Rosterbation

Texans extend J.J. Watt through 2021

Houston has extended defensive end J.J. Watt through the 2021 season.

Initial reports say it's worth $100M over six seasons, with $51.8M in guarantees.

That would make it a very similar contract to the one Buffalo gave Mario Williams, when they signed him away from Houston.

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OTC: Broncos currently have $6.54M in cap space

According to OTC's latest updates, Denver has $6.539M in cap space, thanks to having carried over a chunk from 2013.

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.

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Report: Raiders to start Derek Carr

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.

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Broncos round out practice squad with DE Zach Thompson

According to multiple reports, the Broncos have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing defensive end Zach Thompson (6-5, 265).

The Wake Forest alum signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent in May. Here are his NFL Draft Scout profile and Wikipedia page.

Alex Smith gets $30M from Chiefs; Kyle Orton gets $5M from Bills

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.

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Broncos add nine players to practice squad

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.

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Broncos announce final 53-man roster

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.

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Broncos waive Matt Paradis; Juwan Thompson sticks

The Broncos have waived another of their recent draft choices, this time center Matt Paradis.

Paradis was selected in May out of Boise State, but sat behind veterans Manny Ramirez and Will Montgomery on the depth chart.

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Broncos waive Kapri Bibbs, Nathan Palmer

Neither of the rookie free agents out of Colorado State has stuck on the team, as Denver has waived running back Kapri Bibbs.

Bibbs, who tied for the most touchdowns in the country in 2013, scored three times in the preseason, including twice at Dallas on Thursday night.

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Broncos waive Duke Ihenacho, Shaquil Barrett, John Boyett

The Broncos have waived safeties Duke Ihenacho and John Boyett, and linebacker Shaq Barrett.

Ihenacho's cometlike Denver career took him from an undrafted rookie in 2012 to an opening day starter in 2013.

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