by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/11/14) The Broncos' defense proved their undoing last season, so they have set about rebuilding the unit in free agency. The Broncos signed defensive back Aqib Talib to a six-year deal worth $57 million according to ESPN.com Tuesday, with $26 million in guaranteed money.
Talib has enjoyed a career resurgence in two years with the Patriots, finishing 2013 with four interceptions and 41 tackles in 13 games en route to a Pro Bowl selection.
Ware was only notified by the team of his impending release Tuesday, given his $16 million salary cap hit for the 2014 season. The process is moving quickly for the 31-year-old, seven-time Pro Bowler, despite recording just six sacks last season, the lowest total of his career.
Broncos sign T.J. Ward
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (3/11/14) The Broncos have signed free agent safety T.J. Ward, reports ESPN. The deal is worth an average of $5.5 million a year.
Ward made over 100 tackles in two of his four seasons with the Browns.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Broncos working on deal
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/28/14) The Broncos and representatives for free agent cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie met at the NFL scouting combine, reports FOX Sports.
The report says Rodgers-Cromartie is valued as the team's top priority. While a deal for the veteran cornerback isn't imminent, the sides have agreed to keep in touch in the coming weeks.
Rodgers-Cromartie, 27, signed a one-year $5 million deal with the Broncos last offseason after playing two years in Philadelphia.
LaCanfora: Champ Bailey will get new deal
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer (2/18/14) Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is expected to get a new contract in the near future to restructure his deal, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason LaCanfora.
LaCanfora reports that there's "no way" Bailey is making $9 million in 2014, which would cost the Broncos $10 million against the cap. LaCanfora writes that the Broncos will look to sign him to a lesser deal at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Bailey played in just five games in 2013 with 14 tackles and no interceptions. It was the first time in his career he failed to record an interception.