For the first time in a couple years, John Elway has a ton of money to play with in free agency. With a new coaching staff and holes in key spots on the roster, we expect Elway to move quickly and spend a good portion of his available cap space.
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1681565-5-reasons-you-should-go-p... We are well versed with the big name guys being linked to Denver, but how about the under the radar options? Lets dive in.
Woodhead is a logical fit that Denver will push to sign. He played for the Denver Broncos new/old Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy in San Diego, enjoying his most successful years under McCoy's tutelage.
While Broncos Country is infatuated with hometown hero Christian McCaffrey, Woodhead would represent a proven commodity in the NFL who wont cost the team a premium draft selection and should come at a bargain of a contract for Denver.
Woodhead automatically upgrades the Broncos offense. Woodhead could also be a boost in the return game, an area Denver needs to address.
D.J. Fluker, OT/G, Los Angeles Chargers
Fluker was just released by the Chargers, adding another offensive line option to the market for Denver. Fluker was a highly touted offensive tackle coming out of Alabama in the 2013 draft where the Chargers selected him 11th overall.
As a street free agent, Fluker is eligible to sign with a new team right away, Denver should have interest with McCoy and Fluker's former position coach Jeff Davidson now on staff. Fluker is still very young and would be able to play at right tackle or at guard.
Vollmer is another offensive lineman who is a street free agent and eligible to sign with a team at any time. Vollmer comes from a championship team, having won two Super Bowls over the past three seasons with the Patriots. Vollmer has played both tackle positions during his career but would best fit as a right tackle for Denver.
Eric Kush, C/G, Chicago Bears
http://www.scout.com/nfl/broncos/story/1760703-denver-broncos-free-agenc... Kush was the tank-topped star of HBO's Hard Knocks this past offseason. While Kush failed to stick with the Rams, he ended up in Chicago providing consistent play while filling in due to injuries.
Kush would provide depth at center and guard and insurance in case C Matt Paradis has issues in his recovery from surgery on both hips this offseason and a switch to a power blocking scheme, which Paradis is ill-suited for.
At this point of his career, Peko represents a depth player along the defensive line and a veteran presence in the locker room. Peko and new head coach Vance Joseph worked together in Cincinnati, making Peko a logical fit at a position of need.
Logan is quietly one of the top defensive linemen on the market. He would fill a huge need for Denver at defensive tackle and would likely be a starter for the team. Logan would immediately upgrade Denver's defense against the run, while anchoring the defensive line.
Elway and company will look to fill as many holes as possible prior to the draft and will be aggressive in doing so. Denver's roster is stacked with talent and should only see that talent level increase once Elway is done with free agency.
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