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Jon Heath

Broncos spent more than any other team in NFL free agency

Just over a week into the official start of NFL free agency, the Denver Broncos have spent a league-high $235,967,500, according to

That massive number includes the total values of 10 contracts, but it does not yet include the total of punter Riley Dixon, whose contract numbers are not yet known.

That total also doesn’t include the return of cornerback Essang Bassey or the ERFA returns of linebacker Jonas Griffith and offensive lineman Quinn Bailey. None of those players received big contracts, but everything adds up in a salary-capped league.

The next-closet teams in spending this offseason after the Broncos are the New Orleans Saints ($191,620,000) and Atlanta Falcons ($187,235,000). Of course, spending in the spring doesn’t guarantee winning in the fall, but it does show that Denver’s ownership group has given general manager George Paton and coach Sean Payton the resources needed to build a roster.

Here are the contract details that we know so far for the Broncos’ free agent signings.

1. OL Ben Powers

2. QB Jarrett Stidham

3. OT Mike McGlinchey

4. TE Chris Manhertz

5. LB Alex Singleton

(Photo by Justin Tafoya/Getty Images)

Contract: 3 years, $18 million

6. DL Zach Allen

7. RB Samaje Perine

8. FB Michael Burton

(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Contract: 1 year, $1.31 million

9. CB/KR Tremon Smith

(Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports)

Contract: 2 years, up to $5.5 million

10. DB P.J. Locke

(Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Contract: 1-year, $1.4 million

11. DB Esssang Bassey

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Contract: 1 year, TBA

12. P Riley Dixon

(Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports)

Contract: 2 years, TBA

13. OL Quinn Bailey

(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Contract: 1 year, $870,000

14. LB Jonas Griffith

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Contract: 1 year, $940,000

The Broncos seem to be done making splash moves in free agency, but the team could make a few more budget signings in the coming weeks. We are tracking all of Denver’s free agency moves on Broncos Wire.

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