NFL Network's James Palmer reports impending Broncos free agent Justin Simmons is expected to be franchise tagged for the second consecutive year.
That is absent a long-term deal by the March 9 deadline. Palmer reports the sides are "much closer" than they were last spring, so perhaps an agreement will be struck. 27-year-old Simmons played every defensive snap in 2020, earning Pro Bowl honors as he racked up five interceptions. Simmons performed positively both against the pass and run. He would bring home almost $14 million under another tag.
SOURCE: James Palmer on Twitter
Feb 23, 2021, 1:50 PM ET
Broncos released DT Jurrell Casey.
The move will save Denver $11.8 million in cap space. Initially acquired from Tennessee for a seventh-round pick, 31-year-old Casey made three appearances with the Broncos before tearing his biceps in Week 3 and being forced to season-ending injured reserve. Although the interior defensive line position offers a number of viable players on the open market, Casey, a five-time Pro Bowler, will likely receive calls early into the new league year.
SOURCE: Adam Schefter on Twitter
Feb 25, 2021, 11:14 AM ET