Posted April 27, 2013

Report: Denver Broncos sign former Pro Bowl linebacker Shaun Phillips

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(George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Outside linebacker Shaun Phillips made 69.5 sacks in his nine seasons with the Chargers, including a career-high 11 in 2010. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos added a pass-rusher on Saturday, signing former Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shaun Phillips, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.

Phillips, who recorded 69.5 sacks in his nine years with the San Diego Chargers, will help fill the void left by the controversial departure of Elvis Dumervil last month, likely starting opposite defense star Von Miller in the team’s linebacking core.

Coming off a 9.5-sack season, Phillips represents a major upgrade. The Chargers’ fourth-round pick out of Purdue in 2004, the 31-year-old has missed just eight career games and recorded at least seven sacks in seven of his nine seasons.

His best season came in 2010, when he made 11 sacks to earn his first and only Pro Bowl nod.

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4 comments
David50
David50

Phillips will start to bad mouth the Chargers now.

Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown like.author.displayName 1 Like

How does this so called writer print such a stupid comment.

Dbrncs
Dbrncs like.author.displayName 1 Like

Check your facts. DJ Williams has no chance at starting opposite of Von. He is in Chicago now.