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NFL Free Agency: Broncos Re-Sign Linebacker Wesley Woodyard

Pro Football Talk is reporting that the Broncos are continuing to shape their defense with the re-signing of linebacker Wesley Woodyard to a two-year deal after also re-signing Joe Mays, giving dimension to the middle linebacker position on the roster. It's certainly a smaller move in the shadow of a slightly larger Broncos free agent signing this week, but it's important nonetheless.

Silva writes, "Woodyard, 25, has been a special teams dynamo for the past four seasons in Denver. While smallish (6-foot, 220) for a linebacker, Woodyard did post career highs in tackles (97) and forced fumbles (two) last year, starting 7-of-16 games. Woodyard is an undersized overachiever. He entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky."

The Broncos have now moved within the top five teams considered Super Bowl favorites in sportsbooks in Las Vegas with the signing of Manning, but John Elway and company are going to have retool the roster considerably around Manning, which they have definitely started to do.