Broncos' Justin Simmons expected to sign franchise tender this weekend

Denver Broncos safety Justin Simmons is expected to sign his franchise tender this weekend.

What It Means:

According to Adam Schefter, the signing of Simmons' franchise tender "is just a formality" after the Broncos safety reportedly accepted the tender on Friday. The 26-year old will need to play an important role for a Denver pass defense ranked sixth overall in passing touchdowns allowed last season (19 on 537 attempts).

Simmons' yearly projection includes 90.6 tackles, 2.4 interceptions, and 9.2 pass deflections.