Free agency starts in just over a week (on March 12), and the Denver Broncos have the cap room to make a few moves. The 2013 salary cap has been set at $123 million per team, and the Broncos have been creating additional cap space.
The team used their franchise tag on tackle Ryan Clady last week, giving him a $9.8 million 2013 salary, bumping the team's 2013 active contract total to $129,375,314, according to Spotrac.com. The team is still under the $123M cap, however, due to their $14.1 million rollover from last season.
Assuming Clady will eventually sign his one-year tender, the team will have approximately $7,724,686 in cap space before releasing any players. According to reports, the team is also planning to either trade or release veteran linebacker D.J. Williams, which would free up another $6 million in cap space.
Taking Clady's franchise tender and Williams' departure into account, in addition to other cuts and possible contract restructuring, it would be realistic to estimate that Denver will have around $15 million in cap space available this offseason.
This slideshow highlights four players Denver can target with that $15 million.
Note: This list does not include players that were on Denver's roster last season. Veterans such as Brandon Stokley, Kevin Vickerson and Justin Bannan may be re-signed, but they will not be highlighted this time around.