Some players cleaned out their lockers a little more thoroughly than others. You know, just in case a return to Dove Valley doesn't work out. "An unfortunate end to a great season," said Broncos right offensive tackle Orlando Franklin.
He'll be back. A three-year starter, Franklin has one more year left on his contract, at a team-value rate. Zane Beadles isn't so sure. He has been the Broncos' starting left guard for almost four years, but his contract is expiring. There is a good chance the Broncos will bring him back.
Free agency, though, can be as easy to predict as Super Bowls. (How much were the Broncos favored by, again?)
"I've never been in this situation, so I can't tell you exactly how one should handle it," Beadles said. "I know I'd love to stay in Denver and I love this organization."
An hour after players packed up their lockers Tuesday and headed out for a good two, three, four weeks of rest, healing and escaping, Broncos football operations boss John Elway and coac...