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DT Kevin Vickerson On The Bubble, Looking Forward To 5th Season With Broncos

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DENVER (CBS4)- Defensive Tackle Kevin Vickerson is on the bubble with the Denver Broncos but hopes to spend his fifth season with the team.

After eight years in the NFL, the veteran players knows the job comes with no guarantees.

“Every year it’s the same feeling. I got to go out and make the team so really nothing is set in stone. Never,” said Vickerson.

Vickerson is coming off a hip injury. With a salary of more than $2 million a season, he appears to many to be a man squarely beyond the bubble.

He also faces some stiff competition from fellow DT’s Marvin Austin, who has had a very good camp, and another veteran Mitch Unrein.

Denver Broncos Defensive Tackles Mitch Unrein, Kevin Vickerson, Marvin Austin (credit: CBS)

Denver Broncos Defensive Tackles Mitch Unrein, Kevin Vickerson, Marvin Austin (credit: CBS)

Chances are two of the three have to go.

“I had more competition in Tennessee, so I mean, it’s alright. I just do what I got to do, do what I need to do, do what I know how to do and that’s play football fast and physical,” said Vickerson. “Everything else will take care of itself.“

Vickerson said his goal is not just to make the Broncos this year but to earn a new contract going forward.

Thursday night in Dallas is his last chance to prove to the Broncos that he deserves both.

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