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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Time for a new post, the last one was filling up.

Who to let go, who to go after, who to draft.  Things should start picking up here soon.

188 comments:

  1. OBF posted this on the other post.
    Per Broncos Wire

    Want to be an NFL head coach, Vance Joseph? Good luck. Your Denver Broncos will face the most difficult schedule in the entire league in 2017, according to CBS Sports.

    Now, it’s not Joseph’s fault the Broncos’ AFC West has improved greatly, with both the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs making the playoffs last year. Heck, even the Los Angeles Chargers, with a long list of injuries, still nearly pulled off some upsets before losing games late in contests.

    It’s no surprise Denver plays the Chiefs, Raiders and Chargers twice each, which has been the case since divisional realignment in 2002. This year, however, the Broncos also have to compete against the NFC East, which rivaled the AFC West as the two top divisions in all of football in 2016.

    On top of that, the orange and blue must play the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots — luckily, it’s at home — as well as the Indianapolis Colts.

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  2. Looks like Revis may become available.

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    1. We already had Butthead (Mcdufess) on the team, may as well get Bevis.

      4 felonies in one incident. That's a pretty good outing. Although, after reading the story, some part of me says the snowflakes he got into it with had it coming.Still, just walk away Bevis, just walk away.

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  3. KISZLA is still beating the Romo to Denver drum.

    Just shut up, Kiz! And then go away. Far, far away. Do they have a junior rugby team there in Australia, Gould, that could use a person with his talent? Hate to stick him on you, but that would get him off the Bronco beat.

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  4. So we're talking with Earl Mitchell, released from Miami. Doesn't look like a world beater for a D lineman, but maybe that's what we can afford. Seems real solid, but not a big impact player.

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    1. Not bigger than Sly. If we're dumping on Sly, get a monster NT, not someone about the same as him.

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    2. From the stuff I read Mitchell was ok but was hurt a lot. Could be cheaper than Williams.

      Interesting a lot of teams want to meant with him, so maybe there is something there.

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    3. Yeah, IDK, I have changed my thinking on Sly. Although he was a 1st round pick and I hate that all the fans have written him off so easily, he is replaceable by a guy like Mitchell for less money than Sly will want. So less money and the chance at any round of a 2018 comp pick for losing Sly is a big score for us. Our D only needs a 2 down NT anyway. I would like a guy that could stay in and get some pressure on passing situations, but maybe that guy comes in the draft.

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  5. See there may be a trade of Julius Thomas for Brandon Albert?

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    1. Well JT wasn't part of the trade after all. Personally if I learned anything about him and his Dad when we were dealing with them and, if I remember right, that one agent we hated, was it Bus or something, he probably said no to getting traded to Miami. Sure it would have been with Gase, but he's all the way on the wrong coast of where he wants to be. He probably wants to get cut and get back to California.

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    2. Bus Cook was Cutler's agent. Julius had Frank Bauer as an agent at the time we let him walk (to the Jagwads for $46M). But ya, it Thomas senior (Dad) who was the real jackass. Glad both are gone, in 2 years JT only started 16 games for the Jags scoring just 9 TDs - compare that to the 24 TDs he scored in his last 2 seasons with Denver. Glad JE let him walk. Remember his quote "This is too easy"? LOL!

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    3. Yeah LOL
      It was easy for him for 2 years with Manning.

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    4. Jaguars still did trade Thomas to the 'Fins, but just for a draft pick.

      They still may trade for Albert.

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  6. I saw CJ Anderson on a TV across the restaurant doing some kind of pro-am bowling tournament Friday evening. Dude looked over weight and and out of shape. And he is a terrible bowler! Stick to football, CJ, and start training now!

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  8. Per Mile High Report, but they do say he is 3 years old, haha

    Per Mile High Report
    According to Mile High Sport's Benjamin Allbright, the Denver Broncos are expected to be among the teams trying to persuade soon to be free agent left tackle Andrew Whitworth to move on from the Bengals and sign with their team.

    As we know, the Broncos may soon be in the market for a starting left tackle. The Broncos have until March 8th to pick up Russell Okung's one million dollar option. If they do that, it would activate a four-year, $48 million dollar contract that guarantees $20.5 million. If not, Okung would become a free agent and the Broncos would be on the look out for a starting left tackle once again.

    If they decide against picking up Okung's option, it sounds like the Broncos will be eyeing Cincinnati Bengals left tackle Andrew Whitworth as a replacement...if they can convince him to sign with the Broncos.

    Whitworth told The SiriusXM Blitz on Monday that he is "pretty positive" that he will return to the Bengals, but will listen to what other teams have to offer before making his final decision.

