Denver Broncos re-sign former CFL LB Alex Singleton to $18-million contract

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The Denver Broncos are re-signing Canadian-American linebacker Alex Singleton, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter. The deal will easily be the richest of his NFL career, worth $18 million over three years with $9 million guaranteed.

The 29-year-old joined the team as a free agent this past season and recorded 163 total tackles, six tackles for loss, three quarterback hits, three knockdowns, and one forced fumble over 17 games with 12 starts. He finished fifth league-wide in total tackles behind Foye Oluokun, Nick Bolton, Roquan Smith, and Zaire Franklin.

Singleton signed with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019 following three standout seasons in the CFL. He dressed for 10 games in his first year with the club and made five total tackles in a depth role.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound defender became a more featured player in Philadelphia’s defence the following year as he dressed for all 16 games with 11 starts. He made 120 total tackles, five tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one knockdown, one interception, and one touchdown.

The native of Thousand Oaks, Calif. had his best statistical season with the Eagles in 2021 when he recorded 137 combined tackles, four tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, four knockdowns, one forced fumble, one interception, and one touchdown over 16 games. He served as one of Philadelphia’s six team captains and finished eleventh league-wide in tackles.

Singleton earned just shy of $1.9 million over three seasons with the Eagles and a little over $1.1 million with the Broncos in 2022. His new contract will at least quadruple his career earnings in the NFL with the potential to increase them six-fold.

He was a first-round pick of the Calgary Stampeders in the 2016 CFL Draft. He recorded 123 tackles over his final two years in Canada and earned the league’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award in 2017. He had brief stints with the Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots, and Minnesota Vikings in 2015 before coming north of the border.