By Michael Spencer

DENVER (CBS4) – Broncos safety Justin Simmons signed his franchise tag tender, a source confirmed to CBS4 on Tuesday. Simmons, who is entering his 5th season in the NFL, had been hoping for a long-term deal with the Broncos.

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The two sides have until Wednesday evening to get a long-term deal complete, although it does not appear likely.

Playing under the franchise tag would equate to a one-year deal which would pay Simmons $11.44 million.

Simmons has played in all 16 games in each of the last two seasons.

Michael Spencer

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