NFL Free Agency Live: With Brock Osweiler Gone, What Now For Broncos?

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8 p.m.: Stefan Charles, Nick Perry, Jermaine Kearse and Luke McCown reportedly all have new contracts.

6:20 p.m.: It’s been a busy past hour. Here’s some of the rumored deals and visits that have taken place.

5 p.m.: Patriots fans hoping for C.J. Anderson to come to New England will be disappointed to hear that the running back signed a four-year offer sheet with the Miami Dolphins.

3:45 p.m.: The Patriots have done very little in the free-agent market, but that could change soon.

2:50 p.m.: The price tags for free-agent receivers are high. Just ask the Atlanta Falcons, who’ve reportedly agreed to terms with Mohamed Sanu.

12:50 p.m.: The Jets, all of a sudden, have a crowded backfield.

12:30 p.m.: The quarterback carousel is the biggest thing going on right now.

12:26 p.m.: The New York Jets might not have a starting quarterback at the moment, but their backfield could be pretty good. In addition to coming to terms with Matt Forte, it appears Bilal Powell is returning, too.

2:22 p.m.: Ryan Fitzpatrick is another player who fits into this quarterback situation.

12:20 p.m.: If and when Colin Kaepernick is moved, it sounds like a chain reaction could begin.

11:55 a.m.: Here’s the latest on Colin Kaepernick, the Denver Broncos … and the Cleveland Browns … and the New York Jets?

10:58 a.m.: Rishard Matthews’ deal with the Tennessee Titans is done. Another wide receiver is off the board.

10:42 a.m.: The Dolphins reportedly lost Lamar Miller to the Houston Texans, and now Miami appears to be turning its focus to C.J. Anderson.

10:32 a.m.: The Jets appear to have gotten a pretty good deal for Matt Forte, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

10:24 a.m.: The Broncos’ big plan to replace Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler seems to center around San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, according to long-time NFL insider Michael Silver.

10:01 a.m.: The Patriots certainly appear to be looking for a wide receiver, and they could go with a familiar face. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots will visit with Chris Hogan on Thursday. He’s a restricted free agent, which means the Bills would have the chance to match any offer.

9:50 a.m.: The Denver Broncos’ search for a new quarterback is easily one of the more fascinating storylines going right now. Here’s the latest on the Broncos and two potentially available quarterbacks, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport.

9:25 a.m.: One of the biggest stories of the day so far comes out of New England, as the contract extension for Tom Brady reportedly has been filed. It has some pretty serious salary cap implications.

9:15 a.m. ET: The Denver Broncos have some work to do.

The defending Super Bowl champions knew they were going to be up against it entering NFL free agency, and when the league opened for business Wednesday, Denver was hit hard. Several key members of the Broncos’ vaunted defense bolted, but the biggest name to leave the Mile High City was Brock Osweiler.

The relatively unproven quarterback took full advantage of hitting free agency at the perfect time, agreeing to a four-year, reported $72 million contract with the Houston Texans. That comes just days after Peyton Manning retired. So now, the Broncos have a hole at the most important position in the sport.

Denver could start its hunt for a new QB in earnest Thursday as free agency rolls along. There are still free-agent options like Ryan Fitzpatrick and Robert Griffin III available, and the Broncos could ultimately look to the trade market to find their new signal-caller.

We’ll be all over the latest news and rumors from the Broncos and the rest of the league as the day goes on, so be sure to check back here often for all of the latest from the second official day of the NFL season.

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