ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Dekoda Watson is headed back to Denver.
The Broncos traded one of their fifth-round picks (No. 148) to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday for the veteran linebacker and a sixth-round pick (No. 212).
Watson, a 10th-year veteran, played all 16 games for the Broncos in 2016. The former seventh-round pick forced a fumble, recorded a sack and tallied six tackles during his season in Denver. He served as a key member of the Broncos’ special teams unit.
He is expected to provide the same impact on special teams and depth at linebacker.
In his career, Watson has played in 107 career games and recorded four forced fumbles, six sacks, 111 tackles and 10 tackles for loss.
The Broncos are scheduled to make their next selection at pick No. 156.