The Broncos and long snapper Aaron Brewer agreed to a new four-year deal on Thursday, avoiding what would have been an unwieldly $1.52M restricted tender. According to Mike Klis, Brewer will receive a $740K signing bonus, and the deal is worth $4M over the four years.
Denver receives a substantial cap savings with the deal, as his cap number for 2015 is probably 2/3 of what it would have been under the RFA tender. The Broncos still have two impending restricted free agents in Tony Carter and Steven Johnson, but are not expected to tender Carter.
As Jason Fitzgerald recently explained, teams usually wait until after the RFA tender period to extend players, but the Broncos were able to lock up Brewer a bit early.