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75 tackles, 40 assists, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions, seven passes defensed
Woodyard is a team-first player who is now going to be manning the middle of the defense for the Broncos. He's got a nose for the football and is clearly the Broncos leader on defense. Woodyard also has improved his coverage skills during his time in the NFL.
50 tackles, 20 assists, two sacks, one forced fumble, two fumbles recovered, two passes defensed
Trevathan now moves into the starting lineup for the Broncos as weak-side linebacker. He's built like Woodyard and is known for his athleticism and ability to close quickly on the football.
35 tackles, 10 assists, two sacks, two forced fumbles
Irving was supposed to win the starting middle linebacker job in training camp. That didn't happen and now he'll be rotating in as strong side linebacker while Von Miller is suspended.
35 tackles, 14 assists, 10 sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumbles recovered, two passes defensed
Phillips was a key addition by the Broncos in free agency this year. He was originally going to help fill the void left by Elvis Dumervil. Now, he's going to be the team's leading pass rusher while Miller is out for the first six weeks of the season.
40 tackles, 10 assists, 10 sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovered, three passes defensed
Miller is going to miss the first six games of the regular season due to a suspension. When he comes back to the field it should be with a vengeance. Miller may take a week or two to get up to speed but so long as he's healthy he should look like the player we're used to seeing on Sundays.