Posted Sun Jul 31st by Jon Heath
Denver Broncos veteran safety Brain Dawkins will remain the leader of Denver’s defense — for at least one more season. The Broncos restructured Dawkins contract and came to an agreement with the thirty-seven year old defensive back last Friday.
Entering his 16th season in the league and 3rd with the Broncos, Dawkins is well-respected across the NFL and especially among his teammates. It is expected that Dawkins will be the Broncos’ starting strong safety this year, joined by rookie free safety Rahim Moore in the back end of Denver’s secondary.
It is obvious that Dawkin has lost a step, so the younger safeties on the Broncos roster could see some rotational time at strong safety for Dawkins this season. Rookie Quinton Carter will compete for playing time.
Although his legs are slowing down, Dawkins still has all the upper body strength and tackling skills you could ask for him a safety, and is a phenomenal leader and motivator. Starting in eleven games, Dawkins recorded 66 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and an interception last season.