Mike Klis of 9 News reports that the Broncos have called teams inquiring if they’d be interested in trading for veteran P Britton Colquitt, who is on the trading block.
- Klis lists the Vikings, Cardinals, Panthers and Bears as teams who could be interested in a potential deal involving Colquitt.
Colquitt tells Lombardi that that he expects either himself or seventh-round pick Riley Dixon to get cut in the coming days.
Colquitt was once the highest-paid punter in the NFL, and the Broncos obviously view the presence of a Dixon as having leverage in getting the veteran punter to restructure his contract.
Broncos HC Gary Kubiak admitted that this will be among the tough decisions for them to make before the roster cut deadline.
“It really gets back to the same thing, when you have a veteran guy who’s been doing it for you, you know what they bring to the table and what they do,” Kubiak said, via the Denver Post. “When you have a young kid that’s competing with them, you never know how far they’ve come until you give them a chance. You can ask me about the quarterback, it’s the same thing with Riley. We wanted to watch him hold, we wanted to watch him punt. We have some tough decisions to make and we’re trying to help ourselves make those decisions with how they play.”
Colquitt, 31, is in the final year of his four-year, $13.023 million contract that included a roster bonus of $3 million. He stands to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Colquitt appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and totaled 3,416 yards punting on 84 attempts (40.6 per) and four touchbacks.