Broncos Links: RBs, Decker, DRC, Miller

The Broncos signed eight practice squad players to futures contracts and extended the contract of GM John Elway last month, but otherwise the team has been fairly quiet since the Super Bowl. With several prospective free agents seemingly on their way to the open market, let’s check in on the latest Broncos updates….

  • The Broncos appear likely to let Knowshon Moreno walk in free agency, and while the team plans to sign a free agent running back for depth purposes, Denver wants to give Montee Ball a chance to earn the No. 1 job, says Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Klis names Donald Brown and James Starks as a couple free agents who the Broncos could target as Ball’s backup.
  • Some people in league circles believe the Broncos are hoping to see Eric Decker get a lucrative offer from another team, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. That way, the Broncos won’t have to decide between making Decker a below-market offer or “politely telling him they’re not interested.” As we wrote yesterday, the team will be wary about investing in Decker with long-term extensions for Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas due soon.
  • In a mailbag for the Post, Klis writes that he thinks the Broncos would bring Decker back if his price doesn’t exceed $7MM. Klis also addresses the team’s top free agent priority (re-signing Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and says Denver should be patient with Von Miller rather than considering trading him.
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