Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It's no secret that Denver has done particularly well in free agency since John Elway took over football ops.
This is true for both bigger ticket signings (Peyton Manning, Louis Vasquez, Wes Welker, Champ Bailey) and smaller ones (Terrance Knighton, Shaun Phillips, Willis McGahee, Brandon Stokley, Wesley Woodyard).
But like anyone else, their track record has been less than perfect (Joe Mays, Drayton Florence, Ty Warren), and along with the benefit of some sharp hindsight, PFF's ranking of the top pending free agent guards highlights a couple of misses from a year ago.
Accounting for the salary cap increase to around $130M, Over the Cap has the Broncos entering the 2014 offseason with a touch more than $16.4M in cap space.
Once the team restructures or cuts the contracts of Champ Bailey, Chris Kuper, Jacob Tamme, and Joel Dreessen, they could easily add another $14M or so in room, giving the Broncos around $30M with which to work with.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Dolphins have made their first significant moves in response to the Wells Report.
On Wednesday, Miami fired offensive line coach Jim Turner and longtime head trainer Kevin O'Neill.
According to the scathing report, Turner was a central figure in the bullying of Jonathan Martin, while O'Neill appeared to have condoned racial harrassment of one of his assistants.
As for the offensive linemen involved, Richie Incognito and John Jerry are pending UFAs and not expected back with the team, while it's been reported that Mike Pouncey likely faces a suspension.
There's some great news out of the NFL today, as the salary cap will reportedly jump to around $130M in 2014.
Expectations had been for a cap of approximately $126M, and teams had apparently been preparing for such a number.
What could this mean for Denver? It's hard to say.
In theory, there should be an across the board increase of about 3% for all contracts, spreading the wealth around to every player who signs a new deal.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Make no mistake about it, folks - the 2014 free agency process has already begun.
The pre-FA tampering period may not start until two weeks from Saturday, with free agency itself not officially opening until the following Tuesday.
According to John Ourand of SportsBusiness Daily, Shannon Sharpe and Dan Marino will no longer be part of the CBS studio crew, with Tony Gonzalez replacing one of them, and another hire expected.
We're extremely biased here, but this is incredibly disappointing news; the HOFer and Broncos ROFer had been with CBS Sports for 10 years.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! As you might have noticed, we set up a free agency rumor tracker last night, once word came that Denver is interested in Louis Delmas.
As always, there figures to be an endless supply of Broncos-related rumors over the coming weeks, with free agency and the 2014 league year set to begin just three weeks from today (at 4pm ET).
We'll do our best to sift through it all, but of course, the trick will be in trying to separate legitimate rumors (oxymoron?) from pure speculation.
Of course, this is a hopelessly impossible task, as there's no real way of knowing which reports have any truth behind them.
|Player||Pos.||2014 Age||Old Team||Notes|
|Louis Delmas||S||27||Detroit||2/17: Reported interest (Jason La Canfora)|
|D'Qwell Jackson||LB||31||Cleveland||2/27: Visiting Broncos (3/3), others (La Canfora)|
The Broncos are reportedly among the teams currently expressing interest in safety Louis Delmas, who was released by Detroit in a cap-related move last Thursday.
Selected by the Lions atop the second round of the 2009 Draft (#33 overall), Delmas was often discussed as a possible pick for Denver that year.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, what will be long-term results of the Wells Report and the coming out of Michael Sam?
According to Peter King, the Commish has met with more than 30 players over the past two months, seeking input for how to turn NFL locker rooms into more tolerant and professional environments.
Surely, this news will prompt many responses about the league turning soft, or about so-called political correctness (a term that happens to be used only by racists, sexists, bigots, and homophobes).
We have another term for what's about to happen: the NFL is going to do a better job of ensuring players aren't complete assholes to one another, which is a rather noble pursuit.