ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos have added a familiar face to their secondary.
Denver agreed to terms Friday on a three-year deal with cornerback Bryce Callahan, who played for Head Coach Vic Fangio in Chicago.
Callahan, who played in the slot as Chicago's nickel corner, recorded four interceptions, 20 passes defensed, four sacks and 122 tackles during his four seasons with the Bears.
All four of the interceptions, 17 of the pass breakups and three of the sacks came during the last three years. He worked with Broncos Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell — then the Bears’ secondary coach — during that span. He also added one forced fumble, seven tackles for loss and seven quarterback hits under Donatell’s tutelage.
According to Pro Football Focus, Callahan had the 10th-best grade among cornerbacks last season before breaking his foot in Week 14. He also allowed the second-fewest yards per coverage snap (.69 yards), per PFF.
The 27-year-old from Rice University also added a punt return touchdown in 2018.
He has appeared in 36 games over the last three seasons. He started 26 games during that time frame.
Callahan is the second addition to the Broncos' secondary in the free-agency period. The Broncos signed cornerback Kareem Jackson to a three-year deal on Friday.