Posted Sat Apr 24th by Monty
In the midst of adding plenty of rookies to their roster and depth chart, the Denver Broncos tapped into free agency to fill an unmet need Saturday.
Former Dolphins, Cowboys and Jaguars linebacker Akin Adoyele, an unrestricted free agent, was signed by the Broncos and is expected to compete with linebacker Mario Haggan for one of the team’s two starting inside linebacker spots.
Ayodele (6’2″, 245) had 71 tackles in 15 starts for the Dolphins in 2009. He’s started in at least 11 games in every year of his career after his 2002 rookie season, and hasn’t missed a game his entire career.
The Broncos weren’t able to land a linebacker they wanted in the second or third round, so they went with Ayodele. Ayodele is known as a productive guy, a “Bill Parcells guy,” and I’ve always been a fan of the way he carries himself from hearing him on sports radio interviews. Solid depth pickup that will certainly push Haggan for starting reps.