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The Denver Post anticipates free agent FS Rahim Moore commanding more than $5 million annually on the open market.

The Post names the Eagles as a potential suitor, as new Philly DBs coach Corey Undlin was Moore's position coach the past two years. Philadelphia is flush with salary cap space and has a perennial need at safety. The Broncos already have big money committed to CBs Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, as well as SS T.J. Ward. Moore leaving Denver is seen as a foregone conclusion.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 2:30 PM

Broncos franchise player Demaryius Thomas is not expected to sign his one-year, $12.823 million tag until July 15.

This assumes no long-term agreement is reached before then, of course. Refusing to sign the tender and staying away from offseason workouts are pretty much the only ways franchise-tagged players can create leverage. The Denver Post's Mike Klis tweeted Monday that he'd "guess" the sides ultimately reach a deal paying Demaryius $14 million annually with $30 million guaranteed.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 3 - 2:23 PM

Broncos assigned the franchise tag to WR Demaryius Thomas.

It's a one-year, $12.823 million tender. The tag was expected for Thomas, who led the Broncos with 111 receptions last season. The sides have until July 15 to reach a long-term agreement. Dez Bryant, Justin Houston and Jason Pierre-Paul have also been franchised.
Mar 2 - 2:04 PM

VP John Elway has made it "pretty clear" the Broncos would like Cody Latimer to be their No. 3 wideout in 2015.

Demaryius Thomas will be the No. 1, Emmanuel Sanders the No. 2 and the hope is that Latimer makes enough strides as an NFL sophomore to be No. 3. That would normally be a really exciting role for a player in a Peyton Manning offense, but we're expecting more two-wide formations and run-centric gameplans from new head coach Gary Kubiak. Still, Latimer is in position to make a major statistical leap after he played just 37 snaps as a rookie.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 2 - 10:31 AM

A source tells ESPN Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure that free agent TE Julius Thomas is unlikely to end up in Atlanta.

The Falcons are in need of both pass-catchers and tight end help. But breaking the bank on Thomas wouldn't make a lot of sense considering how many holes there are all over this roster. GM Thomas Dimitroff should be able to see through Julius' Peyton Manning-inflated numbers and settle on a more affordable tight end option like Jordan Cameron or Charles Clay.
Mar 2 - 10:15 AM

The Denver Post reports the Broncos will apply the franchise tag to free agent Demaryius Thomas on Monday.

Both Dez Bryant and Demaryius can expect tags on Monday. Beat writer Mike Klis guesses Thomas won't sign the one-year franchise tender until after the Broncos' offseason program is completed, allowing him to skip the activities without penalty. The wide receiver tag is expected to be worth $12.797 million. The Broncos offered Demaryius a deal worth $13 million annually last summer, but Thomas was "seeking something north of $15 million per." He proceeded to set the Broncos' franchise record for receiving yards (1,619).
Source: Denver Post
Mar 1 - 7:32 PM

With Tuesday's deadline for the franchise tag approaching, the Broncos and free agent Demaryius Thomas are no closer to signing a long-term deal.

Thomas fully expects to receive the franchise tag, which would pay him around $13 million. There's no way Demaryius is leaving Denver after the season he had in 2014 (111 catches, franchise record 1,619 yards). However, his large cap hit could force Peyton Manning to restructure his deal.
Feb 27 - 11:09 AM

ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson predicts free agent DT Terrance Knighton will end up in Oakland.

That's "unless he signs early with Denver." The Denver Post reported 11 days ago that Oakland would be in the mix for "Pot Roast." The dots certainly connect, as Knighton would reunite with ex-Broncos DC Jack Del Rio. The Raiders have money to burn, and are in need of talent at every level of the defense.
Feb 26 - 7:22 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports Peyton Manning's restructured contract could create as much as $7-$9 million in cap space.

The most-likely scenario would be turning a huge chunk of Manning's $19 million 2015 salary into a "signing bonus" that could be prorated over the next two seasons. A voidable year for 2017 could also be added. Cole speculates Manning will push for the Broncos to re-sign Julius Thomas with the savings.
Feb 26 - 4:16 PM

The Broncos are working on a revised contract with Peyton Manning.

"Multiple sources" tell the Denver Post that Manning has "determined he intends to play" in 2015, but a formal announcement is apparently contingent on this contract revision. The Broncos are currently $26 million under the salary cap, but that doesn't include Demaryius Thomas' forthcoming franchise number ($12.8 million) and any free agent signings or re-signings. Manning and his agent, Tom Condon, "hope to reach a conclusion on a revised contract by early next week." Manning's $19 million base salary becomes guaranteed on March 9.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 25 - 8:30 PM

ESPN's Bill Williamson suggests the Raiders could reunite free agent ILB Nate Irving with head coach Jack Del Rio.

Del Rio served as Irving's defensive coordinator in Denver. With Nick Roach's (concussion) future up in the air, the Raiders have incentive to sign a linebacker. We have Irving ranked eighth among free agent inside linebackers.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 24 - 11:18 AM

The Jaguars are expected to be among free agent Julius Thomas' most aggressive suitors.

The Broncos have resigned themselves to losing Thomas and riding with blocker Virgil Green in Gary Kubiak's run-based offense. Now the question is who will overpay for Thomas, a uniquely talented pass-catcher but one with a limited skill-set and inflated numbers courtesy of Peyton Manning. The Jaguars make sense as a team armed with the most cap space in the NFL and a need for weaponry as they try to develop Blake Bortles. Julius is going to try to squeeze Jimmy Graham (or more) kind of money out of the market in March, with the Falcons and Browns also possibly making bids.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 24 - 8:42 AM

The Broncos are not expected to re-sign free agent Wes Welker.

Welker looked spent in 2014, limping his way to his lowest yardage total since 2006. The slot receiver's injury history combined with John Elway's faith in Cody Latimer make Welker an extreme long shot to return to the Mile High City.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 23 - 2:09 PM

Mike Klis of the Denver Post doesn't expect the Broncos to re-sign free agent LG Orlando Franklin.

The salary Franklin will command in free agency should be out of Denver's price range. Klis suggested Mike Iupati as a possible replacement though he might make more than Franklin this offseason. Either way, it sounds like Denver is going to have a hole to fill at left guard.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 22 - 11:59 AM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, free agent MLB Nate Irving is generating interest despite suffering an ACL injury in November.

A return to the Broncos seems unlikely given their other priorities this offseason, but there's always a market for elite run-stoppers. Irving was really hitting his stride before the injury, collecting a career-best 46 tackles in eight games. At age 26, the former NC State linebacker should have plenty left in the tank.
Feb 22 - 11:33 AM


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