Denver Broncos trade deadline: Players who could be on the move

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos pumps up the crowd after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas #88 of the Denver Broncos pumps up the crowd after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the New York Jets at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes under pressure from linebacker Shane Ray #56 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 1: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes under pressure from linebacker Shane Ray #56 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 1, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images) /

Other trades that could be made

There are a number of other players the Broncos could look to move ahead of the trade deadline. The team’s loss to the Chiefs didn’t ignite a fire sale but the Broncos could look to get value for players at positions where they have some depth.

Shane Ray to the Rams?

This is a trade that would make a lot of sense for both parties. The Rams have a need for an edge rusher and could probably get Ray for a decent price. He’s had injury issues so his value is probably pretty low.

Trading for him now could all but ensure their inside track to re-sign him after the season if he plays well.

Jared Veldheer?

The Broncos might be more apt to keep Veldheer but he would probably have some value around the league if he’s healthy.

Teams in the NFL are always in need of tackle help and Veldheer has a really reasonable base salary remaining and if a playoff team (Texans?) needs a tackle, he could start on either the right or left side.

Darian Stewart

The Broncos are getting Su’a Cravens back this week and suddenly have an over-abundance of safeties. Darian Stewart has missed so many tackles the past couple of seasons and his play has declined to the point that the team can’t steal snaps from other players with Stewart out there not playing as well as he’s capable of.