Denver Broncos sign pair of ex-Gators

Published: Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:19 p.m.

DENVER — The Denver Broncos have signed linebacker Andra Davis as they continue to revamp their defense.

Davis was signed Monday. He fits in with the Broncos’ plans to convert to a 3-4 defense since he played in a similar scheme with Cleveland.

Davis spent seven seasons with the Browns, finishing second on the team in tackles in 2008.

The Broncos have made defense a high priority after ranking at or near the bottom in every major defensive category last year, when they surrendered 448 points.

Davis, who had been with Cleveland since being drafted in the fifth round by the Browns in 2002, signed a two-year deal, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The Broncos began retooling their team Friday with a handful of free-agent signings, including one other former Gator.

New Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, the former Patriots offensive coordinator, has tapped the New England pipeline, luring wide receiver Jabar Gaffney. Gaffney signed a four-year deal worth $10 million with $3 million in guarantees, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus confirmed Saturday.

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