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Broncos re-sign Jason Hunter

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The Broncos kept another piece of their defense in place by re-signing defensive end Jason Hunter.

The team announced the signing on Thursday and Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post brings word that it is a one-year deal. Hunter was part of the team’s defensive line rotation in 2011 and figures to perform in the same role next season. Robert Ayers and Elvis Dumervil will be the starters again in 2012 with Hunter providing depth behind both men.

“I’ll be able to play both sides if needed, play in different packages,” Hunter said. “I’m like a utility guy. I can play wherever they need me.”

Hunter entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Packers in 2006. He also spent a year with the Lions before joining Denver in 2010, when he made 12 starts for the Broncos as an outside linebacker. The switch to a 4-3 look as well as Von Miller’s arrival moved Hunter, who has 11 career sacks, to defensive end and he’s also been a regular contributor on special teams.

The Broncos previously re-signed linebackers Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard this offseason.

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3 Responses to “Broncos re-sign Jason Hunter”
  1. radrntn says: Mar 30, 2012 11:59 AM

    keep those dominant players on the roster……can’t wait, bright side his only sack was against the raiders …………..maybe he will get one more this year.

  2. naterysavy says: Mar 30, 2012 12:21 PM

    Easily the Broncos biggest signing so far this season

  3. pilot2011 says: Mar 30, 2012 1:59 PM

    Go get em Sticks!

    App State!

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