Broncos will gladly put football matters on hold to meet President Obama

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos still have plenty of things remaining on the offseason to-do list.

They have one unsigned rookie remaining: quarterback Paxton Lynch, the team’s first-round pick in this year’s draft. They have just $6.568 million in salary-cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures, a total that will need some attention in the days and weeks to come if the Broncos are going to get everything done they'd like to get done.

There’s the potential blockbuster deal for Von Miller, a potential contract for linebacker Brandon Marshall and other assorted football matters. But it will all take a backseat to something else the Broncos have been preparing for: Monday’s visit to the White House.

“What an experience, that’s going to be awesome," special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis said. “I’ve been on the losing side of it twice. You definitely don’t get asked to the White House then. It’s going to be real cool. Looking forward to it."

The Broncos will travel to Washington to be honored by President Barack Obama for their Super Bowl 50 victory. Most of the Broncos who left in free agency following the season, including defensive end Malik Jackson, linebacker Danny Trevathan and safety David Bruton Jr., will meet the team in Washington.

Quarterback Peyton Manning, who retired following the season, and Miller, who has skipped the team’s offseason program as the two sides work on a new contract, will be there, too. The Monday afternoon ceremony will be Miller’s first team function since the parade in downtown Denver just days after the Super Bowl.

“It’s going to be nice seeing them," linebacker Todd Davis said. “Being able to chop it up with them and see how things have been going in their lives and what’s been going on on the other side of the fence, I feel like it’s going to be great. Being able to get that camaraderie back with one another and just spend time with one another."

Guard Evan Mathis and quarterback Brock Osweiler, also free-agent departures, have elected not to attend the ceremony.

The Broncos will return to Denver shortly after the ceremony and conduct their mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

“I’m looking forward to it," Marshall said. “How many people can say they went to the White House and stood with the president? That’s kind of a dream come true."