The Broncos will visit with former Washington center Will Montgomery early this week, according to two NFL sources.

Montgomery started the last three years in Washington under ex-coach Mike Shanahan. He was released Friday.

If the Broncos can sign Montgomery, he would replace Manny Ramirez at center and Ramirez would move back to left guard in place of the departed Zane Beadles.

Montgomery was a seventh-round draft pick of Carolina's out of Viriginia Tech in 2006. But he played in Washington for six seasons.

As a center, he played every offensive snap for Washington last season, most of them with quarterback Robert Griffin III.