According to the Denver Post, the Broncos will not look to add a middle linebacker this offseason even though Keith Brooking is slated to hit free agency Joe Mays is coming off a season-ending injury.
The plan is for Nate Irving and Steve Johnson to compete for the starting job at that position, with Irving having the edge because of experience. Irving was Denver’s third-round draft pick in 2011 and was hurt as much as any player by the NFL lockout that year, but he flashed ability in 2012. Johnson was an undrafted rookie last season.
I’m sure if Elway wasn’t confident in what he has on his roster, he would be looking for new middle linebacker in free agency of the draft.