The Denver Broncos will release defensive tackle Ryan McBean on Monday, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports.
McBean does not have an existing contract, but received a restricted free agent tender at the "Original Round" level, which would have paid him at a rate of $1.26 million in non-guaranteed base salary in 2012.
Over the last three seasons with the Broncos, the 6-foot-5, 305-pound McBean has started 21 of 46 games, including all 14 he played during the 2009 season. McBean has a been a part-time starter the last two seasons, but is coming off a season where he recorded the first four sacks of his career while playing in 54 percent of the snaps.
McBean was arrested on stalking charges during the 2011 season and is facing a six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drugs policy.
The Broncos expect to get Kevin Vickerson and Ty Warren back from injuries and signed veteran defensive tackle Justin Bannan last week, making McBean expendable.