On a day the Denver Broncos saw one All-Pro cornerback — Aqib Talib — avoid suspension in an off-the-field shooting incident, the club exercised the fifth-year option on its cornerback of the future — Bradley Roby.
According to Denver 7 Broncos Insider Troy Renck, the team plans to keep Roby for that extra season, afforded to organizations regarding first-round picks, who sign four-year deals straight out of the NFL Draft.
— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) April 18, 2017
Denver selected Roby 31st overall in 2014 after he fell from his projected slot in the top half of the first round following a run-in with police leading up to the draft.
In three seasons, Roby’s snagged five interceptions — two for touchdowns in 2016 — and three fumble recoveries — taking one to the house in 2015. He has 2.0 sacks, 32 passes defensed, and 133 tackles.
Pro Football Focus ranked the Broncos third cornerback at No. 83 in the NFL last season, though he plays behind No. 1 and No. 2 overall Chris Harris Jr and Aqib Talib.
Denver let 2013 first-round pick, defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, walk in free agency this offseason, declining to pick up his fifth-year option for the 2017 season. Williams signed with the Tennessee Titans.
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