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Broncos, John Elway have enough room to play smart in NFL free agency - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Is there any chance that the highest-paid Broncos (Elvis Dumervil, Champ Bailey, Peyton Manning) restructure their deals to provide more flexibility to the team?

Regional combines are back again | ProFootballTalk
In addition to the 333 players who have been invited to the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, plenty more will be evaluated in a series of regional combines that began this weekend in Los Angeles.

The Combine Chronicles: Running Back | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti of dissects performance by position at the NFL combine

Denver Broncos Blogs

Dusty Saunders: Coverage of the Denver Broncos is never out of season - The Denver Post
According to CBS-4's Vic Lombardi, winner of the 2012 Colorado sportscaster of the year award, two sports seasons exist in this state.

Denver Broncos' shopping list for NFL free agents has Steven Jackson - Mike Klis
Never mind the draft. That’s a late-April afterthought.

Dream free-agent pairings - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Free agency begins March 12. A lot will happen between now and then.

NFL News

Football season is finally over, now what? | ProFootballTalk
I’ve noticed various complaints and lamentations on Twitter today regarding the fact that, for the first Sunday since Labor Day weekend, there will be no NFL action.

Free Agency

Five potential landing spots for Percy Harvin -
We told you earlier Sunday of a report that the Minnesota Vikings will attempt to trade star wide receiver Percy Harvin, who might have used up the reserve tank of his team's patience.

Delanie Walker could be getting a chance to start elsewhere | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens won the Super Bowl, and their ultimate reward may be the loss of more than a few free agents. The 49ers finished second, but they’ll likely endure far less roster turmoil and turnover in 2013.

Talk in New England that Welker, Lloyd could both be gone | ProFootballTalk
There’s been a lot of talk about whether the Patriots will spend the money to keep wide receiver Wes Welker, who will become an unrestricted free agent in March if the Patriots don’t re-sign him or slap the franchise tag on him.

Spielman tiptoes around the Percy Harvin problem | ProFootballTalk
Receiver Percy Harvin remains a member of the Minnesota Vikings. And it remains to be seen whether he’ll be on the team come September.

Browns aren’t expected to try to trade for Ryan Mallett | ProFootballTalk
The Browns are looking for a quarterback. But which one(s) are they considering?

Reggie Bush reportedly "confused" by Miami’s lack of interest in him | ProFootballTalk
We’re a little more than a month away from the start of free agency and one potential free agent isn’t getting the love he’d like from his current team.

Report: Drew Stanton could wind up in Arizona | ProFootballTalk
Everyone knows that one of the biggest tasks on the Cardinals’ to-do list is finding a quarterback.

Mayhew says he’s willing to add leaders for 2013 | ProFootballTalk
One of the biggest problems with the Lions of late is that they have too few players on the roster who can or will lead from within.

2013 Draft

NFL Draft Preparation - To QB or not to QB? |
Asking the question of when is it the right time to draft a quarterback can be interpreted two ways:

No-Huddle Series: LSU RB Spencer Ware | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
I was a Spencer Ware fan the moment I watched him out-play his teammate Stevan Ridley as a freshman against Texas A&M in the 2010-2011 Cotton Bowl.

Will Pericak hopes to lift his NFL hopes from Colorado Buffaloes roots - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
When Jacoby Jones scored two touchdowns in the Super Bowl just over a week ago, he provided another ray of hope for those draft hopefuls who don't find themselves on the seemingly endless list of bowl games or in the weekly slate of primetime matchups through what becomes an autumn of football struggle.

Matt Barkley calls the Combine "the biggest test of my life" | ProFootballTalk
Matt Barkley was viewed in some circles as the likely first overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft before his senior season at USC. But that season was a disappointment, and now many people don’t think he’s a first-round pick at all.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Suggs doesn’t think he’s Lewis’s successor as Ravens’ leader | ProFootballTalk
Ray Lewis had been the undisputed leader of the Ravens for more than a decade. Terrell Suggs doesn’t think he can fill the leadership void left by Lewis’s retirement all by himself.

Willie McGinest thinks someone needs to talk to Gronkowski | ProFootballTalk
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski came under fire this week for partaking in some dance floor hijinks that involved lifting another person with his broken left arm.

Starks, Foster, Colon all may go in Steelers’ offensive line shakeup | ProFootballTalk
Major changes are coming on the Steelers’ offensive line.

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