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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver's passing game.
In 2009, they had all of 27 catches.
Last year, that number was just 30 - not a single one of them in the end zone - as they were basically used as big bruising blockers in Tim Tebow's read-option offense.
Enter Peyton Manning and exit the notion of such paltry production from the Broncos tight ends, who are oftentimes more of a slot receiver than a run-blocker in the four-time MVP's world.
Fellow free agents Jacob Tamme and Joel Dreessen lead a new group of Broncos tight ends that has collected 70 catches for 657 yards and six touchdowns so far.
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Will the real Peyton Manning please stand up?
Last month, the Denver Post ran a story about a local teenage boy who was facing an identity crisis due to him sharing the same name as the Broncos' superstar quarterback.
The 14-year-old from Littleton, Colo., couldn't even create a profile on Facebook, instead having to settle for the alias "Peyton Scott."
14-year-old Peyton Manning of Littleton, Colorado was having identity problems, and it only got worse when the Denver Broncos signed former Colts QB Peyton Manning. On top of that, the poor kid couldn't even get a Facebok page. The Humanity!
Greg Schiano didn't have to follow the NFL closely over the past decade-plus to keep up with the exploits of Peyton Manning.
Tampa Bay's first-year head coach was an assistant with the Chicago Bears when Manning began his pro career in 1998, then spent two years as an assistant at the University of Miami and the next 11 transforming one of college football's worst programs...
For years, Tom Moore and Peyton Manning picked apart the Tennessee Titans. Now, Manning is in Denver, and Moore is retired. He will remain retired, but according to Terry McCormick of the National Football Post, Moore has been brought in as an offensive consultant for the Titans, days after firing offensive coordinator Chris Palmer.
Former Colts OC Tom Moore has been brought in by...
If your Christmas shopping list includes a Peyton Manning jersey, you’re not alone.
According to Fanatics.com, a leading online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, Manning’s No. 18 Denver Broncos jersey was the second-best seller on Cyber Monday earlier this week.
“Manning continues to impress fans both on and off the field this season,” Fanatics representative Scott...
The Buccaneers face another tough challenge this week as they travel to Denver to play the Broncos. Peyton Manning has helped lead Denver to an 8-3 record in his first season as their quarterback. Their fourth ranked defense has also played a major role as well. Control the clock Rookie running back Doug Martin only gained 50 yards on 21 carries last week against Atlanta. Tampa...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning leads all NFL All-Stars with 586,523 votes for the 2013 Pro Bowl, NFL.com announced Wednesday.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ranks second overall with 534,020 votes while Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is third with 519,261 votes. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has 485,196 votes and Minnesota Vikings...
From April 1 to Nov. 27, 2012 -- RGIII has the top selling NFL jersey
1. Robert Griffin III -- Redskins
2. Peyton Manning -- Broncos
3. Aaron Rodgers -- Packers
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Robert Griffin III has taken the NFL by storm in his rookie season with the Washington Redskins. Not only has the Heisman Trophy winner excited the league with his play on the field, but he has won the hearts of the fans as well, who have helped make his jersey the No. 1 seller in the NFL from the time he was drafted through the Thanksgiving Weekend games.
RG3 is the No. 1 jersey...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Before the season begins, almost every team puts these words near the top of a long list of goals: ''Win the division.''
That's all but a foregone conclusion in Denver, though when the Broncos wrap up the AFC West, there won't be much of a celebration. They didn't bring Peyton Manning...
According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III has now surpassed Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and has the NFL’s top-selling jersey.
Top-10 Best Selling Jerseys in the NFL:
Robert Griffin III
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I’m like a better Tebow Juan…
Well, finally Jim Harbaugh has stopped f*ckin around with this coach speak and named Colin Kaepernick the starter. I guess it may only last a week, but I think this is the move they have been wanting to make. They inherited Alex Smith. They flirted with Peyton Manning. They drafted CK7.
I love Matt Williamson, scout and avid fantasy player...
With one of the leading candidates for MVP lining up under center, the Denver Broncos' offense doesn't look too fazed despite the loss of its top running back.
Peyton Manning and the Broncos can wrap up an AFC West title on Sunday with a home win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who are trying to keep pace for an NFC wild-card spot.
A Denver victory would also give the team...