The Broncos have decided to cancel the devastating event, and Randy Gregory signed and released an unimpressive pass rusher subsequently.
Last summer, Gregory agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with the Broncos. He saw action in 10 games throughout two seasons and had three sacks. Multiple sources indicate that the Broncos are now planning to release the 30-year-old linebacker.
According to Spotrac, Gregory has a 2023 base salary that is guaranteed for $14 million, on top of the $14 million he received in 2018. For almost no change, that amounts to $28 million. Last season, Gregory and Los Angeles Rams guard Oday Aboushi fought to the point that they made headlines.
The Denver Broncos committed a number of offseason blunders, including trading for Russell Wilson, but at least they’re seeing some returns on their investment. Not so much, Randy Gregory.
Gregory, a free agent, will attract attention despite his two disappointing seasons and subsequent release from the Broncos. The Cowboys benefited greatly from his pass-rushing skills. A club in need of pass rush assistance will sign Gregory, who will be 31 in November, most likely on a short-term deal.
Last year, when Gregory was a free agent, the Dallas Cowboys believed they had re-signed him, but he ultimately signed with the Denver Broncos after rejecting a deal that included wording the Cowboys desired. Things looked up for Dallas.
The Broncos, already one of the NFL’s worst teams, have taken yet another step back recently. They’re going with their younger, more potent pass rushers moving ahead. No one will remember Gregory fondly, but he will be remembered as one of the worst acquisitions in franchise history.