Broncos News Blogs - Monday, Feb. 20

The Denver Broncos have come to terms will free agent backup defensive end John Engelberger. Read about it in today's news reports.

Broncos re-sign Engelberger - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
02/20/2006 - The Broncos continued to work diligently toward getting their own free agents secured by re-signing reserve defensive end John Engelberger to a three-year contract today. The signing culminates a week of negotiations. Engelberger was a key backup with the team at end in 2006. He was acquired in a trade from San Francisco for cornerback Willie Middlebrooks last July. He joins center Tom Nalen and safety Sam Brandon as players Denver has re-signed this month. Broncos' salary cap cuts progressing - Denver Post - Bill Williamson
02/19/2006 - With free agency approaching, the Broncos are in contact with their remaining players who are set to hit the open market and continue to pare down excess salary cap. Much of the front-office time is being spent on restructuring of veterans' contracts to help the team erase more than $20 million in salary cap overage. About half the extra cap space is in voided contracts. The rest of the cap space is being taken care of as the team restructures several contracts. The high-profile restructurings are being done with defensive ends Trevor Pryce and Courtney Brown. nd played in the AFL All-Star Game in 1961, '62 and '63.

2005 Fourth Quarter: Fan Memories - Denver Post
Friday, February 17, 2006 - Denver held strong over the last four weeks of the regular season and took four victories to give the club a final record of 13-3, it's best mark since a 14-2 finish topped off by a World Championship in 1998. The lineup included the Baltimore Ravens, who Denver beat for the first time since 1996. Then the club ventured into the cold of Buffalo for a Saturday night game with the Bills; it's first trip to western New York since 1997. The Oakland Raiders paid Denver a holiday visit on Christmas Eve and what a visit it was as the Broncos gave their fans an early present by clinching the AFC West and by virtue of a Cincinnati home loss to Buffalo, the second seed int he AFC playoffs. A trip to San Diego wrapped up the regular season and Denver took care of business to make it four wins in a row to head into the playoffs with plenty of steam.

Free Agency Primer: Offensive Line - Denver Post - J. Michael Moore
Friday, February 17, 2006 - Building a team through free agency has gotten progressively harder over the past five years. The demand for big-ticket players drains the pocket book and rarely is there enough valuable role players on the open market to solidify a position, much less an entire team. As a result, some positions become more popular in free agency. Others become the domain of the draft. Offensive lines, historically, have been built through the college draft.

Broncos in Free Agency: OL - Denver - Andrew Mason
Friday, February 17, 2006 - The current free-agency structure enters its 14th year this season. Here's a look back at the Broncos' past unrestricted and restricted free-agent signings along the offensive line and how each fared:

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