Posted Tue Feb 23rd by Ian Henson
Mike Klis of the Denver Post is reporting that the Denver Broncos have released center Casey Wiegmann and running back LaMont Jordan.
Wiegmann is one season removed from a pro bowl season in 2008 and one season removed from Mike Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme. He leaves the team after just two seasons, last season prior to training camp there were whispers that he may hold out prompting outrage from Broncos nation. Though he handled the situation privately and was rewarded with a two year contract (one of which has just been dissolved).
Jordan signed with Denver prior to the draft last March and was thought to be more of a veteran insurance policy for Josh McDaniels who had worked with him the previous year with the New England Patriots. Jordan had just 25 rushes last season for 86 yards.
It’s beginning to look like the quickest way out of Denver is through the Pro Bowl with the exit of Weigmann… However, I always like to say follow the money, they were both due a bit of it in 2010 and between the two were a combined 67 years old and were due a bit more than two million dollars between them.
What does this mean for Denver in an uncapped season though? Will the Broncos be working with a self imposed cap or will they run hog wild in a not so rich free agency. It is not clear who will immediately replace Wiegmann, but I think the most likely would be Ben Hamilton (who is one of Denver’s few unrestricted free agents). Either way, look for the Broncos to begin offering contracts now as well.