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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/13/12


Manning could make snap decision to join Broncos with signing period arriving - The Denver Post
NFL free agency at Dove Valley has never been this fun, this exciting, this stressful.

Peyton Manning to Broncos "makes a lot of sense," says CBS' Jim Nantz | First-and-Orange
Jim Nantz has been covering the NFL for CBS Sports for more than 25 years. Blogs " Blog Archive Broncos serious about negotiating contract with Manning "
The Broncos have expressed their interest in signing Peyton Manning to his agent, Tom Condon, and are serious about negotiating a contract with the quarterback, according to league sources.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Manning Timeline - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter talks about when Peyton Manning will sign with a team, what happens to Tim Tebow if Denver signs Manning and if there is a mystery team that could land Manning.

What does Manning mean for Tebow? | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio talks with CBS 4 Denver Sportscaster Vic Lombardi about the latest with the Denver Broncos’ interest in Peyton Manning and how it could impact the Tim Tebow situation.

Billick on Tebow’s future: "They don’t want him, why should I?" | ProFootballTalk
Former Ravens coach Brian Billick and FOX and NFL Network contributor joined PFT Live on Monday for a wide-ranging discussion regarding the biggest stories in the NFL.

Too Much For Robert Griffin III? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Hugh Douglas, Ryan Stewart and Skip Bayless discuss the Redskins' trade for No. 2 pick in the draft.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Manning vs. Tebow in Denver -
If he could land Peyton Manning, John Elway could get the best of worlds: a Hall of Fame quarterback in his image, and the ability to call shots without angering an army of second-guessers.

Tebow has nearly 60% of votes over Manning in billboard poll
By now, you're probably familiar with that famous Denver billboard

Develop young talent at QB? Not if you can sign Manning | National Football Post
Titans, Broncos both willing to sacrifice young QBs for Manning.

Denver could take a look at veteran safety - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Don’t be surprised if the Denver Broncos make a push for safety Oshiomogho Atogwe, who was released by the Washington Redskins on Monday.

Brady Quinn, Russ Hochstein going to Harvard | First-and-Orange
Brady Quinn, Russ Hochstein going to Harvard : First-and-Orange is the authority on the latest breaking news and analysis about the Denver Broncos, written by Mike Klis, Lindsay Jones and Jeff Legwold. Colorado

Peyton Manning Nearing Decision on New Team - Reports -
The NFL's free agent signing period starts Tuesday, and the 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback was interested in announcing the next stop of his career soon to allow his new team the chance to pursue additional prized free agents

Two Broncos Seek to Reverse Suspensions -
Two of the three Denver Broncos suspended last week for violating the N.F.L.'s drug policy have argued that the N.F.L.-appointed arbitrator mishandled their appeals.

2012 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Backs
Take a closer look at some of the top defensive back prospects as the 2012 NFL Draft approaches.

Division News - Report: Raiders to cut TE Boss
The Raiders will cut TE Kevin Boss, one of the team's top free-agent signings from last offseason. - Chiefs re-sign DE Gordon
The Chiefs announced on Monday they have re-signed DE Amon Gordon

NFL News news: Khan: Cowboys, Redskins prove you can't pay for wins
The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to spend. And they're intent on doing it wisely.

Free Agency

Open for Business - Free Agency Set to Begin -
Open for business, wild as it might get.

2012 NFL Free Agency - 4 Positions, 4 Players |
NFL Free Agency starts tomorrow and with it will be a whirlwind of activity in hopes of improving rosters and solidifying playoff chances across the National Football League.

USA TODAY's top 50 NFL free agents
The NFL's free agent market opens for business Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET with a wealth of talent available. Here are The Huddle's top 50 free agents (players who received the franchise tag were not included). They are listed with their age on opening day, height, weight and 2011 team - The First Fifteen: Free agency edition
The NFL is on the verge of its annual round robin of free agents and teams filling out dance cards otherwise known as free agency, which begins Tuesday.

Plenty of stars available in free agency besides Peyton Manning -
The free-agent period, which begins Tuesday, should be much less hectic than last year, when the lockout changed the league's off-season schedule. Manning is the biggest prize, but others will also be coveted. news: Saints' Carl Nicks determined to be NFL's richest guard
We all know the story of the star player who, citing comfort and affinity for the franchise, takes a nice discount to stay in town...This is not one of those stories.

Bucs, Bears, Redskins all look poised for a run at Vincent Jackson | ProFootballTalk
With several wide receivers about to become unrestricted free agents, Vincent Jackson appears to be pulling ahead of the pack in the race to see which one of them can receive the most lucrative offer. news: Buccaneers reportedly have edge at signing WR Jackson
Vincent Jackson will be one of the most prized targets once free agency begins Tuesday, and it appears there's already a surprising clubhouse leader in the race to sign the wideout.

Top restricted free agents Webb, Wallace get first-round tenders | ProFootballTalk
Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb and Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace are the top remaining unsigned players left on the restricted free agent market.

In Chicago, Bears viewed as favorites to land Mario Williams | ProFootballTalk
Two years ago the Bears made a big move in free agency to land one of the NFL’s most talented pass rushers. And they may now be poised to do it again.

Pierre Garcon will be testing free agency | ProFootballTalk
Since he turned down a reported five-year, $35 million offer from the Colts at the Combine, it has been considered a foregone conclusion that free agent wide receiver Pierre Garcon would be testing the open market. - Texans release ORT Winston
Winston, 28, has started every game over the last five seasons. - Report: Cardinals to release OT Brown
Brown, who is due a base salary of $8.33 million in 2012 and had a salary cap number of close to $17 million, has started 75 of his 77 games in the NFL. He was the fifth overall pick of the 2007 draft - Redskins release FB Sellers and S Atogwe
Atogwe just completed the first season of a five-year, $26 million contract he signed with the Redskins last summer. He started eight games last season and recorded 60 tackles and three interceptions. - Free-agent scouting report: Jaguars DE Jeremy Mincey
The Jaguars have been searching for a pass rusher for years — no player has recorded double-digit sacks in Jacksonville since Bobby McCray notched 10 in 2006

Wide Receiver Moss Agrees One-Year Deal With 49ers -
The San Francisco 49ers have given Randy Moss a route back into the NFL after agreeing on a one-year deal with the veteran wide receiver on Monday.

Seahawks may target Mario Williams, Matt Flynn | ProFootballTalk
With plenty of cap space and a wealthy owner who wants to win, the Seahawks can be major players in free agency. So they could be looking to target two of them.

The Draft

Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill now the "hot" name in the NFL Draft | National Football Post
Is he worth a top 10 pick? Blogs " Blog Archive Crick shows strength at Nebraska pro day "
Nebraska held its pro day last Thursday, and 13 players worked out indoors on field turf with 15 teams in attendance. Nebraska historically has been a very, very good ground for players to come into NFL because the staff does a good job of coaching them, and the players usually have a really good work ethic.