2014 Potential Free Agents

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  1. kdpnutter

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    Since were just starting out the season I figure a little look ahead might be fun, see what the FA class of next year might be.

    Broncos Contracts Ending at the end of 2013:
    1. DE/DT Brett Keisel (82) Age 34
    Keisel will probably be let go at the end of the year as my rookie DT 344 lb will be ready to take the step as the top DT, unless Keisel is willing to take a cheap one year deal, but he could also retire.

    2. DT Broderick Bunkley (82) Age 29
    Bunkley could be brought back depending on what his contract demands will be, but if it's too much then he will be able to walk into FA.

    3. RB Marshawn Lynch (85) Age 27
    Lynch has been the number one back for Denver, but could potentially be let walk into FA, with Gibbons drafted this year and the signing of Green-Ellis, Lynch may want a big money deal and may not be worth it.

    4. OLB Von Miller (91) Age 24
    Von Miller is gonna want a big money deal, and Denver is definitely going to give it to him. No chance he goes into FA

    5. DE Robert Ayers (76) Age 27
    Ayers has been a solid back up for the Broncos, and could come back for a cheap deal, otherwise look to see for a different backup DE.

    6. RG Chris Kuper (85) Age 30
    Kuper was brought back after being cut by the Titans and has a one year deal, with Denver signing Travelle Wharton to a 2 year deal, Kuper could either be brought back for a one year deal again or let go.

    7. RT Orlando Franklin (79) Age 26
    Franklin for the last two years has started at RT, and progressed into a solid RT, will probably be resigned for a few more years to keep the book end tackles secure for Gibson.

    8. LG Zane Beadles (79) Age 26
    Beadles has been a really good LG but could want a big money contract so depending on progression and contract demands could hit the open market, but if he does well and moves along nicely will be kept by Denver.

    9. C Lonie Paxton (65) Age 35
    Paxton, the very same one making snow angels a few years ago with the Patriots, has been the long snapper for the Broncos and does a solid job, and plays for cheap, but at 35 don't think he has many more years left.

    10. RT Herb Taylor (73) Age 28
    Taylor a solid back up at both T spots, could be brought back for cheap. Otherwise another back up that will need to be found.

    11. CB Rod Isaac (75) Age 25
    After letting Cassius Vaughn walk last year it would be hard to see our slot CB be let walk, unless he demands to be the number 2 CB on the team, Isaac is good in his role and will probably remain with the team.

    Other names with contracts expiring:
    LE Justin Young (could be brought back, like his versatility and pass rushing ability)
    OLB/DE Calvin Pace (Pace is just here in case of injury at the end of the year he will be gone)
    OLB Anthony Benjamin (Benjamin is a good backup, could stay could go)
    FB Madison Hedgecock (Hedgecock is in the final year of his deal and can play a good 3rd TE also at the goalline, but wont be brought back after getting the best FB to come out in quite a few years)
    CB EJ Biggers (Depth at CB but good coverage skills could be kept around if he plays well on special teams)
    DT Marcus Thomas (Probably wont be back, unless willing to take a cheap deal)

    Estimated Cap Room opening up:
    Around 22.215 million (Not including contracts increasing or decreasing, except for Dumveril's decreasing)

    So needless to say the Broncos will have a lot of cap space opening up, and have a lot of guys that have 0 signing bonus or cheap signing bonus so can be cut for cheap if need be.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012

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