Broncos want to use Bradley Roby at safety

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Chris Harris revealed that the Broncos will be putting their corners on islands more often this season in Wade Phillips’s defense and they might be putting one of their corners in a different position entirely.

The Broncos are putting together plans to use 2014 first-round pick Bradley Roby at free safety in order to get him on the field as much as possible during his second season in Denver. Roby admits that his first choice is to be a full-time cornerback, but he’s open to something that both boosts his playing time and helps the defense.

“That’s why they are considering it. There’s no doubt I can do it. It just teeters in my mind: Is this something for the rest of my career or just certain times in the game?” Roby said, via the Denver Post. “I hope it leans to the first one. But adding versatility will only help.”

Coach Gary Kubiak said that the goal is to have him on the field for “70 to 100 percent somehow” and strong safety T.J. Ward believes that Roby has the ability to handle the shift in position. The Broncos signed Darian Stewart as a free agent, so they can still use Roby as their nickel corner alongside Harris and Aqib Talib as they work to put their best players on the field as much as possible in 2015.