This number is not set in concrete, and it’s dependent on the team to lower the $10 million cap number of Champ Bailey. However, it does give us a good idea of where Denver is financially in the new league year.
The Broncos could be one of the more active teams when free agency opens on March 13. Vice President of Football Operations John Elway has done a good job constructing this roster in his vision. He’s made critical decisions to cement this team as a Super Bowl contender for the next couple of years.
Their biggest splash in free agency could be keeping key players on their own roster like Eric Decker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Zane Beadles. Depending on how those pursuits go will determine how big of a splash they make outside of their own free agents in 2014.
Ian Rapoport, from NFL Network, reported on Wednesday that the Broncos are likely to let running back Knowshon Moreno walk in free agency.
Getting Decker a new contract, restructuring Bailey and finding a good price to sign Rodgers-Cromartie may be the top three moves this offseason.
However, there are a few moves the team could make in free agency that could improve the team. Let’s take a look at what realistic free-agent splashes the Broncos could make in 2014.