The Denver Post reported that the Denver Broncos are about $9 million over the estimated $120 million salary cap.
That means that the Broncos must sort out their roster, and tweak some contracts. The veterans on the team that have large contracts are susceptible to being released.
An option to create cap space could be cutting the two veteran safeties. Believe me, I don’t want to see Brian Dawkins or Renaldo Hill go anywhere, but with the Broncos drafting two high profile safeties in Rahim Moore and Quinton Carter, it’s possible the team could start two rookie safeties.
These two guys would not be long shots by any means to start for the Broncos if they are forced to cut Dawkins and Hill this offseason. In fact, with Darcel McBath’s injury history, it wouldn’t surprise me at all. This is all hypothetical of course, but with the new league year looming, you have to expect everything, including the unexpected. – NFL Mocks
An interesting take on how to create more cap space, but one that I certainly don’t want to think about. The Broncos are making changes across the board, and players that bring familiarity and experience to the Broncos roster is a comfort for fans and for new members of the team.