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Report: Jackson’s choice didn’t come down to money

Not defending #colts paying D'Qwell Jackson $22 mill/$11 mill guaranteed. But Denver, Tenn and Miami would have ponied up that much.

— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) March 6, 2014

Interesting...

Jackson chooses Colts over Broncos, others

D'Qwell Jackson has agreed to a reported four-year deal to join the Colts; according to PFT, Jackson will get $11M in guarantees (probably not all full guarantees) as part of a $22M contract.

Jackson had visited Denver, Tennessee, and Miami, and had reportedly drawn interest from Arizona and Minnesota as well.

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Broncos, Pats rumored to be in on Revis

According to Mike Florio, Denver and New England are thought to be interested in trading for Bucs corner Darrelle Revis and his $16M/year contract.

Gary Myers is also hearing that SB contending teams have called Tampa Bay about their all-world corner, and he lists Denver as his top possibility.

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2014 cap set at $133M; Broncos have $19.44M free

The salary cap for 2014 has been set at a whopping $133M, which is up nearly $10M from last season. Adam Schefter reports that the cap is expected to top $140M in 2015, and surpass $150M in 2016.

According to Over the Cap, Denver now has $19.44M with which to work. They can easily double that space by cutting the contracts of Champ Bailey ($10M in savings), Chris Kuper ($4.084M), Jacob Tamme ($3M), and Joel Dreessen ($2.5M), if they're so inclined.

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Eagles re-sign Maclin, to Broncos’ apparent chagrin

Pending free agent wideout Jeremy Maclin got the prove-it deal he wanted from the Eagles, as the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal.

According to Adam Schefter, the Broncos were among the teams planning to pursue the sixth-year player on the open market, as Ted had suggested they should earlier in the week.

Maclin, who will turn 26 in May, suffered a season-ending ACL injury during training camp last year. He reportedly got $3.5M in guarantees for 2014, with a maximum value of $6M.

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Report: Jackson to visit Broncos, others

According to Jason La Canfora, free agent linebacker D'Qwell Jackson is set to visit the Titans and Broncos in the coming days, with a meeting with the Vikings possibly to follow.

Cleveland released their longtime leader on Wednesday after eight seasons with the team, rather than pay him a $4M roster bonus due on March 15.

The 30-year-old former second-rounder was also set to make a salary of $3.93M this season.

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What should the Broncos do with Zane Beadles?

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.

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Report: 2014 Salary cap to approach $130M

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.

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2014 Denver Broncos Free Agency Rumors

Potential Additions

Player Pos. 2014 Age Old Team Notes
Louis Delmas S 27 Detroit 2/17: Reported interest; 3/10: signed with Dolphins
D'Qwell Jackson LB 31 Cleveland 2/27: Visited Broncos (3/3), 3/6: signed with Colts
Mike Mitchell S 27 Carolina 3/8: Broncos, others interested; signed with Steelers
T.J. Ward S 28 Cleveland 3/9: Broncos expected to pursue; signed by Broncos
Jared Allen DE 32 Minnesota 3/10: Broncos favored to sign
Daryl Smith LB 32 Baltimore 3/13: Broncos interested; re-signed by Ravens
Will Montgomery C 31 Washington 3/16: Broncos will host

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Report: Broncos in on Delmas

The Broncos are reportedly among the teams currently expressing interest in safety Louis Delmas, who was released by Detroit in a cap-related move last Thursday.

Delmas, who will turn 27 in April, visited the Steelers on Monday, and according to Jason La Canfora, has also drawn interest from Denver and Atlanta.

Selected by the Lions atop the second round of the 2009 Draft (#33 overall), Delmas was often discussed as a possible pick for Denver that year.

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