No real reports had linked Michael Johnson to Denver, but some speculative articles suggested he'd be a logical fit.
Still, his expected five-year, $43.75M deal with Tampa Bay will impact the Broncos' efforts to add another pass rusher, whether it be Jared Allen or someone else.
It appears a given that Wesley Woodyard will not be back in Denver for a seventh season. But the Patriots? Yuck.
According to Brandon Krisztal, Woodyard is set to visit New England and at least one other team.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're just hours away from the start of the 2014 league year and free agency.
According to Mike Klis, Denver has been working toward re-signing wideout Andre Caldwell, hopes to do the same with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and will be in the running for Jared Allen and T.J. Ward.
Per Klis, re-signing DRC would preclude the Broncos from pursuing any other big name corners, meaning Darrelle Revis, Alterraun Verner, Antonio Cromartie, and others.
As we'd hoped, Klis adds that the team may indeed consider Darren Sproles, but only if there's money left over after they've made their defensive moves.
A slew of transactions have occurred/are occurring on Monday as the commencement of the 2014 league year and free agency loom tomorrow (4pm ET).
Here are the notable pre-deadline moves so far:
The Bucs are said to be actively shopping corner Darrelle Revis, who is set to receive a $1.5M roster bonus on Thursday.
Mike Florio previously reported that Denver and New England were among teams asking about the three-time All-Pro's availability.
The former Chief, who will turn 32 next month, ranks 12th in NFL history with 128.5 career sacks.
The 2009 second-rounder can reportedly make up to $3.5M this season; he did not visit Dove Valley.
The 2006 fifth-rounder started 79 of the 90 games he played in over his eight seasons with the team, but only dressed for 11 games over the past two seasons.
Titans corner Alterraun Verner says joining the Broncos "would definitely be a good situation for me," during an appearance on SiriusXM Radio on Monday.
The 25-year-old corner did not indicate whether Denver had contacted him during the legal tampering period.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We've apparently reached something of a lull until what promises tomorrow afternoon to be a vigorous start to the new league year.
Although reports of Denver's interest in pending free agents were relatively scarce this weekend, we fully expect the team to be active tomorrow.
The Broncos have loads of cap space (~ $25M including the recent RFA and ERFA tenders) and plenty of holes to fill (corner, safety, middle linebacker, wide receiver, left guard).
And as we've been discussing for months, they can easily free up more space as needed by cutting any of Chris Kuper ($4.08M), Jacob Tamme ($3M), and Joel Dreessen ($2.5M).