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Broncos Working To Trade QB Mark Sanchez

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Broncos are working to trade QB Mark Sanchez before the upcoming 53-man roster deadline.

Last night, Mike Klis of 9 News reported that multiple teams have expressed “measured interest” in Sanchez, including the Cowboys and 49ers.

Klis says that the Broncos do want to have a veteran quarterback on their roster to go along with Trevor Siemian and first-round pick Paxton Lynch. However, it’s unlikely that Sanchez will be that guy.

Instead, Klis suggests someone like Christian Ponder, Ryan Lindley, Austin Davis or T.J. Yates could make sense for Denver.

Sanchez, 29, is in the final year of his two-year, $9 million contract that includes $5.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $4.5 million for the 2016 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, trading Sanchez would free up $4.5 million in available cap space while creating no dead money.

In 2015, Sanchez appeared in four games for the Eagles and threw for 616 yards while completing 64.8 percent of his passes to go along with four touchdowns and four interceptions.