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Broncos to visit with Will Montgomery

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The Broncos made a bunch of splashy moves on defense to open free agency and they’ve now added wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to their talented receiving corps, which leaves the interior of the offensive line next up on the list in Denver.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the team will host former Redskins center Will Montgomery this week. Montgomery started every game for the Redskins over the last three years, but was released last Friday to save the team some money under the cap.

The Broncos started Manny Ramirez at center last season after Dan Koppen was lost for the year and J.D. Walton failed to make it back from an ankle injury, but the team has an opening at guard after Zane Beadles left for Jacksonville. Klis suggests Ramirez will move to left guard if Montgomery is signed, although Montgomery has also played some guard over the course of his eight-year career in the NFL.

The first six games of that career came with the Panthers in 2006, when Carolina was coached by current Broncos head coach John Fox.

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11 Responses to “Broncos to visit with Will Montgomery”
  1. johnnyballgame7alwayswins says: Mar 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    Based on the first play of the SB, a new face at Center might not be a bad idea…

  2. wwrgesusd says: Mar 16, 2014 3:38 PM

    He was manhandled regularly up the middle last year but Chester really didnt do him any favors. Hatcher can thank both Montgomery and Chester for his $28 million deal.

  3. vikingsftw says: Mar 16, 2014 4:26 PM

    I don’t get it. Does Denver have like unlimited salary cap?

  4. eagles3333 says: Mar 16, 2014 4:52 PM

    Tired of hearing of people “not getting” how the Broncos are doing this. Other than Manning, Clady, and maybe Welker and Vasquez, the Broncos were very young with low salaries. That equals money to spend elsewhere. Most of these new contracts are short term guaranteed, which will allow them to resign some young talent when the time comes as well.

  5. brucealmty says: Mar 16, 2014 5:00 PM

    Going all in to buy a championship almost never works; but Denver will be hell on wheels during the regular season.

  6. therick5000 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:33 PM

    Forget who they get or don’t get during the off-season. They still have Manning, so we know the script: 12-13 wins, division title, and hope for the best come playoff time…

  7. revren10 says: Mar 16, 2014 5:53 PM

    Looks like Denver is either mortgaging the future, or they are trying to repeat Capgate since they haven’t won a title since they last cheated the caps

  8. sc5000 says: Mar 16, 2014 6:31 PM

    OR MAYBE ITS MANNINGS LAST YEAR AND THATS WHY THEY ARE LOADING UP! DUH!

  9. broncosnative says: Mar 16, 2014 7:19 PM

    Wow, are we gonna here stupid crap with every broncos signing? The broncos are only doing what every nfl team does in FA, fill in needed positions. How are they trying to buy a championship? That is stupid to say considering their not spending big but spending smart. This is why guys like you above will never be a GM in the nfl, you’ll go year after year with a bad team believing there’s no changes needed to be made. Name me one FA the broncos signed that was better than anybody at the position? The broncos didn’t resign decker because he was the best of the WR class in FA and couldn’t afford him. There were a lot of WRs on the market and denver picked one to replace decker. I’m sure sanders wasn’t the best on the market but he was the best for Denver’s situation.

  10. jbsptfn says: Mar 16, 2014 7:23 PM

    I don’t know why they would sign this guy, except for depth. That’s it. Leave Ramirez at C, and draft a guard like Gabe Jackson (or draft a RT and move Franklin to G).

  11. hogforlife says: Mar 16, 2014 11:23 PM

    Montgomery was not the problem in Washington. It was Chris Chester and Tyler Polumbus. Good luck in Denver Will thanks for being a good dude when I met you.

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