The Denver Broncos are looking to add another starting offensive lineman in order to replace left guard Zane Beadles, who signed a lucrative deal with the guard-desperate Jacksonville Jaguars early in the free agent period. Per “two NFL sources” close to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos have a visit scheduled with former Washington Redskins starting center Will Montgomery “early this week”.
Although Montgomery is a center and the Broncos received elite play at the center position from Manny Ramirez last year, the Broncos would move Ramirez to left guard and plug in Montgomery as the starting center if they choose to sign him. That would keep the Broncos offensive line as the best in the NFL, and Montgomery is a very capable starter in this league.
The 31-year-old was released by the Redskins a couple of days ago due to a $3.425 million cap hit that the miserly (at times) Bruce Allen was unwilling to keep, and I’m not really sure why they chose to release a solid, reliable veteran starter, especially given that they had to eat $1.5 million in dead money compared to $1.925 million in cap savings. That’s minimal savings overall for the Redskins, and they lost a quality starter in the process. On paper, Montgomery-Broncos looks like a solid fit, but he would have to come at a cheap price.