    "I want to take advantage of the opportunity of being free and listen to what other people have to say," Whitworth said. "I think that's the right way to do it. I'm talking to the (Bengals). Hopefully we're going to work something out and for sure be back as a Bengal. That's where I'd love to end my career and love that opportunity to do that. But I also think it's smart to at least listen to other opportunities and make sure that you have your heart in the right place."
    This is a smart approach for a veteran hitting the free agent market for the first time in his career. Whitworth has signed a bunch of contract extensions throughout his career so this is the first time he is able to test free agency. While he sounds like he is set on returning to the Bengals, he is leaving the door open for some General Manager to persuade him to leave the Bengals and join their team.

    This is where Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway comes into play.

    Elway has persuaded Peyton Manning, Wes Welker, DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward, and others to join the Broncos organization, and sometimes for less money. He's the ultimate salesman and it sounds like he'll give Whitworth his best shot.

    Another thing that goes in the Broncos favor is their winning culture. Whitworth is 3 years old and in the twilight of his career and would like to win a Super Bowl before he hangs them up. The Bengals are likely not Super Bowl contenders, and while the Broncos are not the contenders they were in year's past, they still are a playoff contender with an elite defense.

    "At this point in my career, it's about the challenge, it's about the excitement of going to try to win that Super Bowl," Whitworth said. "That's what I want to do, so I want to make sure wherever it is I am - hopefully Cincinnati - that team is prepared to go try and fight for that trophy."
    If the Broncos were able to persuade Whitworth to join their team, he would be an instant upgrade(on paper) at the left tackle position. He was Pro Football Focus's second highest rated tackle in the entire NFL this past season.

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    1. I'd like that. How old is he really? Does he have 3 years worth in him yet?

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  9. 3 years old, huh? Sounds like a futures contract should work!

    It would be awesome if we could land him, but will we have the cash? We would still need a right tackle too, in my opinion. Wonder if Okung would do any better over there? Not for $48 mil though.

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  10. My thoughts on our OL:

    Why we worried about Guards? We have Garica, McGovern and Turner there already. I have big raps on Turner, I think he could start this season. Move Schofield and Sambrailo to guard permanently as well. From those 5 we should be able to fine two starters.

    Tackle is a different story. With the moves and cuts we have no one! Probably the only reason why I would keep Okung. No way we find 4 good tackles in the next 6 months. I'd keep Okung on the cheap, sign an RT vet and draft one or two tackles.

    If we can't get Okung cheap, go after Andy hard or trade for one of the Joes.

    So besides Paradis we could have new starters across the board.

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    1. That was what we all said we need a couple months ago. A whole new OL besides Paradis. Garcia is a backup at best IMO.

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  11. Per tweet from Jay Glazier

    Another strong tackle option appears headed to free agency as the broncos have informed Russell Okung they will not be picking up his option

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  12. I'm not surprised at the Okung decision. He was not very good and would have cost way too much.

    If they can renegotiate his deal, that would be fine. There are not a lot of better options this year.

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  13. I like the way he worded that. "Option" is a good description. "Strong option"? Not too sure how strong, but passable might be a better term. It would be awesome if he resigned with Denver at a much lower salary.

    It's going to be REAL tough to improve the O line, at least at tackle, this year. There just aren't many good veterans available and its a weak draft class at tackle too, if there even is a tackle ready to step in as a starter.

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  14. Hallelujah! Okung sucks. All the stalled drives cause of his penalties. This was the only year he played 16 games in his career. We needed to let him walk. Elway will find replacements. I think Schofield is an option as a backup T. I'm hoping Sambrillo will be better this year. I heard he couldn't lift weights last year to stay in shape.

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    1. Schofield at tackle = barf

      Sambrillo = potential bust

      I don't know the answer. Hopefully Elway pulls something out of his ass

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    2. No, I know, both sucked at T. Finding 4 new Ts though like Gould was saying we need sounds impossible.

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    3. Right, we all agree for once. haha

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    4. Do we have any prospects on PS or futures? I forget. I'll go look again.

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  15. Justin Murray #64 T
    Experience:R
    Height:6' 5"
    Weight:304
    Age:23
    College:Cincinnati

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  16. Billy Turner is big enough to play tackle. But I prefer moving all those guys to guard.

    Then we can focus on tackles. May have to trade for someone.

    Just because Okung's option was declined doesn't mean he won't be back. We could still get a deal done with him, we just didn't want to pay the big salary.

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    1. Further news, Klis saying we want Okung back to play RT. Interesting.

      Doubt it will happen as someone will overpay him to play LT.

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    2. Okung is a FA. He will test the market and get the most he can now.

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    3. My guess on the minimum he will be able to get is 2yrs/15M. The max is about 3yrs/27M. He is not that good. He has only had one decent season and has always been dinged up with something.

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    4. I'd be interested in seeing Okung at Rt. That intrigues me, but its never going to happen.

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  17. Doesn't surprise me we declined his option for what we got from him last year. I was thinking about moving him to RT but that doesn't always work. And he would have to agree to it. But would have to come at RT money. Not what he would have gotten last year. Elway is a freakin genius for his negotiating skills.

