The Denver Post says LB Nate Irving will get a shot to earn a starting spot on defense this offseason.
Middle linebacker is his only option with Von Miller and Wesley Woodyard entrenched on the outside. Irving, a 2011 third-rounder, played mainly in an outside reserve role in 2012. Keith Brooking, 38, is a free agent after starting 15 games, and D.J. Williams and Joe Mays could be cut due to lofty cap numbers.