The Broncos' big question of “Who will play middle linebacker” has finally been answered.
And it's someone fans have grown accustomed to seeing making big plays for the orange and blue; Wesley Woodyard.
According to Dan Mohrmann of Mile High Sports, the Broncos have moved Woodyard from the weak side to the middle linebacker spot following recent acquisition Stewart Bradley's injury.
Bradley, a seven-year pro, must have wrist surgery after he was battered along with the rest of the Broncos during their 40-10 blowout loss at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks Saturday. While he was a solid tackler, his pass defense skills were lacking anyway, leaving many wondering what the team's answer would be at MLB.
Woodyard, who played a bit in the middle following D.J. Williams' suspension last season, will now work there full-time.
Woodyard was wondrous all of last season for Denver, as the only player in the NFL to post 100 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions in one season. His 117 total tackles were easily the most on the team, and his three picks were tied for a team-best as well.
When he's out there flying around, Woodyard really brings the wood, hitting opponents with a fury and wrapping up well. He's got a nose for the ball and was Denver's most visible defender in most games during their run as the No. 1 team in the AFC last season.
His move to the middle means second-year man Danny Trevathan moves up to the starter at the weak side.
Or does it?
In other Denver Broncos linebacker news, the team signed 12-year veteran Paris Lenon Tuesday. Lenon has been a full-time starter six of the last seven seasons with Detroit, St. Louis and Arizona, and he's listed as an inside linebacker by NFL.com.
Could the team's plan now be to play Lenon in the middle and Woodyard at his natural weakside spot? It seems unlikely since the MLB's job is to be the quarterback of the defense, meaning he would have to learn all the team's plays and terminology in only two weeks.
And the Von Miller saga keeps turning. The star pass-rushing specialist is now facing at least a six-game suspension, which means he violated the NFL's Drug Policy again.