Denver Broncos Might Want To Keep Tabs on Vincent Rey


John Elway and the Denver Broncos are one of the most aggressive teams in free agency and one truism is finding under-the-radar players to fill a hole…

“One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity.” – Nick Saban

Denver Broncos linebackers Todd Davis and Corey Nelson are headed to test free agent waters. Davis is more than likely to be priced out of range for the team. Meanwhile, Nelson appears to have the interest from the Broncos to be retained. This further leaves a door open to sign a possible starting linebacker in free agency.

Vincent Rey is not a current free agent. However, his cap situation with the Bengals makes him a possible release candidate. Rey’s cap hit is only $2,725,000 million and the dead cap is nothing. Considering the Bengals need to retool, rebuild, and restart the franchise Rey will add intrigue if he hits the market.

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The seven-year veteran is a true middle linebacker, but is capable of expanding to a playmaker role. Rey over his career tallied five interceptions, which is a decent amount for a middle linebacker. He is durable playing in at least 14 games and has yet to start for a full season.

Signing Rey allows Brandon Marshall to play his natural position alongside Rey. In 2015 the performance of Danny Trevathan and Marshall was legendary. It also showed what two linebackers can do when fully healthy. As stated above with Rey’s stamina and durability, the Broncos might be in a great spot with both Rey/Marshall if Rey is in fact released and signs in Denver.

Familiarity is also a huge factor with Rey and Broncos. Vance Joseph was with the Cincinnati Bengals as a defensive backs coach from 2014-2015. It is unclear how much time he spent with most of the players on the defense, but players do love him. Rey might be one of those players.

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As we get closer to March 14, keep an eye on Vincent Rey.