Rosterbation

Broncos tender Harris, Unrein, Carter, Ihenacho, Marshall

As expected, the Broncos have tendered restricted free agents Chris Harris (second round, $2.187M) and Mitch Unrein (right of first refusal, $1.431M), and nontendered Trindon Holliday.

Additionally, the team tendered exclusive rights free agents Tony Carter ($730K), Duke Ihenacho ($570K), and Brandon Marshall ($495K).

Rosterbation: Looking forward at ‘backers

If you don't consider middle linebacker one of Denver’s biggest issues, please raise your hand. There will be men in white coats coming around to take you for a nice car ride soon...

We all know that the Mike has been problematic for Denver ever since Al Wilson went down with a neck injury back in 2006.

There’s been a laundry list of people who stepped in and did their best, but none were truly up to the job. I thought Wesley Woodyard was the best of the group (especially in coverage), but he’s a bit too small to hold up to the runs up the middle. That showed last season.

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Report: Broncos to let Holliday walk

According to PFT, the Broncos have opted not to tender return man Trindon Holliday as a restricted free agent.

Had Denver tendered Holliday at the lowest (Right of First Refusal) level, his 2014 salary would have been $1.431M, a steep increase from his 2013 salary, which was $480K.

Instead, the boom-or-bust player will be free to sign with any team, for a salary that we believe could be as low as $570K.

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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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