Three of the eight players who received exclusive-rights tenders from the Denver Broncos this offseason have signed. Center Matt Paradis, wide receiver Jordan Taylor, and long snapper Casey Kreiter are the players who signed on Monday.
Running back Kapri Bibbs, wide receiver Bennie Fowler, linebacker Shaquil Barrett, center James Ferentz, and linebacker Zaire Anderson all still have tenders to sign.
Getting Paradis back was huge, although he is still recovering from his surgery and has reportedly “walking again”, which is a bit disconcerting to think about.
Vance Joseph on the health of his center: "Matt Paradis will be fine for [training] camp…He’s walking now"— Zac Stevens (@ZacStevensBSN) March 28, 2017
Having Paradis 100% recovered from this health issue is paramount to the Broncos long-term stability along the offensive line. He is a young guy, so hopefully this sets him back on a path to achieve that long-term health.
Jordan ‘Sunshine’ Taylor was a favorite of Peyton Manning and a favorite of the fans.. He’ll have a chance to take the next step in 2017. Kreiter joined the team just last year and won the long snapper job outright. Despite ending the season on injured reserve, the Broncos liked him enough to bring him back this season.
The really big name on the un-signed list is Shaq Barrett. His play behind Von Miller and Shane Ray will be vital now that DeMarcus Ware has retired.