Not that either player was still a priority for the Broncos, but the Giants have raided the roster of the 2013 AFC Champions for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and kick returner Trindon Holliday.
DRC got caught trying to haggle too hard on the first day of free agency, and the Broncos signed Aqib Talib instead.
The reported five-year, $35 million contract that DRC got appears to be less lucrative (on the surface, anyway) than the reported six-year, $54 million deal that he turned down from the Broncos.
According to Mike Garafolo, the Bengals will host Broncos DE Robert Ayers for a visit on Tuesday.
The 2009 first-rounder had a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2013, grading out at an excellent +11.1 in 616 snaps according to PFF, including postseason.
Per Klis, Denver would use Montgomery at center and have Manny Ramirez shift over to replace Zane Beadles at left guard.
Montgomery was released by Washington on Friday in a cap-related move; the team is shifting former Denver draftee Kory Lichtensteiger over to take his place.
As expected, the Broncos have reached agreement with former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders on what is being called a three-year deal worth $15M.
According to Aaron Wilson, $6M is guaranteed (it's unclear whether that's fully guaranteed, but we're guessing it is), and escalators could reportedly push the total value to $18M.
But Wilson's report may also just mean that Sanders canceled his visit to San Francisco and will head from KC to Denver tomorrow.
In addition to Kansas City, Sanders has visited with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, and was said to have been seeking a deal commensurate with what Golden Tate got from Detroit (no chance).
According to Mike Klis, the Broncos tried to sign former Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith, who instead opted to sign with Tampa Bay.
Klis adds that Denver may pursue wideouts Brandon LaFell (Carolina), James Jones (Green Bay), or Miles Austin (Dallas) to replace Eric Decker. If so, we'd guess the Broncos have in mind a $3M-4M/year deal, or about half of what Decker got from the Jets.
Daryl Smith, who had reportedly been a target for Denver at middle linebacker, has agreed to a four-year deal worth a reported $16.1M to stay with Baltimore.
Smith spent his first eight seasons playing under Jack Del Rio, making him an obvious fit with the Broncos.
Well, at least he didn't end up with the Patriots, who were his first free agency hosts.
Wesley Woodyard has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with Tennessee worth $16M.
In six years, Woodyard went from undrafted rookie longshot, to special teams stalwart, to key defensive starter.
Well, we knew that already. But a lot of people apparently didn't.
We've seen Elway criticized for having signed Aqib Talib, for having given him $57M total (ZOMG) and $26M in guarantees (ZOMG!!), for not having gotten Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for cheaper, and for not having gotten Darrelle Revis instead of either one.
The haughtiest garbage out there involved Bill Belichick somehow having outsmarted Elway.
I'm very thankful for my four years in Denver. I think it's one of the greatest cities to play in. Unfortunately, I never got an offer from the Broncos. Denver will always be a part of me. I'm excited about New York being my new community and starting a new chapter in my life. On top of all that, my wife's expecting our baby any second.