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Nate IrvingDEN -LB

Irving leading at MLB, could move outside
8 months ago

LB Nate Irving tops the Broncos' initial depth chart at MLB, as expected.  Beat writer Mike Klis reports, however, that if LB Von Miller's suspension holds up, Irving could begin the season at Miller's strong-side OLB spot.  That would hurt Irving's IDP value a bit early in the season, though he'd likely still remain on the field for passing situations.  Irving looks like a nice late-round sleeper to stash as an LB4 or LB5 on your IDP fantasy football team.  Stewart Bradley would start in the middle if Irving stepped outside.

Nate IrvingDEN -LB

gets his shot to start
11 months ago

Mike Klis of The Denver Post says the Broncos' MLB job is "there for the taking" for Nate Irving.  The 3rd-year man out of N.C. State has developed slowly so far.  His rookie year coincided with the lockout, which obviously meant a lot less prep time.  Then came a holdout over his contract and an injury in that first training camp.  Irving still saw minimal playing time in 2012 but tied for the lead in special teams tackles.  Now Denver has let D.J. Williams and Keith Brooking walk via free agency.  The Broncos did sign LB Stewart Bradley, but his $1.1 million 1-year deal makes him look like an insurance policy.  They'd like Irving to beat Bradley and Steven Johnson for the job.  If he does, he'll carry significant IDP upside and be worth at least an LB4 slot.

Nate IrvingDEN -LB

climbing depth chart
2 years ago

Rookie MLB Nate Irving worked with the 2nd-team in Saturday's exhibition game, with veteran Mario Haggan shifted to SLB. Haggan had been ahead of Irving at MLB but moved this week to his 3rd position of camp. Joe Mays remains the MLB starter, a job he has yet to hold through a full NFL season. Irving is the highest-upside play in the group and could be worth a late-round flier in deeper redraft leagues. For most IDP owners, he's a waiver-wire guy to watch.

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