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Denver Broncos sign LB Paris Lenon

With inside linebacker Stewart Bradley expected to miss several weeks and SAM linebacker Von Miller facing a 6 game suspension, the Denver Broncos were forced to add some depth at the linebacker position. 

It did not take long for the Broncos to make a move. On Tuesday morning, ESPN's Jeff Legwold announced the Broncos have agreed to terms with inside linebacker Paris Lenon. Lenon is going to attend his first practice with the team today.

Lenon was signed as an unrestricted free agent after playing the last 3 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Lenon started his first 4 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, then moved on to the Detroit Lions for 3 years and played 1 year with the St. Louis Rams before getting to Arizona.  

The Broncos plan to do musical chairs with their linebackers while Bradley and Miller are out.  The plan is inside linebacker Nate Irving will replace Von Miller at strongside linebacker, weakside linebacker Wesley Woodyard will move to inside linebacker and backup weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan will be the starting weakside linebacker for the time being. 

It is unclear what Lenon's role will be as of yet as he fits an inside linebacker role more than Miller's position. However, at worst, he should provide great depth as a smart veteran that has been extremely durable throughout his 11 year career. Lenon has missed just 1 game out of 176 games. At a time where the Broncos linebacker core is as thin as it has been in years, that's really all they could ask for.

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