The Denver Broncos have re-signed versatile free agent defensive end Jason Hunter, completing one of their offseason priorities.
The seventh-year pro has played in 92 games for Green Bay, Detroit and Denver, accumulating 128 tackles, 11 sacks, one interception, two forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries.
Hunter has played in all 32 regular season games and both playoff games for the Broncos since joining the team as a free agent in 2010. He started a dozen games that year while filling in for an injured Elvis Dumervil and recorded 59 tackles.
Hunter, who went undrafted in 2006 after leading Appalachian State to the Division I-AA national title, is valued for his versatility and sound technique.
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Green Bay: Free-agent defensive lineman Anthony Hargrove agreed to a deal with the Packers, a move that could provide a much-needed boost to the team’s pass rush.
Hargrove’s agent, Phil Williams, confirmed the deal. Oakland: Unrestricted free agent Philip Wheeler is visiting the Raiders to possibly fill their void at starting outside linebacker.
Wheeler has already visited the Miami Dolphins and said on Twitter that he has a tough career choice to make.
Wheeler played 13 games for Indianapolis last season, making 80 tackles and recording one sack. He played four seasons overall with the Colts with 182 tackles and two sacks.
The Raiders are seeking a starter at strongside linebacker to replace the released Kamerion Wimbley. Wheeler is not the pass rusher that Wimbley is but is considered to be a strong run defender.