The Denver Broncos added some more depth to their already fearsome defensive front.
The Broncos have signed former Bears, Cowboys and Buccaneers defensive end Henry Melton to a one-year deal. The 29-year-old defensive lineman confirmed the news on his Instagram account Sunday evening.
Melton recorded 30 tackles and two sacks during his first and only season with Tampa Bay. He started 32 games during his four-year stint with the Bears and was a productive depth player with the Cowboys in 2014. He’s recorded 22.5 sacks throughout his six-year career.
Melton will likely serve in a depth role behind stud defensive end Derek Wolfe and fellow free agent signee Jared Crick, who joined the Broncos on a two-year deal in April.
Clearly, the Broncos understand the formula: There’s nothing wrong with a surplus of pass rushers. There’s also nothing wrong with having plenty of players who can clear a path for Von Miller. And with Denver’s quarterback situation muddled, at best, the Broncos will rely heavily on their front seven to carry them back to the Super Bowl.