Broncos released P Britton Colquitt.
Colquitt refused a pay cut, so the Broncos will roll with Riley Dixon.
Broncos waived/released WR DeVier Posey, WR Durron Neal, TE Manasseh Garner, S Antonio Glover, DL Calvin Heurtelou, DT David Moala and LB Danrell Sankey.
Posey has made one appearance over the past two seasons. Both Posey and Neal were apparently having solid camps, but couldn't crack the Broncos' front-loaded receiver corps. Posey is only 26, but he's running out of NFL rope.
Free agent DT Henry Melton worked out for the Broncos on Sunday morning.
Melton logged two sacks as a backup for the Bucs last season and hasn't generated much interest on the free agent market. Denver is looking to add some defensive line depth after losing Vance Walker to a torn ACL.
Broncos released DT Phil Taylor (knee) from injured reserve.
The Broncos placed Taylor on I.R. last month, but there wasn't much upside to stashing him on a one-year deal. Taylor's knee problems jeopardize his career.
Ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball was sentenced to 60 days in jail on Friday in his domestic abuse case.
It's been a far fall for the 2013 second-round pick. Ball was part of the Broncos' final cuts last year, then spent close to two months in the Patriots' organization, but was cut in February after he was arrested following an altercation with his girlfriend. Ball was out on bail when he was found drinking at a bar, violating the terms of his bail. Ball will now serve two consecutive 30-day sentences. His playing career is over at 25 years old.
Broncos waived/injured WR Marlon Brown.
Brown lasted eight days on the roster. He reportedly suffered a back injury a few days ago and isn't able to practice. OL Sam Carlson takes his roster spot.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said the team is not interested in free agent QB Nick Foles.
The Broncos have serious questions at quarterback, with Mark Sanchez struggling to beat out seventh-round sophomore Trevor Siemian and Paxton Lynch well of the pace. Even so, they rightly have no interest in a quarterback who was benched for Case Keenum. Josh McCown would be a much better target for Denver.
Agent Tom Condon admitted on the Rich Eisen Show that Sam Bradford's camp requested a trade out of Philadelphia with a "goal" of "plac(ing) Bradford in Denver."
It's a good look into the dealings between an agent and teams. "We thought we had a chance to go to a really good team and be there for a long time," Condon explained. "And that opportunity was there and actually the attempt was made. When the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn't agree on the price and so they drafted somebody in the first round (Paxton Lynch). ... So our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season." Bradford's camp ultimately caved, and he is now seen as having thrown a temper tantrum. It remains difficult to empathize with a league-average or worse player to whom the Eagles committed an $11 million signing bonus just ten weeks ago.
Lions signed WR Andre Caldwell, formerly of the Broncos, to a one-year contract.
A third-round pick of the Bengals in 2008, Caldwell caught just 32 passes for 337 yards and five touchdowns in 54 appearances for the Broncos since 2012. Caldwell is not a difference maker, but he is a veteran presence that can contribute in a thin receiver corps. He will likely compete with T.J. Jones and Jeremy Kerley for the No. 3 receiver job.
ESPN's Rich Cimini believes Denver's decision to draft Paxton Lynch could facilitate Ryan Fitzpatrick's return to the Jets.
The Broncos never pursued Fitzpatrick, but any chance he had of going to Denver died as soon as GM John Elway traded for draft Lynch at No. 26. Denver's quarterback opening gave Fitzpatrick leverage in negotiations with New York, but now the Jets are the only team with a "Help Wanted" sign. So far Fitzpatrick has held firm at his $16 million a year asking price, but he's lost most of his negotiating power and will have to settle for less if he wants to rejoin Gang Green.
Broncos GM John Elway confirmed the team will no longer pursue Colin Kaepernick after drafting Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th overall pick.
They'll also be out of the running for Sam Bradford. The Kaepernick trade had legs a few weeks back but talks had died down recently and now the Broncos have a potential franchise quarterback in Lynch. It remains to be seen if Kaepernick can patch things up with San Francisco after demanding a trade earlier this offseason. Per Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, some teams think the 49ers will simply cut him.
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported on SportsCenter that there is "absolutely nothing" going on regarding a Sam Bradford trade.
Sal Pal reports the Eagles got "one phone call from one team" (Denver), and Broncos GM John Elway's overtures were "quickly rebuffed" by Eagles GM Howie Roseman. While we wouldn't totally rule out a Bradford trade, it's certainly appearing highly unlikely at the moment. Roseman seems intent on retaining Bradford to operate as the Eagles' stopgap ahead of rookie Carson Wentz.
Michigan State QB Connor Cook said he thinks the 49ers "like" him.
"The coaching staff at San Francisco was super cool. I liked those guys a lot," Cook added. The 49ers are not going to select Cook at No. 7 overall, but he could be an option in the second round. He also said he thinks the Broncos and Cowboys are interested. Denver could take Cook at the back of the first round, and Dallas picks ahead of the 49ers in the second round.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos do not expect the Eagles to trade Sam Bradford.
Schefter reports the Broncos are "mulling" their other options at quarterback. The Eagles have been steadfast in their desire to retain Bradford, and it does not look like they plan to budge despite the fit he threw this week. Coach Doug Pederson believes in letting rookie quarterbacks grow behind a veteran starter, and it looks like they want Bradford to be that bridge for whichever quarterback - Carson Wentz - they select at No. 2.
A league source told 9 News Denver's Mike Klis that the Broncos "are in" on pursuing a trade for Sam Bradford.
Klis reports the Eagles aren't yet budging on their stance that Bradford won't be dealt. Denver's quarterback pursuit picked up this week, with Klis also reporting 49ers GM Trent Baalke and Broncos GM John Elway had a conversation on Monday. Those talks didn't go anywhere, but may perhaps be rekindled on Thursday morning. The same goes for Broncos talks with the Eagles. Denver should feel urgency to emerge from the weekend with a quarterback.
9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos are unlikely to make a trade for Colin Kaepernick by Sunday.
While Klis conceded a Kaepernick trade is "not impossible," the two sides have had "zero" discussions and there's no indication that will change leading up to the draft. The Broncos won't be in the running for top prospects Jared Goff or Carson Wentz but Connor Cook, Dak Prescott and Jeff Driskel all visited during the pre-draft process and could be options later in the draft.
49ers GM Trent Baalke told ESPN's Bob Holtzman that "it's possible" Colin Kaepernick could be traded this week.
Kaepernick trade rumors have cooled considerably. Last we heard, talks between the 49ers and Broncos were "dormant." Schefter's colleague at ESPN, and former Bucs GM, Mark Dominik has opined a deal between the two teams is already agreed upon, but is contingent on the 49ers drafting a quarterback. San Francisco could be a dark horse for Memphis QB Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook at No. 7 overall or in a trade-down scenario.
9 News Denver's Mike Klis reports the Broncos inquired about Sam Bradford.
Klis reports the Eagles' asking price was too high, but the report at least suggests Philadelphia is open to offers. Agent Tom Condon said Bradford has not been granted permission to seek a trade, but that could change if he continues to sulk. Condon confirmed Bradford plans to skip the voluntary portions of the offseason program.
Broncos GM John Elway has described the trade talks for Colin Kaepernick as "dormant."
Dormant does not mean dead, of course. It means neither side has been willing to move off its last, best offer. With the draft now only a week away, the moment of truth is approaching.
Free agent Brian Hoyer left his Broncos visit without a contract.
GM John Elway said Hoyer has another visit scheduled. Hoyer met with the Jets before the Broncos. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports both teams have genuine interest in Hoyer, but are not in a rush to get a deal done.