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3 Free Agents the Broncos Can Sign With New Cap Space After June 1

Devon Platana
A look at three free agents that the Denver Broncos can sign with their new cap space as of June 1.
A look at three free agents that the Denver Broncos can sign with their new cap space as of June 1. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images
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The Denver Broncos will enter the 2021 NFL season looking to rebound from a disappointing 5-11-0 record in 2020. While they've already made some roster changes over the offseason, they're far from being Super Bowl contenders.

Fortunately, the Broncos gained $10 million in cap space on Tuesday now that released offensive tackle Ja’Waun James' cap hit has officially come off of the books. That leaves them with the third-most cap space in the NFL. Now, Denver can circle back to free agency to further improve its roster with the extra cash.

Here's a look at three free agents that the Broncos can sign with their new cap space after June 1.

1. Morgan Moses, OT

If the Broncos want either Drew Lock or Teddy Bridgewater to succeed in 2021, they're going to need to give them the best offensive line available. Adding Morgan Moses would do that. The former Washington Football Team tackle was one of the best in the league last season, ending the campaign with an 80.6 overall Pro Football Focus grade. Bringing him in to play right tackle would be an immediate upgrade over Bobby Massie (who isn't bad in his own right). With Moses and Garett Bolles as their starting tackles, the Broncos could be on their way to building a great o-line.

2. Golden Tate, WR

While the Broncos do have a promising group of wide receivers, several of them are still young and could use a veteran presence to mentor them. That player could be Golden Tate. The former New York Giants wideout is still a free agent and likely won't cost much to sign. Tate recorded 35 receptions for 388 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2020, so it's clear that he's past his prime. Nevertheless, quarterbacks had a 94.1 passer rating when targeting him last season, which shows that he's relatively reliable. When you add that to the experience that he brings, Tate could make the Broncos a better team.

3. Melvin Ingram, EDGE

Out of all the available free agents, Melvin Ingram is one name that sticks out above the others. The three-time Pro-Bowler would improve the Broncos' defense, which is lacking depth when it comes to edge defenders. Ingram missed a majority of the 2020 season with a knee injury, so there is some risk to a potential deal. Nevertheless, if the Broncos believe that he's fully healthy, Ingram would be a great fit. He recorded 360 total tackles, 49.0 sacks, 14 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions in nine seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers.


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