Denver Broncos: 3 potential cap-casualties to be interested in
By Noah Smith
3. Michael Brockers, DL, Los Angeles Rams
Like the Saints, the Los Angeles Rams have been heavy spenders both in money and in cap space. With big names like Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald, and now Matthew Stafford, the Rams enter the 2021 offseason nearly $35 million over the salary cap.
The Rams will have plenty of decisions to make this offseason for several notable members of their roster, including veteran defensive lineman Michael Brockers. Brockers has been a solid contributor for the Rams since he was drafted in 2012, but the team may be looking to move on for salary cap relief.
At 31 years old, Brockers is on the downturn of his career, but can still provide a veteran presence to the locker room. Brockers finished the 2020 season with 5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss, and 10 quarterback hits, per Pro Football Reference.
With the recent cut to Jurrell Casey, as well as the possible departures of Shelby Harris and DeMarcus Walker, Brockers could be a solid addition to add an experienced starter to the defensive line.
Brockers would cost the Denver Broncos around $8 Million for the 2021 season, a reasonable contract for the veteran lineman. At 6-foot-5, 305 pounds, Brockers has the flexibility to line up as an interior player or to work against tackles with his length and size.
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While Brockers isn’t the flashiest name in the cap-casualty watchlist, he could be a suitable piece for what the Broncos need. If the Rams part ways with Michael Brockers, the Denver Broncos should be on his radar of teams to visit.