The Broncos' promotion of Kapri Bibbs to the active roster was a response to reported interest from the Bills, who lost two backs to injury last week. Denver now has five active running backs, four of whom aren’t badly injured.
Ronnie Hillman leads the group for now, with Juwan Thompson backing him up. C.J. Anderson, with only 13 carries in the last three games, has apparently dropped to the third string. What can we expect from each, now that we’ve seen all but Bibbs in game situations?
Bibbs is an impressive young runner. He’s missing the receiving and pass protection aspects of his game. Those, along with building the NFL body that coach Fox likes to mention, are the things that he should be working on. It’s a full time job.
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.
According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.
According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks aimed big when the called the Broncos about a deal for Percy Harvin.
Like, Julius Thomas big.
According to Mike Florio, Von Miller can hold out for almost the entirety of his fifth season (2015) and still become a free agent the following offseason.
It would be a costly tactic, as Von is set to draw his biggest salary to date ($9.754M). And Denver would still have the option of using its franchise tag on Miller at that point.
We don't see negotiations between Von and the Broncos getting to that point, but it's an important possibility to keep in mind.
Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.
According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.
Houston has extended defensive end J.J. Watt through the 2021 season.
Initial reports say it's worth $100M over six seasons, with $51.8M in guarantees.
That would make it a very similar contract to the one Buffalo gave Mario Williams, when they signed him away from Houston.
Only nine teams have less dead money on their caps than Denver does ($7.046M).
Looking ahead to 2015, the Broncos have $28.8M in space under a theoretical $140M cap.
Pardon us if we never bought into the concept of Matt Schaub getting his career back on track in Oakland, of all places.
Certainly, a 55.1 QB rating during the preseason didn't help his cause.
But a 108.2 rating from second-rounder Derek Carr made Dennis Allen's decision an easy one, and he's reportedly going with Carr.
According to multiple reports, the Broncos have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing defensive end Zach Thompson (6-5, 265).
Wow, this has been quite a weekend for so-so quarterbacks.
Alex Smith got a four-year extension from Kansas City through the 2018 season, including a reported $30M (!) at signing.
According to PFT, an additional $15M injury guarantee would vest early in the next league year.