An already deep safety free-agent class correct got deeper.
The Denver Broncos released outmoded solid safety Darian Stewart on Wednesday, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Stewart, who turns 31 in August, furthermore took to social media to thank the Broncos followers for their toughen over the final four seasons, announcing in an Instagram submit that he “quiet had just a few soccer left” in him.
Stewart, who signed a four-yr extension in 2016, had two years final on his contract and change into as soon as due low salaries of $4.75 million in 2019 and 2020.
Over the final four seasons for the Broncos, Stewart seemed in 61 games with 58 begins and change into as soon as a key member of the as soon as-vaunted “No Hover Zone” in Denver. He totaled 250 tackles, 9 interceptions and 24 passes defensed whereas manning his safety situation on the support pause of coverage. Earlier than signing with the Broncos in 2015, he performed for the Baltimore Ravens (2014) and St. Louis Rams (2010-13).
Stewart got the news of his launch true now from Broncos classic supervisor John Elway.
Darian Stewart mentioned John Elway known as him this day to explain him they’re releasing him. “It change into as soon as within the air for the previous couple of months and, shoot, individuals spoke it into existence. But I’m in an authority role with it, and I change into as soon as entirely ecstatic to listen to it first from Elway.”â Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala)
March 6, 2019
The outmoded now joins a crowded neighborhood of free-agent safeties, which accommodates Earl Thomas, Landon Collins, Eric Weddle, Tyrann Mathieu, Kenny Vaccaro, Lamarcus Joyner and HaHa Clinton-Dix, among others, on the launch market.
Stewart falls correct launch air of NFL.com’s record of high 101 free brokers.