While the Broncos are talking trade with the Lions for Shaun Rogers and possibly are interested in the Jets Dwayne Robertson, there is also rumblings they will be players on Friday once free agency opens up. Today’s Denver Post reports that the Broncos may take a look at the following players: Cincinnati’s Justin Smith, San Francisco’s Marques Douglas, Oakland’s Tommy Kelly, Detroit’s Boss Bailey, Atlanta’s DeMorrio Williams, Pittsburgh’s Clark Haggans, Giants’ Gibril Wilson and Carolina’s Marquand Manuel.
Now that’s a load of players, and that’s just on defense. There’s also talk of upgrading the offense, and with that there’s talk of the team looking at the wide out spot, with Chicago’s Bernard Berrian, Arizona’s Bryant Johnson and Seattle’s D.J. Hackett among the top wide outs to choose from. The Broncos are about $16 mil under the cap, so they will have some money to spend, but as we’ve seen with numerous teams in the past, they have to spend it wisely, or it could set them back and keep them from the playoffs for a second straight year.
The best bet would be to try and get Rogers from the Lions, who can impact the D-line right away, and possibly take a shot at one of the second-tier wide outs, like Johnson or Hackett, who are both itching to get away from their current teams and make an impact on a new squad. One thing is sure, that once the free agency period kicks off, the Broncos will be in the news quite a bit one way or another.