Denver Broncos Rumors: Shaun Phillips Could Return In “Situational” Role

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With all the changes the Denver Broncos have made on the defensive side of the ball, it appears as of recently they are willing to bring one of their own back.

Shaun Phillips, the defensive end who shined for the Broncos during the 2013 season, has expressed some interest from John Elway to the point of re-signing the key defensive end. This is good news as it appears that the team was impressed with the dress rehearsal role that he played for the team, especially during Von Miller‘s suspension. However, the catch is that Phillips would be returning in a “situational role” once again.

With the signing of Demarcus Ware, it appears that he would be taking the role that Phillips had during the season last year. This means that there would be special plays and situations for Phillips if Elway and company would be willing to bring him back. The reason the Broncos’ general manager signed him on in the first place during the 2013 offseason was due to him being a situational guy. He quickly developed into a starter for the team and did not disappoint.

If the Broncos end up resigning Phillips it would be a great move for the franchise. We all saw last year how the defense got when they lost key players to injuries. Having Phillips on the roster could help boost at least the backup role in case there was a starter on the defensive line that went down as we saw with Kevin Vickerson and Derek Wolfe during the 2013 season.

There are many ways that the re-signing of Shaun Phillips could benefit the team. Boosting a defense that has had its share of difficulties in the past couple years is the best way to go, especially if it involves a player that has already shown that he can contribute to the team.

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.


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  • Benjamin Barkas

    I approve of bringing him back :)