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.
Ward, who turned 27 in December, was drafted 38th overall in 2010 by then-Cleveland GM and current Broncos pro personnel director Tom Heckert.
Denver has already signed a slew of former Browns players this offseason, but Ward would be the highest profile addition, by far.
Mitchell spent his first four seasons with the Raiders, who drafted him in the second round of the 2009 Draft.
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.