|DEN: Starting ILB Released|
by Adam Caplan of ScoutNFLNetwork.com, March 11, 2010 at 6:04 pm ET
Andra Davis Profile
The Denver Broncos released starting ILB Andra Davis and backup DL
J'Vonne Parker and re-signed DE Le Kevin Smith, the team announced.
Smith (6-3, 308 pounds) is a fifth-year defensive lineman who played in 11 games
(2 starts) in his first season with the Broncos in 2009 after he was acquired
from New England in a trade on Aug. 17. He has seen action in 42 career
regular-season games (2 starts) and has totaled 33 tackles (19 solo), including
a sack (2 yds.), and a fumble recovery. He also has played in two postseason
Davis, a ninth-year inside linebacker, recorded 90 tackles (67 solo), including
3.5 sacks (27 yds.), and three pass breakups in 16 games (13 starts) in 2009.
It's not known who will replace Davis in the starting lineup, but third-year
ILBs Spencer Larsen and Wesley Woodyard figure to compete for the
vacancy at least initially. Davis signed a two-year deal, $3.3 million deal with
the Broncos in February of 2009. Davis carried a base salary of $1.56 million
Parker, a sixth-year defensive lineman who has appeared in 11 career games, did
not play in his only season with the Broncos in 2009 after being placed on
injured reserve on Aug. 8.
For more on the Broncos, check out
To get caught up on all the latest breaking news
around the NFL along with insider analysis, sign up for
Adam Caplan's Twitter