Only nine teams have less dead money on their caps than Denver does ($7.046M).
Looking ahead to 2015, the Broncos have $28.8M in space under a theoretical $140M cap.
Pardon us if we never bought into the concept of Matt Schaub getting his career back on track in Oakland, of all places.
Certainly, a 55.1 QB rating during the preseason didn't help his cause.
But a 108.2 rating from second-rounder Derek Carr made Dennis Allen's decision an easy one, and he's reportedly going with Carr.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! A few more observations from PK's (extra annoying) MMQB column today. We're hoping he was drunk when he wrote it:
While going through Peter King's MMQB column just now, the following line jumped out:
He’s going to complete 64 percent or so of his throws, he’s going to limit mistakes, and he’s going to give Kansas City a good chance to win most Sundays.
According to multiple reports, the Broncos have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing defensive end Zach Thompson (6-5, 265).
According to Mike Klis, Wes Welker is expected to make a limited return to practice today, and could be fully cleared by Wednesday or Thursday.
In that case, Welker would be ready to play in the Broncos' season opener against Indy on Sunday night.
The 33-year-old slot man has suffered three concussions in the past 9.5 months.
Wow, this has been quite a weekend for so-so quarterbacks.
Alex Smith got a four-year extension from Kansas City through the 2018 season, including a reported $30M (!) at signing.
According to PFT, an additional $15M injury guarantee would vest early in the next league year.
You know how there's no way so-and-so is going to clear waivers?
Well, maybe the talent around the league is better than one might have thought.
Or, teams (and players) favor familiarity and continuity over most else.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Sorry for the delay in the Lard today. I didn't know I'd be filling in for Doug until about an hour ago, so I had to rush from my pedicure to my laptop.
Better late than never, right?
First, the Broncos were much higher on Juwan Thompson than expected (my view: they are lower on Ronnie Hillman, despite his position on the depth chart). Second, Mitch Unrein beat out Kevin Vickerson.
As expected, the Broncos got down to the 53-man limit by waiving tight end Gerell Robinson, wideout Bennie Fowler, and corner Louis Young.
RB Juwan Thompson and WR/returner Isaiah Burse made the final cut as undrafted rookies.
Sixth-round center Matt Paradis was the only 2014 draftee to be waived, while Kevin Vickerson and Duke Ihenacho went from Week 1 defensive starters in 2013 to cut in 2014.