Broncos won the bidding war for McCray.
A bonus linebacker.
A bidding competition for undrafted rookie Lerentee McCray after the NFL draft led the Broncos to eventually give the Florida linebacker a $17,000 signing bonus. They gave undrafted defensive back Chris Harris a mere $2,000 bonus two years ago, and now Harris is a key contributor.
McCray is believed to have received the largest signing bonus among Broncos undrafted rookies since the Mike Shanahan era routinely handed out $20,000 bonuses.
Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and St. Louis were among the teams that showed interest in McCray.
At 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds, McCray is a bit of a tweener between outside linebacker and defensive end. He showed enough pass-rushing athleticism to receive predraft projections as a fifth-round outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. The Broncos play a 4-3 defense. McCray went undrafted in large part because shoulder and ankle injuries hindered his development at Florida.