Free Agency 2016

Broncos Release Three Veterans: Daniels, Vasquez, Brewer

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Fresh off their Super Bowl 50 title, the Denver Broncos will look significantly different in 2016.

After Peyton Manning’s Monday retirement, the team reportedly lost free agent defensive end Malik Jackson to the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.

Shortly after that, the team announced that it is parting ways with tight end Owen Daniels, offensive guard Louis Vasquez and long-snapper Aaron Brewer.

“These decisions are never easy, but we appreciate the contributions Louis, Owen and Aaron made to our team, especially during our Super Bowl run,” Broncos czar John Elway said.

Daniels started slow, but finished strong as he had 46 catches for 517 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season.  He had two touchdowns in the team’s AFC Championship Game victory over the New England Patriots.

At 33 years old, there will be a limited market for Daniels’ services, but look for a possible match with the New England Patriots.

Former Pro Bowl guard Louis Vasquez will likely have a bigger market as he is just 28 years old and is a solid starter on the interior line.  Look for the Baltimore Ravens, New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers to have some interest.

The moves created an additional $8+ million of cap room for the Broncos who still need to come to terms with quarterback Brock Osweiler.


About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.