The Denver Broncos are still making moves in free agency even with the draft a few days away. However, do not get too excited about the latest addition to the team.
The Broncos have announced that they have signed former New York Giants‘ 2011 second-round pick Marvin Austin in a deal in which the details were not disclosed. Austin has been a part of three different teams since he was drafted, so it will be interesting to see how his role plays out if he makes the roster.
Even though the Broncos have added Austin, do not look for the team to sway away from drafting a prospect on the defensive line. The addition of Austin is more of a depth move to create a bit of competition. His injury history is also not the answer for the team. He was sidelined his entire rookie campaign with a torn pectoral muscle and is currently recovering from back surgery.
The Austin signing could benefit if he comes and impresses in training camp and during the regular season. However, this signing will not stop the Broncos from finding talent on the defensive side of the football in this week’s draft. I really like the signing by John Elway and the Broncos organization because he wants to push the competition for all of his players. Even with the additions in the draft, Elway wants to see the best of his team push each other.
There is no reason to doubt the mind of Elway. He has a plan for all of his players and is hoping the competition helps better the team for the long run.