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Jared Wickerham

Broncos to sign Sanders?

This has been one of the more peculiar offseasons I can remember. Not only with the amount of star power that has changed teams, but also with some of the weirder deals that have come to pass. In New England it was reported that Browner was to sign with the Patriots only see the player's agent come out publicly to refute the claims and express anger that a deal was reported.

Well the Broncos have a situation of their own. As of yesterday (Saturday night) it was reported that the Broncos had reached an agreement with free agent WR Emmanuel Sanders......only for the news to be disputed.  Not only that, but ran a story in which the ethics of Sanders' agent were called into question by top NFL executives.

I have no idea what will happen today, but assuming last nights reports are legit, Emmanuel Sanders will be the newest addition to the Denver Broncos offense.

Production vs. Production

Sanders 2013: 67 receptions, 740 yards, 6 TD, 37 FD

Decker 2013: 87 receptions, 1288 yards, 11 TD, 63 FD

Decker clearly wins. But Sanders is no slouch. One of the intriguing things that Sanders (potentially) brings to the offense is speed and flexibility. Sanders has much better speed than Decker and can also play inside and outside. In fact his 5'11, 180 lb stature is intriguing in the slot.

The other thing Sanders brings to the table? He can step in day one and be the Denver Broncos return-man.

Knowshon coming back to town?

This is speculation. But when I see a guy like Ben Tate, arguably the marquis FA at the running back position sign a two-year deal worth 7 million dollars, I think a guy like Knowshon could be brought back to the team for maybe as little as 2 million per season. At that price, why not?

The Arms Race of 2014

Our Denver Broncos are in an epic arms race with Soviet West-New England Patriots. With other teams standing pat, how can any logical analyst out there say that the road to the Super Bowl in the AFC will go through someplace other than Denver or New England?

What I love about the post season competition is that John Elway is on our side. No offense to Hoodie and the dark side, but there is no one more competitive in this league than John Elway. Revis and Browner aside, you cannot buy back Brady's deep accuracy or manhood. Plus, we added someone capable of winning battles against "The Gronk."

Nothing like a good, clean, football hit from one of the biggest hitters in the game! Follow TJ Ward on Twitter: @BossWard43

Peppers to GB?

In what universe does this make sense? Is GB all of a sudden switching to a 4-3? You cannot expect a declining player to play a different position and reclaim the dominance they once had. Let this be a lesson to Del Rio, scheme away and put Ware/Miller in positions to eat the greedy.

Highlights from Ward, Ware, Talib

Horse Tracks

Giants to host Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | ProFootballTalk
The Giants will get a face-to-face meeting with the top unrestricted free agent left on the market.ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Giants will host Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Sunday. Rodgers-Cromartie huddled with the Jets on Saturday.

Report: Broncos likely to add Emmanuel Sanders | ProFootballTalk
At some point, the Broncos will be done making big splashes in free agency. But not just yet, it appears. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos are likely to reach a deal with Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who hauled in 67 passes for 740 yards and six touchdowns in 2013 for Pitts...

Kenny Britt will visit New England Patriots on Sunday -
The market is starting to heat up for embattled wide receiver Kenny Britt. The former first-round draft pick is set to visit the New England Patriots on Sunday, per Ian Rapoport.

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots agree on deal -
The Patriots have already had an efficient foray into free agency. The rich kept getting richer when Julian Edelman agreed to return to New England, Ian Rapoport reported Saturday.

Brandon LaFell to sign with New England Patriots -
After re-signing Julian Edelman on Saturday, the Patriots are going to sign Brandon LaFell, Ian Rapoport reports. Will ex-Tennessee Titan Kenny Britt be the next wide receiver headed to Foxborough?

Emmanuel Sanders agrees to join Denver Broncos -
The Denver Broncos have their replacement for Eric Decker. Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has agreed to join Peyton Manning and Co.

Ben Tate, Cleveland Browns strike two-year deal -
Ben Tate has signed a two-year deal with the Browns on Saturday. The top free-agent running back is just the team's latest addition in a busy offseason for new general manager Ray Farmer.

Julius Peppers signs contract with Green Bay Packers -
Julius Peppers isn't leaving the NFC North, much to the chagrin of Bears fans. Days after being released by Chicago, Peppers signed a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

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