Calais Campbell could be Broncos’ No. 1 target in free agency

The Denver Broncos figure to be a busy team once free agency opens. With over $40 million to spend, general manager John Elway figures to fill a lot of holes. Along those lines, a 6-foot-8 end weighing 300 pounds could go a long way.

Now, much has been made about the Broncos’ potential pursuit of Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, should he be released. Mile Klis of 9News suggests that Denver will have two wish lists in free agency: one if Romo becomes available, and one if he does not.

According to Klis, if Romo is not an option, Calais Campbell could be the Broncos’ top priority. The 30-year-old likely would not come cheap, but would go a long way towards beefing up the team’s defensive line.

Campbell has spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2016, he started all 16 games, racking up 53 tackles, eight sacks, one safety, one interception, two forced fumbles and six passes defensed. A two-time Pro Bowler, he was named a second-team All-Pro after the campaign.

Signing with the Broncos would mark a homecoming for Campbell. Born in Denver, he starred at Denver South High School before playing college ball at Miami (Fla.).

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