Denver Broncos: Players who could be traded before 2021 season

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Graham Glasgow, Denver Broncos
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4. Graham Glasgow, OG

The Denver Broncos have some really intriguing depth on the interior offensive line right now.

The current alignment up front — from left to right — is Dalton Risner at left guard, Lloyd Cushenberry III at center, and Graham Glasgow at right guard.

Behind those guys, the Denver Broncos have Netane Muti and Quinn Meinerz fighting for roles.

Because of the presence of Muti and Meinerz, it’s not out of the question that a player like Graham Glasgow could be traded, and when you look at the financial impact of that particular trade possibility, it might make even more sense.

Glasgow would count just $3 million in dead cap against the Denver Broncos’ 2021 salary cap if he’s traded at this point, but trading him would free up nearly $8.9 million in cap space.

Right now, the Broncos don’t need the cap space in any sort of desperate way, but that big boost in cap space would be an added bonus of having someone like Muti or Meinerz prove they are ready for a starting role in 2021, which could very well happen.

Meinerz is obviously getting his first shot at center behind Lloyd Cushenberry, but if Cushenberry shows well at camp and in the preseason, the Broncos might be inclined to try to get Meinerz on the field some way or another.

Muti was impressive last year in a spot start against the Carolina Panthers and when healthy was considered arguably the top interior line prospect in last year’s draft class.

Financially, the Broncos aren’t exactly tied to Glasgow at this point and they could let one of their young guys win his job and roster spot.