Given that the Broncos' front five was completely dominated in SB 48, it’s no surprise that there’s talk about what to do with a pair of linemen - Zane Beadles and Chris Clark. It’s not hard to see that Denver’s line was overmatched by Seattle’s front four that ugly day.
A year after he was named a Pro Bowl alternate, Beadles was the least effective player on PFF's top line in the league, and now he's a pending unrestricted free agent. The question comes down to this: given the ups and downs in his level of play, is it worth keeping him? If not, what should Denver do to replace him? If so - what is he reasonably worth?
Whether you like Zane or not, it’s just reading his history to say that he has been extremely erratic in his NFL play.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Harbaugh/Niners/Browns story continues to evolve.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam confirmed to USA Today's Jarrett Bell that his team had indeed pursued a trade for Niners head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Haslam did not get into the details of whether compensation was discussed, or of who nixed the deal. Reports had suggested that Cleveland would have sent multiple high draft choices to San Francisco, but that Harbaugh himself had turned down the move.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The big story of the weekend (at least to us) continues to be the rumored trade talks between Cleveland and San Francisco over the rights to Niners coach Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh and his current employers laughed off the reports, but their denials are something less than believable.
We may never know what really went on - whether the teams discussed compensation, or if Harbaugh was the one to shut down the negotiations.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Yesterday's Harbaugh-to-Cleveland bombshell was met with predictable reactions from the involved parties.
Jim Harbaugh, who reportedly turned down a move from San Francisco to John Elway's vacation home, hilariously claimed to "know nothing" about the failed deal.
Niners owner Jed York first enlisted NFL employee Ian Rapoport to tamp down the rumors, and then took to Twitter himself to issue a denial.
However, the Browns did not try to distance themselves from the reports, which is nearly as good as an acknowledgment.
Of course, even if he'd said something meaningful, we wouldn't believe it, anyway. Remember when a certain
sect segment took Elway's comments about wanting a son-in-law like Tim Tebow, to mean he wanted a starting quarterback who couldn't throw? Good times (also couldn't resist).
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.