The Denver Broncos’ interest in aging players hasn’t been confined to the offensive side of the ball.
Only two days after adding soon-to-be-30-year-old safety Jim Leonhard, the Broncos have acquired 36-year-old linebacker Keith Brooking, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Brooking, a rookie in 1998 with the “Dirty Bird” Falcons who made it to the Super Bowl and lost to the Broncos, spent 11 years in Atlanta followed by three in Dallas. He hit the market in March and had drawn little or no interest.
Brooking hasn’t missed a regular season game since the 1999 season. Last year, however, he started only three games for the Cowboys.