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  18. Per Mike Klis

    The Denver Broncos have signed DL Bobby Richardson to a contract on Friday, according to Mike Klis.

    Klis mentions that the Broncos are still waiting to hear from free agent DT Earl Mitchell following his recent visit with the team.

    Richardson, 23, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Indiana in May of 2015. He managed to make their 53-man roster during his rookie season but was, unfortunately, cut loose coming out of the preseason last year.

    The Redskins signed Richardson to their practice squad a week later but was eventually waived to make room for LB Carlos Fields. The Chiefs signed Richardson to their practice squad in November but he stay in Kansas City was short-lived.

    In 2015, Richardson appeared in 15 games for the Saints and recorded 40 total tackles, a half-sack, one interception and one pass defense.

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  19. Per Cecil Lammey

    Bobby Richardson has large wingspan, has athleticism/burst to make plays. Best suited to be inside 3-tech rotational pass-rusher.

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  20. Looks like an ok depth piece. Should work ok rotating into the line to give better players (I HOPE!!) a breather. I doubt he or Earl would move the needle much. But depth is good!

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  21. Per the Denver Broncos

    The Broncos are one of four teams with a league-leading four compensatory picks.

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Broncos learned Friday afternoon that they will have four compensatory picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, including a third-rounder.

    The NFL announced the compensatory selections in a memo distributed to teams. The Broncos' four compensatory picks are as follows:

    ROUND 3: Pick 37 (No. 101 overall)

    ROUND 5: Pick 34 (No. 179 overall)

    ROUND 7: Pick 34 (No. 254 overall)

    ROUND 7: Pick 35 (No. 255 overall)


    The two seventh-round selections are the last two picks of the draft.

    Compensatory selections are determined by a formula that incorporates the net gains and losses from the previous year's unrestricted free-agent signing period. The formula accounts for the value of the contracts and the production of the players with their new clubs.

    The Broncos lost seven players in free agency last year, including DE Malik Jackson, QB Brock Osweiler, G Evan Mathis and LB Danny Trevathan. They signed three unrestricted free agents: DE Jared Crick, LT Russell Okung and RT Donald Stephenson.

    Denver was one of four teams to receive a league-leading four compensatory picks, along with Cincinnati, Cleveland and Kansas City.

    The league handed out 32 compensatory picks, including a whopping 11 in the third round alone. Seattle received two compensatory third-round picks.

    This is also the first year in which teams can trade compensatory picks.

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  22. We are lucky that we did not lose a pick for Osweiller leaving.

    haha

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  23. Extra draft picks are good. Maybe we can trade all of them for a second round pick. Then we might be able to draft someone who could actually contribute this year.

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  24. 9ers outbid us for Mitchell. He left Denver with a reported 3 year offer with first year salary of $4.5 million. 9ers offered a 4 year deal with a first year salary of $5.5 million.

    For a guy who didn't make much of an impact on Miami's D line last year, thats a lot of money to give to a two down interior lineman.

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  25. They're going to a 4-3. He should do alright there. Better than he would for us.

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  26. The 49ers have a lot of cap room. Now by giving Mitchell that much they have set the tone for what DL FAs are going to get. So in other words, they haven't f***ked us by stealing Mitchell, it may have helped us, but they have f***ked us by making it so we will have to pay more for a good NT and DE in FA.

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  27. Anybody on here have preference to what FAs on the DL you are hoping for us to get? I kinda like the thought of Nick Fairley as NT and Campbell as an expensive DE. How much will that cost? We still need to buy Whitworth to IMO.

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    1. Fairley is the wrong type of player for a NT. I'd love to go after Campbell.

      But we need tackles! Elway needs to go all in on a tackle.

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    2. Careful, Elway has not been very good yet at selecting tackles.

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  28. People really think we should bring back Jay Cutler?? WOW! THAT would be a monumental mistake. I think I'd consider Romo before Cutler, and I would hate to even consider Romo!

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    2. I don't believe any fans would even consider Cutler. I have read a few articles where the author mentions people wanting Cutler back, but I think these authors are full of shit.

      Plus see the article about Elway hating Cutler

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  29. Nice refresher story. I remember that now that I read it.

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  30. From twitter:

    Ed Werder
    ‏Verified account @Edwerderespn

    Current expectation is that unless they sign one of them next 48 hours, #Chiefs will franchise tag Eric Berry and let Dontari Poe be UFA


    Would you try to sign Poe? Might be too pricey.

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  31. Poe is a name. I like this Logan kid from the eagles, good, young and under the radar.

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  32. I say no to Poe also.
    I love to steal guys from division foes, but he isn't all he cracked up to be. He's just a name, as G said. Besides I think they plan on losing him, so it's not really stealing him away then.

    Why O why won't they let the rumors of getting a different QB die? So sick of hearing about it. Let the best man win and the other is a close second as backup. What's so hard about that?

