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Broncos Absorb Massive $67M Salary Cap Burden for Russell Wilson and Unseen Players

New Strategies for the Denver Broncos in the Offseason

The Denver Broncos have taken a unique approach in the current offseason, choosing not to be very active in free agency. This decision stems from their financial commitments to players who are no longer on their roster but are still costing them a significant amount of money.

According to a report by ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, the Broncos have over $67 million in salary cap charges allocated to players who are no longer with the team. The departure of quarterback Russell Wilson alone accounts for $53 million of that sum. This financial burden has limited the team’s ability to make big moves in free agency.

In contrast to their aggressive approach in the previous offseason, where they signed some of the biggest free-agent contracts, the Broncos have opted for a more measured strategy this year. General manager George Paton emphasized the importance of filling specific positions and needs on the roster rather than making flashy signings.

Despite the challenges posed by their financial constraints, the Broncos have made some key moves by retaining their own free agents and bringing in players like safety Brandon Jones and defensive end Malcolm Roach. These signings signal a shift in the team’s approach towards building a competitive roster for the upcoming season.

Looking ahead, the Broncos face the daunting task of ending an eight-year playoff drought in 2024. With limited resources at their disposal, the team will need to make strategic decisions to improve their roster and compete at a high level in the highly competitive NFL landscape.

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