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Denver Broncos: CB DaRon Bland visits team ahead of NFL draft – Broncos Wire

The Denver Broncos hosted Fresno State and former Sacramento State CB DaRon Bland on a top 30 visit Tuesday, according to KUSA-TV’s Mike Klis.
The Broncos signed Ronald Darby, 28, to a three-year contract last offseason, then drafted Patrick Sutrain in the first round of last year’s NFL draft. Add the signing of K’Waun Williams to play nickelback this offseason and the Broncos have a formidable trio of corners to play in their nickel package [five DBs]. In a passing league, nickel is a common package.
So, the 6-1, 202-pound Bland is potentially depth at the position. He’s a no-star recruit, according to Mile High Report’s Joe Rowles. After playing at Sacramento State for three years, Bland transferred to Fresno State for his senior year and started nine games.
Bland totaled 34 solo tackles, two interceptions, five passes defensed, and a forced fumble in his final collegiate season.
If Bland is one of the Broncos’ Day 3 picks or is picked up as an undrafted free agent, there is an out in Darby’s deal after next season. If released, the Broncos save $10 million of Darby’s $13 million salary after next season. That means the dead cap hit would be only $3 million. Bland would have to have a huge year of a developmental, in theory, though.
For now, Bland is an UDFA candidate to keep an eye on.
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