The Denver Broncos will hold a joint training camp session with the Dallas Cowboys before the two teams face off on Saturday at Mile High’s Empower Field on a preseason trip.
Throughout training camp, many young Broncos were impressive. This could mean the team part ways with some veterans when the final cut is made.
In some cases, the Broncos are already paying these players, but they may decide it’s better to stay away from them and let the younger players behind them shine.
However, a lot can change between now and the final cut, especially when it comes to player performance in game situations.
Josh Johnson | QB
The 36-year-old journeyman quarterback signed a one-year deal in hopes of becoming Russell Wilson’s primary backup.
Johnson wasn’t particularly impressive in training camp, though.
Still, it might make more sense to go with a young Rypien as a backup passer. You might decide it would be better to add another young QB to your practice team.
Travis Fulgham | WR
Fulgham appeared in 17 games in his three years in the NFL, including a brief stint with the Broncos at the end of the 2021 season. However, veterans can get caught up in the numbers game.
Even with Tim Patrick’s season-ending injury, the young receiver is well-positioned to claim a spot in the depths. seems to have built
Also, although eligible, there is no guarantee that Fulgham will be on the practice team. However, Fulgham doesn’t get a guaranteed salary, so even if the Broncos cut him, they won’t be asking for money.
Eric Tomlinson |
Tomlinson signed a one-year contract with the Broncos in March last year and guaranteed $1 million. It was expected that he would become the Broncos’ leading blocking tight end.
However, the Broncos have since recalled Eric Saubert on a one-year deal and he has been impressive in training camp. The Broncos also re-signed Andrew Beck, who is several years younger than Tomlinson.
The Broncos will have to swallow a lot of guaranteed money if they cut Tomlinson, but there will be a set-off clause if he signs with another team. If so, the Broncos may be forced to take their hand.
Cameron Fleming | OT
Fleming arrived late, signing just as the Broncos began training camp. He was added to give the Broncos a veteran presence, while Billy Turner and Tom Compton headed to the Physically Impossible (PUP) list.
But Calvin Anderson has been making progress in training camp, and a good run in the preseason gives him a chance to land a starting right tackle job. .
That probably means Fleming will be an oddball when the final cut is made. If not. Vested rule.
Mike Purcell | DL
We’ve talked about Purcell many times, but given his base salary of $3 million and a roster bonus of $750,000 per game, he has a lot to prove he should make the final roster. You have to prove that
That being said, Purcell has been insisting during training camp that he deserves to stay. However, the appearance of Eima Ageoma, a rookie in the 4th round at the training camp, deserves attention.
If the upswing is impressive in preseason games, it may only make Purcell’s situation more tenuous. There is a nature.
Malik Reed | OLB
Although Reed doesn’t have a veteran contract, his $2.43 million restricted free agent bid is still a hefty sum.
Baron Browning’s transition to edge rusher has been going well so far, with rookie second-rounder Nick Bonnit impressing. And then there’s Aaron Patrick. He does well on his own and is a much cheaper option for edge rusher depth.
A lead, even with a salary of $2.43 million, may have bargaining value because he has to waive. That means waivers are even less of a priority, and will be of interest to teams that want the depth of edge rushers.
Sam Martin | P
Martin is in the final year of a three-year contract signed for 2020. In his two years with the team, he didn’t stand out, but he wasn’t terrible.
The Broncos have added Corliss Weightman to compete for the punt job. Weightman has looked good in training camp.
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Martin’s base salary is $2.25 million, so if Waitman outperforms him, cutting Martin is an easy decision. We’ll see how both players fare in three preseason contests.
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