Denver Broncos: T.J. Carrie a free agent target at CB

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Keenan Allen
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 31: Keenan Allen /

The Denver Broncos reportedly like free agent cornerback T.J. Carrie of the Oakland Raiders, and could hone in on him as another acquisition…

The Denver Broncos are going to be in the market for a number three cornerback in free agency, and one player who is reportedly of interest to them is former Oakland Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie.

Carrie was a seventh round pick out of Ohio in the 2017 NFL Draft and has really developed into a nice player for the Raiders.

Last season, specifically, he showed some of his most improvement in coverage and did so in the nickel position.

The Broncos’ interest came from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports…

If La Canfora’s report is accurate, the Broncos could soon be getting the help they now need at the cornerback position with Aqib Talib being traded to the Los Angeles Rams.

Carrie is not Talib, by any means, but at the age of 27, he brings an infusion of youth and gives the Broncos another inside-outside option at the position.

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Last year, he was used in the slot more than all but three other players at the cornerback position in the NFL, with 394 slot reps.

The Broncos have Chris Harris Jr., who also excels from a slot role, but they will probably move Harris more to the outside this season.

Part of the reason the Broncos may have interest in Carrie is the fact that Joe Woods coached him his rookie year in Oakland, and defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson also worked with him while he was with the Raiders.

Last season, Carrie finished with 84 tackles and nine pass breakups along with two fumble recoveries. He allowed three touchdowns in slot coverage last season.

If the Broncos sign Carrie, expect the deal to be in the $6 million average per year range.