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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/2/13

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Free Agency Outlook: Safeties
A look at the market for safeties during free agency this offseason.

Mason's Mock 1.0
Andrew Mason takes a look at how he believes the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft will shake out.’s Divisional Draft Predictions "
With Andrew Mason submitting his first mock draft leading up to this April’s event, we figured the staff at should have a chance to chime in on what we think will happen within the division.

Broncos Place Franchise Tag on Clady
The Broncos have used their franchise tag on tackle Ryan Clady.

Denver Broncos Videos

Elway Joins the Rich Eisen Podcast
Rich Eisen catches up with John Elway at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Elway shares his thoughts on the combine process, plus the team's heartbreaking playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

NFL32OT: McCoy Wants Vicks As Starter - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Hill and Chris Mortensen discuss LeSean McCoy's desire to have Michael Vick as the starting quarterback. Mel Kiper Jr. breaks down why Manti Te'o dropped down on his big board. The NFL32 crew discuss Dwight Freeney and John Abraham.

Richest QB In NFL History - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter on Joe Flacco agreeing to contract with Ravens that will make him the highest-paid QB in NFL history

Falcons Release Turner, Robinson, and Abraham - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL Live OT on the Falcons releasing Michael Turner, Dunta Robinson and John Abraham

Denver Broncos Blogs

Irsay: Polian wanted to trade Peyton in 2004 | ProFootballTalk
As the one-year anniversary of the release of Peyton Manning approaches, our buddy Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star is teasing us all via Twitter with snippets from what appears to be a wide-ranging and eye-opening interview with Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Patriots release Spencer Larsen | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots terminated the contract of fullback Spencer Larsen and waived offensive tackle Kyle Hix on Friday, according to the NFL’s official transaction report.

NFL News

Salary cap has an asterisk, or two | ProFootballTalk
Yes, the team-by-team unadjusted spending limit for 2013 will be $123 million.

Free Agency

Report: Flacco’s deal is worth more than $120 million over six years | ProFootballTalk
Agent Joe Linta wanted quarterback Joe Flacco to be the highest-paid quarterback in football.

Jennings looking for as much as $12 million per year | ProFootballTalk
The Packers reportedly are considering using the franchise tag on receiver Greg Jennings. That could be the only way they’ll keep him. - Cardinals release LB Bradley, CB Gay
The Cardinals released LB Stewart Bradley and CB William Gay, the team announced Friday. - Panthers cut DT Edwards
The Panthers released DT Ron Edwards on Friday, the team confirmed.

David Garrard says Jets workout went well | ProFootballTalk
The Jets had quarterback David Garrard in for a workout on Thursday as part of their search for a couple of additions to the quarterback pool.

Greg Olsen restructures contract with Panthers | ProFootballTalk
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is the latest player to restructure his contract to help his team free up some cap space.

Bucs could be interested in David Carr | ProFootballTalk
Despite the fact he hasn’t started a game since 2007, and has a career record of 23-56, there appears to be a market for Giants backup quarterback David Carr.

Andy Levitre "in limbo," hasn’t heard anything from Bills | ProFootballTalk
By using the franchise tag on safety Jairus Byrd, the Bills effectively escorted pending free agent offensive lineman Andy Levitre toward the door.

Report: Steelers won’t sign Steve Breaston, for now | ProFootballTalk
Free agent receiver Steve Breaston may be having some trouble finding a new team. At least at the price he wants.

Cullen Jenkins wraps up Giants visit, no deal yet | ProFootballTalk
Cullen Jenkins took advantage of the head start on free agency afforded by being released by the Eagles to pay a visit with the Giants.

Michael Turner’s release listed as "failed physical" | ProFootballTalk
According to the NFL’s Friday transaction report, the Falcons’ release of Michael Turner was tied to a "failed physical."

Andre Smith eyeing $9 million per year | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals have applied the franchise tag to defensive end Michael Johnson. Which means that right tackle Andre Smith will be headed to unrestricted free agency, absent a new deal.

2013 Draft

Mike Mayock alters position rankings for 2013 NFL Draft -
With the NFL Scouting Combine in the rearview mirror, Mike Mayock unveils the second edition of his position-by-position draft prospect rankings for the 2013 NFL Draft.

NFP Mock Draft - Version 7.0 | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers up his first Mock Draft since the Combine 28. Denver Broncos: Xavier Rhodes,

Te’o says no one asked him about sexual orientation | ProFootballTalk
When Katie Couric asked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o about his sexual orientation, Te’o replied "far from it" with a lot of added emphasis on the far part of the answer.

Manti Te'o says he ran in 4.6 range in training for combine | National Football Post
Notre Dame linebacker looking forward to March 26 pro day

Mississippi State’s Johnthan Banks: I can cover Megatron | ProFootballTalk
Mississippi State cornerback Johnathan Banks had a disappointing Scouting Combine, but it didn’t hurt his confidence.

Franchise Tags

Tight end or receiver? Franchise tender is a $4.5 million difference | ProFootballTalk
We noted this week that if Jared Cook gets the franchise tag from the Titans, a dispute between the team and the player could be coming about whether he’s a tight end or a wide receiver.

Bills franchise Jairus Byrd | ProFootballTalk
The Bills are using the franchise tag to keep safety Jairus Byrd. - Bears DT Melton receives franchise tag
The Bears placed the franchise tag on DT Henry Melton, the team announced Friday. - Report: Colts tag P McAfee
Colts P Pat McAfee received the franchise tag on Friday, Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports first reported. - Bengals DE Johnson receives franchise tag
The Bengals announced Friday that they placed the franchise tag on DE Michael Johnson.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Redskins on "speaking terms" with GrassMaster manufacturer | ProFootballTalk
Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen has said that field turf isn’t an option for FedEx Field in 2013.

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