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Denver Native (Carol)
03-11-2013, 07:02 PM
Andrew Mason takes a look at the ramifications of Monday's moves.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The bottom line on Monday's cuts was the salary-cap calculus -- cold, cruel and unavoidable.

You can't have a cap charge of over $8 million to a backup linebacker, and you can't have a seven-figure cap figure for a third-team quarterback. And that's what D.J. Williams and Caleb Hanie were in 2012 -- and barring a rash of injuries, were going to be in 2013.

Williams was not going to supplant Wesley Woodyard as the Broncos' starting weakside linebacker, and even his situational role late last season as a nickel linebacker was shared with Danny Trevathan, who was nearly as effective, has a near-league-minimum contract as a sixth-round pick, and, just as important, has significant upside.

The Broncos only have two quarterbacks without Hanie, but that won't be the case for long. The question is where they find a third quarterback -- whether it's as an unrestricted free agent or from the rookie pool.

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Superchop 7
03-11-2013, 07:52 PM
or they could just get nick foles........

03-11-2013, 07:53 PM

03-11-2013, 11:24 PM
or they could just get nick foles........

I'd think that there's going to be a lot of teams wanting Foles as their starting QB.