Rosterbation

Broncos promote Kapri Bibbs, reportedly to prevent other teams from signing him

The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.

According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.

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Schefter: Seahawks wanted Julius Thomas in exchange for Percy Harvin

According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks aimed big when the called the Broncos about a deal for Percy Harvin.

Real big.

Like, Julius Thomas big.

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Report: Von Miller, other first-rounders have holdout weapon

According to Mike Florio, Von Miller can hold out for almost the entirety of his fifth season (2015) and still become a free agent the following offseason.

It would be a costly tactic, as Von is set to draw his biggest salary to date ($9.754M). And Denver would still have the option of using its franchise tag on Miller at that point.

We don't see negotiations between Von and the Broncos getting to that point, but it's an important possibility to keep in mind.

Broncos lose Vinston Painter to Browns, sign long snapper Kevin McDermott

Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.

According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.

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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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