Saturday, June 5, 2010

Kuper signs six-year deal

To finish up a very busy Friday in Dove Valley, the Broncos signed offensive guard Chris Kuper to a new six-year contract worth $28.012 million, including about $13 million guaranteed according to the Denver Post.
"The fact that the Broncos are putting this much trust in me is an incredible feeling," Kuper said. "It is a dream come true. I'd like to thank Mr. Bowlen, Coach McDaniels and Brian Xanders for getting this deal done."
After being drafted by Denver in 2006, Kuper went on to start three consecutive years in '07, '08, and '09. In that span, he started in 47 games, allowing only 6 sacks, while being penalized 11 times. Kuper has been consistent for the Broncos, if anybody deserved a new contract, it was him.

Chris Kuper, Ryan Harris, and Ryan Clady have anchored the Broncos O-line since 2008. With Kuper's new contract, the Broncos look to have a solid offensive front for a few years.

A question now is, will Elvis Dumervil be the next to sign? Both Dumervil and Kuper can via the 2006 NFL Draft, and both are [or in Kuper's case, were] restricted free agents. We'll keep you posted if anything new happens with Dumervil, if he doesn't reach an agreement on a contract soon, a hold out is likely.

The Broncos on Friday also released offensive lineman Maurice Williams.

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