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Broncos move quickly to sign LB Barton after losing Jewell to Panthers

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Veteran inside linebacker Cody Barton is signing with the Denver Broncos, his agent David Canter announced in a social media post Friday night.

Barton, 27, had 121 tackles for the Washington Commanders last season. That followed a career-high 136-tackles in his fourth and final season in Seattle in 2022.

Before that, he was a rotational player for the Seahawks, who selected him in the third round out of Utah in 2019.

Barton's deal is for one year with a base pay of about $3.5 million.

He replaces free agent Josey Jewell, who signed a three-year, $22.75 million deal with the Carolina Panthers this week after spending six seasons in Denver.

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