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Denver Broncos re-sign star offensive lineman

By Alex Butler
Denver Broncos re-sign star offensive lineman
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completes a third quarter pass while being protected by Matt Paradis against the Carolina Panthers at Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California on February 7, 2016. Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI | License Photo

April 3 (UPI) -- Third-year center Matt Paradis has played all 32 games of his career for the Denver Broncos. Now he's locked up for 2017.

The 27-year-old offensive lineman signed a one-year, $615,000 pact with the franchise Monday. He is on an exclusive-rights tender. Paradis joined Zaire Anderson, Shaq Barrett, James Ferentz, Kapri Bibbs, Casey Kreiter, Bennie Fowler, and Jordan Taylor as players that were tendered in March. The Broncos could still sign Paradis to a long-term deal.

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Pro Football Focus named Pardis one of the league's best centers during the 2016 season.

After NFL players who have played fewer than three seasons are deemed exclusive-rights free agents, they can only re-sign with the team that tendered them.

Paradis is recovering from multiple hip surgeries, but is expected to be ready for next season.

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