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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/16/12


Peyton Manning Free Agency Stretches Into 2nd Week -
Your move, Peyton.

Broncos agree to terms with safety Mike Adams - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
Adams is eager to have the Broncos bring back perennial Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins, who is still undecided on whether he will return for a 17th season or call it a career. The 38-year-old free agent missed most of the last month and both of Denver's playoff games with a neck injury.

Adams: ‘It Just Felt Right’ "
It didn’t take free agent safety Mike Adams very long to decide Denver was the place for him.

Broncos trying to further upgrade defense - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos are starting to move in free agency as their wait for Peyton Manning extends.

Jameel McClain visiting the Broncos Friday | ProFootballTalk
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Denver Broncos will host free agent linebacker Jameel McClain for a visit on Friday.

Broncos to host free agent cornerback Marcus Trufant | ProFootballTalk
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos have scheduled a meeting with free agent cornerback Marcus Trufant.

Denver Broncos Videos

Adams Talks Being a Bronco
New Denver safety Mike Adams talks to Broncos TV after signing a contract with the Broncos.

Rumor Central: Tebow on the Trading Block? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Insider Chris Sprow discusses the possibility of Tim Tebow being traded by the Broncos.

Schaap Talk: Peyton Back In Tennessee? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jeremy Schaap ponders what the future holds if Peyton Manning makes his return to the state where he become a legend during his college career.

NFL Awaits Manning Decision - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter thinks Tennessee and Denver are the finalists for Peyton Manning. Blogs " Blog Archive Jameel McClain to visit Broncos on Friday "
Free-agent LB Jameel McClain is visiting Denver on Friday, according to a league source.

Broncos to host free agent cornerback Marcus Trufant | ProFootballTalk
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos have scheduled a meeting with free agent cornerback Marcus Trufant.

Denver Broncos Blogs

A Few Words About Mike Adams …
"Yes, sir." Two simple words, but they said a great deal about how the newest Bronco, Mike Adams, sees himself fitting on the Broncos.

Broncos Add First Free Agent
Former Cleveland Browns safety Mike Adams became the first free agent to join the Broncos on Thursday. - S Adams signs with Broncos
The Broncos have signed former Browns unrestricted free-agent S Mike Adams, adding depth to their aging secondary.

Broncos Should Give Shockey A Look - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos have a laundry list of needs this off season, but wide receiver/tight end isn't really one of them. The team is banking on those you

2012 Draft Preview: Safeties
Some of this year's top safety prospects talk about preparing for the draft and why they're ready for the NFL. news: Rivers: Playing Manning-led Broncos twice a year would be 'fun'
San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers said he would welcome the competition in the AFC West if Peyton Manning joined the Denver Broncos.

Report: Titans, Broncos eyeing pass rusher John Abraham | ProFootballTalk
The 2012 free agent defensive end market wasn’t strong to begin with, but it has still been slow to develop while waiting for the first domino to fall.

Free agent Joe Mays visiting Saints, then Colts | ProFootballTalk
We previously mentioned that the Saints had shown interest in linebacker Joe Mays. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that Mays will visit the Saints on Saturday.

Jets to bring in Brady Quinn for free agent visit | ProFootballTalk
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will host quarterback Brady Quinn for a free agent visit on Friday.

Future Elway-type role could be complicating Manning talks | ProFootballTalk
At a time when more and more league insiders are wondering whether the Peyton chase is all about chasing paper, there’s a new dynamic to consider.

Division News

Chargers in contract talks to keep Mike Tolbert | ProFootballTalk
Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are in contract talks to retain free agent running back Mike Tolbert, and negotiations have reached a "critical stage." - Chargers sign WR Royal
The Chargers have added their second receiver since losing Vincent Jackson in free agency, signing Eddie Royal on Thursday evening. The deal is for three years and worth $13.5 million, including $6 million guaranteed. - After setbacks, Chargers turning things around
The Chargers' 2011 regular season started well, as the team came out of the gate 4-1 before their off week. The end wasn't so good, however

Raiders to host free agent cornerback Ronald Bartell | ProFootballTalk
The Oakland Raiders have scheduled a free agent visit with cornerback Ronald Bartell, formerly of the Rams. - Despite release, Carlisle may return to Raiders
The Raiders' release of ORG Cooper Carlisle wasn't too surprising, given his age (35, when the 2012 regular season begins) and salary-cap number ($3.3 million in 2012). - Chiefs sign TE Boss
After getting limited production out of their tight ends in 2011, the Chiefs have signed free agent Kevin Boss to bolster the position

NFL Free Agency

Saints showing interest in free agent linebacker Curtis Lofton | ProFootballTalk
Multiple reports emerged Thursday afternoon that the New Orleans Saints are showing interest in free agent linebacker Curtis Lofton.

Contract "for life" would require two contracts, league approval | ProFootballTalk
Titans owner Bud Adams has offered Peyton Manning a contract "for life." As crazy as it sounds in the salary-cap era, it can happen.

2012 NFL Draft, Free Agency, "Luck" & the domino effect |
Perhaps no other industry displays the "ripple effect" like professional sports and in particular the National Football League.

Catching Contracts | National Football Post
Receivers catch deals as Free Agency opens - Report: Cardinals re-sign Brown
Days after releasing him, the Cardinals have re-signed OT Levi Brown to a five-year contract. - High tender for CB Webb logical move for Ravens
The Ravens were the only club to use first- and second-round RFA tenders.

The Draft

Jerel Worthy impresses at Michigan State Pro Day | ProFootballTalk
While most of the NFL world was focused on free agency, Michigan State had its Pro Day on Wednesday, and it was an opportunity for defensive tackle Jerel Worthy to shine.