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  33. I think the QB rumors refuse to die because a lot of pundits are caught up in the "no experience" mantra for both QBs. They don't have a lot of experience, but they aren't going to get game experience holding a clipboard and watching Romo get slaughtered and I sure as hell wouldn't want either of them learning ANYTHING from Cutler.

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  34. In the drivers seat?! What are we even doing in the damn car?

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    1. Hopefully running him over with it.

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    2. LOL! I was gonna say we were probably taking Romo to the E.R.

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    3. Lol! Probably already having a heart attack thinking about his chances behind our line.

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  35. Just because that loser doesn't have anywhere to go we get stuck with them making a connection to us. They did say if he's cut and if he takes a paycut, but still......

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  36. Pats elected not to tag Hightower. Would you sign him?

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  37. I am sick of all the damn Romo talk too. It would be a bad, risky move with a very sketchy/unpredictable offensive line, especially with his injury history. Elway hopefully is wise enough to see that. If he can be had for one year $5 million deal, maybe I pull the trigger. Anything over that is out of the question.

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  38. I just can't see Romo working. If we have to pay a QB big money it kills our ability in FA to get the players we really need. Romo will no last.

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  39. I don't think I'd sign Hightower. We seem to be pretty set at outside linebacker for the money he'd cost.

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    1. Hightower is ILB I think. I think he has good coverage skills for his size too.

      I don't think we have money for half the guys getting mentioned lately. IMO, we have enough for one of the higher price FAs and a few other FAs to fill the other holes left. We have many and we never go into the draft without at least some sort of an answer to all of them before the draft. You can't assume you can fill a hole with a rookie.
      So who (what position) gets the bulk of the FA money? My vote is LT.

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    2. I'm prone to think Elway already has a trade lined up for a LT. or at least an offer out to Okung for a return on a lesser contract. My reasoning on this is because Beachem is sitting out there as a FA we could take a look at right now and haven't.

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  40. I think their is zero chance that Okung comes back.

    Russell Okung rumors

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    1. OBF is right, someone will overpay for him. I doubt we can get him back cheap.

      Seems Whitworth going to resign with the Bengals. We may need to go after the Joes.

      Cap increased 12 mil as well.

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    2. Cap increase should help. Not sure it's enough to FIX our O line though!

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  41. Supposedly looking into getting TJ Lang of the Packers. RG not a LT! Sounds like a good addition though. Listed as one of the top 3 FAs. Maybe they plan on Schofield playing RT. If they do, why didn't we try that last year? It was pathetic. We all know that. Why didn't they play around with moving Stevenson to RG?

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    1. Because Stevenson was the equivalent of a pylon, no matter where you played him??!

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    2. They had Schofield at RT in 215 and everyone said he was the worst ever because Mack beat him for 4-5 sacks in one game (Brock) remember? That's why they moved him to G in 2016. Scho allowed 9 sacks in 2015, tied for 2nd most in the league for tackles in 2015. To be fair, it was his first year starting in the NFL and half of those 9 sacks came against 1 player in 1 game. To me, I'd be okay with giving him another shot at RT (he started 26 games at RT at Michigan and 10 at LG) since his worst year (2016) was his first year starting and 2nd year as a pro... and to be honest, Kahil Mack is on par with Von as far as nailing the QB.

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    3. I don't have any problem with giving Schofield another shot at it, since he's had an off season to heal and has more experience. BUT! I sure hope they are working on a plan B if it doesn't work out.

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    4. Not me guys. He was awful at RT all year, not just against the Raiders. They might have to put him back there because they have missed on Tackles so bad in the draft and FA, but if they do it will be the 3rd straight year of having one of the worst offensive lines in football. It will seriously hurt our playoff chances.

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  42. “You can always recover from the player you didn’t sign; you can’t recover from the player that you signed at the wrong price.”

    Word's of wisdom from Bears GM, Pace. Hello, Romo, Hightower, Revis.

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  43. I like TJ but I think we got enough above average players at that position to get by. Not so much at tackles. We got no one and Schofield and Ty isn't the answer.

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    1. It's weird but Sambrailo started the first 3 games at LT in his rookie year and did pretty good before tearing his left labrum (shoulder socket fibrocartilage that keeps the balljoint in place). So much for the left side. In 2016 he was moved to RT where he promptly hyper extended his right elbow and when he finally returned, had to play with a brace on it. Maybe it's long arms that give him leverage injuries. Normally, long arms are coveted by teams seeking tackles but if you lack the muscle or technique, then injuries occur. Whether he's worthy of another chance is beyond my knowledge but if the Broncos FO keeps him, I'll bow to their thinking.

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    2. Thanks 1st for the insight on Sambrailo.

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    3. It would be scary to rely on him due to his injury history and his supposed lack of strength.

      I say keep him as a backup and see if he can stay healthy and what he can become.

      Not much choice due to the significant lack of NFL caliber talent of the OL on this team.

