In the past five days, the Broncos have rewarded two of their most pleasant surprises this year.
Last weekend, it was Brandon Stokley, whose ability to help step in as a starting wide receiver after spending most of his career as a No. 3 slot wideout helped him earn a three-year extension. Wednesday, it was linebacker Jamie Winborn, who signed a two-year contract extension just two months after joining the team three months and a day ago, after the regular-season opener at Buffalo.
Winborn is the Broncos’ leader in special-teams tackles this year, with 10 total stops — nine solo and one assist. He’s also added five solo stops, an assist and a pass breakup in limited action on defense.
The Broncos are Winborn’s fourth career stop after three-plus seasons with San Francisco, one with Jacksonville and another with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But thanks to his emergence on kickoff and punt coverage, he’ll have the chance to stay awhile.
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