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Denver Broncos: Shaun Phillips Would Boost Defense if Re-Signed

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Many questions lie for 21 of the Denver Broncos players that played a part in the success of the 2013 NFL season. Will they still remain with the team or will they be wearing different colors in 2014?

One player that I believe should stay in the good old orange and blue is defensive end Shaun Phillips. Phillips came to the Broncos on a one-year deal after playing his first nine seasons for the division rival San Diego Chargers. He was a great addition to the team after recording 10 sacks, which marked his best season since 2010 when he recorded 11 sacks. He presence was well noticed when he was the defensive force during the suspension of Von Miller, especially during his 2.5 sack performance in the first game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens.

Re-signing Phillips would be a great boost to the defense. Having him on the field to wreck havoc on opposing quarterbacks is something that could boost up the defense and give them a little bit of motivation. This especially holds true since Phillips is a lineman and not a linebacker, which would further evaluate his strong play in breaking through the offensive line.

Having him along with Miller, Wesley Woodard and Danny Trevathan would make the Broncos’ defense perhaps one of the most dangerous bunches if they can stay healthy. Perhaps they will be able to bring back the famous “Orange Crush” that the team has been known for, especially since they will have their defensive coordinator in Jack Del Rio back.

The main focus is one player at a time, but there is no denying that Shaun Phillips would be key to a strong defense for the Broncos in 2014.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.