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


Q&A: NFL draft advice: Go with best player available - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Jack White in Loveland: Will the Broncos draft for position need or take the best player available with their first-round pick this year?

Broncos' pursuit of Peyton Manning goes against their building plans - The Denver Post
John Elway played against some of the NFLs most fearsome defensive players and in some of the biggest games when he was the quarterback of the Broncos from 1983-98.

Report: Broncos would trade Tebow if Manning signs
Denver may not be big enough for Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow.

Source: Broncos Did Not Speak With Manning Sunday
Hold on, everyone — nothing’s done yet, or even imminent.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Meets With Cardinals - ESPN Video - ESPN
Pedro Gomez with the latest on Peyton Manning's meeting with the Arizona Cardinals.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver's plans depend on Manning decision - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Peyton Manning sweepstakes may be winding down, and two things are becoming apparent. news: Broncos, Cards reportedly take opposite approaches to Manning
Free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning's visits to Denver and Arizona couldn't have been more different, with the Broncos taking a low-key approach Friday that impressed Manning and the Cardinals rolling out the proverbial red carpet on Sunday news: Report: Tebow silent over Broncos' interest in Peyton Manning
While Peyton Manning was touring the Broncos team facility and wining and dining with Broncos executive vice president John Elway and head coach John Fox on Friday, incumbent starting quarterback Tim Tebow was busy prepping for a Saturday event all the way across the country in Tampa, Fla. - Adams wants Manning to visit Titans
Titans owner Bud Adams wants free-agent QB Peyton Manning to return home to the place where he played in college.

Division News

Wimbley, Raiders "drama continues" | ProFootballTalk
In six days, a whopping $17.5 million in payments under Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley’s contract will become fully guaranteed.

Old Raiders Say Football Has Always Been a Tough Game -
At a ceremony to honor the former Oakland running back Clem Daniels, players and John Madden say there have long been rewards for hard hitting in a violent sport.

Free Agency and the Draft

Top 10 Linebackers in Free Agency -
Jarrett Johnson tops the list, and London Fletcher, though ancient by N.F.L. standards, has shown little to no sign of slowing down.

Top 10 Running Backs in Free Agency -
Peyton Hillis was a surprisingly controversial player last season. He leads this free-agent group, but happy or unhappy, Hillis isn't the type of player you give a meaty long-term deal.

Top 10 Wide Receivers in Free Agency -
Vincent Jackson, Mike Wallace and Marques Colston are among the talented players available for the right price at this position. news: Niners reportedly want to keep Morgan from free agency
Anticipating that he could be one of their most prized free agents come Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers are aggressively trying to re-sign wide receiver Josh Morgan, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday. news: Texans reportedly still have 50-50 shot of retaining LB Williams
With two days still remaining before the start of free agency, it isn't yet a foregone conclusion linebacker Mario Williams will leave the Houston Texans.

Redskins sound ready to break bank for Vincent Jackson | ProFootballTalk
It’s no secret that the Redskins and Bears will pursue Vincent Jackson vigorously when free agency opens.

Bears interested in free agent linebacker David Hawthorne | ProFootballTalk
Michael C. Wright of reports that the Bears are interested in free agent linebacker David Hawthorne.

Jets interested in LaRon Landry | ProFootballTalk
LaRon Landry is likely to leave the Redskins in free agency after five years in Washington. The Jets may be his destination.

St. Louis Rams think "very highly" of Trent Richardson | ProFootballTalk
With the NFL draft’s No. 2 overall pick, St. Louis was expected to decide between USC tackle Matt Kalil and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon until Friday night’s trade with the Redskins.

Vikings now in the driver’s seat at No. 3 | ProFootballTalk
Last month, the Vikings reportedly were sulking because no one showed any interested in trading up for the third overall pick in the draft. At the time, however, the Rams had yet to deal the second pick and the draft had only two ultra-high-level players.

Rams trade puts pressure on Sam Bradford | ProFootballTalk
The Rams have gone all-in on Sam Bradford, with new coach Jeff Fisher not only declaring publicly that the franchise quarterback he inherited will remain the franchise quarterback, but also pulling off a huge trade to stock the roster with talent around Bradford. - Free-agent scouting report: Saints WR Marques Colston
Saints WR Marques Colston is on the verge of hitting the open market for the first time in his career.