There was talk that Vasquez could end up being a cap casualty this offseason, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Vasquez, 28, was in the final year of his four-year, $23.5 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $5.5 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Vasquez will free up $5.5 million in available cap space while creating $1.25 million in dead money.
In 2015, Vasquez appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 50 guard out of 81 qualifying players.