Just a day after they placed a $1.2 million "original round" tender on Kevin Vickerson, the Denver Broncos appear to have reached a two-year deal with the defensive tackle, according to ProFootballTalk. No details yet on the contract. Vickerson started in 12 of his 15 games this season and compiled 33 tackles, two sacks and one interception.
With the NFL owners and the players union agreeing to a 24-hour extension to reach a new collective bargaining agreement, teams are quickly re-signing many of their restricted free agents before a possible lockout starts.
The Broncos placed tenders on kicker Matt Prater, tackle Ryan Harris, defensive tackle Marcus Thomas and linebacker Wesley Woodyard. Thomas has already let it be known that he will test the free agent market when a new CBA is reached. A new agreement is expected to eliminate restricted free agency for players with four or five years experience in the NFL.