Monday, January 21, 2013
A DT idea for Denver
By Tim Kavanagh
The Denver Broncos made it as far in the 2012 playoffs as they did a season prior, though this time around, they were the AFC's No. 1 seed heading into the postseason, so their one-and-done provided a rough ending to what was a fun first season of having Peyton Manning as the starting QB.
As the offseason gets rolling, one spot on the roster on which to keep an eye is defensive tackle, where the club may lose three players to free agency -- Justin Bannan, Kevin Vickerson and Ty Warren. Who will they target to replace this loss?
Given that this year's draft class is believed to be chock full of talent on the defensive line, this could be where Denver invests their first-round pick. However, before that happens, they may elect to address the position via free agency. One player at whom they've gotten a good look in recent seasons is Raiders DT Richard Seymour, so is he on their radar? Here's ESPN AFC West blogger Bill Williamson:
Bill WilliamsonWill Broncos target Seymour?
"I don't think he will be a priority signing. I could see a contender looking at Seymour as a rotational guy, so perhaps there could be interest. But Seymour is 33, he has been dealing with nagging injuries and his production has waned the past two seasons. I don't expect him to break the bank."