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Report: Broncos may have interest in free agent wide receiver Adam Humphries

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An interesting rumor from Mr. Klis.

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According to 9NEWS Denver’s Mike Klis, he heard from a couple of people at the NFL Scouting Combine that the Denver Broncos have interest in signing impending free agent wide receiver Adam Humphries formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Klis says that the level of interest is unclear at the moment and the asking price will likely/obviously decide their level of interest.

”I heard from a couple people at the combine the Broncos have interest in Tampa Bay’s Adam Humphries. How much interest won’t be known until the free-agent negotiating window opens a week from today when it becomes time to talk money.”

Well, the asking price for Adam Humphries appears to be well out of the Broncos range if reports about his asking price are true. Yahoo Sports’ Terez A. Paylor is reporting that Humphries and fellow free agent wide receiver Golden Tate are seeking anywhere between $10 to $14 million dollars on the open market.

Again, if this report is true, the Broncos interest likely died down quickly.

Humphries has been a solid slot receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played four seasons with the Bucs and has totaled 219 receptions for 2,329 yards, and caught 9 touchdowns. This past season was a breakout year for Humphries who totaled 76 receptions for 816 yards and hauled in 5 touchdown passes.

It was reported last week that the Broncos were looking for a burner/deep threat at wide receiver, but Humphries really doesn’t fit that mold at all. He’s a crafty slot receiver who doesn’t give you a ton of YAC.

The Broncos currently have veteran Emmanuel Sanders, promising second-year wide receivers Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, and big Tim Patrick at receiver already. So receiver isn’t a major need for the Broncos unless they decide to change course and move on from Sanders despite multiple indications that they plan on keeping him around.

This is an interesting rumor but ultimately something I do not see happening at all for the Broncos during free agency.