The Denver Broncos on Monday signed unrestricted free-agent linebacker Andra Davis, safety Renaldo Hill and defensive tackle Darrell Reid, it was announced. As per club policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Davis (6-foot-1, 250 pounds) is an eighth-year linebacker who spent his first seven NFL seasons with Cleveland, which selected him in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2002 NFL Draft from the University of Florida. He has played 105 career regular-season games (83 starts), totaling 908 tackles (557 solo), 8.5 sacks (60 yds.), eight interceptions (72 yds.), 28 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
A 16-game starter three times for his career, Davis has started at least 10 games in each of the previous six seasons with Cleveland. He started all 16 games for the Browns in 2008 and finished second on the club with 134 tackles (72 solo) while posting one interception.
Davis led the Browns with a career-high 207 tackles (119 solo) as a 16-game starter for the club in 2005. His five sacks with Cleveland in 2003 were a personal best and tied for the seventh-highest total among AFC linebackers.
At Florida, Davis was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference choice and a Butkus Award (nation’s best linebacker) semifinalist during his senior season. He received All-America honors at Suwanee High School in Live Oak, Fla., and was born on Dec. 23, 1978.
Hill (5-foot-11, 205 pounds) is a ninth-year safety who joins the Broncos after playing for Miami (2006-08), Oakland (2005) and Arizona (2001-04). He entered the NFL with the Cardinals in 2001 as a seventh-round draft choice (202nd overall) from Michigan State University.
In 110 career regular-season games (83 starts), Hill has registered 476 tackles (371 solo), 15 interceptions (216 yds.), 51 pass breakups, 4.5 sacks (28.5 yds.), three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He also has appeared in one postseason game for his career, logging a start for Miami in its AFC Wild Card Game during the 2008 season.
Hill has started at least 10 games during five of the last six seasons and has appeared in all 16 games in three of the last four years.
In 2008, Hill was a 15-game starter and saw time in every game for the Dolphins, tying for third on the club with 74 tackles (59 solo). His three interceptions (34 yds.) that year also tied for second on the team.
The safety notched a career-best five interceptions, including one returned 70 yards for a touchdown, for the Cardinals in 2003.
A three-year letterman at Michigan State, Hill started 35 games at cornerback for the Spartans and concluded his collegiate career with 182 tackles and nine interceptions. He was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten Conference selection as a senior after posting 71 tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes defensed.
Hill, who attended Chadsey High School in Detroit, was born on Nov. 12, 1978.
Reid (6-foot-2, 288 pounds) is a fifth-year defensive tackle who spent his first four NFL seasons with Indianapolis, which signed him as a college free agent in 2005 from the University of Minnesota. He has played 55 career regular-season games (2 starts), totaling 79 tackles (47 solo), 2.5 sacks (16.5 yds.) and two fumble recoveries.
Reid also posted a team-high 45 special-teams tackles in the regular season during his four seasons with the Colts.
The defensive tackle has seen time in seven career playoff games, including the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI win against Chicago during the 2006 season. He owns four defensive tackles and nine special-teams stops for his postseason career.
Reid has appeared in all 16 games in each of the last two seasons and had 19 tackles (11 solo) along with two sacks (12 yds.) and 11 special-teams stops for the Colts in 2008. His 21 special-teams tackles for Indianapolis in 2007 were a team high and tied for second in the NFL.
A four-year starter at Minnesota, Reid totaled 157 career tackles (115 solo) and 16 sacks in 48 starts for the Golden Gophers. He was an honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference selection as a senior.
Reid attended Freehold Boro High school in Freehold, N.J., and was born on June 20, 1982.
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