NFL Free Agency: Broncos Re-Sign WR Andre Caldwell


January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Andre Caldwell (12) before the game against the New England Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have re-signed wide receiver Andre Caldwell to a two-year contract, the team announced on Tuesday.

Caldwell, 28, signed first with the Broncos in the 2011 offseason, John Elway’s first with the team as a member of the front office, and has been deemed valuable enough to stay on the roster for another couple of years at a bargain price.

The former Bengals receiver made virtually no impact in his first season with the Broncos, but had three touchdowns this past season and made some big catches for the team.

There has been speculation that with Caldwell returning, it means that fellow free agent receiver Eric Decker is for sure a gonner, but the two moves are unrelated. Decker will only be on another team this season if his price tag is too high for the Broncos, which most assume it will be.

I don’t think the Broncos will stop at Caldwell to improve the WR position if Decker leaves, but he could be in line for more reps as it currently stands. He has also already been invited to the Duke throwing sessions with Peyton Manning and company, something he was pretty miffed about missing out on last year.

Congratulations to Caldwell, glad to have him back in Broncos Country!