The Browns have reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with Karlos Dansby that will pay the linebacker $10M in the first year.
Reports also have Cleveland signing former Niners safety Donte Whitner to a deal worth $7M/year over four years.
Adam Schefter says Caldwell's deal maxes out at a very reasonable $3.45M over two seasons; the soon-to-be 29-year-old made $1.8M over the course of his previous two-year deal with the Broncos.
The former Bengal caught 16 passes in 2013 for 200 yards and three scores; he added two receptions for 26 yards in the postseason.
This isn't particularly surprising, but Mike Klis says Zane Beadles and Wesley Woodyard will be headed elsewhere once free agency opens. It's been widely speculated that Denver will replace Beadles internally by shifting around current linemen.
According to Klis, Beadles is deciding between Jacksonville and another suitor, while Woodyard has drawn interest from Tennessee in addition to New England (as mentioned earlier).
No real reports had linked Michael Johnson to Denver, but some speculative articles suggested he'd be a logical fit.
Still, his expected five-year, $43.75M deal with Tampa Bay will impact the Broncos' efforts to add another pass rusher, whether it be Jared Allen or someone else.
It appears a given that Wesley Woodyard will not be back in Denver for a seventh season. But the Patriots? Yuck.
According to Brandon Krisztal, Woodyard is set to visit New England and at least one other team.
A slew of transactions have occurred/are occurring on Monday as the commencement of the 2014 league year and free agency loom tomorrow (4pm ET).
Here are the notable pre-deadline moves so far:
The Bucs are said to be actively shopping corner Darrelle Revis, who is set to receive a $1.5M roster bonus on Thursday.
Mike Florio previously reported that Denver and New England were among teams asking about the three-time All-Pro's availability.
The former Chief, who will turn 32 next month, ranks 12th in NFL history with 128.5 career sacks.
Titans corner Alterraun Verner says joining the Broncos "would definitely be a good situation for me," during an appearance on SiriusXM Radio on Monday.
The 25-year-old corner did not indicate whether Denver had contacted him during the legal tampering period.
According to Cowboys beat man Calvin Watkins, Dallas has expressed interest in Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard.
Woodyard was miscast for Denver at middle linebacker last season, and his fellow former UK Wildcat, Danny Trevathan, proved better in Woodyard's old weakside spot.
The 27-year-old is said to be in search of a starting Will job elsewhere.