Barnwell: Looking beyond Sunday

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Given their perpetual need for bodies up front, that could lead them to a former 3-4 lineman like Ziggy Hood or Tyson Jackson, both first-round picks who failed to develop as planned in their first stops. If Shaun Phillips leaves, I wonder if the Broncos would target Jared Allen on a one-year deal to serve as their primary pass-rusher while Miller recovers from his ACL tear. And with question marks at cornerback, if they don’t sign Rodgers-Cromartie and they release Bailey, the Broncos could target one of the top cornerbacks on the market, like Aqib Talib or Sam Shields. DeAngelo Hall would even make sense on a lesser contract.

FWIW, Barnwell also sees Eric Decker, Zane Beadles, and Champ Bailey back on team-friendly contracts, plus new deals for several key youngsters. Of course, we'll be looking at all of this in depth once the offseason hits.

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