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DE Pryce staying with Broncos; Davis re-signs

DENVER (April 6, 2005) -- Trevor Pryce and the Broncos have agreed to terms that will keep the defensive lineman in Denver, and the team resigned restricted free-agent defensive tackle Dorsett Davis.

Pryce's original 2005 cap figure made it virtually impossible for the Broncos to keep him, but he agreed to have it lowered.

Davis has played in 14 regular-season games since being drafted by the Broncos in 2002. He has 19 tackles and one forced fumble and a pass breakup.

Pryce missed all but small portions of two games last season with a back injury. He had 60 sacks over the previous seven years, but with his contract -- and with his health in limbo -- Denver gave Pryce permission to seek a trade and made several moves to bolster the defensive line.

The Broncos acquired former Browns lineman Courtney Brown in free agency and acquired Gerard Warren, Ebenezer Ekuban and Michael Myers in trades with Cleveland.

Denver also lost their leading sack man from last season, Reggie Hayward, in free agency, and plans to use a 3-4 defense next season.

The Associated Press News Service

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