Broncos sign free agent defensive end Kasim Edebali

Broncos sign free agent defensive end Kasim Edebali
Posted at 9:59 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 18:35:48-04

DENVER -- The Broncos continue to seek ways to bolster their defensive line and add depth, signing former New Orleans Saints defensive end Kasim Edebali on Monday.

The Saints declined to tender Edebali a contract last week, making him a free agent. Edebali, who projects more as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme, joined the Saints in 2014 as an undrafted free agent. He made only two career starts, but has posted 8.5 sacks. He also helped anchor the Saints' special teams over the past three seasons, posting 14 tackles and playing in all 48 games.

Edebali, 6-foot-2, 253 pounds, grew up in Germany, picking up football after watching the Ravens face the Giants in Super Bowl 35. As a member of an international student program, Edebali matriculated to Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire. He signed with Boston College, impressing coaches with his athleticism and work ethic. 

The Broncos like to sprinkle in veterans on special teams, especially on coverage units, rather than rely on miscast rookies. They are already bracing for the loss of defensive back Kayvon Webster, arguably their best special teams tackler, to the Los Angeles Rams. He is visiting the Rams on Monday.


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