The Broncos made a sextet of roster transactions on Monday, following the weekend's rookie minicamp.
Denver added safety Charles Mitchell (who'd been waived last Monday), former CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn, and wideout Greg Hardin.
Having agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, the Broncos needed to release two other players to honor the 90-man roster limit.
|Kenny Anunike||DE||Duke||Source, CBS, DS||5 surgeries in college (4 knee, 1 ankle)|
|Shaquil Barrett||LB||CSU||Source, NFL, CBS||20.5 TFL, 12 Sacks, MWC DPOY in '13|
|Kapri Bibbs||RB||CSU||Source, NFL||31 touchdowns tied to lead nation|
|Isaiah Burse||WR||Fresno State||Source, NFL, CBS, DS||Second-team All-MWC punt returner|
|Steven Clark||P||Auburn||Source, NFL, DS||A punter!!!|
|Brennan Clay||RB||Oklahoma||Source, NFL|
|Mister Cobble||DT||Kentucky||Source, DS|
|Bennie Fowler||WR||MSU||Source, NFL, DS|
|Greg Hardin||WR||North Dakota||Source, DS||Mentioned by Gil Brandt|
|Greg Latta||DE||Purdue||Source, DS|
|Bryn Renner||QB||UNC||Source, NFL, CBS||November shoulder surgery|
|Aslam Sterling||T||Kansas||Source, DS|
|Jordan Sullen||S||Tulane||Source, DS|
|Juwan Thompson||RB||Duke||Source, DS|
|Louis Young||CB||Georgia Tech||Source, CBS, DS|
Happy Draft Day, friends! Today, I unveil my annual Rational Actor Mock Draft. I’ve been doing it in various forms since 2009, and it’s the only bit of Mockery that we do here at IAOFM.
This year, you get the day-late, buck-short version, because I’ve been moving homes this last week, and because I’m heading to Vegas today (for Mother’s Day, not specifically for the draft).
As in the past, the intent of this exercise is not to predict what WILL happen. It’s to give my opinion of what SHOULD happen.
If you subscribe to the Denver Post's Broncos-related email list, your inbox received this gem of a message on Monday evening:
Breaking News: John Elway says Broncos could trade up or down in NFL draft
Thanks, guys. In other news, the team might also use their pick at #31 (if someone takes an unexpected tumble, as Sly Williams did), or even let the clock run out so that Seattle can again show how much faster they are.
As has long been expected, the Broncos have exercised their 2015 option on Von Miller.
The unilateral option means Von is due to make $9.754M next season, although that figure is currently guaranteed for injury only.
The Broncos have informed Orlando Franklin that he'll be shifting over to left guard, at least temporarily.
According to Mike Klis, the move is as much as anything about keeping Chris Clark in the lineup.
Clark, who filled in admirably for Ryan Clady at left tackle last year, will presumably take over for Franklin at right tackle.
According to multiple reports, Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year deal with the Saints.
Denver cut the legendary corner a month ago to avoid paying him a $1M roster bonus and $9M salary.
Happy Thursday, friends. I haven’t had any time to write in a few weeks, and I was thinking it was a good time to check back in on free agency, and on some early draft thoughts.
After really moving the needle with their early signings, the Broncos have focused on some smaller moves of late, which may prove to be consequential.
I also want to take a look at some other happenings around the NFL, because it’s good to take stock of the competition periodically. That, and some things have been said and written lately that I don’t agree with. We’ll see what we’ll see on the other side of the jump. Ready… BEGIN!!
Having already signed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Trindon Holliday, the Giants continued their raid of Denver's roster on Wednesday.
The G-Men have agreed to terms with defensive end Robert Ayers on a two-year deal with a reported $4M total value and $1.75M in guarantees.
Denver made Ayers the 18th-overall pick in 2009 with their second of two first-round picks that year.