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RB Arrington Finally Flies to the Broncos

J.J. Arrington and the Denver Broncos finalized a 4 year, $10 million contract on Wednesday. Both sides originally agreed to these terms on the first day of free agency, but the Denver Post reports that the Broncos balked due to a slightly torn meniscus in Arrington’s right knee; Arrington apparently played through this injury in the Super Bowl. Arrington’s knee has been surgically repaired, but the Broncos refused to guarantee the $1.8 million signing bonus or the $1.2 million salary for the first year of the contract.

The two sides, however, compromised with Denver guaranteeing Arrington’s bonus, but not his salary. Arrington is one of three running backs signed by Denver this week; he will battle the other recent signees LaMont Jordan and Correll Buckhalter for a roster spot.

Arrington spent his first four seasons with Cardinals, which selected him in the second round (44th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played in 58 career games with eight starts, accumulating 183 carries for 654 yards and three touchdowns. In addition, Arrington hauled in 91 receptions for 693 yards and two touchdowns. Recently, however, Arrington earned his keep as a kick returner, totaling 114 career kickoff returns for 2,694 yards and two touchdowns.

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