As always, you can tweet questions to me with the hashtag #AskMase, use the submission form or scroll to the bottom of this page. Why sign Reggie Walker when Nate Irving was still available? — Rick Jones Yes, Irving was still available, but after a free-agent tour, he signed with the Colts on Friday, where he will have a better chance to compete for a starting job — and a chance for more money. Irving’s contract could be worth $9.25 million over three years, according to NFL.com. If he reaches that mark, his average per year would be over $700,000 higher than the combined 2015 cap hit for Steven Johnson, Todd Davis, Lamin Barrow and Corey Nelson ($2,374,940, per overthecap.com). Johnson’s work in place of Irving during the second half of the season offered the Broncos assurance that he could be a two-down thumper against the run when needed in relief of Brandon Marshall or Danny Trevathan, the two projected starters at inside linebacker. The Broncos could ride the linebackers they have and be in good shape, but might supplement the corps in the draft, especially with Trevathan’s contract expiring after the 2015 season. Walker is also helpful on special teams. Which brings us to … Walker’s addition is crucial, especially coming on the heels of Jacob Tamme’s departure for Atlanta. New coordinator Joe DeCamillis wants to improve the consistency of the Broncos’ return and coverage units, and eliminate the penalties that plagued them last year. Walker should help that, while providing more experienced depth on defense. Walker, Johnson, re-signed long snapper Aaron Brewer and safety David Bruton will be the foundational building blocks for the entire special-teams unit. What in the world are we doing? The weakest link on the Broncos is the offensive line and we need at least three new starters and the best we can do so far is maybe a released backup. THIS is supposed to protect Peyton? We can NOT depend on rookies. What is the plan???? — Richard Beckman You can depend on rookies if they’re the right ones. New England and Seattle had one rookie apiece on their starting Super Bowl XLIX offensive lines: Bryan Stork (Patriots) and Justin Britt (Seahawks). It would come as no surprise if the Broncos draft an offensive lineman early, and if that lineman is a study, he could go into the lineup right away — although Gary Kubiak and Rick … – Click Here To Visit Article Source