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<TABLE cellPadding=8 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=articleOverline>broncos</TD></TR><!--title--><TR><TD class=articleTitle>Free agency frenzy at Broncos HQ</TD></TR><!--subtitle--><!--byline--><TR><TD class=articleByline>By Bill Williamson
Denver Post Staff Writer
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In one of wildest offseason days in recent memory, the Broncos have been one of the busiest teams in the NFL today, the first day of the free-agent and trading season.
In addition to dealing with Jake Plummer's sudden retirement, thus nixing a deal to Tampa Bay for a fourth-round pick, Denver was trying to sign several free agents.
A source close to the situation, said the Broncos are intent on keeping Atlanta defensive end Patrick Kerney in Denver until he signs a contract. Kerney is scheduled to fly to Seattle on Saturday to meet with the Seahawks. Kerney is one of the top free agents on the market and would start for Denver at left defensive end.
Kerney has a close relationship with new Denver defensive line coach Bill Johnson. Johnson spent the past six years with the Falcons.
It appears Brad Johnson has emerged as Denver's top choice at backup quarterback. Johnson is set to visit Denver on Saturday, his agent Phil Williams said.
Johnson was cut by Minnesota this week. Johnson, 38, has played 13 NFL seasons.
Denver also is interested in Philadelphia free agent Jeff Garcia .
The Broncos are looking at veteran running backs and are seriously pursuing Buffalo running back Willis McGahee.
The Broncos are expected to host Green Bay running back Ahman Green for a visit this weekend. Green wanted to re-sign with Green Bay, but he was unable to strike a deal Thursday night.
Green fits Denver's one-cut, downhill system of running back. Green rushed for 1,059 yards last season. Green, 30, is a nine-season veteran, from Nebraska.
Boulder-based agent Tom Mills denied an ESPN radio report that former CU star Daniel Graham has signed with the Broncos. Graham is visiting the Broncos, but also plans to make other visits. The Broncos still have a chance to sign him, but no deal has been struck and it may take a few days for Graham to make a decision.
The first of Denver's six unrestricted free agent has agreed to play elsewhere next season . Defensive end Patrick Chukwurah has agreed to terms with Tampa Bay and will sign there Tuesday after attending the funeral of Damien Nash in St. Louis on Monday, agent Ron Slavin said . Chukwurah has signed with the Buccaneers for five years for $5 million. Chukwurah will be reunited with former Denver defensive coordinator Larry Coyer who is now the defensive line coach there. Meanwhile, guard Cooper Carlisle, who has started for the Broncos the past two years, is planning to visit Seattle, Houston, Miami and Baltimore, his agent Frank Murtha said. Thursday, Denver agreed to send running back Tatum, Bell, right tackle George Foster and a fifth-round pick to Detroit for cornerback Dre' Bly and a sixth-round pick.
03-02-2007, 10:07 PM
Sure has been wild. Quite a bit of roster shakeup. Last season the roster was given a chance to make a Title season pretty much intact after the AFC Title game at home. With Myers and Carlisle probably leaving also . . . . .