Broncos sign linebacker Brandon Marshall to 4-year extension

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) As the Von Miller contract stalemate drags on, the Denver Broncos locked down another key defender, signing linebacker Brandon Marshall to a four-year, $32 million extension.

Marshall will make about $2.5 million in 2016 and his new deal kicks in the following year and runs through 2020.

Marshall has posted back-to-back 100-tackle seasons for the Broncos, who signed him to their practice squad after he was cut twice by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012.

His 101 stops last season came despite a broken screw in his right foot and a sprained right forefinger that required offseason surgery.

General manager John Elway originally made re-signing Miller a priority but turned his attention to Marshall after Miller rejected a six-year offer with $38.5 million guaranteed.


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