Broncos LB Justin Hollins signs rookie contract

Broncos LB Justin Hollins signs rookie contract

Denver Broncos’ fifth-round pick Justin Hollins signed his rookie contract on the second day of OTAs.

The Oregon linebacker becomes the second member of the team’s Class of 2019 to sign after Colorado receiver Juwann Winfree signed Monday.

Hollins’ four-year deal is worth just over $2.9 million and includes $300,000 in guaranteed money.

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio is working out where to play the rangy linebacker, who can play inside and outside.

Hollins has impressed the coaches since he arrived in the Mile High City and his versatility could be a weapon in Fangio’s defense.

The 6-5, 250-pound linebacker ran a 4.5-second 40-yard time, the same pace as Broncos first-round pick Noah Fant, a tight end that is 6-5, 240 pounds.

As well as rushing the passer, Hollins could be used in coverage to take on tight ends and running backs — an area that has been a problem for the Broncos in recent seasons.

In his final season at Oregon, Hollins recorded five sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception.

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