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    4. It is scary but on the flip side, 2017 would be just his 3rd season. Broncos drafted him in the 2nd rd (59th) in 2015 and more than half of his $3.9M salary has already been paid leaving $615,000 this year with $705,000 in 2018 remaining. That's pretty cheap so keeping him as a BU to see how he pans out might be how JE sees it as well. Time will tell but I do think if he is kept, it's gonna be a quick "show us" or be cut at the 53 deadline.

      Stephenson is a different story. The Broncos didn't draft him and he's scheduled to make $5M this year if he isn't cut before March 9th.

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    5. I agree on both too. 1st, do you know if Sambo could still be PS eligable?

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    6. Don't know the answer. But if he can't make the roster, who cares at this point?

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  44. Thanks OBF.
    I like all the OL they're looking at. Missing one though. DION DAWKINS.

    The RBs seem all the same type. The type we need. Haha. Someone who can get around the end.

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  45. Sambrailo reminds me so much of Zane Beadles. Zane was terrible as a RT. But was an above average LG. Thats what I see in his future.

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  46. Vollmer anyone? Wonder what kind of price he'll command.

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  47. Jets are contemplating additional house cleaning and are considering releasing Decker. Would you bring him back? I wouldn't mind bringing him back on a reasonable deal. $5 million a season would be good. We need a third WR and he would compliment DT and Sanders well. He would give us that endzone threat we have been lacking since he left.

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  48. I heard Vollmer was considering retiring. Plus, he has missed nearly 30 games or something like that in the past few years due to injury, if I recall. That wouldn't be a wise signing.

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  49. Stephenson was terrible in the ZBS, but I am wondering if he would be better in a more power scheme. He was solid when he was in KC, which is why we brought him in. I wonder if they will try to keep him.

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  50. I knew Volmer had been hurt so I was doing some research after I made that post. Several accounts about how he hadn't been working out at all and was very heavy and out of shape.

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    1. I had read that too. I am against bringing him in as a result. Plus if NE is cutting him lose, he is probably washed up, or they would hang onto him.

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  51. Sounds like Campbell is a major target for us to shore up the D line. Would be a nice pickup if we can get him. If we can nail down a solid LT, DT, DE and maybe a LG or RG in free agency, we should be set for the draft.

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  52. Looks like Ravens may lose RT Rick Wagner to free agency. Rumor has it he is looking to become thr highest paid RT. Not sure if thats in our price range or not, but there are plenty of top Olinemen on the market this year. So we should be able to get a few.

    I know we don't have a "Manning" to lure big name free agents in anymore, but the fact that Elway is determined to win should be a big draw. Despite not making the playoffs, we were a competitive team without an oline and a patchwork dline. Bringing a few of those guys in will dramatically change that.

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  53. Rumors! Love how anybody can use such vagueness this time of year and actually be taken seriously. Connecting dots is easy. We need a DE, Campbell is the best one. Let me ask you this. Why would we let Jackson go when he out priced himself to us, only to pay that for Campbell? I would love to have him, but we need to find the next Jackson or Campbell, not buy one. I bet we get a cheap DE in FA and draft one, hoping he is just that. Maybe Klis is right on us coveting Campbell, as soon as we find out his price tag I doubt it's us that gets him.

    We are still running a lot of ZBS, hence the new OL coach. Stevenson is gone at $4M/yr.

    I want Evan Engram as our slot WR/TE!
    Not really on the McJr bandwagon anymore. If we do draft him fine, I'll deal with it, but I personally think it would be a mistake.

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  54. Word is we're not even looking at RT in FA. Must be thinking the Ts in the draft aren't good LT prospects and plan on getting RT there.

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  55. Brad- your comment above about Stephenson and the ZBS. You may be right as far as the run game goes, but he was not good at pass blocking either. Does a power blocking scheme help him pass block better? I just didn't see much hope for him by the end of the season.

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    1. Can't teach heart and Stephenson got none.

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  56. Free agency starts soon. At least this year we are not left hanging out to dry with the number and quality of our own free agents, like the last few years. Hopefully we can add some talent in key areas of need. Not much in the OT market though.

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    1. We have some money this year. Not quite as much as lots of other teams. Fans have us getting all these high profile FAs. I think it will be a bunch of under the radar guys, so that we can go into the draft without any positions that have to be filled. You never can predict how the draft will go! So word on MHR is after we cut Stevenson and save money for our FAs and draft picks we have a little over $30M to spend. The holes, IMO, that have to be addressed in FA; NT, DE, Slot WR, LT, RG. I put RG instead of RT because that's what it seems we're looking at. I guess we must think Shoefeld can play RT or something.

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  57. This is just funny!
    Free agent Darrelle Revis is owed $6 million guaranteed by the Jets, and the money contains no offset language.
    It puts Revis in prime position to retire, or take a year away from the game. No teams are likely to offer Revis significantly more than $6 million to play in 2017, and he would essentially be accepting a pay cut -- and helping the Jets -- by signing a deal that would pay him less than $6 million. Revis' best option might be to sit out the 2017 season, then return in better shape in 2018. His physical conditioning was known to be a problem last year.
    Why would he play? He won't get a contract for more than the Jets have to pay him.
    Sounds like when we were hoping Shanahan would take a job the year we owed him $ to sit on his ass.

