Thursday, January 20, 2011

Around the web: Broncos Ask to Interview Allen

Wide Receiver Brandon Lloyd earned an escalator in his contract from the Broncos that upped his 2011 salary from $795,000 to $1.4 million for making the AFC's Pro Bowl roster. He is still vastly underpaid however and should receive a new contract before his current 2-year deal runs out. Lloyd is one of five nominees for the 2010 VIZIO Top Value Performer (TVP) award.

Depending on what happens with the CBA, the Denver Post reported that the Broncos were trying to work a four-year contract with cornerback Champ Bailey that would be worth about $42 million. Bailey's agent, Jack Reale says the team hasn't contacted Bailey since the season ended.

The Saints confirmed today that they gave the Broncos permission to interview their defensive backs coach Dennis Allen regarding Denver's defensive coordinator position. Allen joins Packers' defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and incumbent D.C. Don “Wink” Martindale as the three most likely candidates to win the job.

The Broncos have announced two additions to the 2011 coaching staff on Thursday: Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Rodgers and QB Coach Adam Gase. Former Broncos Quarterback Coach, Ben McDaniels, was the little brother of former Head Coach, Josh McDaniels.

Fifty-six college underclassmen — a record total — have been granted special eligibility for the 2011 NFL Draft after submitting a written application renouncing their remaining college football eligibility. Clemson defensive end Da'Quan Bowers, Auburn's Nose Tackle Nick Fairley, and LSU star Corner Patrick Peterson are three players the Broncos may target with the 2nd overall pick -- if they opt to not trade down and accumulate more picks.

Photos used in this post were courtesy of the Associated Press.

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