The report that the Broncos are considering a trade of veteran safety T.J. Ward is accurate. But they’re not receiving calls about Ward; per a league source, the Broncos are making them.

It’s a significant difference. It suggests that the Broncos want to move Ward, and that they are trying to create a market for him by creating the impression that other teams want to acquire him.

Ward, 30, is entering the final year of a four-year, $22.5 million contract that he signed in 2014. He is due to earn a base salary of $4.5 million in 2017.

The trade talks could be a precursor to a decision to cut Ward, if a deal can’t be struck.