Broncos Sign Seven, Including Buckhalter, Dawkins

By: CBS4/11 Sports
By: CBS4/11 Sports

From our sister station CBS4 in Denver.

Here's the latest news on the Broncos free agency moves. So far we have seven names who are signed on the dotted line. The biggest, former Eagles' safety Brian Dawkins.

Dawkins is expected to arrive in Denver late Friday afternoon to formalize the deal reported to be for 2 years. The monetary value has not been revealed.

Shortly before the Dawkins deal was confirmed, we learned that Patriots Wide Receiver Jabar Gaffney and Dolphins Safety Renaldo Hill had reached agreements with the Broncos.

CBS4's Vic Lombardi was first to report that former CSU Ram Receiver David Anderson has also signed. He was drafted by the Texans in 2006. Last year Anderson caught 19 passes for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. Look for Anderson to compete as a number three slot receiver in the mold of Brandon Stokley.

The day begin with the Broncos signing a pair of Running Backs. Brian Dawkins' Philly teammate Correll Buckhalter and the Cardinals J.J. Arrington.

And you knew Josh McDaniels was likely to bring in some familar faces from the Patriots, but Long Snapper Lonie Paxton? We learned earlier in the day that Paxton was coming to Denver. That would likely mean that Mike Leach's 7 year run as the Broncos long snapper is over. That would be a shame from our selfish perspective, Leach is one of the really good guys in sports.

There is also a report that the Broncos could be in the picture for Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis. While it might seem far-fetched, the report says not to underestimate the relationship between Lewis and Broncos new defensive coordinator Mike Nolan. They were pretty close to Lewis when they were together in Baltimore. We'll keep you posted on this one.

So here's where we stand right now:

In The Fold:
Philadelphia Eagles Safety Brian Dawkins
New England Patriots Receiver Jabar Gaffney
Miami Dolphins Safety Renaldo Hill
Houston Texans Receiver David Anderson
Philadelphia Eagles Running back Correll Buckhalter
Arizona Cardinals Running back J.J. Arrington.
New England Patriots Long Snapper Lonie Paxton

Long Shot:
Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis


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