In what was deemed a surprise move by many, the Broncos and Linebacker Todd Davis have parted ways. The announcement came Friday evening time when NFL Network's Tom Pelissero tweeted “Another cutdown surprise: The #Broncos have released ILB Todd Davis, source said. Six Seasons in Denver, four as a starter. Davis had dealt with injuries in camp the past two years. But a productive veteran now available.”
Davis played in a total of 82 games for the Broncos of which he started in 63. During that time he was involved in 472 tackles, 299 individual and 173 assists. 2 sacks, 1 INT and a couple of recovered fumbles, Davis held down a starts job for about four seasons, his best season coming in 2018 when he started all 16 games that season.
He definitely won’t be on the market long and you can expect to see him on an NFL roster somewhere within the next couple of weeks as the season gets going. The Rams, Giants and Eagles would be good fits for Davis who is a seasoned pro and reliable locker room leader.
As for the remaining Linebacker group in Denver, Alexander Johnson will continue to start while Joseph Jones and Josey Jewell will both move up a spot on the depth chart, unless of course the Broncos bring in someone else to fill the void left by Davis.
More cuts, moves and surprises can be expected over the weekend and across the entire league as teams prepare to trim their rosters to correct size.