5 Broncos players that should be traded instead of cut

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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 07: Graham Glasgow #61 of the Denver Broncos gets set against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL game at AT&T Stadium on November 07, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Denver Broncos trade candidate: Graham Glasgow, OL

The offensive line construction for the Denver Broncos here in the coming days will be fascinating to watch. Graham Glasgow already took a pay reduction for this season to stay in Denver, and the Broncos have been showcasing him as a center throughout the preseason despite listing rookie Luke Wattenberg as the backup center. Either the Broncos are truly going with Glasgow as the backup center, or they are showcasing him to possibly trade him to another team.

A lot is going to depend on the health of Netane Muti, who had arthroscopic surgery which he should be back from in a week or so. If Muti is good to go, the Broncos’ backups on the interior this season would be him, Wattenberg, and likely Cam Fleming sticking around with experience at both tackle and guard.

The Broncos also expect Tom Compton back at some point this year and Billy Turner can play anywhere on the offensive line as well.

I don’t think Glasgow would be cut outright, though you never know. There are a number of teams out there in need of interior line help and the Broncos have the depth to get some value in return.

Denver Broncos trade candidate: McTelvin Agim, DL

This one is a bit conflicting because what McTelvin Agim showed in the final preseason game was better than anything we saw from any other defensive lineman on the Broncos’ roster during the preseason. Should he be the team’s fifth defensive lineman based on that? Does his outstanding performance against the Vikings wash away the bitter taste of the previous week against Buffalo?

Agim is a former third-round pick, though he wasn’t selected by George Paton. He’s certainly got some value and unless the Broncos are keeping six defensive linemen, they might have to do everything possible to get some value for him before sending him to waivers, especially after that huge performance against the Vikings.