Latest NFL rumors have the Denver Broncos searching for a trade for their veteran punter Britton Colquitt. The 31-year-old is reportedly being considered in a trade involving the Minnesota Vikings, Carolina Panthers, Arizona Cardinals or Chicago Bears.
Recent reports state that the Broncos have asked Colquitt to take a pay cut and restructuring of the contract, according to the Denver Post.
Colquitt salary details have him getting paid $3.25 million for the 2016 season if he makes the team. The Broncos can release the punter though and Denver will save some money from their salary cap if they waive him before the season starts.
Colquitt believes that the Broncos will only carry one punter in the roster and is battling rookie Riley Dixon for a roster spot. Denver used Dixon in their preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams Friday.
“Usually they tell you a little sooner but I knew all week that could be a possibility. I’ve only punted six times (in the first two preseason games), he had only punted five times. You can’t take a chance on somebody if you haven’t seen him punt. I had a feeling that would probably happen, which is fine,” Colquitt stated to 9News and that he’s expecting to be released or traded by the team soon.
The 6-foot-3 punter has been with the Broncos since 2009. He was part of the roster of the Broncos team that won Super Bowl 50 last season against the Carolina Panthers.
For his career, Colquitt has 472 punts registering 21,327 punt yards and 45.2 yards punt average with his longest punt at 67 yards.
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