Posted Wed Feb 15th by Monty
The Denver Broncos have 17 unrestricted free agents hitting the market on March 13th, giving them less than a month to work out contract extensions or long-term deals with the players they want to keep. So why haven’t they been busy on that front already?
The Broncos are waiting for newly hired Mike Sullivan to start his job later this week as the team’s salary cap and contract specialist before they start negotiating with their free agents. The free-agent market opens March 13 — or about two weeks later than usual.
It’s believed that the Broncos’ highest priorities among its free agents will be kicker Matt Prater, defensive tackles Brodrick Bunkley and Marcus Thomas, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard. Safety Brian Dawkins will also be a top priority if he decides to remain in the NFL another year.
The change of the negotiating guard and the Broncos’ new “bull dog” mentality may slow the process of getting these players under contract at first, so we hope the Broncos and Sullivan will indeed begin negotiations soon. We eagerly await the first bits of news on that front so we can pass them along to you.