7) The Denver Broncos really needs another defensive tackle, and they seem like a team that might be aggressive near the trading deadline, possibly one willing to give away a 2013 draft pick for a player who can solidify the middle of the defense. The potential trade partner would have to be a team out of postseason contention with a free agent-to-be. Would Sedrick Ellis of the New Orleans Saints qualify? Only if the Saints keep losing. How about Glenn Dorsey of the Kansas City Chiefs? Only if the Chiefs are not planning on bringing him back. With the deadline extended this season to the Tuesday after Week 8, these potential scenarios will get interesting.
What to make of Lombardi's comments? Lombardi is likely speculating on the actual names; it's unlikely the Broncos would allow those details to get out on the street. But there's probalby a kernel of truth to the idea the Broncos want to get stronger up the middle. It's not as if the idea would shock anyone. Even the most casual of fans have been advocating this strategy for the last five drafts. Selecting Derek Wolfe was just a drop in the bucket.