Broncos reach 4-year contract extension with Darian Stewart

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos reached an agreement with safety Darian Stewart on Saturday.

The agreement is a four-year extension worth $28 million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport first broke the story.

Rapoport says the deal has $17.5 million in guarantees.

Broncos general manager John Elway later confirmed the news, tweeting, “Darian Stewart’s an integral part of our defense who brings physicality, leadership & toughness. Thrilled he’ll be a Bronco for 4 more years!”

Stewart signed a two-year contract with the Broncos in March 2015 after playing with the Baltimore Ravens.

Stewart entered the league as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Rams in 2010 where he played for a few seasons before playing the 2014 season with the Ravens.

He is the latest in a string of re-signings by the Broncos over the past few months, including Derek Wolfe, C.J. Anderson, Emmanuel Sanders, Brandon Marshall, and Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller.