Denver Broncos: Other possible cap casualties after AJ Bouye move

Denver Broncos, Jurrell Casey (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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Denver Broncos, Nick Vannett
Nick Vannett, Denver Broncos TE. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos possible remaining 2021 cap casualties

4. Nick Vannett, TE

Possible cap savings: ~$2.67 million

The Denver Broncos made somewhat of a curious signing in the 2020 free agent circuit by bringing in veteran tight end Nick Vannett.

His first season in Denver had plenty of mixed results overall, but he seemed to get better as the season progressed like many others in the Broncos’ offense. Overall, Vannett’s price point for the 2021 season (over $3.5 million) is not prohibitive but the team might feel confident in other backups like Albert Okwuegbunam, Troy Fumagalli, and Andrew Beck moving forward.

5. Jeff Driskel, QB

Possible cap savings: $2.5 million

Considering the fact that Jeff Driskel ended the season as the demoted third quarterback on the team, it would be a shocker if he’s still on the Denver Broncos’ roster come mid-March.

Driskel was replaced on the depth chart by former undrafted free agent Brett Rypien.

It seems like this move is merely a matter of time.

6. DaeSean Hamilton, WR

Possible cap savings: $2.183 million

The Broncos could bring back their entire wide receiver group from a season ago, and it would not be a bad idea to do so.

With that being said, former fourth-round pick DaeSean Hamilton has not taken that expected step forward in Denver and will be a free agent after the 2021 season. Perhaps the Broncos could try to trade Hamilton to a different situation to save this cap, but his is a name to be on the lookout for.