'Bargain bin' Broncos free agent targets – Denver Sun Times
Posted: 03/11/2015, 04:12pm | Michael Cronin, Digital Editor at Sun Times Network
The Broncos salary cap situation is pretty dire after Peyton Manning’s contract restructuring and the franchise tag being placed on Demaryius Thomas.
According to Spotrac, the Broncos only have $14 million in cap space to work with for free agency.
That might sound like a lot on the surface but, in reality, that could be two or three players only. They’ve got to be very careful with how they spend their cash.
Therefore, we’ve taken a look around at some of the more cost-conscious options still available on the NFL free agent market that the Broncos could target to fill holes on the roster.
Daryn Colledge, Miami Dolphins
The nine-year pro has shown great versatility throughout his career, playing guard, left and right tackle at various stops. He’s also known as a leader and still is relatively durable at age 33 (played in 13 games last season).
Henry Melton, Dallas Cowboys
The former Pro Bowler had five sacks for the Cowboys last season but didn’t have his option picked up. He’s still got a few more good seasons in him, despite some injury concerns, at just 28 years old.
John Abraham, Arizona Cardinals
The 36-year-old is your prototypical 3-4 outside linebacker, perfect for Wade Phillips’ new defensive scheme. He had concussion problems that put him out for most of the 2014 season but still can get after the quarterback.