Denver claimed receiver C.J. Jones off waivers. Jones spent time with Cleveland in 2003 and with New England in 2008, with current Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. The team could be stocking up on depth in light of Brandon Marshall's potential training camp holdout.
--Broncos center Casey Wiegmann is one of four NFL players to play for Ed Thomas, the legendary Iowa high school football coach at Aplington-Parkersburg who was tragically shot and killed on June 24. Wiegmann released a statement through the team talking about Thomas.
"I was extremely saddened to hear the news this morning about the passing of Coach Ed Thomas," Wiegmann said. "He was a great Christian man. I learned a lot from him, both as a player and a man."
--Spencer Larsen, who played fullback and linebacker for the Broncos last season, started the offseason getting a lot of reps at linebacker, but spent much of the latter part of the team's camps at fullback. He should provide depth on both sides of the ball for the Broncos.
--Jarvis Moss, the team's 2007 first-round pick, has been working at outside linebacker but didn't get much practice time with the first two units this offseason. Moss, a natural 4-3 end, might need to make an impression in training camp to get off the roster bubble.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I cannot begin to count the number of lives he affected in this community. I know I carry many of the lessons I learned from him with me every day. My family and I pray for Coach Thomas' family." - Wiegmann, on the shooting of Thomas, his high-school coach.
STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
The Broncos signed the first of their 10 draft picks, TCU center Blake Schlueter, a seventh-round pick, in early June. Aside from trying to come to a resolution on Brandon Marshall's situation, the team's biggest issue before training camp will be hammering out deals with all of their draft picks.
Denver will also keep an eye on the waiver wire. The Broncos claimed receiver C.J. Jones off waivers on June 24, showing they're still working to reshape the roster. Denver would have to consider any help on the defensive line or at linebacker, but impact players aren't easy to find on the street during the summer.
FRANCHISE PLAYER: None.
TRANSITION PLAYER: None.
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS (not tendered)
--RB Tatum Bell (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--DE Ebenezer Ekuban (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--RB Andre Hall (not tendered as ERFA).
--WR Darrell Jackson (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--C Tom Nalen (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--RB Michael Pittman (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--WR Edell Shepherd (not tendered as UFA June 1).
--LB Nate Webster (not tendered as UFA June 1).
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: None.
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENTS: None.
DRAFT CHOICES SIGNED
--C Blake Schlueter (7/225): Terms unknown.
--DL Kenny Peterson: UFA; 3 yrs, terms unknown.
--TE Jeb Putzier: UFA; 1 yr, terms unknown.
--RB Correll Buckhalter: UFA Eagles; 4 yrs, terms unknown.
--LB Andra Davis: UFA Browns; $5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.
--S Brian Dawkins: UFA Eagles; $17M/5 yrs, $7.5M guaranteed; can void to $9.5M/2 yrs.
--DT Ronald Fields: UFA 49ers; $5M/2 yrs, SB unknown.
--WR Jabar Gaffney: UFA Patriots; $10M/4 yrs, $3M guaranteed.
--CB Andre' Goodman: UFA Dolphins; $25M/5 yrs, $10M guaranteed.
--OT Brandon Gorin: UFA Rams; terms unknown.
--LB Nick Greisen: FA Ravens; terms unknown.
--S Renaldo Hill: UFA Dolphins; $10M/4 yrs, $3M guaranteed.
--P Dirk Johnson: FA Redskins; terms unknown.
--RB LaMont Jordan: UFA Patriots; $2.5M/2 yrs, guarantees unknown.
--WR Brandon Lloyd: Not tendered as UFA by Bears; terms unknown.
--OG Matt McChesney: FA Dolphins; terms unknown.
--QB Kyle Orton (trade Bears).
--DT J'Vonne Parker: Not tendered as ERFA by Panthers; terms unknown.
--LS Lonie Paxton: UFA Patriots; $5.38M/5 yrs, $1M SB.
--DT Darrell Reid: UFA Colts; $6.8M/3 yrs, SB unknown.
--QB Chris Simms: UFA Titans; $6M/2 yrs, $1.5M SB; 2009 cap: $2.71M.
--RB Darius Walker: FA; terms unknown.
--OG Scott Young: UFA Browns; terms unknown (subsequently retired).
--RB Anthny Alridge (released).
--LB Boss Bailey (released/failed physical).
--TE Adam Bergen (released).
--CB Dre' Bly (released).
--QB Jay Cutler (traded Bears).
--DE John Engelberger (released).
--LB Louis Green (released).
--QB Darrell Hackney (released).
--RB Alex Haynes (released).
--TE Nate Jackson (released).
--S Herana-Daze Jones (released).
--LB Niko Koutouvides (released).
--LS Mike Leach (released).
--S Marquand Manuel (released).
--S Marlon McCree: Not tendered as UFA/Jaguars; terms unknown.
--TE Chad Mustard (released).
--CB Karl Paymah: UFA Vikings; $1.55M/1 yr.
--OT Erik Pears: Not tendered as RFA/Raiders; terms unknown.
--FB Andrew Pinnock (released).
--RB P.J. Pope (released).
--QB Patrick Ramsey: UFA Titans; 1 yr, terms unknown.
--DT Dewayne Robertson (released).
--WR Cliff Russell (released/failed physical).
--DT Josh Shaw (released).
--LB Jamie Winborn (released).
--RB Selvin Young (released/failed physical).
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