Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Safeties on Denver's FA radar
By Tim Kavanagh
Over the past few weeks, some observers have been looking at the Denver Broncos' cap situation, and speculatively linking them to a myriad of high-profile free agents, the latest of which has been RB Steven Jackson. But in one scribe's opinion, they need to remember the plays that ended their 2012 season in order to target players that can help get them over the proverbial hump.
Mark Kiszla of the Denver Post believes that this offseason, the Broncos must pursue an upgrade (if not two) at safety. Broncos S Rahim Moore has been scapegoated as the villain in the Broncos' loss to the Baltimore Ravens, but there were other plays where fellow S Jim Leonhard was at fault. Leonhard is an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Kiszla believes that the Broncos should spend money on some of the other players at the position in the market.
Four names he specifically brings up are San Francisco's Dashon Goldson, Detroit's Louis Delmas, Buffalo's Jairus Byrd and Houston's Glover Quin. Byrd and Quin have been identified as likely recipients of their teams' franchise tags, or possibly a new deal prior to the start of free agency. There are questions surrounding Goldson (the Niners' 2012 taggee) and Delmas, but both are better than what the Broncos currently have on hand.