Denver Broncos' Addition of Will Montgomery Provides Flexibility On OL

By Tylor Walden
Will Montgomery
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It seems that with every new player the Denver Broncos have signed during the free agency period, they become stronger than before. The recent signing is no different.

The Broncos announced that they have signed offensive lineman Will Montgomery to a one-year deal. This is another smart financial move by the Broncos organization as they look to add a few more pieces towards another Super Bowl run. Montgomery spent the last few seasons with the Washington Redskins where he emerged as a solid center. There is no doubt in my mind that this move certainly helps the Broncos when it comes to the offensive line.

Montgomery is a flexible lineman. While his strong suit has been center, he has experience at left and right guard, giving the Broncos something to work with. This move will help shape the offensive line which will be looking to create some holes for the running backs and protect a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Peyton Manning.

With Montgomery most likely playing center, this will allow last year’s starting center Manny Ramirez to move back to his normal position at guard — most likely the left side. Louis Vasquez will then likely be at right guard. The tackles will then consist of Orlando Franklin at right and Ryan Clady, who will be returning from a foot injury he suffered in 2013, at left tackle.

With a strong veteran presence on the line, it has the potential to be one of the best in the league if they can stay healthy. If they can stay off the injury report, this team can win games and go far in the postseason.

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

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