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Published on 03/04/2013 at Mon Mar 04 21:12.
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Last week, the Denver Broncos locked up Ryan Clady by placing their franchise tag on the Pro Bowl left tackle.  Once the new league year begins, they are expected to place a second-round tender on punter Britton Colquitt.

“Colquitt is already a restricted free agent. To make sure he stays restricted, the Broncos are expected to place a second-round tender on him March 12, which would pay him a $2.023 million salary for 2013,” wrote the Denver Post‘s Mike Klis.

“Other teams can still try to sign away Colquitt, but besides paying him a relatively lucrative contract they would have to give the Broncos a second-round draft choice. That’s highly unlikely to happen.”

Klis went on to note that the Broncos would ultimately like to wrap up both Colquitt and Clady with multi-year deals.  Meanwhile, fullback Chris Gronkowski has been informed he will not be tendered, making it highly unlikely that he will return with Denver next season.

Britton’s brother, Dustin, just became the highest paid punter in the league when he signed a five-year, $18.75 million deal with the Chiefs, keeping him in Kansas City.  Both of the Colquitt brothers are high-powered kicking machines.

  • areferee

    Why do you believe it highly unlikely that Gronk will not be with Denver in 2013, just because the Broncos are unwilling to offer at least 1.26M for his services? Please share your reasoning.

  • TD30ismvp

    That is a ton of money for a punter…

  • TD30ismvp

    Probably because we don’t even use a FB anymore.

  • MrEast

    Not with Jacob Hester on the roster.

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    (a) If the team told him they weren’t going to tender him but had plans to re-sign him in free agency, they probably would have told him that, but that is not implied as being the cast by Klis.

    (b) Jacob Hester is under contract this season and seemingly has the job wrapped up (assuming the team will carry a FB).

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    Where talking about the NFL that charges fans $25 to attend an event where men run in a straight in tights for 4-7 seconds separated by hours of boredom in between…

    Lots of $$$ to go around.

  • Randy Schwimmer

    The Colquitt brothers are opposite dexterity with their kicking legs. Britton kicks with right, Dustin left (even though he writes with his right hand).

  • TheTroglodyte


  • Jon Broncos Heath

    Good catch, Randy. Thanks for pointing that out.