Denver Broncos 2024 NFL free agency tracker

Mar 11, 2024, 11:58 AM | Updated: Mar 15, 2024, 6:36 pm

The Denver Broncos do not have much cap space but were one of the teams making big moves before free agency even opened. The team cut quarterback Russell Wilson, who has moved on and will play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wilson was not the lone cut, Denver moved on from All-Pro safety Justin Simmons, traded Jerry Jeudy and made a sequence of other moves to clear cap space. But now Denver is down a starting quarterback, starting safety, wideout and other pieces. So the Broncos are expected to stay active to address team needs while doing so on a pretty tight budget.

Here’s the latest news on the Broncos as NFL free agency plays out

March 15: Broncos add a linebacker to replace Josey Jewell

Cody Barton was a part of the draft class that came one year after Josey Jewell. And now Barton will be on the heels of Jewell once again.

The Broncos agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Barton, who broke into the NFL as a third-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2019. Barton agreed to a deal worth up to $4 million, according to KUSA-Ch. 9’s Mike Klis.

The agent of Barton, David Canter, first shared the news on social media.

March 15: Chris Manhertz heads to Giants on new deal

The Broncos cut Manhertz to save some salary cap, and the run-blocking tight end will head to New York, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

March 14: Non-tendered Broncos DL Jonathan Harris finds a new destination

Jonathan Harris, who started five games last season for the Denver Broncos, is moving on.

The four-year veteran defensive lineman agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported the move.

March 13: Broncos re-up with Lil’Jordan Humphrey

The 25-year-old, five-year veteran wide out agreed to terms with the Broncos on a one-year contract Wednesday. Lil’Jordan Humphrey will be among the contingent of former Saints in Denver.

March 12: Broncos re-sign their leading tight end from 2023

Adam Trautman embraced being with the Broncos last season, so the team brought him back for 2024 on a two-year deal

March 12: Another household name departs the Broncos in free agency

Josey Jewell signed a three years to play for the Panthers worth $22.75 with $10 million of that in guaranteed money. The big-time linebacker was expected to leave this spring and rejoined former Broncos DC Ejiro Evero.

March 12: Did the Broncos get the best-run defender in the NFL by adding Malcolm Roach?

For $8 million over two years Malcolm Roach provides a valuable upgrade in that specific aspect. The interior defensive lineman isn’t a plus player in the pass rush, but that’s not his primary role. It will be to provide interior push and occupy multiple interior offensive linemen. Roach is just the latest add from the New Orleans Saints, a familiar story under Sean Payton.

March 12: Report says Broncos make a move with fullback Michael Burton

The Broncos are re-signing fullback Michael Burton, who appeared in all 17 games for them a season ago in his first season in Denver. He carried the football seven times for nine yards, and had three catches for eight yards. He had four total tackles on special teams and forced a fumble. But it’s not all about the stats when it comes to fullback. Burton was named the No. 1 fullback in the NFL by Pro Football Focus in 2023 and also a Pro Bowl alternate. He has value a box score can’t show. Burton played about 18 percent of Denver’s offensive snaps last year and more than 60 percent on special teams.

March 11: Broncos QB won’t be Sam Darnold, as he agrees to deal with Vikings

Supposedly Darnold came down to a choice between Minnesota and Denver, choosing the Vikings. With Kirk Cousins off to Atlanta, Darnold factors to be the favorite to land the starting quarterback gig for the NFC North team. With those two off the board and Baker Mayfield saying put, plus Jacoby Brissett headed to New England, the Broncos’ options are limited. Mike Klis reported late Monday night that Denver is expected to be in the bidding for Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Tannehill and/or Mason Rudolph.

March 11: So, Wil Lutz is staying with the Broncos after all

Wil Lutz is replacing Brandon McManus again, this time taking the job in Jacksonville. The Broncos are without a kicker after Lutz signed a three-year deal to join the AFC South team. BUT WAIT. Hours later Lutz had a change of heart and decided to stay in Denver on a two-year deal.

March 11: Broncos lose starting center Lloyd Cushenberry III in free agency

The Denver Broncos will need a new starting center in 2024, after Lloyd Cushenberry III departed in the opening hours of free agency. The strong pass-blocker drafted in the third round of the 2020 NFL Draft has signed with the Tennessee Titans

March: 11: Broncos step into free agency by adding safety Brandon Jones

Denver is poised to agree with Jones on a three-year deal that broke in the first 90 minutes into the start of the “legal tampering” period of free agency. The deal is for $22.5 million, with $12.5M guaranteed.

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