Kirlew signs 4-year deal with Broncos

Former Indiana defensive end Jammie Kirlew has signed a four-year contract with the Denver Broncos that will pay him a $50,000 signing bonus, the league minimum salary for the first three years and play-based escalators for the fourth-year, according to his agent, Jared Fox.

“It was a fairly smooth negotiation,” Fox said. “They wanted to get started early, and it made sense because he was a late round guy. We were fairly comfortable stepping out into the market and he was treated fairly.”

Kirlew was taken by the Broncos in the seventh round of April’s draft. The only part of the contract that is guaranteed is the signing bonus, and he could easily still be cut in training camp, but it was still beneficial that the contract was signed early.

“It’s good to have it out of the way for him providing it was fair,” Fox said. “And it was.”