Broncos and Wiegmann continue contract talks

February, 23, 2009
2/23/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

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The agent for Pro Bowl center Casey Wiegmann and the Denver Broncos are engaged in talks over extending Wiegmann's contract.

Wiegmann's agent, Joe Linta, met with Denver general manager Brian Xanders at the NFL combine in Indianapolis over the weekend. Linta said Monday that a contract extension is not imminent but progress has been made.

"I had a great meeting with Brian Xanders and I am confident the Broncos will do the right thing for Casey," Linta said.

Wiegmann has one year remaining on a modest contract he signed with Denver last season. He became a steal for the Broncos who signed him late in the offseason as an insurance policy for longtime starting center Tom Nalen. Nalen missed the last 11 games of the 2007 season with an arm injury and ended up missing the entire 2008 season with a knee injury. He is planning to retire.

Wiegmann, who will be 36 in July, nearly retired after the 2007 season. He could conceivably not play this season if a new deal isn't worked out. The Broncos, who have major holes to fill on defense, have no legitimate options at center if Wiegmann doesn't come back.

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