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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/4/12


Broncos tailback Willis McGahee wants bigger paycheck - The Denver Post
Unhappy with his contract, Broncos running back Willis McGahee recently joined a long list of NFL players who have fired agent Drew Rosenhaus.

Where franchise tag season stands | ProFootballTalk
Way back on February 16th, before the Steelers released half their roster, PFT previewed franchise tag season.

Source: League, union "scrambling" to push up 2012 cap number | ProFootballTalk
So why don’t teams know, only 10 days away from the launch of a new league year, the 2012 salary cap?

Denver Broncos Videos

Saints Tag Drew Brees - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton on the New Orleans Saints placing the franchise tag on QB Drew Brees.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Klis: Demaryius Thomas tips course of Perrish Cox trial with testimony - The Denver Post
Demaryius Thomas was called to the stand essentially to help prosecute Perrish Cox, his former Broncos teammate and friend

Baylor's Ganaway an intriguing big back for Broncos' draft - The Denver Post
This draft is filled with smaller running backs — fleet, athletic players who are what most NFL offenses would look at as part-time, change-of-pace players.

Q&A: Trio of Oregon Ducks not worth a shot from Broncos - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Tom McCarthy in Portland, Ore.:Q: I think there are three Oregon Ducks players in this years draft that the Broncos should consider taking.

Division News

Chiefs to honor Will Shields - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Will Shields is going into a hall of fame this year, after all.

NFL News

Archie Manning: "I saw him throw and he looked like Peyton" | ProFootballTalk
Add Archie Manning to the growing list of people who say Peyton Manning is steadily improving in his recovery from neck surgery. news: Lions' Harris: Players paying for big plays commonplace in NFL
Detroit Lions safety Chris Harris said he was not surprised by the news that Gregg Williams administered a "pay for performance" system with the New Orleans Saints that featured "bounty" payments for injuring opposing players, saying such practices likely predate his time in the league. news: Saints could learn league's penalty within next two weeks
The New Orleans Saints can expect to find out their penalty from the NFL for their illegal "pay for performance system" by the beginning of the NFL's annual owner meetings March 25, sources told Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer on Saturday. - Report: Bills players paid for 'knockout shots' in Williams' tenure
There are allegations of yet another bounty program implemented by one of Gregg Williams' former teams. This time it's the Bills, The Buffalo News reported Saturday night.

Gregg Williams’s Tactics Are No Surprise to Those Who Have Played for Him -
Gregg Williams, accused of running a bounty system when he was the Saints’ defensive coordinator, is known for his aggressive coaching tactics and inspiring loyalty from his players.

Column - NFL Bounty Hunters Have to Pay -
As paydays go, they weren't bad. A thousand bucks if your guy is carted off the field, $500 extra for a clean knockout.

Free Agency and the Draft

The 2008 NFL Draft teaches some lessons to 2012 |
The 2008 NFL Draft provided many outstanding young players, some of which are entering Free Agency in 2012. But it also provided some hard learned lessons with some rather high pick "busts".

D'Anton Lynn performed at NFL combine hurt, out 4-6 weeks, according to source - ESPN
Penn State defensive back D'Anton Lynn worked out at the combine with a torn calf muscle that now will sideline him four to six weeks, a league source said.

Brent Grimes doesn’t plan to sign the franchise tag | ProFootballTalk
Though Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson seems to believe that the franchise tag represents a badge of honor, there’s little honor in being prevented from becoming a free agent.

Devon Still makes his case | ProFootballTalk
Every year at this time, we welcome a wide collection of incoming rookies to PFT Live. This week, the largest of our three guests was former Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still. - Free-agent scouting report: 49ers CB Carlos Rogers
After making more than good on the one-year, $4.25 million deal he signed with the Niners last offseason with a career-high six interceptions and a starting berth on the NFC Pro Bowl squad, CB Carlos Rogers has made it clear that he would love to remain in San Francisco. Apparently looking for a four- or five-year deal,