Two free agents the Denver Broncos should take a look at


With free agency less than a month away, two key players, and two experienced veterans popped into my head for possible fits for the Denver Broncos heading into 2013. The name such as Percy Harvin has been discussed by Bronco fans, but that move doesn’t make as much sense to me, and the wide receiver position isn’t a necessity for the Broncos. Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are certainly able of holding down the fort, and Peyton Manning will definitely be able to contribute to that.

December 11, 2011; Baltimore, MD, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) sacks Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) in the second half at M

The first guy that comes to my mind, is free agent defensive end, Dwight Freeney. Freeney has been an Indianapolis Colt his whole career, and any football fan will be able to tell you that he is a force at the pass rushing position. He’s certainly getting up there in age, but the Broncos are a team who is a move or two away from being the clear-cut contender for the Superbowl in 2013-2014. At the age of 33, Freeney’s prime years of his career are behind him, but he still has a year or two left in the tank before he wraps it up. After one of the worst seasons of his career in 2012, he won’t be demanding an absurd contract and I feel like the possibility of him being signed is not out of the question. The front seven already includes two great pass rushers in Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, and Freeney would be a huge contribution if added.

Sep 13, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson (21) returns an interception during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Bears 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The other guy I wanted to talk about was veteran defensive back, Charles Woodson. Woodson, the former Oakland Raider and Green Bay Packer, won the defensive player of the year award just three seasons ago. He is another guy who is in his mid-30’s, and at the end of his career, but can definitely help out in the coverage department. Woodson has already told his agent he wants to play with a contender in 2013, and the Broncos are the favorite in the NFL to win the Superbowl. He won’t be the player he was years ago, but will definitely contribute in the pass game, which struggled big-time at times last year. He has showed the ability to play safety, which is what you would expect Jack Del Rio and the defense to use him as. Champ Bailey and Chris Harris will anchor down the cornerback positions, and the mentorship of Bailey and Woodson would be huge to guys such as Harris, Rahim Moore, Tony Carter, and David Bruton, for the future.

December 2, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga (58) after a 20-13 win against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos should also look into adding a middle linebacker, but there aren’t many on the market, as of now, that stuck out to me. The only one I could really think of that might be a smart pickup at the MLB position is Cincinnati Bengal, Ray Maualuga. Things might change in the next couple weeks, but the two guys I just broke down seem like reasonable fits for a team that is the favorite to make a run at the Lombardi Trophy in the 2013.