3 free agents Broncos should consider signing before Week 3

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Leading up to the Denver Broncos Week 3 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, there are some clear areas of the roster that could stand to be upgraded. It feels like there are an abnormal amount of free agents available still that could really help NFL teams and we’ve certainly taken a look at a wide variety of them. Under general manager George Paton, the Broncos have largely taken a “next man up” approach to adding to the roster and there’s typically nothing wrong with that, as long as the next men up can get the job done.

But this Broncos team is meant to contend for the playoffs, if not more than that. The expectations going into this season were that Russell Wilson could help lead the Broncos to the promised land, but he certainly can’t do it alone. Although the Broncos have other issues to get fixed besides just making roster moves, I do think there are areas of this roster that could be addressed immediately. Let’s take a look at a few free agents that could be intriguing for the Broncos leading up to Week 3.

3 free agents the Denver Broncos might want to consider before 49ers matchup

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1. Deandre Baker, cornerback

One thing I would love to see the Denver Broncos do more of is to take on reclamation projects. Deandre Baker was with the Kansas City Chiefs for the past couple of seasons and he had some nice moments for them. The former first-round pick out of Georgia is just 25 years old and would be an inexpensive, relatively risk-free proposition for some cornerback depth.

Which the Denver Broncos need.

As we saw against the Houston Texans, one injury to Pat Surtain II put the team in a position where it was rookie Damarri Mathis along with Ronald Darby and K’Waun Williams. Mathis proved himself to be up to the task, but the Broncos’ outside cornerback depth can’t be tested any further. Although Baker didn’t make it in Kansas City, perhaps signing him to the practice squad and getting him with defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero and defensive backs coach Christian Parker could put him in a position to realize some of that first-round potential.