With Derek Newton and Doug Free already back with their old teams, the market for available right tackles is heating up. According to the Journal Sentinel, Packers lineman Bryan Bulaga is seeking $7M-$8M annually, and has drawn interest from Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and Washington.
$7M/year is the highest AAV among current right tackle contracts (King Dunlap, Gosder Cherilus). The Broncos clearly can't afford to pay that kind of money for a right tackle, so it's looking more and more like they're going to have to find one in the draft, internally, or in the free agency bargain bin, if there is one.
Options are already dwindling, as Carolina added Michael Oher on Friday (not that Denver would have wanted him, but still), and Indy has just agreed to terms with Todd Herremans.