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Broncos to sign veteran CB Levi Wallace

Mon Apr 22 11:14am ET
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The Denver Broncos are expected to sign veteran cornerback Levi Wallace, multiple outlets reported Monday.

NFL Network said the 28-year-old free agent is in Denver for a visit and will sign "if all goes well."

ESPN indicated it would be a one-year deal for the former Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers starter.

Wallace recorded 38 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games (nine starts) with the Steelers in 2023.

He has 12 interceptions, 54 passes defensed and 305 tackles in 83 games (70 starts) for Buffalo (2018-21) and Pittsburgh (2022-23). He was undrafted out of Alabama in 2018.

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