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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/15/12


Manning finishes visit with Titans | National Football Post
Tennessee now joins Denver, Arizona, Miami in waiting on Peyton decision.

Kiszla: John Elway will need to work some magic if Broncos are going to land Peyton Manning - The Denver Post
If Peyton Manning played quarterback for the Broncos, he would have the pleasure of working for John Elway, a boss who understands what it means to be an NFL legend. Blogs " Blog Archive The market waits on Manning’s decision "
Breaking down the current state of the free-agent market is simple: Peyton Manning is the central figure. His decision will affect many others.

Broncos want to sign Prater long-term - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
It had been 10 years since the Broncos used the franchise tag. When they did, they repeated their move from a decade ago, keeping their kicker in place.

Affecting the Offense
Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith hopes to bring his skill set to the NFL, and live up to his idol -- former Broncos safety Steve Atwater.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning Has History of Choosing Tennessee -
The Manning free-agent tour took a swing through Tennessee as the quarterback contemplated the Titans' pitch and a possible return to his collegiate stomping grounds.

Broncos should keep Tim Tebow regardless if they sign Peyton Manning | First-and-Orange
First, here’s my story about D.J. Williams and Ryan McBean’s lawsuit against the NFL, seeking to vacate their six-game suspensions. Second, as we wait, thoughts about Tim Tebow: news: Mularkey: Jags haven't discussed Tebow scenarios
Mike Mularkey's early run as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been an under-the-radar affair.

Free agent safety Adams visiting the Broncos | ProFootballTalk
The Browns have said publicly that they’re interested in re-signing free agent safety Mike Adams. But he’s not staying in Cleveland without shopping his wares.

Division News

AFC West talent moving fast - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The top talent in the AFC West is being snapped up. With free agency just over a full day old, six of the top 10 unrestricted free agents in the division, in my opinion, are off the market.

Michael Bush getting interest on market - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Michael Bush may be taking his first steps out of Oakland.

Raiders hosting free agent guard Mike Brisiel | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have cut right tackle Eric Winston, and center Chris Myers is shopping himself around the free agent market. Those aren't the only starting offensive linemen Houston is in danger of losing. - Raiders release OG Carlisle, DT Henderson
The Raiders have released OG Cooper Carlisle and DT John Henderson in an effort to acquire more salary-cap space.

Chargers add run-stuffing linebacker - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers entered the offseason with getting a top pass-rusher as one of their biggest needs. Blogs " Blog Archive Jackson: Chargers couldn’t match fervor of Bucs "
In the end, Vincent Jackson felt wanted by his new team, something his former team just couldn’t match.

Norv Turner on newly acquired Meachem: "He’s a No. 1 receiver" | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers are paying Robert Meachem like a top-15 NFL receiver. And they expect him to play like one.

Chargers in hot pursuit of free agent Eddie Royal | ProFootballTalk
Royal, still an unrestricted free agent, is currently being pursued by the Chargers

Chargers re-sign Jared Gaither to four-year deal | ProFootballTalk
Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers have re-signed tackle Jared Gaither to a four-year contract. - Chargers add RB McClain
Le'Ron McClain has signed with the Chargers, giving them a bigger back to presumably replace free agent Mike Tolbert.

Eric Winston to visit Chiefs on Thursday | ProFootballTalk
Free agent tackle Eric Winston drew immediate interest from the Chiefs, Dolphins, and Rams following his surprising release by the Texans. Winston visited the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday.

Kevin Boss meeting with the Chiefs on Thursday | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs wanted John Carlson earlier in the day, but they weren’t going to match the Vikings’ $25 million offer for a player who didn’t even play a snap in 2011. - Chiefs sign RB Hillis
The Chiefs have signed free-agent RB Peyton Hillis, the team announced on Wednesday.

Free Agency Blogs " Blog Archive Bengals in position to make play for Steelers WR Wallace "
No news might be good news for the Steelers when it comes to Mike Wallace.

Patriots to host free agent safety Steve Gregory | ProFootballTalk
Gregory has played nickel back and both safety positions

Santana Moss might want to start packing his bags | ProFootballTalk
Tuesday’s signings of Josh Morgan and Pierre Garcon are intended to upgrade the Redskins’ receiver corps, but they are inevitably going to cost other wideouts roster spots.

Lions will host Ted Ginn | ProFootballTalk
The value of receiver/return specialist Ted Ginn was demonstrated in the NFC title game, by his absence. - Colts acquire OT Justice in trade with Eagles
The Colts have acquired OT Winston Justice in a trade with the Eagles. The deal also involved a swap of sixth-round draft choices. - Bears add special-teams ace Weems
The Bears have signed WR-RS Eric Weems to a three-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.

DE Williams Still Undecided on Signing With Bills -
The wait for prized free agent defensive end Mario Williams to decide whether to sign with the Buffalo Bills will last yet another day.

Special teams dynamo Nakamura visiting Panthers | ProFootballTalk
The Charlotte Observer reports that the Panthers will host safety Haruki Nakamura for a free agent visit on Thursday. Nakamura, 25, was known better for his special teams than defensive play in Baltimore over the past four seasons.

The Draft Blogs " Blog Archive Cousins conducts scripted workout at Michigan State pro day "
Michigan State held its pro day on Wednesday and 26 teams watched 11 players work out indoors on field turf.

Scouting the Draft: Washington's Alameda Ta'amu -
If the beefy defensive tackle goes in the second round of the draft, as expected, the team that acquires him figures to be disappointed with its return.