Denver Broncos general manager John Elway signed linebacker Connor “Kenny” Cook to a 3-yr.
contract Tuesday, the team announced.
Cook, a six-year veteran of the league who started all 16 games in 2014, will earn $6.75 million in 2015, $6 million in 2016, $5 million in 2017 and $5.75 mln in 2018.
Cook’s contract is worth $5m over four years, with a base salary of $2.75m and incentives worth $400,000.
The Broncos also signed defensive end Brandon Marshall and safety Ryan Kerrigan to five-year deals.
Marshall, 25, is a three-time Pro Bowler who was released by the Jets this past season.
The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Marshall, who was the Broncos’ third-round pick in 2012, started all 15 games in his first three seasons.
He has 11.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries over his career.
Kerrigan, 25 (6-foot, 244), was a seventh-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2012 and made seven starts in 2014 before suffering a knee injury in 2015.
He missed all of last season with a knee sprain.
The move will give Denver a veteran presence on the defensive line, where it has struggled to develop.
The Broncos lost the last two games of the season to the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers.
The signing of Cook comes just weeks after Denver signed linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who signed a three year deal with the Broncos.
The veteran linebacker was released this past offseason.