AFC West teams join free agent frenzy to knock off Chiefs

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – JANUARY 11: Jurrell Casey #99 of the Tennessee Titans and teammates celebrate after a fumble by the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos have also been very active in free agency and perhaps their biggest move was to acquire Jurrell Casey from the Titans for a seventh round pick. Casey is a force on the defensive front and will certainly help with their pass rush, one that already includes Bradley Chubb and Von Miller. One can only assume this move was made in a way to try and counteract Patrick Mahomes. I can’t believe the Broncos pulled this one off, so hats off to them for a great move.

The Broncos also announced that they would release the aging Joe Flacco. Flacco was on injured reserve for a portion of last season, which paved the way for rookie Drew Lock to take over the starting job. They must have been impressed with his performance as he is poised to take over completely.

We also were just informed that the Broncos are adding former Chargers back Melvin Gordon. This is a slightly puzzling move to me as they have Phillip Lindsay, but a good one-two punch might help ease some of the burden on Drew Lock. To assist in their run game, the Broncos added Graham Glasgow (former Detroit Lion) on a four-year deal. Glasgow has the versatility to play left guard, right guard, and center: all areas of great need.

Finally, the Broncos traded for cornerback A.J. Bouye to shore up their secondary and locked down outstanding safety Justin Simmons by placing the franchise tag on him. While this might not be ideal for Simmons, it certainly is a good move by the Broncos and a long-term contract is the likely goal here. Both are great players and given the Broncos hope to be competitive against Patrick Mahomes.

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