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Broncos & RT Donald Stephenson Agree To Restructured Contract

Mike Klis reports that the Broncos and RT Donald Stephenson have agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him in Denver for the 2017 season.

  • According to Klis, Stephenson had his $4 million salary injury-only guarantee due on Monday, but the two sides agreed to give him $2 million fully guaranteed now and the other $2 million if he makes the 53-man roster.
  • Klis adds that he wouldn’t be surprised if Stephenson gets some left tackle reps this summer and they draft or sign a left tackle.

The Broncos recently signed former Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson to a contract, which left many to wonder what was going to happen with Stephenson moving forward.

Last night, Troy Renck mentioned that he spoke to multiple sources about the situation and the belief was that his salary is low enough that Denver could hang onto him for depth.

However, it appears as though the Broncos still managed to get him to reduce his salary to even lower figure in the end.

Stephenson, 28, is a former third-round pick of the Chiefs back in 2012. He spent four years in Kansas City before he signed a three-year, $14 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Broncos back in March of last year.

Stephenson was set to make base salaries of $4 million over the final two years of the agreement.

In 2016, Stephenson appeared in 13 games for the Broncos and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 77 offensive tackle out of 78 qualifying players.