Already, the kids have two drawers full of trendy T-shirts, a new bike and the hottest new video games. The wife just got a new car and some anniversary jewelry.

Yet Christmas comes anyway. What, you're not supposed to buy more presents?

In the NFL, the opening of the free-agent market is Christmas for the league's 32 teams. The Broncos are coming off a 13-3 regular season that earned them the No. 1 playoff seed in the AFC. Last year they picked up Peyton Manning, a shiny new quarterback in one sense, a slightly used, rebuilt collector's item in another.

But when free agency opens Tuesday, the Broncos are supposed to stand pat?

"We have a lot of holes, and we have a lot of room for improvement," coach John Fox said.