Center Will Montgomery, released by the Redskins last week, will visit the Broncos early this week, reports the Denver Post. Montgomery, 31, started every game the past three seasons for Washington and could start for Denver in 2014.
Free agent linebacker Dane Fletcher visited the Buccaneers and is scheduled to visit the Raiders, reports the Boston Herald. Fletcher had 26 tackes, two sacks and a forced fumble for the Patriots last year and is open to returning, "but defensive playing time is his priority," the report said.
Free agent linebacker Rob Jackson will visit the Raiders this week, reports the Washington Post. He appeared in 12 games for the Redskins last season, posting 19 tackles, two sacks and an interception.
Emmanuel Sanders could be 'lethal' on bubble screens
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
New Broncos receiver Emmanuel Sanders forced 15 missed tackles last season, or one every 4.47 catches. That was the fourth-best rate in the NFL. The team's website says Sanders' speed and elusiveness will make him "particularly dangerous on the bubble screens that the Broncos love to run."
"Those plays have worked well" since Peyton Manning's arrival, the site added, "but Sanders' skill set could make them lethal."
The Redskins tied for last in kickoff return average (20.0) and ranked 28th in punt return average (6.4) last season. New Redskins receiver Andre Roberts said he's willing and eager to fill those roles, reports CSNWashington.com.
“I may be doing that, you never know,” Roberts said on 106.7 The Fan. “I don’t have a problem doing that at all. If they ask me to do it, I’ll definitely do it.”
Roberts was the Cardinals' primary punt returner and a secondary kickoff returner as a rookie in 2010.
Receiver Emmanuel Sanders' three-year contract with the Broncos is worth up to $18 million, including $6 million guaranteed, reports the National Football Post. The base value of the contract is $15 million.
Sanders left Pittsburgh after catching 161 passes for 2,030 yards and 11 touchdowns over four seasons.
Broncos safety Rahim Moore, who underwent leg surgery in November, is almost back to 100 percent, general manager John Elway said. Moore is entering the final year of his contract. He played in 10 games last season, making 44 tackles and two interceptions.