Although the Broncos previously retained a handful of notable absolutely free brokers this offseason — most notably Justin Simmons, Shelby Harris and Kareem Jackson — some of Denver’s acquainted faces from 2020 will be in an additional uniform this slide.
Here’s a glance at individuals 4 no cost brokers who have signed somewhere else so significantly, and the forecast for each particular ex-Bronco in 2021.
Phillip Lindsay, Texans — The homegrown tailback started out his vocation with a bang in 2018 by turning into the to start with undrafted rookie running again to be voted into the Pro Bowl. Another 1,000-lawn season followed in 2019, but 2020 was a dud because of to accidents and the arrival of Melvin Gordon. New scenery will be very best for Lindsay’s career.
Elijah Wilkinson, Bears — The deal with was thrust into a starting up position with Ja’Wuan James’ recurring knee injuries in 2019 and his opt-out in 2020. A leg damage cost him 6 online games, but the undrafted fifth-yr professional was continue to equipped to cash in with a 1-12 months offer with Chicago, the place his flexibility will assure him snaps.
A.J. Bouye, Panthers — In his one particular time in Denver, Bouye was constrained to 7 video games (and no picks) simply because of injuries as effectively as a suspension for effectiveness-enhancing medications. The cornerback will be suspended the very first two games of 2021– the remainder of his 6-sport ban — but will incorporate a essential veteran existence to Carolina’s secondary.
Jeremiah Attaochu, Bears — The Broncos signed Attaochu in Oct 2019, and the journeyman linebacker proceeded to revitalize his career. He got prolonged time since of accidents to Bradley Chubb (2019) and Von Miller (2020), putting up 8.5 sacks and 52 tackles throughout people seasons, and was rewarded with a two-12 months, $5.5 million offer by Chicago.
Remaining totally free brokers from 2020 Broncos: ILB Alexander Johnson (tendered, probable to re-sign with Denver), TE Jake Butt, LB Austin Calitro, TE Troy Fumagalli, CB Kevin Toliver, CB De’Vante Bausby, LB Anthony Chickillo, T Demar Dotson, ILB Joe Jones, DB Will Parks, DE DeMarcus Walker, DT Sylvester Williams.