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.
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.
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.