June 26, 2010, 10:41 PM
It doesn't look good for Broncos fans anywhere if you're expecting them to field a competitive and winning team this year! By the looks of things this off season, the Broncos are prepared to let all of their free agents play for the minimum tender and let them walk away next year. examples: Elvis Dumervil and Champ Bailey. Next year does not inspire confidence either with the labor agreement running out.
July 3, 2010  12:20 PM ET
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The word around Dumervil is that a deal will get done, so I'm not going to get too worried about it right now. I mean if I'm running the show there is no negotiations with a guy like that, you pay him what he wants and you move on. As for Champ, I don't THINK he will be let go... but at the same time, to commit big money to an aging DB without any idea of what the state of the league will be after this season, that's just not good business. one last note, for the record coach McDaniels is NOT behind these moves (or lack there of). He has said publicly that both Bailey and Dumervil deserve to get paid and to be Broncos for the rest of their careers

Champ must realize he isn't the perennial all-pro any longer, so he should be worth market value. I know him and his agent want a deal early but if I'm McDaniels, Xanders, and Bowlen I might want to wait until the end of the season because he might slip more this year and they don't want to over pay. The Broncos should have learned from this Travis Henry, Dre Bly, Marlon McCree.

July 10, 2010  11:29 AM ET

All I know is that football is no longer just a Sport, but a BUSINESS...

July 23, 2010  05:09 PM ET

So much for cheap. Dumervil just got the highest guaranteed dollar amount for any passrusher in NFL history. Champ will have a contract before the beginning of the season.

July 23, 2010  10:39 PM ET

It's about TIME don't you think? Good job on Waiting for the actual day that the news broke before answering my comment that i wrote like about a month ago. It's people like me that actually have the gonads to write ahead of time about unforseen events that move the public conciousness to where it needs to be...

July 26, 2010  04:02 PM ET

My first comment was 2 days after this post. And I was right. We waited and they answered. Kuper and Dumervil are signed. Gonads are fine... when you're right, but the Broncos aren't cheap. They have a ton of dead money (thanks to Dre Bly, Dwayne Robertson, and Travis Henry)

July 31, 2010  12:52 PM ET

It's not the Dead money alone, but the unknown with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and how it will playout: Salary Cap, Rookie Wage Scale and Player Conduct policies and the NFL's ability to recover part of the money given to players who commit crimes and misbehave...

 
July 31, 2010  02:48 PM ET
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It's not the Dead money alone, but the unknown with the Collective Bargaining Agreement and how it will playout: Salary Cap, Rookie Wage Scale and Player Conduct policies and the NFL's ability to recover part of the money given to players who commit crimes and misbehave...

True, but the CBA is halting all teams from signing big names to big contracts. So the Broncos are no cheaper than any other team. The Cap will probably stay, but Rookie Wage Scale is what needs to change. A guy that has never thrown a pass and has a bum shoulder just got 50 mil guaranteed. I think a pension plan is a big deal too.

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