Posted Sat Mar 6th by Monty
Hadnot (6’2″, 320 lbs.), a six-year veteran with the Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns, started in six games for the Browns in 2009 while struggling through a left knee injury. Hadnot is a versatile lineman with experience at all three interior positions on the offensive line.
The Broncos, however, were mostly focused on Hadnot’s abilities at center, seeing as they cannot boast one on their current roster.
Coincidentally, the man the Broncos hoped Hadnot would replace, Casey Wiegmann, recently left a free agent visit with the Washington Redskins (and former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan) without a contract.
At 320 lbs., Hadnot is a full 35 lbs. heavier than Wiegmann, a trait of value now that the Broncos are moving into a full power blocking scheme in 2010 under Josh McDaniels.
Hadnot was the best option at center on the market, and reports suggest as many as four other teams have voiced interest in the six-year vet. If the Broncos can’t get him to come back, they’ll be desperate for interior linemen in April’s draft. And being desperate for any position come draft time is never a good thing.