Broncos inside linebacker Jonas Griffith looks to build off first NFL start

Jonas Griffith experienced mixed feelings on hearing about his trade from San Francisco to Denver on Aug. 31.

The undrafted within linebacker was just setting up to come across a groove for the 49ers, where by he concluded his to start with NFL time on the follow squad.

But Griffith now acknowledges the trade turned out for the finest. Mainly because of the Broncos’ array of personal injury difficulties at his place, Griffith got his to start with start off Sunday from Cincinnati, recording two run stuffs and 8 solo tackles.

“At to start with I was unfortunate a tiny little bit (about the trade), simply because I enjoyed currently being in San Francisco,” Griffith reported. “But at the stop of the day, I adore it right here. This is house for me, so I’m satisfied to be right here. Each (49ers coach) Kyle (Shanahan) and (normal supervisor) John (Lynch), they termed me that night time and told me they equally experienced ties to Denver and they adore the position. I couldn’t agree additional.”

Denver has experienced five distinctive setting up within linebacker combos this yr and seven distinctive starters at the place. Griffith is the newest to move into that job, and with Kenny Younger even now in the league’s concussion protocol, Griffith is in line for a further start off Sunday in Las Vegas alongside Baron Browning.