Andra Davis didn’t seem like he was one of the problems on Denver’s defense.
DavisYet, the Broncos’ brass clearly thought he was. Davis was a surprise cut on Thursday.
Signed last year as Denver transitioned to the 3-4 defense, Davis was effective as a starting inside linebacker. He had 90 tackles and he was a force against the run. Davis was also a strong, positive influence in the locker room.
With Davis out, perhaps Denver will look at youngsters Wesley Woodyard or Spencer Larsen for a starting spot. Denver could also look at Alabama linebacker Rolando McClain if he’s available with the No. 11 pick in next month’s draft.
I could see Davis fitting in with the Chiefs. The Chiefs run a 3-4 defense and they could use another solid linebacker.
More importantly, Davis played for new Kansas City defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel in Cleveland. The new Chiefs regime is big on past connections. The more I think of this pairing, the more I like it.
If Davis does end up in Kansas City, the decision to cut him could come back to haunt Denver.