Report: Broncos won’t sign Decker before free agency

AP

Win or lose on Sunday, the Super Bowl will be the final game for some members of the Broncos.

Wide recevier Eric Decker is on the list of players potentially leaving Denver. Decker is set to become a free agent in March and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Broncos don’t expect to re-sign him before then.

Per Rapoport, the Broncos fear losing Decker and would like Decker to take their best offer and then come back to them after speaking with other teams. There’s no guarantee that Decker will do that, of course, and he could get an offer that makes it a moot point even if he does give Denver a chance to match.

The Broncos have a slew of players in need of a new contract in the coming years, including wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, tight end Julius Thomas and linebacker Von Miller. Getting all of those guys and Decker underneath the cap would be difficult and, based on this report, it looks like they’ll run the risk of losing Decker rather than the other choices.