Bannan comes back and signs with the Broncos

After playing for the St. Louis Rams last year, Defensive Tackle Justin Bannan signed a 1 year free agent contract with his old team, the Denver Broncos.

Bannan started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2010, when they went 4-12, the worst record in franchise history.  When he declined to take a pay cut in 2011, the broncos released him.  Last year he signed with the Rams, where he started 14 games and collected 35 tackles and a sack before being released over the winter.  Now he gets to play between two Pro Bowl pass-rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller. 

Bannan is excited to play alongside the duo known as ”Doom & Gloom.”

”It’s going to be incredible,” Bannan said. ”It sure would have helped me if I had Elvis there in 2010. Losing him was tough; it was a big blow to the defense. It seemed like we lost a lot of guys that year on defense. Playing with Elvis and what I’ve seen from Von Miller, the guy is just a phenom. I still have friends on the team and talking to them last season and during the offseason, they had nothing but the best things to say about Von Miller and what kind of a player he is.

Bannan was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft; he also played for the Balimore Ravens.

Written by – Arnold Glass II – AFC West Writer

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