Broncos sign Andre Caldwell to 2-year contract

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos signed Andre Caldwell to a new two-year contract, executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway announced Tuesday.

Tuesday’s deal between Caldwell and the Broncos granted the wide receiver the opportunity to enter his seventh season in the NFL, two of which have been played with the Broncos.

According to a press release from the team, Caldwell has played in 24 regular-season games during his time with the Broncos, totaling 17 receptions for 218 yards with three touchdowns.

USA Today sportscaster Lindsay Jones tweeted that Caldwell’s new contract is worth up to $3.45 million and talks of Eric Decker leaving could mean big opportunities for Caldwell.

After signing the deal, Caldwell tweeted that he felt “blessed to continue my career with the Broncos,” and included the hashtag #unfinishedbusiness.

In a media conference call, he said he re-signed with the team because it “felt this was the best situation for me and my family coming into a system that I know. I felt like I made the most of my opportunities when they gave me a chance to play. I think I made the most out of the limited time I had last year. Hopefully I can compete for an extended role this year and contribute a lot more to the team.”

Prior to joining the Broncos, Caldwell played four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals.