With free agency opening at 2 p.m. MDT Tuesday, the Broncos placed tenders on five restricted free agents.
The club tendered their exclusive rights free agents: punter Britton Colquitt, running back Lance Ball and tackle Chris Clark. Exclusive rights free agents are players with more than two accrued NFL seasons but less than three.
Wide receiver Matthew Willis and defensive tackle Ryan McBean were also tendered, meaning the Broncos have the right to match another team’s offer or receive a draft pick corresponding to which round the player was selected as compensation.
McBean was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 2007. Willis was undrafted, meaning the Broncos would not receive compensation should they choose not to match another team’s salary offer to the wide receiver.