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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/21/12


Peyton Manning a Denver Bronco
Quarterback Peyton Manning agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday.

Presenting Peyton
New Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was introduced at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, a day after Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway received an exciting phone call.

Pat Bowlen pushes his owner's might with Broncos, Manning - The Denver Post
And to think there were Broncos fans who didn't think team owner Pat Bowlen had it in him. Either he didn't have the money to sign an iconic free-agent player such as Peyton Manning or he didn't want to spend it.

Leading Off: A Match Made in Legend Heaven -
Now that it is done, it seems so obvious. Of course Peyton Manning would sign with Denver.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos Welcome Manning
The Denver Broncos officially welcome Peyton Manning to Denver, click to watch the press conference.

John Elway Press Conference
Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway talks about Peyton Manning signing with Denver.

1-On-1 with Peyton Manning
Broncos TV talks with Peyton Manning and brings you behind the scenes footage from Manning's arrival to Denver.

1-On-1 with John Elway
Broncos TV talks with John Elway about acquiring Peyton Manning and the team's next steps during free agency.

Expectations In Denver - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mark Schlereth expects the Peyton Manning-led Broncos to be a playoff team.

Tim Tebow's Trade Value - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mark Schlereth, Rob Parker and Skip Bayless discuss what the Broncos could get if they try to trade Tim Tebow.

Jets Interest in Tebow is Real - ESPN Video - ESPN's Rich Cimini discusses why the Jets are trying to acquire Tim Tebow.

Hoge: Tebow to Jets 'Horrendous Idea' - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL Live's Merril Hoge and Mark Schlereth discuss whether Tim Tebow would be a good fit with the Jets.

Should The Pats Trade For Tebow? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Reiss of wonders if the Patriots should acquire Tim Tebow.


Tim Tebow's career with Broncos nearly over, as John Elway goes with Manning - The Denver Post
None of the Broncos' front-office trio publicly committed Tuesday to trading Tim Tebow, but there are indications that process has begun.

Casting Begins for Tebow, the Sequel -
Now that Peyton Manning has signed with the Broncos, it is time to speculate on where Tim Tebow will land after the Broncos inevitably trade him.

What's next for Tebow? | National Football Post
With Peyton Manning picking the Broncos, what is the value for Tebow on the trade market?

Where will Tim Tebow land? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Coming on the heels of Peyton Manning deciding to sign with the Denver Broncos, our NFL bloggers examine potential landing spots for Tim Tebow, if Denver trades or releases the polarizing quarterback.

Opinion: Making the Case for Tim Tebow
Like clockwork, during Peyton Manning‘s introductory press conference on Tuesday afternoon the conversation switched from Manning being a Denver Bronco to Tim Tebow news: Broncos could have options on Tebow trade market
Just how difficult will it be for the Denver Broncos to find a taker for Tim Tebow? The market has yet to clearly reveal itself.

Jets Interested in Tebow -
When General Manager Mike Tannenbaum hinted in the off-season at a shakeup among the Jets quarterbacks, it was presumed that his biggest move would be adding a younger and more credible backup to Mark Sanchez. news: Dungy: Reid has to 'think about' landing Tebow
With the Peyton Manning circus wrapped, we shift gears to something even more surreal: Tebow Watch 2012 news: Five teams expressing interest with Tim Tebow available
Less than 24 hours after Peyton Manning picked the Broncos to be his next team, five franchises already have contacted Denver in regard to a potential trade for Tim Tebow, a league source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi on Tuesday

Green Bay floated as a Tim Tebow destination | ProFootballTalk
Packers coach Mike McCarthy gushed about Tebow two years ago, before Tebow was drafted by the Broncos.

Mallett would be a good return for Tebow - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There has been some talk that the New England Patriots could join the list of teams interested in Denver quarterback Tim Tebow. Blogs " Blog Archive Ex-LB Porter: Tebow the ‘Bieber of the NFL’ "
After suggesting that any team that moves to acquire Broncos QB Tim Tebow would be doing so to chase ticket sales, former NFL LB Joey Porter made a pop-culture analogy that is sure to rile Tebow’s fans.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos next on Tracy Porter’s free agent tour | ProFootballTalk
The Denver Broncos will host free agent cornerback Tracy Porter at their club headquarters on Wednesday. Blogs " Blog Archive Tamme, Saturday to visit Broncos this week "
Free-agent TE Jacob Tamme is on his way to Denver for a visit with the Broncos, according to a league source. Free-agent C Jeff Saturday, as previously reported, is scheduled to arrive Friday. Blogs " Blog Archive Free-agent Bunkley visits Saints; Broncos working to keep DL "
Free-agent DL Brodrick Bunkley visited the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday night, though the Denver Broncos are working hard to retain him, according to league sources.

