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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/18/12


Peyton still hasn’t told 49ers, Titans or Broncos when he’ll decide | ProFootballTalk
Despite a report that Peyton Manning would pick his team early this week, the top three teams in the Manning sweepstakes are still unsure when he’ll make his decision.

Peyton’s decision will put another quarterback in play | ProFootballTalk
It’s a given that, if Peyton Manning chooses the Broncos, Tim Tebow will be traded. Indeed, a significant part of the Peyton chase, from the perspective of V.P. of football operations John Elway, is that Peyton provides the perfect cover for punting on Tebow.

Saints hosting Bunkley, and other free agent defensive tackle notes | ProFootballTalk
Larry Holder of CBS Sports reports that the Saints will host defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley for a free agent visit on Sunday.

In N.F.L. Free Agency, Shopping Fast Doesn't Necessarily Mean Shopping Well -
The first week of N.F.L. free agency is often described as a feeding frenzy, but that metaphor does not really fit. Schools of mackerel do not swim away from tiger sharks with $42.5 million contracts.

Division News

Jerricho Cotchery to visit the Chiefs early next week | ProFootballTalk
We previously mentioned that the Jets had interest in bringing free agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery back to New York. They have competition. - Chiefs sign OT Winston, QB Quinn
The Chiefs continue to beef up their offense, signing free agents OT Eric Winston and QB Brady Quinn on Saturday.

Mike Tolbert to Steelers is "not happening" | ProFootballTalk
olbert has "no visit" lined up with the Steelers, and the deal is "not happening." - Chargers re-sign TE McMichael
The Chargers have re-signed TE Randy McMichael, keeping a valuable run blocker and receiver on their roster.

Raiders hosted free agent cornerback Shawntae Spencer | ProFootballTalk
Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco reports that the Oakland Raiders hosted cornerback Shawntae Spencer for a free agent visit on Friday.

NFL News

Manning to the 49ers creates conflict of interest for agent | National Football Post
Tom Condon represents both Peyton Manning and Alex Smith. news: 49ers' Smith reportedly considering letting go of agent Condon
It's been an uncomfortable week for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith.

Kevin Kolb’s next job: Beat out John Skelton | ProFootballTalk
When Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt announced on Friday that his team was no longer in the Peyton Manning chase, he did not anoint Kevin Kolb the starter.

Free Agency

NFL free agency: Saturday's moves
The NFL free agent market continues to do business at a brisk pace. news: Free-agent QB Smith meeting with Dolphins on Sunday
Free-agent quarterback Alex Smith is visiting the Dolphins' team facility on Sunday, a league source tells NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. news: Free-agent QB Smith meeting with Dolphins on Sunday
Free-agent quarterback Alex Smith is visiting the Dolphins' team facility on Sunday, a league source tells NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. news: Free-agent QB Flynn meets with Dolphins after Seahawks
Somehow, some way, the Miami Dolphins are going to bring a quarterback into the fold this offseason.

Ted Ginn visited the Ravens this week | ProFootballTalk
The wide receiver market has been decimated by free agent signings to such an extent that Ted Ginn is one of the top five players still available at the position. Ginn’s value lies in his return ability and youth. He’ll only be 27 when the season starts, and there aren’t five better return specialists in football.

Erin Henderson says he hasn’t received a respectable offer | ProFootballTalk
Less than two weeks ago, there was optimism in Minnesota that free agent linebacker Erin Henderson would get a deal done with the Vikings before the start of free agency. - Report: Redskins re-sign Grossman
The Redskins have re-signed veteran QB Rex Grossman to a one-year contract, Pro Football Talk reported Saturday evening, citing a league source.

49ers, WR Mario Manningham Agree on 2-Year Deal -
The San Francisco 49ers landed another wide receiver in a headline-making week for the NFC West champions, agreeing to terms Saturday with free agent Mario Manningham on a two-year contract.

The Draft

Courtney Upshaw is dedicated to football, but has other interests as well - NFL -
I'm switching things up a bit today. I've been writing about workouts, 40 times, the combine and pro days for a little bit too long. So, at least for this diary entry, I'm going to tell you all a little bit about myself.

Day 3 Sleeper RB Prospects | National Football Post
Late round/free agent backs who could make it big in the NFL

Inside the playbook: Blackmon vs. Cover 0 | National Football Post
Using video to take a look at the top WR prospect.

Scouting the Draft: U.S.C.'s Nick Perry -
The defensive end is projected to go in the back part of the first round, and this is a hefty price to pay for a potentially one-dimensional player.