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    1. Ignore the Try if Yourself. I did not feel like redoing the HTML

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    2. Nice link. TY. Added the site to favorites.

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    3. The article says the "Klis also reported that the team is 'set' with Max Garcia at right guard." Garcia played LG, not RG, Schofield played RG. BroncosWire often gets things wrong. They have lots of Bronco artcles but don't bet the farm on accuracy.

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    4. Thanks. I noticed that when I read it.

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    5. First time there. Appreciate the insight that they aren't always right.

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    6. Saw that error too.

      Wish everyone was perfect like me.

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  59. Saying we are going to use some ZBS is like saying we used it when Fox was here before. Some similar concepts, but nothing even close to resembling what we know as the ZBS. Stepehnson wasn't good in the ZBS BECAUSE IT REQUIRED HIM TO BE NIMBLE AND QUICK. Something he isn't. He was much better in KC, which is why we went after him. I think he would be better in the PBS with better guys around him. I am not suggesting we keep him, just making a case for why we might. We can't get rid of all outlr Olinemen on the roster. Some will be kept. Just trying to figure out who that will be and why.

    Not sure why all that was in caps, but didn't feel like retyping it.

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    1. Stop yelling at me! πŸ˜πŸ˜†

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  60. Revis is a bum. He should make the move to safety like charles woodson did in Green Bay. He won't make it as a cover corner anymore. And nobody is going to pay hima truck load of money anymore for a headache.

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  61. Elway has said he wants a LT, G and DE in free agency so he can go into the draft and be able to go bpa.

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  62. Talk we are 'hot' for Chris Baker. Remember this kid was undrafted by us, hindsight.

    I wouldn't mind having him back as an NT.

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  63. "Legal" tampering starts today at 11:00 am, so maybe some news will come out about who's agents we are talking to. I'm sure they have the phones programmed and set to auto-dial at 11:00 am. Finally, things should start heating up a bit!

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  64. I love it when these "professionals" get called out on a bogus report. Makes my day. Rumors and gossip and playing each other is all that has been happening until today. Hallelujah.

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  65. Per Troy Renck

    Broncos expected to place second-round tenders on restricted free agents Todd Davis and Brandon McManus.

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  66. Lots of rumors that the Broncos are interested in Danny Woodhead. Makes sense with McCoy and I would be fine with it for a reasonable price.

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  67. I think I may have said something about this previously, but looks like we may have an interest in Danny Woodhead. Connecting the dots with McCoy, this makes sense. I like the guy, but he has injuries that have kept him from being productive.

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  68. Haha my browser didnt update showing OBf's posts and I posted almost the exact same thing.

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  69. Broncos place 2nd-round tenders on RFAs Todd Davis, Brandon McManus

    Smart moves unlike the CJ fiasco last year.

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  70. Starting center Matt Paradis highlights the list of eight free agents who received exclusive-rights tenders. Joining him are inside linebacker Zaire Anderson, outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett, center James Ferentz, running back Kapri Bibbs, long snapper Casey Kreiter and wide receivers Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor.

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  71. I always think it's a plus if it sounds like your rival is trying to keep them, like the Chargers with Woodhead.

    Also NE put an original round tender on a guy that had some starts at LT. It would cost us a 4th for him, but maybe he's worth it. I'm gonna go snooping on him.

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    1. IDK for sure. We did with CJ. It would force them to pay more though if nothing else.

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    2. Can't force NE to pay more. They would have the option and if our offer was to high, they would stick it to us.

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  72. Cameron Fleming|Tackle|New England Patriots
    Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/3/1992
    Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 320
    College: Stanford
    Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (140) / NE
    Patriots tendered restricted free agent OT Cameron Fleming at the original-round level.
    That's worth $1.797 million. Fleming made five spot starts last year, mostly at left tackle. The Patriots will receive a fourth-round pick if Fleming signs elsewhere

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    1. Couldn't NE just match any offer like we did with CJ last year?

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    2. I'd say so, but we could offer something a little more that we are happy with that maybe the Pats are not.

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  73. I'm happy with them calling Ware in to talk and possibly give an offer. Rotoworld said he is going to go ahead and check out FA. I guess our offer wasn't enough in his mind. At least now it was his choice, even if it was a low ball offer. I hope they do the same with Okung and Sly.

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    1. Elway probably dropped his price from last year commensurate with the production we got from him. I am sure he will get a look from one or two of the top teams expected to go to and win the SB. If not, he will probably circle back to us.

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  74. Wow. Chargers are releasing their former first round pick from 2013, DJ Fluker after picking up his 5th year option.

