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Published on 03/19/2012 at Mon Mar 19 20:49.
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One day after re-signing linebacker Joe Mays, the Denver Broncos agreed to terms with fellow linebacker Wesley Woodyard on Monday, per ESPN‘s Josian Anderson.  The deal is a two year contract which will keep Woodyard in Denver through the 2014 season.

All of Denver’s starting linebackers from last season are now under contract for the 2012 season.  In 2011, D.J. Williams started at “Will” (weak-side outside linebacker), Mays started at “Mike” (middle linebacker) and Von Miller was the “Sam” (strong-side outside linebacker).  Woodyard was a special teams captain and started in seven games early in the season while Williams was injured.

A 6-0, 229 pound Kentucky graduate, Woodyard joined the Broncos in 2008 as an undrafted free agent.  Woodyard, 25, has been a Team Captain in Denver every season since he entered the league and had a career year in 2011 when he recorded 97 tackles and forced two fumbles.

Woodyard is expected to have a rotational role on Denver’s 4-3 defense this season and he remains one of the team’s best special teams players.

  • ELocoBronco

    Please God no don’t say Joe Mays in the same sentence as “starting MLB” 

  • Anonymous

    Great news! I wonder if this means that DJ will be traded?

  • Elway4Life

    Well I’d rather have Woodyard than Mays but looks like we have both!  But let’s now sign a “starting linebacker”!  Lol.  I do think Woodyard did great last year and could have a future with the Broncos though!   

  • Jonathan Douglas

    Always been a fan of Woodyard.  And DJ is a great athlete and good @ WILL… the problem is we haven’t had a GREAT Middle LB since Al Wilson left.  :(