Originally written on Pro Football Spot  |  Last updated 3/5/15
Expect all kinds of trade rumours to start swinging, expect players to leave through free agent signings, but considering the players the team has, what on earth could they possibly be looking to do at this point?This team won 13 games during the season, then took down two fairly worthy opponents in the playoffs, then got their asses completely handed to them in the worst kind of way.This team is still absolutely stacked in almost every position, and given they had injuries going into the Super Bowl, they still had plenty of talent to get the job done and win the big game.But they didn’t, so part of the plan for the off season is trying to figure out what on earth do they do now?Not sure I ever would have seen this coming, but Eric Decker supposedly took a lot more money to move to New York. Funny, I would do the same thing myself, except I do not play football so it probably would not happen.Decker joined what looked like a pretty weak Jets club a couple weeks or so ago, then the Jets made headlines twice in about a week or two; they let go of troubled starting quarterback Mark Sanchez and brought in a much improved one in Michael Vick….who knows maybe our former WR Decker saw something in NY and figured it could actually be worth it for him.Doubt it.The Denver Broncos braintrust did not waste a whole lot of time revamping their defense. They brought in DeMarcus Ware from the Cowboys, and, in one of the most surprising moves of the off season, they basically stole cornerback Aqib Talib from the New England Patriots. This is not the first time Denver grabbed a star Patriots player and got him wearing orange and blue.I believe that the loss of Decker will probably hurt them next season, it is nice to know that it should be a lot harder to score points on this Denver defense next season.As well, Denver also signed safety TJ Ward out of the Cleveland Browns organization. Now, if you are anything like myself, that last part does not inspire a whole lot of confidence in this move. No team has experience more down times than the Cleveland Browns. There was a time when they had Brady Quinn. That was a long time ago. Now, thanks to the Broncos need to shore up their ‘D’, I don’t think they have anybody left.Along with Decker leaving the mountains, Champ Bailey was released from the team as well. As for players who are still on the team roster from 2013-14, two guys whom the team says they want to have them come back, running back Knowshon Moreno and defensive end Shaun Philips.John Elway, the team’s executive VP of football operations and general manager, says that they would love to have both players return, Moreno would likely have to do so in a reduced role, says this report. If Moreno were to return to the team, it would be in a reserve role, Elway explains. Montee Ball has been moved to the top of the depth chart as they look to improve their run game.Whereas Phillips was given a one-year deal last April as a rotational option in their pass rush. Then, once the season began, injuries starting piling up and there was the six-game suspension to Von Miller; that meant Phillips wound up playing nearly 800 snaps on defense.Elway says he wants Phillips to return to his original situational role. Phillip’s likelihood of re-signing with Denver will depend on what he wants to do.Jeff Online is a Broncos Team Journalist. Follow him on Twitter @Game7overtimeAnd be sure to follow @spot_broncos for all the latest news and updates.
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