Jason Hunter Playing His Way Into Starter At Defensive End For Broncos

With Jack Del Rio as the new Denver Broncos defensive coordinator, things on that side of the ball are likely to be a bit different than they were under Dennis Allen in 2011, his only season with the team. Case in point, Jason Hunter has surpassed Robert Ayers as the starting defensive end across from Elvis Dumervil, reports the Denver Post.

Del Rio has said that Hunter is a "rugged defensive lineman" who has played his way into the position. Hunter had originally been signed as an outside linebacker by Josh McDaniels, but he moved back to the defensive line in 2011. He filled in for Elvis Dumervil last season when the former NFL sack leader missed a couple of games.

It's still early in camp and Robert Ayers will very much have a chance to take back his starting position. Ayers had also been cast as a linebacker by McDaniels, but he moved back to the line permanently in 2011. Ayers picked up three sacks last season and is looking for a breakout year this fall.

For more on the Broncos, check out Mile High Report. Head over to SB Nation NFL for more news and notes as we go through training camp.

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