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In the first two days of Free Agency the Broncos have made a big splash. Having sniffed the promised land in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Broncos are looking to get back in 2014. They got there behind the arm of Peyton Manning and perhaps the greatest offense to play and a suspect defense depleted by injuries. To that end the Broncos thus far have signed three marquee defensive free agents.
T.J. Ward the former Cleveland Browns safety will join a returning Rahim Moore to anchor the back end of the Broncos secondary. This will be a significant upgrade over the safeties who started for them in the Super Bowl. Mike Adams and Duke Ihenacho were serviceable but ultimately not good enough to stop Seattle in the Super Bowl.
Aqib Talib the former New England Patriot cornerback who went down in the second quarter of the AFC title game joins a secondary in desperate need of help. No disrespect to Champ Bailey he has had a great career but he has lost a couple of steps. Talib will be a significant upgrade over Bailey.
DeMarcus Ware the former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys is a nice pick up,If Ware can return to his previous Pro-Bowl form. The Broncos are hoping that Ware and a returning Von Miller can ramp up a passing attack that was just adequate after Miller went down with an ACLU tear.
On the other side of the ball the Broncos chose not to re-sign Eric Decker who has joined the New York Jets. I’m not a big fan of this move, I would have liked to see Decker stay in Denver. With that said this is a deep draft talent wise at the wide receiver position.
Zane Beadles the starting left guard has left for Jacksonvile. He is eminently replaceable either in free agency or more likely the draft.
Knowshon Moreno their starting running back is still as of yet an unrestricted free agent. I would like to see him back in a Broncos uniform unlikely as that seems to be at this time.