Denver Broncos: 3 current players hurt most from the free agency period

Michael Ojemudia, CB #23 for the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Ojemudia, CB #23 for the Denver Broncos. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 20, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs on an eighty-four-yard touchdown reception as Denver Broncos cornerback Michael Ojemudia (23) chases during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Denver Broncos general manager George Paton has made several key moves, both new additions and re-signing key players to new deals during the NFL free agency period. The moves made by Paton have hurt three rostered players the most.

How new General Manager George Paton would create the Denver Broncos roster in the 2021 offseason was a mystery to most.

The front office had done a phenomenal job keeping information close to the chest, so many were not sure how the Broncos would attack free agency.

George Paton and the Broncos did not disappoint and have had a phenomenal offseason so far with moves to bring back key players while bringing in new talent; all while remaining in strong salary cap positioning.

All of their moves have been intentional and calculated to improve an inconsistent 5-11 team from a year ago.

The Broncos had struggles on both sides of the ball with injuries, youth (inconsistency), and the impact of COVID-19 on the season as a whole.

Paton was able to re-sign safety Justin Simmons to a deal-making him the league’s highest-paid player in the league at his position.

Von Miller had his contract option picked up and should provide the team with elite play once again.

Additionally, Paton brought back Shelby Harris on a three-year deal while also working some magic with Kareem Jackson, bringing him back on a one-year deal after initially declining his option and letting him hit free agency.

From the outside, the Broncos brought in cornerbacks Ronald Darby and Kyle Fuller as well as running back Mike Boone.

Let’s take a look at the players who have hurt most with the moves the Denver Broncos have made so far.