Report: Nate Irving drawing interest elsewhere

Pending free agent Nate Irving is drawing interest around the league, according to Josina Anderson. The linebacker saw the most playing time of his four-year career in 2014 before suffering a torn ACL in November.

In eight games last season, Irving played 353 snaps, only four fewer than he'd seen the year before in 17 games, including playoffs. Th 26-year old graded out at +1.1 with 46 tackles, a sack, and a safety.

Among the more obvious possible destinations for Irving would be Oakland with Jack Del Rio and Chicago with John Fox, as both teams have plenty of holes on defense.

FWIW, Woody Paige thinks Irving will be back in Denver, but that seems to be more of his usual guesswork than reporting based upon fact. Paige also expects Orlando Franklin and Rahim Moore join Julius Thomas among the newest ex-Broncos. Read at your own peril.

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