On Tuesday from Dove Valley, the Denver Broncos have announced they have reached an agreement with guard Chris Kuper to restructure his current contract.
According to Denver Post columnist Mike Klis, the Broncos will save a good chunk of money in the 2013-2014 season. Kuper was set to make $4.5 million. However, with the new agreement on the deal, Kuper is set to make $1.05 million in guaranteed money. Kuper will also be able to make up to $1.7 million in playing time bonuses. He has to make it on the field first though.
The last time Kuper was on the field was the 2011 season finale for the Broncos. Kuper had a devastating injury where he had broken his ankle. Prior to getting hurt, Kuper was regarded as one of the best guards in the NFL. The Bronco guard has been recovering since the injury and is just starting to be able to do some football work at training camp.
"Kupe and I have talked about this several times — all that matters for him right now is he gets healthy," Broncos coach John Fox would say.
While Kuper continues to work with his recovery, G Zane Beadles and newly signed free agent G Louis Vasquez will be guarding QB Peyton Manning. However, both Beadles and Vasquez have played at such high levels, Kuper may be best suited to play center if he hopes to be in the starting lineup for the Denver Broncos anytime soon.