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2019 Free Agent Profile: Matt Paradis

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Paradis, 29, is currently recovering from a fractured fibula injury he suffered in early November. 

Prior to the injury, however, Paradis boasted an impressive streak of playing 3,850 consecutive snaps, roughly three straight seasons worth. Paradis has played the past five seasons in Denver, but the Broncos are reportedly unlikely to resign him.

The longtime Bronco has elevated his play in recent seasons and has become one of the more consistent, well-rounded centers in the league since earning a starting role in 2015. With Chase Roullier providing a high level of production at such a young age for Jay Gruden’s offense, if Paradis were to be signed, the question of who would play center comes into play. Roullier also played guard at Wyoming and served stints there in the past in ‘patch’ roles after injuries decimated the group, but center is his natural position. 

Paradis’ run-blocking ability was instrumental in the emergence of undrafted rookie running back Phillip Lindsay in 2018, and could provide a boost to 2nd-year rookie back Derrius Guice in 2019.

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