Mike Purcell wants to re-sign with Broncos

Veteran defensive lineman Mike Purcell wants to re-sign with the Denver Broncos and finish his career with the team, according to the Denver Gazette‘s Chris Tomasson.

Purcell (6-3, 328 pounds) will turn 33 later this month. He’s a run-stuffing nose tackle who has spent the last five seasons with the Broncos. The defensive lineman has totaled 166 tackles (13 behind the line), 14 quarterback hits, four pass breakups, 3.5 sacks, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one safety in 65 games (37 starts) in Denver.

The Broncos will likely wait until after the NFL draft (April 25-27) to make a decision on re-signing Purcell. He had a salary cap hit of $2.25 million in 2023. Zach Allen, D.J. Jones and Malcolm Roach are Denver’s top defensive lineman going into the 2024 season. That’s a solid starting trio, but the Broncos could use more depth up front.

It wouldn’t be surprising to see Purcell return to the team on a one-year deal in May.

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