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