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Denver Broncos sign rookie Bradley Chubb to four-year contract

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Denver Broncos sign rookie Bradley Chubb to four-year contract

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Broncos first-round outside linebacker Bradley Chubb signed a four-year contract on Thursday, leaving third-round tailback Royce Freeman as the team’s remaining unsigned draft selection.

Per the NFL’s slotting system, Chubb’s four-year contract is expected to be worth a fully guaranteed $27.5 million, including a $18.1 million signing bonus.

“It feels unreal; it still hasn’t really hit me yet,” Chubb said on the Broncos’ website. “I’m just excited and still in awe. Head in the clouds, really. … It’s good to get it out of the way.”

Chubb, selected fifth overall, is the third top-10 pick to sign, joining Indianapolis guard Quenton Nelson (No. 6) and Arizona quarterback Josh Rosen (No. 10).

The Broncos have signed nine of their 10 draft picks. Chubb became the 17th first-round pick to sign.
Chubb, who turns 22 on Sunday, had 20 sacks and 128 tackles over his final two years at North Carolina State. As a senior defensive end, he was first-team all-ACC and all-America. On draft night, he fell into the Broncos’ lap after Cleveland opted for cornerback Denzel Ward with the four pick. Chubb was the only edge rusher-type selected in the first 13 picks.
Once he joined the Broncos, Chubb worked at 3-4 strong-side linebacker and as a defensive end in the nickel package. Chubb moved up to first-team base package status when Shane Ray sustained a setback with his left wrist that required a fourth surgery in 10 months.
Ray is unlikely to be available for the start of the regular season, thrusting Chubb into an every-down role.

“The transition has been smooth,” Chubb said earlier this month. “I have great guys helping me out – Shaq (Barrett), Shane and Von (Miller). Those guys are encouraging me and letting me know the different things they’ve learned over their careers. I’m excited to be a part of a good group.”

Chubb has also worked with former Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who joined the team as a pass rush consultant.

During last week’s minicamp, Ware called Chubb a “phenomenal athlete.”





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