Denver keeps two of its own

Expect Denver to be busy in the first couple of days of free agency as it was last year.

The team is expected to pursue several interior linemen on both sides of the ball. Yet, the Broncos’ first free agency moves were to keep two of their own free agents.

Denver announced it has re-signed guard Russ Hochstein and receiver Brandon Lloyd.

Hochstein took over for Ben Hamilton last year but he suffered a knee injury late last season. He is expected to be ready around training camp in late July.

Lloyd is a bottom-of-the-roster role player. He played in two games last year with Denver. He could have trouble making the 53-man roster if, as expected, Denver adds to the receiver position.