“I’ve heard the Broncos may have interest (in Grant),” ESPN
Insider Cecil Lammey Tweeted
on Sunday afternoon. The Giants and Detroit
are also reportedly interested in Grant’s services.
Grant was drafted by the Carolina Panthers
in the second
round (57th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft and spent two years with the Panthers
during John Fox
‘stenurein Carolina (2003-’04). Fox is now
the head coach in Denver and Grant is a free agent.
Over the past two seasons in New York, Grant played in all 32 games (with 17
starts) and recorded 136 tackles, two sacks, four interceptions, two forced
fumbles and defended 16 passes. Grant joined the Giants in 2010 after stints
with the Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Broncos secondary isn’t getting any younger, but Grant could provide
solid veteran experience in Denver. Earlier in the offseason, Brian Dawkins
(38) retired and Denver signed fellow veteran Mike Adams
(31). Adams will presumably start across from
(23) in the back-end of Denver’s secondary this
Adams and Carter are joined by David Bruton
and Rahim Moore
as the six safeties currently on the Broncos’ roster. Bruton has been with the
Broncos since 2009, Bush joined the Broncos last season as a rotational
defensive back, Inhenacho signed as an undrafted college free agent in April and
Moore was drafted by the team in the second round of last year’s draft.
There will be a lot of competition in the secondary during training camp this
summer and the acquisitionof another safety would add more intensity to the
camp battle. Grant would likely provide special teams depth and become the
third safety on Denver’s depth chart if signed."