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Broncos beef up offensive line with Louis Vasquez

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The Broncos have improved their offensive line by taking a starter from an AFC West rival.

Louis Vasquez, who started all 16 games at guard for the Chargers last season, has signed a four-year, $23.5 million contract with $13 million fully guaranteed, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

Vasquez said just before free agency began that he was planning to explore every option, and his agent noted that the Chargers had been given a chance to extend him but chose not to. Now Vasquez has discovered that the best option for him was in Denver, and the Chargers will have to fave Vasquez twice a year.

The Chargers acquired Vasquez in the third round of the 2009 NFL draft. He started 54 games in four seasons in San Diego.

On our list of the Top 100 NFL free agents, Vaquez was the second-best guard and the No. 50 player overall.

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21 Responses to “Broncos beef up offensive line with Louis Vasquez”
  1. travishole25 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    As a Chargers fan, it’s become pretty clear the new GM is going to come in and just blow it up, which is probably about 2 years late. There are some sad times coming in San Diego. If you thought there attendance numbers were poor the last few years, just wait.

  2. kevinmanosur says: Mar 12, 2013 4:56 PM

    damn what are the chargers doing, we have one of the worst lines in the nfl and were just getting worse

  3. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:58 PM

    How’s he going to stop jacoby ford from getting behind their secondary?

  4. scriven725 says: Mar 12, 2013 4:59 PM

    Yes!!

  5. slowclyde86 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:00 PM

    Always interesting when the team who knows the player best elect not to resign.

  6. bolted4life says: Mar 12, 2013 5:02 PM

    AJ had the chance to keep him. And of course he screwed that up.

  7. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:03 PM

    Was hoping my colts snag him
    .ughhhh

  8. irodex says: Mar 12, 2013 5:05 PM

    Chargers are idiots.

  9. mrblksd619 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:06 PM

    Losing Vasquez hurts but not too much. He was a decent pass blocker and a poor run blocker coming out of college and not much has changed since hes joind the league. I would have preferred to keep him but time to move on.

  10. calhounlambeau says: Mar 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Why wouldn’t the Chargers bring this guy back? Good God, one of the few bright spots and you lose him? Blowing up the roster or not it makes absolutely no sense. Rivers is going to get sacked and then run over by a car. Yikes.

  11. mrblksd619 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Definitely not worth 6 mil a year!

  12. dbtime says: Mar 12, 2013 5:09 PM

    Very nice!!

  13. bolted4life says: Mar 12, 2013 5:14 PM

    mrblksd619 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:08 PM

    Definitely not worth 6 mil a year!

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    Exactly! He’s going to where the money is, that’s why we let him walk.

  14. mnchld3314 says: Mar 12, 2013 5:21 PM

    Tainted… It’s Jacoby Jones DS!

  15. tonyugoh says: Mar 12, 2013 5:26 PM

    “But nobody wants to play with selfish Pay-a-ton choker Lolz” – some idiots on this site

  16. cgchargerfan says: Mar 12, 2013 5:27 PM

    Honestly I am not to worried for the Chargers, we brought in a new coach and gm who I am certain have a plan and know what needs to be done to improve the team. I’m just glad Norv and Aj Smith are gone.

  17. dgardnes says: Mar 12, 2013 5:44 PM

    As a Bronco fan I’m super excited about this sign, Vasquez will shore up our line and make it one of the best in the league and they are now talking to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, which is exciting to me. Check out my blog, I have articles on the Dumervil scenario and would love all of your inputs.

  18. sagatti says: Mar 12, 2013 5:50 PM

    Solid move.. Now grab Jackson or Mendenhall

  19. 619sdfan4life says: Mar 12, 2013 6:25 PM

    Telesco seems like he is a relative of AJ Smith. I’m not getting why the one strong spot in our Oline just went to the division rival….now all we need to do is reach a stadium deal in LA. Then this season will be a total waist of time…. Thanks

  20. gochargersgo says: Mar 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    What a joke. Telesco better have some sort of plan, because right now it doesn’t look like it. If they’re blowing it up might as well trade Rivers too.

  21. natelan69 says: Mar 13, 2013 5:17 PM

    Not really a loss if you ask me…

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