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Horse Tracks: Broncos free agency, behind the scenes

Eric Decker, DeMarcus Ware, the search for a center, T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, and more

Broncos 2014 free agent signings T.J. Ward, DeMarcus Ware, and Aqib Talib
Broncos 2014 free agent signings T.J. Ward, DeMarcus Ware, and Aqib Talib
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Broncos behind the scenes

The team's official site has a number of behind-the-scenes photo galleries and videos, as well as the respective press conferences, for T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib, and DeMarcus Ware.

Practice will be fun

These two All Pros will make each other better.

Analyzing the Broncos' pick-ups

Broncos signings look great, but won't guarantee a Super Bowl win - NFL - Don Banks -
The Broncos' big spending does not guarantee a Super Bowl win.

Ware will have a monster season next year with Denver. Guaranteed.-ESPN Denver

Former Dallas Cowboy DeMarcus Ware a perfect fit for Denver Broncos - ESPN Dallas
Right now, what you need to understand is that Ware will have a monster season next year with Denver. Guaranteed. My advice: Spend the next few months preparing yourself to deal with it.

Broncos All In - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Herm Edwards and Tedy Bruschi react to Denver's deal with DE DeMarcus Ware in addition to adding CB Aqib Talib and S T.J. Ward.

Hochman: Broncos investing in nasty at $60 million guaranteed - The Denver Post
It's an investment in nasty. Attitude costs $60 million guaranteed. "Super Bowl or bust? " That line is so 2013. It's Super Bowl victory or bust.

Elway Breaks Down Free-Agent Frenzy
EVP of Football Ops/GM John Elway discussed the three newest Broncos and how the team stands in regards to the salary cap on 850 KOA.

Additions Bring Attitude Adjustment
The Broncos' three defensive free agents, DeMarcus Ware said, are "an investment in brutal nasty."

Aqib Talib takes shot at New England Patriots - ESPN
An already bubbling rivalry got a little more spice tossed in Wednesday when newly-minted Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib said he did not have a hip injury this past season despite being listed on the Patriots' injury report as having one.

Ware excited by Denver’s "now" mentality | ProFootballTalk
Cut on Tuesday by the only NFL team for which he's played, defensive end DeMarcus Ware had a new job by Wednesday evening. And he's excited by the prospects of playing for a Broncos team doing all it can to get to the top of the mountain.

Broncos Sign Ware, Talib, & Ward - YouTube
ThatsGoodBroncos is excited to present the 3 newest members of the Denver Broncos, DeMarcus Ware, T.J. Ward, and Aquib Talib. (Warning: Strong language.)

Broncos' Aqib Talib has confidence, ability to replace Champ Bailey - The Denver Post
Champ Bailey is gone, a victim of age and the NFL salary cap. He left behind a giant shadow at Dove Valley, and the Broncos needed someone who's not afraid of that shadow. They believe they have found that someone in free-agent cornerback Aqib Talib.

Edgy attitude arrives in Denver with safety T.J. Ward - The Denver Post
Nobody not John Elway, not John Fox, not Jack Del Rio has to ask new Denver strong safety T.J. Ward to be nasty, to contribute the sort of sharp-edged physical play the Broncos ran up against in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks.

DeMarcus Ware, Aqib Talib and T.J. Ward signal a new direction for Broncos - NFL - Joan Niesen -
The Broncos' signings of T.J. Ward, Aqib Talib and Demarcus Ware signal a rededication to defense.

John Elway loves the thought of DeMarcus Ware opposite Von Miller | ProFootballTalk
John Elway had a big smile on his face as he said on NFL Network on Wednesday that the Broncos knew they wanted to pounce when the Cowboys cut DeMarcus Ware a day earlier.

Broncos sign three tough guys for their defense in first 24 hours of free agency - The Denver Post
Money is everywhere at Dove Valley. There is $35 million in the hard-hatted laborers and materiels in the Broncos' new construction and remodeling projects. There are millions in strong safety T.J. Ward. More millions in defensive end DeMarcus Ware. And megamillions in cornerback Aqib Talib.

Denver Broncos use well-fitted (salary) cap - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- When John Elway said everything in my power, he meant everything.

Eric Decker hits the Big Apple

Eric Decker leaves Broncos, signs with New York Jets - The Denver Post
"I'm very thankful for my four years in Denver," Decker said late Wednesday night. "I think it's one of the greatest cities to play in. Unfortunately, I never got an offer from the Broncos. Denver will always be a part of me. I'm excited about New York being my new community and starting a new chapter in my life. On top of all that, my wife's expecting our baby any second."

New York Jets Sign Eric Decker: We Have Lift Off - Gang Green Nation
We have been frustrated, upset and a little angry, but the 2014 New York Jets have lift off with the signing of star wide receiver Eric Decker.

Eric Decker Contract Terms - Gang Green Nation
Not bad. Not bad at all.

Breaking: Jets agree to terms with WR Eric Decker | The Jets Blog
The major reservation everyone shares with Decker is that he would struggle to match this kind of production if he didn’t have an elite quarterback such as Peyton Manning throwing him the ball. Some will point to the fact that he scored eight touchdowns in 2011, mostly from Tim Tebow, but that doesn’t necessarily hold water either, given the amount of single coverage he’d have seen due to the run orientated nature of their offense at the time.

Welcome Your Newest Jet: Eric Decker, Wide Receiver - Gang Green Nation
The Jets made a splash on the second day of free agency signing star wide receiver Eric Decker to a 5 year deal with $15 million of guaranteed money. Here we take a detailed look at the newest Jet.

More free agency

Philadelphia Eagles Trade For Darren Sproles - Bleeding Green Nation
A new toy for Chip Kelly's offense!

Report: Darrelle Revis agrees to one-year deal with Patriots | ProFootballTalk
Well, that didn't take long. Ex-Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis has come to terms on a one-year, $12 million contract with the Patriots, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night.

After Jon Beason signs with New York Giants, Broncos continue search for middle linebacker - The Denver Post
What's next? The Broncos aren't done. They were negotiating with middle linebacker Jon Beason, but he re-signed Wednesday with the New York Giants.

Chiefs free agency continues: OL Jeff Linkenbach, LB Joe Mays signed - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs made two moves on day two of free agency, inking OL Jeff Linkenbach and LB Joe Mays to contracts, according to reports.