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Published on 04/28/2009 at Tue Apr 28 18:32.
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Nick Greisen

Nick Greisen

According to Aaron Wilson of PFT, former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Nick Greisen signed a one year deal with Denver. This Wisconsin graduate measures in at 6’1 and 250 pounds. Greisen had previously had a 3 year, $4 million, with $1 million and as a signing bonus. The Ravens decided to cut Greisen to clear up $716,000 in the salary cap (most likely to free up space to re-sign Terrell Suggs and Ray Lewis). The article states:

A former New York Giants fifth round draft pick from Wisconsin, Greisen is known as a tough reserve linebacker who’s adept at special teams.

With some of the draft picks and now this, it seems that head coach Josh McDaniels is very dedicated to improving the special teams which helped contribute to Denver placing 32nd in the league for field placement. Greisen, an inside linebacker, backed up Lewis last and and should provide good competition during training camp as well as dominante on special teams.

I like this signing, Darrel Reid, Greisen, rookies David Bruton, Darcel McBath, Alphonso Smith, and second year linebacker Spencer Larsen should provide great depth for special teams. Hopefully now the fans won’t have to see Denver fighting out of their own 10-yard line as much anymore.

  • robtink242

    this guy is a solid back up but i rather have the rookies with more up side

  • J

    The Denver Broncos on Tuesday signed college free agent linebackers Braxton Kelley (University of Kentucky) and Jeff Schweiger (San Jose State University), it was announced.

    The club also on Tuesday waived tight end Adam Bergen and wide receiver Jayson Foster.

  • robtink242

    Braxton makes the team if he plays with the same heart as his fellow Kentucky alum Woodyard.

  • Mike

    We need to sign Larry Foote. Larry, recently cut by the Steelers for cap room and to start Lawrence Timmons, started for the Steelers in their 3-4 for the last 7 years including the Superbowl. He is only 28. What are we waiting for?

  • robtink242

    question do we trade for Larry Foote from the Steelers? He said he would like to play for the Lions his home town team. So his standards are low. he has been in the league seven years now and has a lot of football left in him. he would be better than Nick Greisen.

  • robtink242

    that was quick. i peronally think we need to cut the Darrell Reid project. Keep him as a DE but Larry Foote is a must. Sign hi m to a three year deal so our your palyers can have a decent player to mentor them.

  • Mike


    I have to believe that Coach McD can convince him to come to Denver.

  • Mike

    I like the Chris Baker move more than the Darrell Reid Project. According to their depth chart, Ried was the #3 Nose on the 49ers. Baker was a stud at Penn Stateand was incredibly productive prior to his issues. Let’s hope he is over his issues.

  • Mike

    I meant Fields, not Reid.

  • robtink242

    there are a lot of guys that can be cut to make room. i really dont care for Fields, Nic Clemons, Matthias Askew or Ryan McBean.

    I have no problem with the starting three of Darrell Reid, Marcus Thomas & Cris Baker/ J’vonne Parker. Kenny Peterson, Carlton Powell, Rolun Davis,& Everette Pedescleaux can all earn there roster spots.

  • robtink242

    We cant keep all those hybrid DE/LB. well Robert Ayers & Elvis Dummervile goes no where. Tim Crowder & Jarvis Moss have a lot to prove in this preseason.

    Must keep LB’s are DJ, Boss, Larsen, Woodyard, and Andra. leaving 3 spots for pure LB’s. The Hybrids can be use in 4-3 sets.

  • Jarrod

    We need to make a move for Larry Foote for sure.

  • Roy

    Foote wants to play for the Lions. If they make him an offer, you can bet he is going to take it. If he is serious about playing for his home team, nothing short of a snub by the lions will stop it. He would be great, but probably won’t happen.

    On the other hand, I am ecstatic about the signings. The special teams were largly ignored by the former regime, and it can make or break a team. A giant Bravo Zulu to the new staff for adressing special teams.

  • Linmoo

    Niko Koutouvides….part deux

  • NathanH47

    Larry Foote is being cut because he isn’t any good any more. Check out a Steelers board, the fans are happy he’s out. We have guys with more upside, all he would bring is familiarity in the 3-4.

  • Brady

    I think our defense will be amazing in 2011, after we have had two solid years to draft players and revamp the system with experience. I only hope to be anywhere less than the top 20 next year.

    As for the offense…I think it’s going to be in the top 5 again. Our running game is going to be sick. Our recievers are top notch. We have depth. As for Orton, Simms, or Brandstater…we have a proven system that is dynamic with a solid line, a solid run game, and recievers. We just need a guy to manage the clock right now.

    I’m trully excited about our first four picks (Moreno, Ayers, and Smith especially).

    Next year hopefull draftees: Eric Berry (S) out of Tennessee and/or Taylor Mayes (S) USC. If we can put one of these guys under the wing of Dawkins and Bailey….watch out. Also, I believe Tebow to be on of the most underated, dynamic football players in the league. If we develop into a running power house, Tebow could be the middle link between a killer passing team and killer running team…he’s got fire inside of him and that’s what we need.

    I think McD has some stuff cooking right now…can’t wait.

  • robtink242

    LB Bramdon Spikes out Florida is also a beast to look out for.

  • Mr.East

    The special teams is looking like it’s going to be real good.

  • TD30isMVP

    I can’t look at that picture…his eyes are creeping me out.

  • KNOWing fball

    This is a blog about the signing of Nick Greisen.. Please look at the Ravens defense last year! This man was good enough to Back-up Ray Lewis & i KNOW you wouldn’t mind having him help bring the 3-4 to Denver. This also means that he was good enough to play special teams for a team that had quality special teams. Not to mention the leadership abilities he gained along with the knowledge from working with one of the best defenses in the league. NO rookie can bring that to the field. GREAT PICK UP!

  • Tom9798

    KNOWing fball . . . Right on! . . . Thanks . . . . T