Manning Finds 'Great Fit' in Denver
A little less than two weeks after he was released by the Indianapolis Colts, Peyton Manning made the choice to sign with the Denver Broncos.

Peyton Manning connects with Eric Decker | First-and-Orange
Long before he became the Broncos quarterback, Peyton Manning had hooked up with receiver Eric Decker.

Peyton Manning: What Does It All Mean?
Forget about platitudes, plaudits and pundits. What does Peyton Manning’s arrival really mean to the Broncos?

Opinion: The Manning Effect and Free Agency — What’s Next?
Depending on how you want to look at it, the Denver Broncos have had one of the most quiet or busiest free agency periods this offseason.

Between Elway and Manning: A wild ride - AFC West Blog - ESPN
For years, the theme in Denver was the Broncos were searching for their next John Elway. Leave it to Elway to finally get the job done.

Peyton Manning contract details: QB told Broncos to put in neck qualifiers | First-and-Orange
Peyton Manning clearly made concessions for his neck issue. The breakdown of his contract, according to multiple NFL sources:

Division News

Pioli says Chiefs made early run at Manning, were quickly rebuffed | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli says his team was an early entry in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, but never had a chance.

AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN reports Jacksonville will be strong players for Tim Tebow in the trade market. Jacksonville is his hometown and new Jacksonville owner Shahid Khan has said he would have drafted Tebow in the 2010 draft.

Report: Chargers hosting Chiefs' RB - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers’ interest in Jackie Battle has taken the next step

What's left to do in the AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
With Peyton Manning heading to Denver, we got our big score in the AFC West for the free-agency season. news: Titans agree to deal with former Raiders LB Kamerion Wimbley
With their attention back to addressing their biggest need going into free agency, the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a multiyear deal with Kamerion Wimbley on Tuesday. Blogs " Blog Archive At least four teams in hunt for RB Bush "
At least four teams are in contention for free-agent RB Michael Bush, according to league sources

NFL News

Bengals cheerleader, 43, says squad members torn by implants
Here are some things you might not know about Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders,

Bengals’ Chris Crocker glad to see "dirty player" Hines Ward retire | ProFootballTalk
Bengals safety Chris Crocker will not be sending a bouquet to longtime Steelers receiver Hines Ward, who announced his retirement on Tuesday. - Dolphins fans protest way team is being run
More than two dozen frustrated fans gathered outside the Miami Dolphins' complex Tuesday to protest the way the team is being run, and the spectacle moved beleaguered general manager Jeff Ireland to act.

Free Agency

Josh Johnson to visit Redskins on Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
The Washington Redskins are showing significant interest in the free agent quarterback

Ted Ginn is visiting the Vikings | ProFootballTalk
The NFC North continues to show interest in Ted Ginn. - Cardinals re-sign WR Doucet
After having a career year in 2011, unrestricted free-agent WR Early Doucet has re-signed with the Cardinals. - Texans trade LB Ryans to Eagles for pick
A week after losing Mario Williams to the Bills, the Texans have traded another of their top defensive players, sending ILB DeMeco Ryans to the Eagles for a 2012 fourth-round draft choice that had been acquired from Tampa Bay. In addition, the teams swapped third-round picks, with Houston moving up 13 places. - Lions re-sign LB Tulloch
The Lions have re-signed LB Stephen Tulloch to a five-year deal, keeping one of the team's top defenders in place.

The Draft - First-round selection order for 2012 NFL draft
Here is the selection order for the first round of the 2012 draft, showing all traded picks and explaining what they were traded for.

NFL Draft: Ranking the RB class by Tiers | National Football Post
Who are the prospects to look for in the first couple rounds?

Mock Draft 5.0 | National Football Post
25. Denver Broncos: Baylor WR Kendall Wright

Prospect focus: Keyshawn Martin and Jerel Worthy | National Football Post
Taking a closer look at a pair of Spartans. Blogs " Blog Archive Pro day roundup: Houston, Rice "
With the pro day for Texas being conducted on Tuesday, and the much-anticipated Baylor pro day behind held on Wednesday, the state of Texas is currently the epicenter for NFL teams scouting potential future pro players. Blogs " Blog Archive Texas’ Acho following in brother’s footsteps "
Given the amount of NFL talent that has come out of the University of Texas (14 first-round draft picks since 2001), not to mention the post-workout barbecue feast, the visit to Austin is always one of the highlights of the pre-draft pro day tour.