When Denver wanted reinforcements, it turned to the AFC East, the division that produced Broncos coach Josh McDaniels.
Denver signed former Patriots wide receiver Jabar Gaffney to a four-year, $10 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed. Former Miami safety Renaldo Hill signed a matching four-year, $10 million deal that includes $3 million guaranteed. Now Denver has two more players that McDaniels knows well.
The Broncos also signed New England veteran long snapper Lonie Paxton to a five-year, $5.5 deal on Friday that includes a $1 million signing bonus. The deal makes Paxton the second-highest paid long snapper in the NFL, slightly behind Cleveland’s Ryan Pontbriand.