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Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard In Line For A Contract Extension?

Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard  is hoping to receive a contract extension before the start of the 2013 regular season.

According to Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post, Woodyard’s agent, Tony Fleming, remains hopeful that a deal will ultimately get done.

Woodyard, 26, will be entering the final year of his contract and has a base salary of $3 million for the upcoming season. He signed a two-year deal worth $3.5 million back in 2012, but managed to step in D.J. Williams following his suspension and play pretty well for the team’s defense.

Last year, Williams recorded 117 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three interceptions. Denver currently has $7.39 million in cap space to work with, according to the figures provided by NFLPA, so there is at least a chance the team could look to lock him up now and prevent him from hitting the open market in 2014.