Justin Bannan Denver Broncos

Justin Bannan

McDaniels knows how to pick them, and he knows valuable free agents that fly under the radar, this guy’s a gritty player.

Denver Post: The Broncos are bringing Justin Bannan home again. The former University of Colorado star and Baltimore Ravens’ defensive lineman reached an agreement in principal Friday with the Broncos on a five-year contract.

The monetary value was not yet available but it reflects that the Broncos are counting on Bannan to start. Although he has played both the 5-technique and nose tackle position in the 3-4 system, Bannan, 30, is expected to become the Broncos’ new starting nose tackle.