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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/17/12


Happy St. Patrick's Day MHR! Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock: With Manning, Broncos Super Bowl-bound "
If the Broncos land QB Peyton Manning, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock thinks they’ll become a significantly better team. How much better? Try championship caliber.

If Peyton Manning signs with Broncos and Tim Tebow stays, Tebow would have to defer - The Denver Post
Football people have consistently lauded Peyton Manning throughout his career as the ultimate thinking quarterback, a throwback kind of player who calls his own game.

Broncos Draft History: Defensive Backs
A look back at the defensive backs the Broncos have selected in the NFL Draft.

Manning will work out for Titans on Saturday | ProFootballTalk
Jonathan Hutton of 104.5 The Zone in Nashville (via reports that Manning will throw for the Titans on Saturday. The time is known (10:45 a.m. ET), but the location isn’t.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Manning Timeline - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter talks about when Peyton Manning could make a decision on which team he will sign with.

First Round Breakdown - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down his projected top five picks and looks at options later in the first round.

Rising Draft Stocks - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. looks at the draft stocks of Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos officials keep close eye on Manning workout at Duke - The Denver Post
A morning was filled with excitement, hope and flight.

Woody Paige: Broncos' brass still in pursuit of Peyton Manning - The Denver Post
Canary is not on the menu at Shanahan's Steakhouse.

For Stephen Ross, the big splash could end up being Tebow | ProFootballTalk
If the Broncos land Manning, it’s highly likely that they’ll send Tim Tebow packing.

Suspensions hit McBean and Williams - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
As Broncos headquarters buzzed with Peyton Manning's visit, news broke that defensive lineman Ryan McBean and linebacker D.J. Williams would be suspended for six games apiece for violating the league's substance-abuse policy regarding PEDs

Free agent linebacker Geno Hayes will visit the Broncos | ProFootballTalk
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Broncos have scheduled a free agent visit for linebacker Geno Hayes, formerly of the Buccaneers.

2012 free agency -- John Elway, Denver Broncos watch Peyton Manning work out in North Carolina - ESPN
Accustomed to going under the knife, Peyton Manning is now under the microscope of several NFL teams. news: Report: Peyton Manning to work out for Titans on Saturday
Peyton Manning passed his physical during a Wednesday visit with the Tennessee Titans and will work out for the team Saturday, Jonathan Hutton of the Titans Sports Network reported via Twitter.

Division News

San Diego news and notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Now we know why the Chargers brought back Charlie Whitehurst. The San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting that the Chargers (who signed safety Atari Big

Chargers not expected to re-sign Tolbert, who may head to Steelers | ProFootballTalk
Free agent running back Mike Tolbert and the Chargers "seem ready to separate" after intense contract negotiations this week that ultimately went nowhere.

Chargers sign Atari Bigby to two-year contract | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers announced Friday night that they have finalized a two-year deal with safety Atari Bigby.

Chargers release Volek after bringing back Whitehurst | ProFootballTalk
The San Diego Chargers announced Friday that they have released longtime backup quarterback Billy Volek.

Raiders land cornerback Ron Bartell, guard Mike Brisiel | ProFootballTalk
The Oakland Raiders announced Friday evening that they have signed cornerback Ronald Bartell, formerly of the St. Louis Rams. - Jets sign WR Schilens
The Jets have agreed to terms with former Raiders free-agent WR Chaz Schilens - Raiders release OLB Wimbley
Friday was the deadline for the Raiders to pay Wimbley his guaranteed salaries for 2012 ($4.5 million remaining), 2013 ($11 million) and 2014 ($2 million of his $10 million), according to Brian McIntyre of Football Outsiders.

Marcus McNeill schedules visits with Chiefs and Falcons | ProFootballTalk
Free agent offensive tackle Marcus McNeill spent Friday at Lions headquarters. He spoke to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press just after the meeting.

Quinn will visit Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
Earlier on Friday, we wondered aloud whether Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel would be interested in one of his former first-round picks in Cleveland, linebacker Kamerion Wimbley.

NFL News Blogs " Blog Archive Remaining salary-cap room for all 32 teams "
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Free Agency

Why Free Agent Signings Turn Out So Disappointing
As we enter into the eve of the NFL’s 2012 Free Agency, I thought you might enjoy this article from my friend Brian Burke over at Advanced NFL Stats.

Concern in Miami that Flynn could sign with Seahawks today | ProFootballTalk
With the Dolphins out of the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, attention in Miami is turning to Matt Flynn, who always seemed like a good fit because he learned coach Joe Philbin’s offense in Green Bay.

Jets to host free agent LaRon Landry this weekend | ProFootballTalk
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets will host free agent safety LaRon Landry for a visit to club headquarters this weekend.

Dolphins hosting pass rusher Mark Anderson today | ProFootballTalk
NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports that the Miami Dolphins will host free agent defensive end Mark Anderson at their club headquarters Friday.

The Draft

Top 10 Slot Receiver Prospects | National Football Post
Who has the ability to be a difference maker inside?

Prospect focus: Whitney Mercilus and Nick Perry | National Football Post
Taking a look at a pair of DEs. Blogs " Blog Archive Osweiler sits out Arizona State pro day "
Arizona State held its pro day on Friday, with players working outdoors on grass with 20 teams in attendance. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was on hand, as were defensive backfield coaches from the Cardinals and Lions.

Vontaze Burfict bombs his Pro Day, too | ProFootballTalk
Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict bombed the Combine. His interviews were described as disastrous, and his forty time and jumps were pathetic compared to the rest of the linebackers invited to Indianapolis. - Spurned by Pac-12, CB Johnson aims for NFL
Arizona State, USC and California tempted CB Trumaine Johnson, then let him go. Now, the Montana star is hoping the NFL's interest is here to stay.