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Winborn maybe just needed the opportunity

Posted by Chris Brown on February 26, 2009 – 11:30 pm

With recently released Denver LB Jamie Winborn visiting One Bills Drive Thursday, I was interested to see that when given the chance to start (due to Boss Bailey injury) he had a career year and led the Broncos in tackles (117) and he played on the strong side where the Bills have a hole.

Plagued by injuries with his original club (SF) his first few years in the league and relegated to special teams duty for three other clubs (Jax., TB, Den) the past few years, Jamie Winborn finally got his chance to play a lot this past season with the Broncos and did not disappoint.

Granted the Denver defense was poor last season, but don’t blame Winborn. The guy led the team in tackles, with 14 more than D.J. Williams, and pass breakups. I’m wondering if this guy just needed a second chance at a starting role.

I like that he’s a veteran that’s seen an awful lot. He’s affordable and showed he can be productive. I think he’s also stout enough (230 lbs) to handle work on the strong side. And if he proves not to be the answer for the starting role, he’s not a waste on your roster due to his history of special teams production and experience.

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