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The Broncos will most likely stick with their two current big receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker next season, without looking to add any other big names to the position. Both Thomas and Decker have grown as receivers and complement each other and Peyton Manning well.
Free-agent slot receiver Brandon Stokley has already expressed interest in returning to the Broncos for the 2013 season. Stokley had a solid year in 2012 but will be 37 in June, so Denver will probably look to find a guy to supplement him in the slot.
A couple of guys the Broncos should focus on in free agency are Austin Collie and Wes Welker.
Collie's concussion issues are no secret, and he also missed most of last season with a torn patellar tendon. However, his prior production as a target of Peyton Manning is undeniable. In their two years together with the Indianapolis Colts, Manning and Collie combined for 1,325 yards and 15 touchdowns. He could be a great complement to Stokley in the slot for 2013.
Welker is pricey but could be phenomenal paired with Peyton Manning in this Denver offense. It is unclear whether the New England Patriots will give Welker the money he wants or decide to replace him with a cheaper option.
With a crowded Denver backfield it's anyone's guess what the Broncos will decide to do in free agency.
It is unlikely that the Broncos will go after and pay a No. 1 running back during free agency. There are some interesting options who can contribute in a running back-by-committee situation in Denver next season. (Sorry fantasy football owners.)
Chris Ivory is a guy who is not getting the sort of media attention that some of the other available backs are this season. At 222 pounds and only 24 years old, Ivory has the potential to make big plays and upgrade the Broncos backfield in 2013. He is, however, a restricted free agent.
The New Orleans Saints are extremely tight under the cap and have some big decisions to make regarding what tender they decide to offer Ivory. That will determine whether the Broncos or another team will attempt to sign him.