Free Agency is only a mere four hours away from officially kicking off, but some teams aren't wasting time to agreeing to deals with some of the top Free Agents on the market.
Denver Broncos news/rumors:
Other suitors for Jared Allen?:
Bill Huber from Packer Report reported this morning that the Green Bay Packers are among a list of suitors for Jared Allen's services. He also lists the Buccaneers, Patriots and Giants are among the other teams on Allen’s list. He does admit that the Broncos could potentially be Allen's fifth suitor
Perhaps Allen’s wish list — and Green Bay’s inclusion on it — is a way to drive up his price for a potential fifth suitor, such as the Broncos, who have been linked to Allen. The Packers are $28.9 million under the cap, with the Broncos $27.1 million, Buccaneers $23.7 million, the Giants $22.2 million and Patriots $14.8 million.
This is a far cry from yesterday's report that a source "close to the situation" would be shocked if Allen did not sign with the Broncos.
The Broncos a player for Revis?:
There's a ton of rumors out there about Revis, so add this one to your list.
Super Bowl window is closing in both New England and Denver. Adding Revis to either roster definitely increases the odds.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 11, 2014
This would make sense for both teams, especially the Denver Broncos who just released their long time shut down corner Champ Bailey. It would not surprise me to see John Elway at least target Revis either via trade or if he's released.
buzz around #Broncos right now: won't overpay for Jared Allen, but may be prepared to get into a bidding war for Darrelle Revis if released— Cecil Lammey (@cecillammey) March 11, 2014
Looks like John Elway wants to book a trip to Revis Island.
Could the Broncos make a run at Daryl Smith?:
Ravens aren't close to a deal with middle linebacker Daryl Smith, according to sources— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2014
It appears that Smith will not be re-signing with the Baltimore Ravens anytime soon, and may be the top inside linebacker on the market. Now there hasn't been any official reports connecting Smith to the Broncos, but there has been a lot of speculation. The Broncos did have interest in former Cleveland Browns inside linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, so I wouldn't be shocked if the Broncos had at least some interest in Smith.
Woodyard to the Patriots?:
Read the story here
Zane Beadles to the Jaguars?:
A team to watch for G Zane Beadles: #Jaguars. Fits zone blocking scheme well. Way more athletic than Nwaneri.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 11, 2014
As Caplan says in the tweet, Beadles would fit their scheme quite well and would help upgrade the offensive line. The Broncos plan to let Beadles test the market, and I would be surprised if he returned to the Broncos in 2014.
Caldwell re-signing with the Broncos?
Per Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos are working on re-signing Andre Caldwell. Caldwell very well could be the Broncos number two receiver next season.
Nothing imminent with DRC:
Although there have been talks back & forth, nothing firm yet on D.R.C. returning to #Broncos— Brandon Krisztal (@BKDenverSports) March 11, 2014
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The Broncos have been loosely connected to all the top corners who are currently available on the Free Agent market.
ESPN's Josina Anderson spoke to DRC today, and here's what he had to say.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to me on his future in Denver & Revis speculation: "I just sit back and wait. I'm just chilling." "I want to be in Denver. If they want to keep me we're going to make it happen--whatever we (have) to do."
Is money a hang-up for you?
"Bottom line, as long as you produce the money is going to come. I don't worry about the money."
Jared Allen, T.J Ward and DRC the names to watch today. Sproles too?:
All quiet at Dove Valley for now. "Interest" in everyone. DRC, Allen, Ward are ones to watch for. Heads up for Sproles as well.— Lionel Bienvenu (@lionelbienvenu) March 11, 2014
Other Free Agency Updates:
don't know if this has been out there since twitter broke. hearing Dansby to Browns, 4yrs/$24m. $10m year 1, $14m guaranteed.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) March 11, 2014
Report: Bucs, Michael Johnson have already agreed to a contract http://t.co/FWZRpOcat8— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
More specifics: Sources: DE Michael Johnson has agreed to a 5-year, $43.75M deal with 24M guaranteed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 11, 2014
Redskins agree to terms with WR Andre Roberts http://t.co/ZbZ1ha0zwR— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 11, 2014
Report: Browns consider trading for Darrelle Revis http://t.co/JIzWqB663Y— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 11, 2014
#Patriots offered WR Julian Edelman a three-year deal, per source. Would like an answer by the start of free agency. They want to keep him— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2014
Sources predict Arthur Jones will sign with the Indianapolis Colts as soon as today. Expected between $6 million and $7 million per year— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 11, 2014
From @Edwerderespn and me: signs point to Cowboys releasing DeMarcus Ware.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014
We at Mile High Report will keep you post on all things related to Denver Broncos Free Agency.