Excerpt from Pro Football weekly stating the obvious...
Broncos' failure to address D-line needs is a mystery
It didn’t come as a huge surprise when the Broncos chose not to compete with Jacksonville’s expensive pitch for unrestricted DE Reggie Hayward, but the team’s lack of effort to upgrade the defensive line, especially considering the fact Trevor Pryce is on the trading block, has been somewhat baffling thus far in free agency. The Broncos did trade for Browns DT Gerard Warren, but his underachieving past hardly excites some observers. The Broncos spent $22.5 million, including an $8.5 million signing bonus, to bring OLB Ian Gold back to town in preparation for a possible move to more of a 3-4 look but have not been able to bolster a very mediocre D-line after watching former Seahawk Chike Okeafor sign with Arizona and former Dolphin Bryan Robinson head to Cincinnati and holding only lukewarm negotiations with other candidates.