After dud of a rookie season, McTelvin Agim appears ready to contribute to Broncos’ defensive line

McTelvin Agim’s rookie year never got out of the blocks. The defensive end, drafted in the third round a year ago, was inactive the first two games, and for six overall, while tallying just eight tackles.

But with defensive line depth an issue for the Broncos this year, Agim has used the first four days of training camp to show his growth. Is he ready to seriously contribute this year?

“We hope so,” coach Vic Fangio said. “The next four weeks will tell, and the preseason (games), if he’s (on) the 53-man (roster). But he’s a lot better than he was last year and I feel a lot better about him.”

Agim had the best defensive play of camp when he deflected Teddy Bridgewater’s pass during Saturday’s team session and then hauled it in for an interception that would’ve been a quick jaunt to the end zone in a game.

“We have a renewed emphasis on (batting passes) across our whole defensive line,” Agim said. “If you see Shelby (Harris) play, there’s a reason why (he says) he has the best hands in the league. So we just follow Shelby, let him set the example and then I’m here to come on strong behind him.”

Saturday’s highlight was Agim’s third batted pass of training camp as the 23-year-old has seen action with the first team and been consistent for the second team. Agim (pronounced UH-geem) said he’s “much more comfortable”…

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