The Denver Broncos have been very quite this off-season with the biggest headlines surrounding the future of quarterback Peyton Manning and the loss of tight-end Julius Thomas.
With the issue between the Dallas Cowboys and wide receiver Dez Bryant continuing to rage, may have forgotten that the Broncos have a very similar problem of their own.
Broncos set to lose out?
The Broncos are facing a similar problem with the player they gave their franchise tag to this year, wide receiver DeMaryius Thomas.
While the Broncos were already resigned to losing Julius Thomas, they made active steps to keep DeMaryius by brandishing him with the tag.
There has been no long term deal agreed between the Broncos and Thomas and it seems that it will remain that way for a long time.
Thomas is expected to be looking for a big money contract somewhere in the region of what the Detroit Lions granted Calvin Johnson.
Johnson is on a seven year $113 million contract and that is rumoured to be what Thomas is looking for.
Thomas had the best year of his career in 2014 and has caught double digit touchdowns and had over 1,000 receiving yards in each of his last three years.
He is clearly a bit part of Denver's offense and his chances may even increase with Julius Thomas now gone.
Denver is reportedly in no rush to sign Thomas to a big deal however with them observing the Dez Bryant - Dallas situation as a way of establishing the market.
A big year needed
The Broncos once again made it to the play-offs last year and were the #2 seed in the AFC but fell in their only post-season game to the Indianapolis Colts.
The Colts have gotten stronger this year as have many other teams throughout the AFC so the Broncos will need to up their game.
However with second year running back C.J. Anderson set to be starting for Denver again next year, who knows what we could see from the Broncos.