Denver Broncos: Ranking each of the team’s free-agent losses

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ORCHARD PARK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 24: Derek Wolfe #95 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field before an NFL game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field on November 24, 2019, in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos had what seems to have been a strong offseason, but a few players won’t be back in 2020.

Turnover is generally always high in the NFL. It’s the nature of the business. Since the beginning of free agency back in the early 1990s, NFL teams have to strategize with the salary cap in order to help decide which players to keep and which players to move on from.

This offseason, John Elway and his staff elected to make the biggest splashes through trades, acquiring both A.J. Bouye and Jurrell Casey in swaps with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans, respectively.

The team also signed Graham Glasgow and Melvin Gordon as priority free agents, but there were a few players who moved on for more money, a better opportunity or were just weeded out by the team.

The players that the team lost this offseason will be the focus of this discussion and the rankings will be determined based on a criteria of what that player meant to the team and what the team did to fill that hole.

So, the “best” player may not necessarily be in the No. 1 spot if the team did a good enough job finding his replacement whereas a role player may be higher on the list if the team did little or nothing to replace him.

With that in mind, here are those players, ranked in descending order.

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