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Big News. Broncos Release Dre’ Bly

February 17, 2009
Dre Bly

Dre' Bly

The Denver Broncos announced just a few seconds agothat they released cornerback Dre Bly. The move comes just a day after the Broncos released three former starters on defense, Bly becomes the fourth defensive starter to be cut in two days and the 12th player to exit Denver in two-weeks.

The move along with the fact that cornerback Karl Paymah will be a free agent leaves the Broncos extremely thin in the secondary. With Marlon McCree set to be released we will have only 3 players in our defensive secondary. 

In 2008, Bly made $10.4 million (of which $4.55 million counted against the cap), in 2009 he was scheduled to count more than $6 million against the cap, this move puts the Broncos a little more than $40 million under the salary cap (which is set at $123 million). I am sure about this. 

So here is the state of the nation. Josh McDaniels obviously wants to get some all star players on to this defense and with players like Dunta Robinson and Bryant McFadden in Free Agency, Bly will be easily replaced. But what about the other positions?

Nate Webster is gone with Free Agency. That leaves no starting Middle Linebacker. Ebenezer Ekuban is gone with Free Agency too and then add John Engelberger gone, that means we have no starting Left End. We have no starting Safeties. Really, we had none during the season either.

So here is how it looks. The Broncos are going to be big and I mean big Free Agent Spenders. So with Defensive Tackle, Left End, Middle Linebacker, Strong/Free Safety and Cornerback all out of starters what happens?

This is, and I am not exaggerating, the most pivotal and key off-season this franchise has ever had. This could make or break this team for a long time. The Broncos fail in the draft and free agent market and we are simply, screwed. If we have tremendous success this is a Super Bowl team.

I will have something else later, possibly on what the Free Agent Market plan should be for us. 

  1. Jon Krause permalink
    February 17, 2009 5:11 PM

    DUDE! gosh! wow
    maybe williams #26 (can’t remember his first name) will play more? i’d still love that raider corner nnamdi

  2. February 17, 2009 5:24 PM

    Jack Williams or maybe Josh Bell. It could go either way.

  3. Josh Vitale permalink
    February 17, 2009 5:32 PM

    I know the Broncos have purged their defense and have very little players left on it right now, but all of these moves were the right ones. none of the players released deserve starting jobs after last season’s defensive debacle.

  4. mark in MI permalink
    February 17, 2009 5:45 PM

    Please sign Dunta Robinson (providing he doesn’t get tagged)

  5. Josh Vitale permalink
    February 17, 2009 6:24 PM

    I agree. He’ll be in the pro bowl by 2010, and I’d like him to be there as a member of the Broncos.

  6. February 17, 2009 7:26 PM

    I like Bryant McFadden a bit more but I would not be dissapointed at all with Robinson.

  7. Wes Choate permalink
    February 18, 2009 10:00 AM

    What about Chris Macalister, from the Ravens? Since he was just released, doesn’t it make sense that that would definitley secure the position

    • February 18, 2009 4:41 PM

      I dunno, he is a bit old and might break the bank. If we were to break the bank I want DeAngelo Hall… and even then I don’t really want Hall.

  8. mark in MI permalink
    February 18, 2009 5:55 PM

    I’m not sure an old slow corner (McAlister) is what we need. as for Hall, he proved that he couldn’t handle his side of the field when he played with a shut down corner. (because you get more balls thrown at you when you play opposite a Nmandi Asmougha (sp?)or Champ Bailey) I’d rather have a good young corner that hasn’t been cut by another team. that’s why I like Dunta Robinson over those two.

  9. February 18, 2009 6:21 PM

    Yes which senior citizen will the donkeys sign next.


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