ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have released veteran inside linebacker Todd Davis, the team announced Friday.
Davis, a seventh-year player, spent the last six seasons in Denver and was a starting inside linebacker over each of the last four years.
The former undrafted player from Sacramento State joined the Broncos in 2014 after he was waived by the Saints and was a contributor on the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 team. When Danny Trevathan joined the Bears in free agency, Davis slid into his starting spot opposite linebacker Brandon Marshall.
Davis started 59 of the 60 games in which he appeared over the last four seasons and led the Broncos in tackles in three of the last four seasons. During his six seasons in Denver, Davis posted 448 total tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble, an interception and one defensive touchdown.
The veteran linebacker missed a portion of the team’s training camp with an injured calf, but he returned to practice on Thursday.
Von Miller and Brandon McManus are now the only two players remaining on the Broncos’ roster who appeared in Super Bowl 50.
Following Davis’ release, the Broncos’ inside linebacking corps now includes Alexander Johnson, Josey Jewell, Mark Barron, Joe Jones and Josh Watson. The Broncos also agreed to trade for linebacker Austin Calitro on Friday. Justin Hollins, a hybrid inside/outside linebacker, also worked with the inside linebackers for a portion of training camp.
Denver must trim its roster to 53 players by 2 p.m. MT on Saturday.