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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/11/12

Ht3d_medium news: Broncos have 'nothing set' Saturday in Peyton Manning chase
Peyton Manning woke up in Denver on Saturday morning after spending six hours Friday touring the Broncos' team facility, but for now the Broncos have "nothing set" in terms of another meeting with Manning, a team source told NFL Network's Michelle Beisner.

Manning Watch Moves to Desert, but No Sign of QB -
The Peyton Manning stakeout moved to Arizona on Saturday, even though there was no sign of the superstar in the desert.

Source: If Manning picks Denver, Tebow is gone | ProFootballTalk
Yes, we’re told that the Jaguars are in the mix to acquire Tebow via trade.

2012 cap number coming Monday | ProFootballTalk
Multiple league sources tells PFT that the 2012 team-by-team salary cap number will be communicated to the teams on Monday.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Meets With Broncos - ESPN Video - ESPN
Shelley Smith with the latest news on Peyton Manning's visit with the Broncos on Friday.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Suspended Broncos McBean and Williams Might File Lawsuit -
Lawyers for Ryan McBean and D. J. Williams, two of the three Denver Broncos suspended for violating the N.F.L.’s drug policy, are likely to file a lawsuit in state court in Colorado as soon as Monday in an attempt to overturn the rulings.

Kickin' it: Satisfying Mr. B's quest sends shivers to fan - The Denver Post
Sports columnist Mark Kiszla combs his inbox for extraordinary feedback and exceptional analysis, then responds in kind online each Sunday.

Peyton Manning sweepstakes causes domino effect for NFL teams - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
As if the stakes in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes weren’t high enough.

Free Agent QB Peyton Manning will have to defy NFL history |
The Free Agent feeding frenzy that is the Peyton Manning post-Indy tour has me wondering if anyone in the media or within the club facilities of the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs or any of the other rumored suitors has paid much attention to the history of the NFL?

Division News

Vincent Jackson could be Robert Griffin III’s top receiver | ProFootballTalk
Now that Robert Griffin III has been penciled in as Washington’s quarterback for the next decade, the Redskins would like to find him a No. 1 receiver.

Raiders save another $2.25 million by cutting Hiram Eugene | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders continue to dump salaries in order to get in compliance with the salary cap.

Aaron Curry restructures to give Raiders more cap space | ProFootballTalk
Curry, acquired from Seattle last October in exchange for two draft picks, was owed a $5.75 million base salary in the final year of his deal.

NFL News

Football Hits Are Part of the Game -
The Saints’ bounty program seems to violate an agreement on what hitting in football is even about.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Why signing Peyton Manning makes sense, a look at old QBs who have switched teams, game speed versus track speed and much more.

Did the Redskins give up too much for RG3? | National Football Post
Was Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill actually a better value?

Redskins Bet Future on Trade to Acquire Robert Griffin -
As the Jets began a late-night conference call to announce that quarterback Mark Sanchez had agreed to a contract extension, signaling their withdrawal from the pursuit of Peyton Manning, multiple reports said the Washington Redskins, who also were interested in Manning, had completed a blockbuster trade to acquire the second overall draft pick from the St. Louis Rams.

Redskins hope to sign Fred Davis to long-term deal | ProFootballTalk
"We franchised Fred because he was our most valuable free agent. We’re hoping to get a deal done with him," Allen said. "A longer-term deal."

Manning is "making it up as he goes" | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Peyton Manning has a reputation for thorough preparation and careful thought.

Larry Fitzgerald in wait-and-see mode on Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said today that he’s curious about the potential Peyton Manning landing in Arizona, but he has no inside information.

Free Agency and the Draft

Vikings part ways with Cedric Griffin | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings released one of their starting cornerbacks: Cedric Griffin.

Colts moves result in $38 million of dead money | ProFootballTalk
The good news for the Colts is that the recent dumping of multiple veteran players with recognizable names creates more than $10 million in cap space. - Free-agent scouting report: Giants CB Terrell Thomas
The good news for Thomas, who missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL he suffered in the preseason, is that he reportedly is ahead on his rehabilitation and already has spoken to the Giants about re-signing with them.

Top 10 Defensive Linemen in Free Agency -
The former Houston Texan Mario Williams leads this class. When healthy, he's an outstanding all-around 4-3 end.

Top 10 Offensive Linemen in Free Agency -
Carl Nicks is the size of a small house and has the movement skills of a bucking bull. Improvements in pass protection over the past few years make him worth top dollar.

Top 10 Defensive Backs in Free Agency -
Brandon Carr, the former Chiefs cornerback, offers the best big-picture value.

Top 10 Tight Ends in Free Agency -
It's a poor class for tight ends, with the former Colt Dallas Clark the best of the bunch.

Change of Scenery and Exchange of Currency for N.F.L. Free Agents -
What could be one of the wildest N.F.L. free-agency periods in years begins on Tuesday.

Start of Free Agency Is Beginning of N.F.L.'s Frenzied Off-Season -
Free agency after the lockout was a scramble last year once the new N.F.L. labor deal was signed.