The NFL’s free-agent signing period is all but over, save for a few big names looking for the right spot to call home in 2021.
The market still has some scraps, mostly veteran players looking to continue their playing careers if a team is willing to give them a look. There are a handful of former Denver Broncos players who fit into that group, some of which will be talked about here.
This group contains players that made a decent impact during their time in the Mile High City and others who will be forgotten in the not-too-distant future.
Though the NFL is made by its superstars, the average career of a player is just a few years. Each of these players would likely love the call to get a chance somewhere, anywhere, to continue playing the game that they love.
Will any of these guys get that chance?
Recently released Broncos
During last year’s free-agent signing period, it was a trade made by the Broncos that netted them Jurrell Casey, a move many saw as a massive steal. It didn’t work out that way.
The Broncos gave up just a seventh-round selection to get the defensive lineman, one who had made five consecutive Pro Bowls.
He managed to play in just three games for the Broncos as injuries sidelined him for just about all of the season. When he did play, he was far from effective.
Now at 31 years old, Casey is looking for another team to give him a chance, but the injury last year and the perceived step he has lost are likely keeping teams from pulling the trigger.
Still, Casey has been a productive player and a team looking for defensive line help will see his name as one of the most intriguing on the market. It could take until closer to the time training camps get started, but it would be surprising if Casey didn’t get another opportunity somewhere.