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Report: Before landing Talib, the Broncos made a run at Revis

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It appears that the Broncos made a run after Revis before setting their sites on Aqib Talib.

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According to Pro Football Talk the Denver Broncos made a run at Darrelle Revis before signing Aqib Talib.

Per the report the Broncos gave up on pursuing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after he declined to accept a deal believed to be worth $54 million over six years. So the team decided to contact the Revis camp, and offered him roughly the same deal that they would eventually offer to free agent Aqib Talib. Revis eventually declined the Broncos offer, and was holding firm to his 12 million dollar a year demands.

Later that night the Broncos agreed to terms with Aqib Talib on a six-year, 57 million dollar deal. Pro Football Talk provides some details about the Talib deal.

He’ll get $11.5 million this year, plus up to another $500,000 via per-game roster bonuses. If he plays all 16 games (something he’s never done), Talib will be paid $12 million for 2014.

In 2015, a base salary of $5.5 million is guaranteed for injury only until the third day of the league year. At that point, it becomes fully guaranteed. There’s also another $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

In 2016, the base salary moves to $8.5 million. Again, it’s guaranteed for injury only until March 2016, at which time it’ll be fully guaranteed. And there’s another $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

In the final three years, the salaries are $11 million in 2017, $11 million in 2018, and $8 million in 2019. That’s a total available package of $57 million over six years.

Also, Jason From Over The Cap provides with the full breakdown of Talib's contract.

With this report, and yesterday's report that the Broncos also went after safety Jairus Byrd prior to signing Talib shows that the Broncos, and Elway were very serious about improving their secondary.