Broncos news: Denver re-signs Zach Kerr
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Denver Broncos re-sign Zach Kerr

Zach Kerr

The Denver Broncos have re-signed defensive lineman Zach Kerr on a two-year deal, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.

Kerr is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he played all 16 games, finishing with 33 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

The 28-year-old, who played collegiate football at the University of Delaware, went undrafted but eventually landed with the Indianapolis Colts in 2014.

He appeared in 12 contests during his rookie season, registering 16 tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble. The following year, Kerr participated in 12 games and made four starts, recording 29 stops.

The Virginia Beach native then played in 12 more games with four more starts in 2016, totaling 19 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a fumble recovery.

Kerr proceeded to sign a two-year contract with the Broncos in March of 2017. In his first year with the club, he played in 11 contests and ended up with 19 tackles and a half a sack.

The Broncos won six games this past season, marking the first time since 1972 that Denver posted back-to-back losing campaigns, a truly incredible fact. The Broncos went just 7-9 in 2017.

Denver’s lack of success over the past two years resulted in the firing of head coach Vance Joseph. The Broncos then replaced him with former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio this offseason.

The Broncos have now missed the playoffs three years in a row, which comes on the heels of a stretch of  five straight postseason appearances from 2011 through 2015. That run culminated in a Super Bowl victory over the Carolina Panthers in the golden anniversary of the big game.