    Guess this isn't any different than us dropping Sly, but for as bad as their line was for years, you'd think they'd want to keep him.

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  75. Looks like we have talked to Okung about a return. Not sure at what price or position. I can't imagine it was at LT. Why would we go there? He was terrible in a contract year. If he can't raise the bar some in a contract year, he isn't motivated by anything.

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    1. His penalties were killers on many drives, but he wasn't terrible. IMO, better to get called for holding than to let your QB get mutilated like the right side did. Not to mention, oh wait, why do people say that and then go ahead and mention it? Rather, I'd like to mention the right side's inability to not get called for false starts also.
      Okung can come back. He did as good as Clady. It's just that neither are worth the high LT price tag. I think LT and RT prices should be closer together. In today's NFL both edge rushers have speed. The RT is damn near as important as the LT and gets about half the money. It's almost used as an insult that a guy can't hang on the left side so we'll try him on the right. That doesn't work anymore. Either they're a T or they get shoved inside. My point? Hell, I forgot! I'm old. Give me a break!

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    2. Based on the available talent at LT in free agency and the draft, I think Okung will get big money somewhere, but if we got him at a reasonable price and put him at LT, he is probably as good as we are going to get this year. We need a long term option that we develop.

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  76. Brandon Marshall, the receiver, going to the Giants. Doesn't have to move.

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  77. Per Ian Rappaport

    The #Lions and OT Ricky Wagner have agreed in principle on a contract, source said. It will eclipse $9M per year, setting a new market.

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  78. Per Mike Klis

    Broncos among teams that have expressed interest in OAK RT Menelik Watson, per sources. Raiders trying to keep him off market,

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  79. Lots of rumors that Romo might be released tomorrow

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    1. Per NFL News, Dallas will release Romo tomorrow

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    2. Tom Condin was Peyton Manning's agent, is also Romo's agent

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    3. Good. At least we'll find out who's telling the truth. I'm still in the why the heck would we do that boat. I see it all as desperation on reporting him to Denver. Personally, I can't see why he has a sort of market value. When fans say we'd get a 3rd or 4th Round pick for Siemian and Romo had no trade value at all, then why would we want him and dump Siemian? Makes no sense. Besides, if we are interested in Romo, what does that really say to the development of Lynch? Elway says he will be interested if he's cut, but to me that means nothing. Elway says he's interested in everybody (for the right price). Well maybe not interested in OBF!

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  80. Keep it up OBF. Very helpful.

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  81. The Romo stuff just wont die. IF we get him, I sure hope the contract is a low pay and high incentives for time actually played. Glass Joe doesn't even come close to describing him. Even worse, WHEN he does get hurt, which QB did you keep to back him up? If you kept Simian, he has more experience, but seems not to be the future. If you kept Lynch, then you go through the rookie growing pains again when Romo gets hurt. If Romo was playing well enough to get you near or into the playoffs, then neither one you kept is going to be fresh or experienced enough to not experience a huge drop off in QB play when Romo goes down.

    I sure hope if it happens, that it isn't our big acquisition of the year. I really think we need a few linemen (on both sides of the ball) worse than we need Romo.

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    1. Amen brother.
      If we get Romo, I hope not, then IMO we are saying Lynch still isn't ready this year. Therefore, we should keep Siemian and trade Lynch. Siemian and Romo seem more alike than Lynch and Romo also. AND Lynch would have way more trade value. I have never witnessed a team to give up on their 2nd year QB that they traded up to draft in the 1st round though. A player who is still full of unknowns. I just can't wrap my mind around any of this Romo talk having wings.

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  82. LOL
    So much for the Siemian to SF talk. They signed Hoyer.

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  83. Haven't posted in a while. I sincerely hope we don't sign Romo. I hope this is just smoke. I'd much prefer to keep Siemian and Lynch at the price they are at and focus our efforts elsewhere as you all have mentioned.

    I personally am in the Siemian camp and think he can be a good starter maybe on the Kirk Cousins level when given time to throw the ball and an improved line/run game. Obviously many quarterbacks would be good with time to throw and a running game, but I think he showed flashes last year in the games where there wasn't as much pressure and since that was basically what amounts to his rookie year I thought he actually played quite well.

    Sucks that this year the OT market in the draft and in FA is so weak when that is really our number 1 need.

    Also if Romo can't stay healthy behind the best line in football why the hell would he even stand a chance in Den. Please Texans take another bad QB option away from us!!!

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  84. I sure hope Canfora is right for once about this:

    He’ll be looking to win a championship before he retires and Denver is basically a quarterback away. Their Super Bowl-winning defense is basically still in place and all they need is a quarterback in place who can make game-changing throws.

    I think we need A LOT more than just a QB away form winning it all again. Silly me.

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  85. Here is the best news I've seen so far regarding Romo:

    Twitter
    Ian Rapoport
    @RapSheet
    The expectation is that soon-to-be-former #Cowboys QB Tony Romo will take a Manning-style visit tour. So don’t expect a quick signing

    Hopefully the first non-Bronco team he meets with makes him an offer to good to leave town for.

