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Britton Colquitt signs tender with Broncos

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The deadline for teams to make offers to restricted free agents other than their own has come and gone, leaving players with the choice of signing their tenders or staying away from team activities in hopes of landing a long-term deal.

Punter Britton Colquitt has chosen the first option. The Broncos announced Tuesday that Colquitt has signed his tender. With Colquitt signed, the Broncos have retained all five of their restricted free agents.

Colquitt is the franchise career leader in gross and net punting average and set a franchise record with an average of 42.1 net yards per kick during the 2012 season. That ranked him third in the league and first in the Colquitt family.

Britton’s brother Dustin punts for the Chiefs and managed a net average of 40.8 yards per kick last season. Dustin will be the better-paid Colquitt brother next season, however. He signed a five-year, $18.75 million deal with Kansas City while his brother will be playing for $1.323 million in Denver. The contract will give Britton something to aim for as he prepares an unrestricted free agent next year.

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7 Responses to “Britton Colquitt signs tender with Broncos”
  1. whereyaat says: Apr 23, 2013 5:02 PM

    Dustin may get paid more, but he will also be punting a lot more than Britton in 2013. On the other hand, Britton will likely have to work in January, whereas Dustin will already be on vacation.

  2. ashevillechief says: Apr 23, 2013 5:37 PM

    Dustin by the #’s. Over 40 pints inside the 20. Over 20 punts inside the 10. That is studly. We’re coming for you Denver!

  3. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Apr 23, 2013 5:45 PM

    Ashevillechef……..”We’re coming for you Denver.” What do you have a mouse in your pocket? The chefs will be cellar dwellers in the AFC west AGAIN!

  4. seansds3d says: Apr 23, 2013 5:46 PM

    And we’re looking forward to sweeping you again this year.

  5. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 23, 2013 6:11 PM

    Man, those Donkey uniforms are just hideous.

  6. rando74 says: Apr 23, 2013 7:33 PM

    so you’re coming for us and reason behind your enthusiasm is your punter? wow that’s fantastic. by all means proceed.

  7. smartstickhotness says: Apr 23, 2013 7:55 PM

    it’s like free money. Not like this bum will ever have to punt with 5 head taking the snaps in denver

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