chargers' Sproles is tackled by Broncos' Mays as Williams jumps into the play during the first quarter of their NFL football game in San Diego AP

On March third, the Broncos released defensive linemen Justin Bannan and Jamal Williams in cost-cutting moves.

The cuts were seen as part of the team’s attempt to correct the mistakes of the Josh McDaniels era.   Bannan and Williams were overpaid and seemed like better fits for a 3-4 defense than John Fox’s scheme.

After a draft that left the team desperate for defensive tackle help, the team may want the two players back at a reduced rate.

“I don’t think there’s any question that those are guys that we have on our radar as potential guys to fill those roles,” defensive coordinator Dennis Allen told Dave Krieger of the Denver Post.

Both players were due big roster bonuses that the Broncos avoided, so it’s not that crazy to bring them back.  Still, Bannan was decent last year and has spent his career as a 3-4 defensive end.  He should have more value elsewhere.

It makes more sense for the Broncos to start from scratch on the defensive line, even if 2011 is painful.

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7 Responses to “Broncos could bring back Justin Bannan, Jamal Williams”
  1. willycents says: May 15, 2011 1:02 PM

    I suspect 2011 will be painful for them no matter what they do. The question really is “How painful?” Hard to go from 4-12 with the talent on that team when McD left to 12-4 in a few months after Fox took over. Possible, but, unlikely (even if Teblows starts…LMAO)

  2. chazzmon says: May 15, 2011 1:15 PM

    Is there any hope of a season this year? I don’t see any movement in the negotiations anymore?

  3. hobartbaker says: May 15, 2011 1:31 PM

    Bronco’s defensive problems weren’t talent based, it was the coaching of the late and not lamented, Stink Martindale, that dragged everything down.

  4. suhperman says: May 15, 2011 3:18 PM

    That’s a sweet picture

  5. bunjy96 says: May 15, 2011 5:39 PM

    That TE they drafted as a QB just may produce this year

  6. wyobroncoboy says: May 15, 2011 8:03 PM

    What goes around ….Comes around……Sheebus guys!!!!

  7. jethro007 says: May 15, 2011 10:46 PM

    Bannan is a good, solid DL. Would be glad to see him back on the team.

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