Broncos bolster defensive corps

Updated: March 1, 2009, 7:59 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Denver Broncos continued bolstering their roster at a torrid pace Saturday by adding three key defensive players.

The team announced it had signed seven-time Pro Bowl safety Brian Dawkins, who spent his previous 13 years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

According to a source, the contract is for five years and $17 million. The deal could escalate to as much as $27 million if Dawkins can reach some achievable performance levels.

Dawkins, who will turn 36 next season, ...

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