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Broncos Want To Sign Demaryius Thomas Long Term

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Dec 28, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) runs past Oakland Raiders cornerback Keith McGill (39) in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 47-14. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have had success signing their franchise-tagged players to longer deals in the past and they are hoping that Demaryius Thomas can remain with the team for the long run.

Chris Hall from Broncos TV talked to the Executive Vice President and General Manager John Elway about the team’s plans with Demaryius Thomas as the offseason continues for the Broncos. There was no doubt in Elway’s mind that he would like to get a deal done with Demaryius Thomas.

"“We’d like for him to remain a Denver Bronco, and that is one of our goals, to be able to get that done. I’m trying to get together with his agent, and hopefully we can do that. We will continue to work diligently on trying to get something done.”"

There is no doubt in my mind that Demaryius Thomas and the Broncos coming to a long term deal would benefit both parties involved. He was assigned the franchise tag before the league year began earlier this month which gives both sides more time to come to a long term deal.

Perhaps the reason why the Broncos have not been big spenders in free agency is because they want to work on their in-house players and give them longer deals. The more money that they have, the better deal they can give to Demaryius Thomas.

Do not be surprised if the Broncos decide to release a player or two to free up some space. There is one wide receiver currently on the roster that I have in mind. But the sooner the Broncos can get this done, the better. It’ll be like a huge monkey is lifted off the teams back.

The team has had plenty of success with their franchise-tagged players the past couple seasons, with Ryan Clady and Matt Prater (before his release) getting deals done just a few months after receiving the tag. While it may take a while to get a deal done for Demaryius Thomas, make no mistake that the Broncos want him to remain in the orange and navy for a long time to come.

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