Broncos looking to Shop Britton Colquitt
The Denver Broncos are looking to trade their longtime punter Britton Colquitt to any team looking for his services.
Last night, Denver Broncos punter Britton Colquitt told reporters that he knew that he would not play in the team’s third preseason game.
According to Mike Klis, it appears that he might be looking for a new team in the next couple days.
The 9News Reporter said that the team is looking for a suitable trade partner for the longtime punter. Britton Colquitt did not play at all in the Broncos 17-9 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
After the game, Colquitt told Vic Lombardi of Altitude 950 that he knew that he was not going to play and that the Denver Broncos have asked him to take a paycut.
He refused to take the paycut and is now finding himself on the Denver Broncos trading block.
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The teams that could be interested in his services include the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, and Chicago Bears.
After the 2012 season, the Broncos rewarded Britton Colquitt with a new three year extension. That made him the highest paid punter in the league.
However, the Broncos saw him decline and asked him to take a paycut. And as it was reported last night, the team approached him to take another paycut this offseason.
Moving Britton Colquitt off the books would be the best move for the team. Riley Dixon did well in his third preseason game. I believe that Dixon could do well for the team.
He has the abilities to run trick plays and it a pretty solid punter. He also did well holding for Brandon McManus Saturday night, as he made all three of his kicks.
If Britton Colquitt is not traded before the Tuesday deadline to cut the roster to 75 players, I expect the team to release him. I do not see the Broncos carrying two punters going into their final preseason game.
If this truly is the end, Britton Colquitt had a good run, but the money he was being paid was just too much for his position.