Broncos reportedly would have pursued Donald Butler

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).

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Report: Cowboys interested in Wesley Woodyard

According to Cowboys beat man Calvin Watkins, Dallas has expressed interest in Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard.

Woodyard was miscast for Denver at middle linebacker last season, and his fellow former UK Wildcat, Danny Trevathan, proved better in Woodyard's old weakside spot.

The 27-year-old is said to be in search of a starting Will job elsewhere.

Mike Adams says he’d take less money to stay with Broncos

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Although Denver has reportedly shown interest in free agent safety Mike Mitchell and is expected to go after T.J. Ward, one of their own free agent safeties is hoping to stick around.

Mike Adams, who started seven games at free safety after the frightening leg injury suffered by Rahim Moore, says he'd like to finish his career with the Broncos.

According to Adams, time spent with Jack Del Rio last week has him optimistic for a third year in Denver.

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Report: Broncos expected to pursue T.J. Ward

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos are expected to pursue Browns free agent safety T.J. Ward.

Ward, who turned 27 in December, was drafted 38th overall in 2010 by then-Cleveland GM and current Broncos pro personnel director Tom Heckert.

Denver has already signed a slew of former Browns players this offseason, but Ward would be the highest profile addition, by far.

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Report: Broncos interested in Mike Mitchell

According to Panthers beat man Joe Person, the Broncos, Panthers, Bears, Eagles, and Falcons are among the teams to have expressed interest in signing Carolina safety Mike Mitchell.

Mitchell spent his first four seasons with the Raiders, who drafted him in the second round of the 2009 Draft.

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Making a case for signing Sproles

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Once Denver made clear they were moving on from Trindon Holliday, and Chicago did the same with Devin Hester, we were intrigued.

However, as we noted, Hester has also had some major fumbling problems (4.64% of his career touches), albeit not nearly as severe as Holliday (8.27%).

The other problem with Hester is that he doesn't add a whole lot on offense. Of course, any contribution at all is infinitely more than what Holliday brings to the table.

Making matters worse, the soon-to-be ex-Bear would cost a whole lot more than does Holliday.

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Broncos tender Harris, Unrein, Carter, Ihenacho, Marshall

As expected, the Broncos have tendered restricted free agents Chris Harris (second round, $2.187M) and Mitch Unrein (right of first refusal, $1.431M), and nontendered Trindon Holliday.

Additionally, the team tendered exclusive rights free agents Tony Carter ($730K), Duke Ihenacho ($570K), and Brandon Marshall ($495K).

Rosterbation: Looking forward at ‘backers

If you don't consider middle linebacker one of Denver’s biggest issues, please raise your hand. There will be men in white coats coming around to take you for a nice car ride soon...

We all know that the Mike has been problematic for Denver ever since Al Wilson went down with a neck injury back in 2006.

There’s been a laundry list of people who stepped in and did their best, but none were truly up to the job. I thought Wesley Woodyard was the best of the group (especially in coverage), but he’s a bit too small to hold up to the runs up the middle. That showed last season.

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Sounds like Cowboys will have to cut Ware

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! With Champ Bailey out of the picture, there's no longer any doubt that Denver will be pursuing cornerbacks this offseason.

Mike Klis maintains the team will try to re-sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and he's sticking to his estimate of $6.5M-7M per year.

We're sticking to our opinion that such a number won't get it done - the salary cap has increased by more than 8% over 2013, and that has to change the calculus of free agency this year.

Meanwhile, Klis confirms Mike Chappell's report that Denver was prepared to pay D'Qwell Jackson a contract similar to what he got from Indy.

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Report: Broncos to let Holliday walk

According to PFT, the Broncos have opted not to tender return man Trindon Holliday as a restricted free agent.

Had Denver tendered Holliday at the lowest (Right of First Refusal) level, his 2014 salary would have been $1.431M, a steep increase from his 2013 salary, which was $480K.

Instead, the boom-or-bust player will be free to sign with any team, for a salary that we believe could be as low as $570K.

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