Denver Broncos: Seven free agents who could still help

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Mike Scifres #5 of the San Diego Chargers is injured while trying to tackle Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos on a punt return during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 12: Mike Scifres #5 of the San Diego Chargers is injured while trying to tackle Eric Decker #87 of the Denver Broncos on a punt return during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 12, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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Marcedes Lewis, TE

The Denver Broncos watched Virgil Green sign with the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency, and if they did nothing to replace him with a veteran, I’d be shocked.

Marcedes Lewis was a cap casualty of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and that could turn out to be one of the dumbest moves the Jaguars made.

Lewis was one of the best — if not the best — blocking tight ends in the NFL this past season. He is still a capable receiver, but he makes his mark in the running game where he moves people around.

Lewis is also a team leader and captain, something the Broncos have valued highly with their free agent pickups this offseason.

If I were the Broncos, I wouldn’t wait much longer to get Lewis into the building. He may be holding out for more than just one year on a contract, and I wouldn’t blame him. He’s going to be 34 this season, but he is in great shape and still has some good years in him, I think.