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DENVER POST


After their initial roster cleanings, Josh McDaniels and Brian Xanders are embarking on their first trip to the Combine together.

Woody Paige offers his latest blueprint for the Broncos' offseason.

Next, Woodrow offers these opinions in his mailbag - Denver won't totally miss the Goodman's and their drafting skills, nor will they regret casting off Anthony Alridge.

The structure of Boss Bailey's contract suggest he'll be sticking around. Additionally, Xanders is likely to add to the existing scouting staff and bring in some competition for Matt Prater.

Jim Armstrong thinks McDaniels and Xanders are moving in the right direction, although the consequences of their roster purge means a longer time line for success.

Brian Xanders has joined a growing group of GMs who cut their teeth under the tutelage of Rich McKay.



ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS


In case you missed it yesterday, Rasizer and Legwold answered some questions regarding candidates for restructure, the current running back depth chart, compensatory picks and the salary cap.

*Afternoon update* Legwold discusses the implications for the Broncos of paying so many now-former employees and players in 2009.


OTHER


Don Banks hears that Mike McCoy is considered a name to watch (second page).

Jim Trotter says Nnamdi Asomugha is nearing a deal to re-up in Oakland.

Meanwhile, Adam Schefter says Dunta Robinson is getting a franchise tag. He also thinks Jerry Porter is heading back to the Black Hole.

Likewise, the Rams have franchised Oshiomogho Atogwe.

ESPN's Page 2 breaks down the worst contracts in NFL History. One of Shanny's guys made the list, although shockingly it's not Dale Carter.

Pork Chop Williamson gives his regurgitation of the Broncos' roster moves.

Larry Coyer sees similarities between his old gig and his new one.

Travis Henry thinks he should be paying less child support.

DeWayne Robertson considers himself a viable replacement for Albert Haynesworth, should he leave Tennessee.