The Denver Broncos may have lost the Super Bowl, but it looks like they won the first day of free agency on Tuesday. In a shocker, the Broncos signed Aqib Talib to a six year deal to join a revamped secondary.
Talib’s contract with Denver is worth $57 million with $26 million guaranteed. The deal was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but he says the Broncos are far from done. Denver was so close to winning a Super Bowl, and they are making every move possible to leap that final hurdle.
The Broncos already signed T.J. Ward as well, so their secondary is projected to be stronger than last year. Unfortunately, NFL.com reports that the Broncos have shut off contract talks with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Now Denver can turn their attention to DeMarcus Ware, who was recently released by the Cowboys. Ware can be the missing ingredient to a depleted defensive line. Injuries slowed down their pass rush in the postseason, yet the Broncos still won the AFC.
Aqib Talib’s move leaves a vacancy on the corner in New England. This could be the place where Darrelle Revis ends up. If Revis isn’t traded before 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, he is set to be released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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