The Denver Broncos should have a bust offseason ahead of them and, for some time, many have thought that the Broncos would part ways with receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for cap reasons.
Now, it appears that Broncos general manager John Elway is considering keeping both veteran wideouts as the team searches for a top quarterback this offseason, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Currently, Denver has about $27M in cap space, which is the 16th most in the NFL, but could significantly increase space by releasing cornerback Aqib Talib, offensive tackle Menelik Watson and running back CJ Anderson.
Those moves would create more than $40M in cap space.
Thomas has 2 years left on his deal and is set to make $12M in 2018. Releasing Sanders would save $5.563M but incur a penalty of $5.375M, which makes it very likely that he stays on board with the team.
Bills’ Matt Milano Out for Season
Milano, 24, was a standout for the Bills’ defense during their upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings which earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Milano’s spot on the roster is likely to be filled by Deon Lacey.
Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden dodged questions regarding McKenzie’s job status following Sunday’s game;
“I don’t have any comment on that,” Gruden said, according to Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal. “We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Raiders’ Jon Feliciano Done For Season
The Oakland Raiders will be without left guard Jon Feliciano who suffered a calk injury that will likely shut him down for the remainder of the season, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Feliciano suffered the injury during Oakland’s surprise win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Feliciano, 26, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and is a strong candidate to be re-signed by the rebuilding Raiders.
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