Originally posted on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 4/16/12

The Denver Broncos will release defensive tackle Ryan McBean on Monday, according to a Denver Post report.  McBean’s six-game performance enhancing drugs suspension likely played a part in Denver’s decision.

The team rescinded McBean’s one-year tender after the four-year veteran did not agree to sign.  McBean (6-5, 305 lbs.), now a unrestricted free agent, recorded four sacks last season as a rotational defensive lineman.

Denver does have the option of re-signing McBean, but there’s no reason to assume they will.

The Broncos recently signed defensive tackle Justin Bannan and Ben Garland, Ty Warren, Kevin Vickerson and Mitch Unrein will be back this season.  The team does not appear to be as alarmed about the positions’ precised lack-of-depth as many fans are.

With the 25th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft (assuming the team does not trade up or down the board on draft day), many analysts are predicting the team will select a defensive tackle.


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