5 Denver Broncos Who Must Be Kicked to the Curb Before Free Agency
5 Denver Broncos Players Who Must Be Released
While a new salary cap was introduced, that still will not save some of the players set to be free agents.
The free agency period begins on March 11 and there are many players who will be available to the market. In order for the Denver Broncos to improve as a unit, there are some players that would be great additions to the team. But those additions come at a price. Even though the Broncos made it to Super Bowl XLVIII, there are some players who have underperformed and therefore could be a casualty to the Broncos.
Another reason that a player could be let go is fiances. You can see with Eric Decker that if it is too expensive to keep a player on the team, there will be no other choice but to let the player in question go. Of course, Decker has not tested the market yet and left the Broncos, but all signs are pointing to this being a possibility.
If there was a way to hold on to the majority of players that made the 2013 season magical for the Broncos, I am sure the organization would have done so without question. But there are players who are either not up to par with the other players, injury history or even when it comes to financial issues. In the NFL every decision is business made, which does not seem so bad, but it can be tough on some players.
With all those factors put into play, here are five Broncos players who I believe should be looking for a job elsewhere before the March 11 deadline.
5. Joel Dreessen
The emergence of Julius Thomas is the main reason I see Joel Dreessen possibly seeing himself on a new squad next season. The Broncos believe to have found their tight end of the future and that spells bad news for Dreessen. Look for him to be wearing something other than orange and blue in the future.
4. Chris Clark
When Ryan Clady went down with a season-ending foot injry, Chris Clark took over at the left tackle position and there were games where he truly struggled to protect Peyton Manning. The Broncos cannot afford Manning to suffer a huge hit that could end his season and perhaps even his career, so look for the Broncos to move on from Clark, especially with Clady set to return in 2014.
3. Michael Huff
Ever since Michael Huff was released by the Oakland Raiders, he has not produced at the level that we were hoping to see. He has not been the same since his 2007 season and I just do not see Huff staying around much longer with the Broncos.
2. Brandon Marshall
He has been on two different teams in the past two years. There is no pinpoint reason why he has had trouble staying on a team, but the Broncos have quite a bit of depth in the linebacker position and it appears the team will also be looking for one in the draft. Look for Brandon Marshall to pack his bags once again.
1. Quentin Jammer
It was pretty obvious for Broncos fans when they saw Quentin Jammer struggling and teams were taking advantage of his lack of coverage. It was seen in multiple games this season that he just could not get adjusted to coverage. The Broncos cannot afford to keep him around due to this and should just let him find another team to play on.