Broncos Not Likely To Cut Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders
The Denver Broncos should have a bust offseason ahead of them and, for some time, many have thought that the Broncos would part ways with receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders for cap reasons.
Now, it appears that Broncos general manager John Elway is considering keeping both veteran wideouts as the team searches for a top quarterback this offseason, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport.
Currently, Denver has about $27M in cap space, which is the 16th most in the NFL, but could significantly increase space by releasing cornerback Aqib Talib, offensive tackle Menelik Watson and running back CJ Anderson.
Those moves would create more than $40M in cap space.
Thomas has 2 years left on his deal and is set to make $12M in 2018. Releasing Sanders would save $5.563M but incur a penalty of $5.375M, which makes it very likely that he stays on board with the team.