Report: Broncos after Brandon LaFell

According to Ian Rapoport, the Broncos and Patriots are competing for the services of former Carolina receiver Brandon LaFell, who was a rookie during John Fox's last season with the Panthers.

Continue reading "Report: Broncos after Brandon LaFell"

You Got Served: Day 1 of Free Agency

Happy Wednesday, friends. Today I have a serving for you about the beginning of the annual free agency shopping spree. Coming off a Super Bowl loss, the Broncos are reloading in a resounding manner, and it obviously deserves some analysis.

Beyond the big early names, I also have ideas on some second-wave bargain shopping that I think the Broncos can do.

I think that the market is about to get much more conservative when it comes to paying veterans, and quality guys are going to be available on the cheap, like Shaun Phillips was last year.

Continue reading "You Got Served: Day 1 of Free Agency"

Why so surprised by Talib’s deal?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver's addition of Aqib Talib has already drummed up some dramatic reactions.

There's talk of injuries, off-field concerns, and of course, that contract.

Regarding the first two, he's either going to play or he isn't, and he'll stay out of trouble or he won't.

Obviously, it would be foolish for anyone to make any predictions or grand proclamations, either way.

Continue reading "Why so surprised by Talib’s deal?"

Reports: Jets to host Decker; two other teams interested

According to the Daily News, Eric Decker is visiting with the Jets on Wednesday. Anyone think a reality TV star couple would like to live in the big town? PFT reports that Decker has two more suitors, should the Jets allow him to leave their headquarters.

The Jets are also reportedly interested in Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew, while the Giants will host another former Bronco, corner Tracy Porter.

A crude guesstimate on Denver’s current cap space

With the Broncos having agreed to terms with T.J. Ward and Aqib Talib, and also considered the favorites to add DeMarcus Ware, remaining cap space is a natural concern.

But it probably shouldn't be, at least not yet.

Not including the retirement of Chris Kuper, Over the Cap estimated that Denver entered the day with nearly $27.5M in cap space. Once we account for Kuper, that would mean the Broncos had $31.5M with which to play.

Continue reading "A crude guesstimate on Denver’s current cap space"

Schefter: Broncos agree with Aqib Talib

Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have agreed with former Patriots corner Aqib Talib on a six-year, $57M deal that includes $26M in guarantees.

This would presumably take them out of the running to re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie or pursue Darrelle Revis.

We'll be interested to see how much of that $26M is fully guaranteed (our guess is around half).

Continue reading "Schefter: Broncos agree with Aqib Talib"

Schefter: Broncos leading for Ware, who will visit Dove Valley

According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos are the early favorites to sign former Cowboys pass rusher DeMarcus Ware.

Albert Breer, Ian Rapoport, and Mike Garafolo say Ware is set to visit Dove Valley; Breer and Rapoport say it's his only scheduled visit.

Reports from earlier in the day suggested that Jared Allen was overplaying Denver's interest in him.

Continue reading "Schefter: Broncos leading for Ware, who will visit Dove Valley"

Byrd lands in New Orleans

The Saints have reportedly agreed to terms with former Bills safety Jairus Byrd to the tune of $28M guaranteed and $54M over six years. Of course, the real question is how much is fully guaranteed.

Eight of PFF's top ten ranked free agent safeties have already signed new deals, with Chris Clemons and Ryan Clark the only exceptions.

Report: Bucs to sign Verner

According to beat man Rick Stroud, the Bucs have agreed to terms with former Titans corner Alterraun Verner.

Verner had been rumored as a fallback for Denver, should they be unable to re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Continue reading "Report: Bucs to sign Verner"

Lammey: Cowboys interested in Woodyard, Ayers

According to Cecil Lammey, the Cowboys have expressed interest in Denver defenders Wesley Woodyard and Robert Ayers.

Woodyard is scheduled to visit the Patriots tomorrow and will later meet with the Titans, according to Josina Anderson.