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The Denver Broncos are only a few hours from staking a claim atop the AFC West, but what will it take for the Broncos to secure a win tonight? You already know, get in here and let's talk about it. Alex Smith has not thrown an interception all season, he's about as due as rookie phenom Kareem Hunt. Hunt has had 100 yards in each of his seven games as a professional. The Broncos as a defensive unit have not allowed a receiver more than 65 total yards this season nor have they allowed a rushing touchdown from a running back. Tyreek Hill versus Aqib Talib? Let's get it. Game on. Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.

Posted by Mile High Report: A Denver Broncos Blog on Monday, October 30, 2017

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The Denver Broncos are only a few hours from staking a claim atop the AFC West, but what will it take for the Broncos to secure a win tonight? You already know, get in here and let's talk about it.

Alex Smith has not thrown an interception all season, he's about as due as rookie phenom Kareem Hunt. Hunt has had 100 yards in each of his seven games as a professional.

The Broncos as a defensive unit have not allowed a receiver more than 65 total yards this season nor have they allowed a rushing touchdown from a running back. Tyreek Hill versus Aqib Talib? Let's get it.

Game on.

Get in where you fit it, because study long, study wrong. Join your host Ian Henson and the greatest group of Broncos fans on the internet live, right now.

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FACTS:

Denver Broncos
Current Salary Cap Total: $156,658,070
Cap Space: $11,159,728

Duane Brown LT - Houston Texans

Brown is a 32-year-old left tackle in the fifth-year of a six-year contract that paid out $22MM at signing and paid him six to seven million per season in base salary. Brown held out all season until last week just in time for Houston Texans' owner Bob McNair to make his 'inmates running the prison' comment to Sports Illustrated. Brown is apparently the most upset.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: Not high, Brown's a left tackle and Denver has one, a rookie that has played decently thus far in the season. Any player that the Broncos bring in at this point must be able to contribute within the next few weeks. Switching a left tackle to right tackle will go about as well as swing a left guard to right tackle went for them against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Cordy Glenn LT - Buffalo Bills

This one has smoke and fire, Glenn can play both tackle spots and fill in pretty much anywhere. Glenn was drafted out of Georgia as a guard by the Bills. In 2016 Glenn signed a five-year contrac worth $65MM with the Buffalo Bills. His 2017 salary is completely guaranteed and represents a $14.2MM cap hit to the Bills. In 2018 his cap hit will be $14.45MM to Buffalo. 2019 offers an out for the team that owns the rights to his contract.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: This is the only realistic trade that I can see Denver making before the deadline, but still the chances of Buffalo giving up a starting left tackle for draft picks during the season to Denver is low.

Martavis Bryant WR - Pittsburgh Steelers

Incendiary receiver, wants the ball more often, quarterback says that he will get him the ball more often, offensive coordinator calls a reverse for him on the first play of the game—receiver does not play the next Sunday. Bryant wants out, Pittsburgh says no. I hear the people talking.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: ProFootballTalk really made our day with this one, but why in the world would Denver trade for a receiver at this point? They were barely able to finesse Jordan Taylor on the roster as it is.

T.Y. Hilton WR - Indianapolis Colts

This one at least makes sense, but Hilton probably wants a completely different situation than the situation that he is currently in and his current quarterback is Andrew Luck.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: Next to none.

Calvin Johnson WR - Detroit Lions (Retired)

This one is weird, because there is a connection between Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas, they both played on the same team at Georgia Tech—the triple option. The receiver once known as Megatron choose to retire rather than play for Detroit this season.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: Johnson is really expensive and if he wants to play, he'd simply need to tell the Lions of his intentions to return and they would be forced to cut him. Some team may feel that it is worth trading for his rights to avoid him forcing a release.

Richard Sherman CB - Seattle Seahawks

This one popped up at the very beginning of the season. As late as today Sherman seems to be negotiating his own trade. Sherman's stay in Seattle no longer seems permanent and this becomes an issue of when and not if.

Chance of a trade to the Broncos: Someone is going to want to pay a lot more for Sherman than the Broncos seem willing to cough up trade-wise.