Good Morning, Broncos fans! Although Denver has reportedly shown interest in free agent safety Mike Mitchell and is expected to go after T.J. Ward, one of their own free agent safeties is hoping to stick around.
Mike Adams, who started seven games at free safety after the frightening leg injury suffered by Rahim Moore, says he'd like to finish his career with the Broncos.
According to Adams, time spent with Jack Del Rio last week has him optimistic for a third year in Denver.
The soon-to-be 33-year-old (his birthday is March 24) knows he's not in line for a big raise, and says more money from a losing team wouldn't be worth leaving the overdog Broncos:
I realize where I am in my career, and being in the Super Bowl has only made me hungrier for more. I’m not getting a $10 million deal. I’ll take it, believe me, but I don’t think so. For me, with this team next season, we can be right back to where we were last month and that would be everything to me. Try to get an extra $500,000 or a million to go somewhere else and lose? Nah, that doesn’t feel right.
If I have to find another team, I will. I’m a free agent, but I don’t want to go anywhere.
Adams made $4M over his two seasons with Denver, having signed with them as a free agent prior to the 2012 season.
The Broncos tendered ERFA Duke Ihenacho on Friday; Michael Huff is also a pending UFA.
Mike Klis thinks Eric Decker should get around $8M/year, but that the Broncos probably wouldn't go above $6M. I believe Klis has completely failed to account for the rising salary cap, which should result in several contracts that would otherwise appear out of whack. Sam Shields' deal may be the first such example; Chris Burke agrees with that sentiment.
There are no surprises in PFF's list of the most under/overpaid Broncos of 2013, including their disdain for Derek Wolfe.
Ben Hochman doesn't think Von Miller is ready to assume a leadership role, and if Hangin' with Hochman is replacing Kickin' it with Kiz, we're thrilled.
Paul Klee would like to see Denver hang onto Decker.
Doctors are vouching for the health of Giants WR Hakeem Nicks, who is said to be willing to take a one-year prove-it deal with a team with a proven QB.
Cards RB Rashard Mendenhall, whom Denver had targeted a year ago, is reportedly retiring at 26.
San Diego re-signed safety Darrell Stuckey.
Jacksonville added former Seattle DT Red Bryant, reuniting him with Gus Bradley.
Tampa Bay released guard Davin Joseph.
Houston is said to be trying to pry QB Ryan Mallett away from New England, perhaps in return for a third-rounder. Word is they'd then use the first-overall pick on Jadeveon Clowney.
Detroit is reportedly among the teams competing with Denver for Ward's services.
Matt Schaub may draw interest from Oakland, Cleveland, and the Jets once he's released by Houston.
Alterraun Verner and Michael Johnson are apparently among the most sought after free agents thus far.
Jason Fitzgerald goes over the different types of NFL free agents.
Chase Stuart thinks forcing teams to go for two after every touchdown would result in more frequent upsets.