Benjamin Allbright reports that the Broncos are not actively shopping players right now, but they have received calls from teams. If they end lose their next two games, Allbright says they could look to trade away some of their expiring contracts.
According to Allbright, the Broncos are not trading OLB Von Miller, despite the recent speculation.
Ian Rapoport later confirmed that Denver is still holding off on any trades at this time and Miller is not available.
Broncos GM John Elway is considering whether to trade a number of veterans, including WR Emmanuel Sanders, CB Chris Harris, DE Derek Wolfe and even LB Von Miller, at this year’s trade deadline, according to Jason La Canfora.
La Canfora reports Denver has already received inquiries regarding a number of these players following its 0-4 start to the season, with the Eagles, Saints, Ravens, Chiefs and Patriots among the potential buyers.
Last year Elway declined offers for some of these players at the deadline but this year he’s reportedly more seriously considering starting to rebuild.
Miller has two team options at $18 million each, which would not be cumbersome for a team to acquire an elite pass rusher.
La Canfora says teams are scouting the 30-year-old pass rusher to see what he has left and Elway will likely have multiple options to consider potentially moving Miller for.
Sanders, Harris and Wolfe will all be free agents following the 2019 season and have no intention to re-sign with Denver at this point, per La Canfora.
Miller, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Broncos back in 2011. After playing out his rookie deal, Denver picked up his fifth-year option and later used their franchise tag on Miller before agreeing to a six-year, $114.5 million extension with $70 million in guarantees.
In 2015, Miller has appeared in four games for the Broncos and recorded 16 total tackles and two sacks. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 30 edge defender out of 98 qualifying players.
Sanders, 32, is a former third-round pick of the Steelers back in 2010. He played out his rookie contract before signing on with the Broncos back in 2014.
Sanders is entering the final year of his four-year, $38.6 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $10.5 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Sanders has appeared in four games for the Broncos and caught 23 passes for 298 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
Harris, 30, wound up signing on with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas back in 2011. He has played all seven years of his NFL career in Denver.
Harris was entering the final year of his five-year, $42.5 million contract that included a $10 million signing bonus and was set to make a base salary of $7.8 million for the 2019 season when Denver signed him to a new, one-year, $12.05 million deal this offseason.
In 2019, Harris has appeared in four games for the Broncos and recorded 12 total tackles, no interceptions and one pass defense.
Wolfe, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He’s entering the final year of his four-year, $36.7 million contract that included $17.5 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $8 million for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Wolfe has appeared in four games for the Broncos and recorded 12 total tackles with no sacks so far. He’s rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 86 interior defender out of 104 qualifying players.