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  86. I usually have strong opinions. When it comes to the Broncos current QB situation, I will go with whatever Elway does. I know, so unlike me.

    Maybe all the options have drawbacks.

    Romo is certainly injury prone and also brain fart prone is big games. But he certainly has experience and lots of good stats. Will cost more.

    I like Siemian and would like to see him get the nod, but he is injury prone and apparently coming off some significant surgery. Cheap.

    Lynch. I did not like much of what I saw last year. Lots of physical skills but lots of development necessary to be a starter. Last year in training camp, he was lost and frustrated. I did not see much improvement in his couple of starts.

    So, I will trust Elway and root for whomever they put out there.

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  87. I think it is a little weird that Dallas is keeping him locked up through the tampering period. Why not just release him now?

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    1. My understanding is that they will release him tomorrow which is the first day of the new NFL year, but they will use the rule that allows them to do the post June 1st designation which allows them to spread the cap hit over 2 years.

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    2. Oh, that makes sense then.

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  88. Since Julius Thomas left we have drafted a TE pretty high who always seems to be hurt, gave up a draft pick for Vernon Davis, lost him in FA, gave up another draft pick for Derby and been thinking every year that Virgil Green can be the athletic specimen on the field as he showed at the combine. Now, everyone wants us to take another TE in the 1st round. I guess I can live with that if that's what we really need to do. I just see us having to get rid of a decent TE if we draft one.
    NE just traded for Allen because they lost their FA fix (Bennett) just like we did with Davis. Bet they wish they'd kept Derby.

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    1. We now know Elway's kryptonite, TEs and RTs.

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  89. Wagner to Lions, bummer.

    The Romo talk won't try. One option I do like is getting Romo and trading Sieman to the 49ers for Joe Stanley. I like this scenario. But no to Romo without an O-Line.

    And Mini Shanny said Hoyer is a backup not the starter.

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  90. Campbell going to Jags it sounds like.

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  91. Looks like Campbell to Jags is a done deal, bummer. But Jags now have mega dollars in DEs.

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    1. Woodhead was another we liked but he going to the Ravens.

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    1. Which leaves Okung as the "best" LT available? That is one weak FA class.

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    2. The 3 yr/36M isn't so bad, but at his age it may just be the guaranteed 15M for 1 year. It's a lot, but I wish it was with us instead.

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  93. Kalil gone too. Didn't see the price.

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  94. Tyson Jackson cut. He might fit at DE.

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  95. Maybe Campbell is available, he is from the Denver area.

    Calais Camplbell to Denver??

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    1. Aquib Talib's tweet to Campbell recruiting him to Denver

      @Campbell93 come on home my Brudda!!! #NoFlyZone

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    2. Chris Harris' tweet

      @Campbell93 come play with some super dogs lol

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  96. Broncos signing Cowboys guard Ronald Leary

    Ronald Leary

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    1. Per Mike Klis

      Broncos to sign FA Cowboys OG Ronald Leary to 4-year deal, little north of $8.5M/yr, per source. Guarantee approaching $20M.

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    2. Sounds like a great start! Wonder if that is a part of a plan to convince Romo that they are serious about upgrading the line for him. Clearly we should (and would be) be doing that anyway, but interesting that they signed a Cowboys player. Leary is a stud though, so ya, great move!

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  97. I love the Leary signing and the price isn't bad compared to some of the brain dead reported deals I've seen floating around for players I can't understand why they are making that much money.

    Might signal that we will go after Romo having Leary could help any transition that might be needed.

    I also hear Campbell deal isn't dead yet as he reportedly would take less money than the Jags are offering to come to Den. I don't know if the $13mil per year I keep hearing connected with us for him is a bit steep though? Would help with line depth but not at NT.

    If we can get another OL in free agency I would be happy depending who it was and the price. Obviously we need a T, but there isn't many attractive options available.

    I think Whitworth deal will price us out of most other potentials. The thing with Okung is he might be better suited for the switch to the power run scheme and regain some of his old form, but I'm not sure.

    Anyways since things are quiet thus far on FA signings we shall wait and see what happens. Trust in JE.

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    1. Quiet??

      On the radio, they are saying that Campbell and his wife are currently deciding between Denver and Jack City

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    2. Man that would be awesome.
      Love how other players are recruiting him.

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    3. There was also a Tweet from Shane Ray

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  98. There's a new post up if we want to go there now. We can stay here to. It's at 187 comments.

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  99. More rumors swirling that Romo will either be traded to Denver or Houston. Boy that would be a huge slap in the face to Os. Bahahaha.

    Part of the rumors are that we are in talks with the Jets about TS.

    Damn I really am not liking this Romo shit. We may as well kiss our playoff chances goodbye if he comes here. Damn Romo hex.

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