Free agency officially begins today. Yesterday, there was plenty of news breaking relating to the Denver Broncos. Today, we expect more of the same. Probably more.
Here's the list of the guys who were on the Broncos 2015 roster and are (or were) free agents:
- Brock Osweiler
- Malik Jackson
- Danny Trevathan
- Andre Caldwell
- Antonio Smith
- Vernon Davis
- Tyler Polumbus
- Shiloh Ke'o
- Ryan Harris
- Ronnie Hillman
- Omar Bolden
- Kyle Williams
- Josh Bush
- Jordan Norwood
- Evan Mathis
- Davis Bruton Jr.
Free agency live blog
Broncos Free Agent Tracker
Brock is gone, and other QBs took note of his $72 million deal with the Texans.
The details of Malik's deal with the Jaguars were released. Six years for $90MM, but only 42 (or 40) of that is guaranteed. Malik got paid so now he and Julius Thomas can watch the playoffs together on TV at Malik's Florida mansion.
Danny T is getting courted really heavily by the Bears where he would be reunited with John Fox. Danny is expecting to get a $7MM/yr deal with the Bears unless some other team swoops in and outbids them.
Ryan Clady (who is NOT a free agent)
Apparently Clady has agreed to restructure his contract. He is currently set to have a cap number of $10.1MM next season. Look for that number to be reduced by more than half. No news on this front since the tweet from Lindsey Jones at about this time yesterday morning.
Potential "New" Players for 2016
It is fair to say that right now the mostly like Plan B options for the Broncos are Ryan Fitzpatrick and Colin Kaepnerick (via trade).— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) March 9, 2016
Donald Stephenson is reportedly getting $4.67MM/yr for three years to be our RT next season. The link has all of the relevant details as of yesterday afternoon.
A Guard - any guard
The Broncos have been rumored to want Evan Mathis back (though I didn't give him a paragraph above). No news other than he was hurt for most of the end of last season and that he is no hurry to choose a team for 2016 (similar to what he did in 2015). They do have Max Garcia on the roster for next season, but no other player who has taken an NFL snap at guard. The Broncos have been rumored to want Zane Beadles back now that he is a free agent again. They have also been linked to former defensive tackle turned OG, J.R. Sweezy. They also could move Ryan Schofield inside to guard if they have a Clady and Ty Sambrailo both healthy.
John Elway's 'Plan B' if the Broncos are unable to retain Brock Osweiler appears to be none other than San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.