posted on Mar, 19 2004 @ 04:05 PM
The Denver Broncos have continued their
overhaul of their defensive ranks with the signing of free agent Raylee Johnson.The defensive end, who was released by San Diego earlier this month,
has agreed a three-year contract with the Broncos after rejecting an offer to re-sign with the Chargers on a smaller contract.
Defensive end Raylee Johnson has played 11 years in the NFL, all with San Diego, so he has become quite familiar with the Chargers' AFC West rivals
from Denver.That knowledge base is about to grow exponentially now that the free-agent defensive end has opted to sign with the Broncos.Johnson agreed
to terms on a three-year, $3.29 million contract that includes a $1 million signing bonus.The veteran joins Marco Coleman in Denver in a new look
defensive line that has been hit by the loss of Bert Berry.They have also bought in corner Champ Bailey in a massive trade with the Washington
Redskins who received running back Clinton Portis.