Broncos agree with guard Shelley Smith

Last updated: Mar 13, 2015 8:15 PM

The Broncos agreed to a two-year deal worth a reported $5.65M with free agent guard Shelley Smith (6-4, 310) on Friday. Smith turns 28 in May and figures to replace left guard Orlando Franklin, who signed with San Diego earlier in the week.

A native of Phoenix, Smith was drafted out of CSU in the sixth round of the 2010 Draft by Gary Kubiak's Texans. He spent two years in Houston, but never dressed.

After that, he went to St. Louis for two years, and spent one season with Miami, who released him on Tuesday. PFF graded Smith at minus-10.1 over just 367 snaps last season; he appeared in 11 games, including three starts. With the Rams in 2013, he saw 371 snaps and graded out at plus-7.2.

Overall, Smith has played in 40 career games, including 13 starts. His time has been split nearly evenly between left and right guard.

Earlier on Friday, Denver agreed with safety Darian Stewart.


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