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The Denver Broncos failed to add one former Indianapolis teammate of new quarterback Peyton Manning on Friday, but did attract a familiar target for the four-time Most Valuable Player.
The Atlanta-based representatives for unrestricted free agent tight end Jacob Tamme told The Sports Xchange that the four-year veteran, who visited with Denver officials earlier this week, has agreed to a three-year contract. The deal is believed to include a "base" value of $9 million.
The Sports Xchange reported earlier Friday that Tamme was seeking a deal worth $3-$3.5 million per year.
The agreement for Tamme came on the same day the Broncos agreed to terms with Houston Texans' unrestricted tight end Joel Dreessen. Financial details of Dreessen's contract were not immediately available. Despite the additions of two tight ends, Denver was unable to close a deal with veteran center Jeff Saturday. A close friend and confidant of Manning, Saturday opted to sign with Green Bay.
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Peyton Manning has departed the Circle City for Mile High environs. Apparently Manning-related merchandise is also scarce around town:
"We've sold more in the last two days than in the last three months. He's just been wildly popular," Tom Gebauer, manager of the Collectors Den store in Circle Centre mall, said Tuesday.
Gebauer said the three Collectors Den stores...
Tebow-Mania has come to an end now that future 1st ballot Hall of Famer Peyton Manning has agreed to join John Elway’s Denver Broncos.
From a football standpoint this was a questionable move for Manning who spurned two teams that are much better in San Francisco and Tennessee.
With that said Manning is heading to a winnable division and is joining a team that will allow him to...
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According to Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post, prior to the Broncos signing Peyton Manning, executive vice president John Elway asked him if he’d be able to return to the level that enabled him to win four league MVP’s.
“There is no doubt in my mind,” Manning replied, per the Post.
After Manning gave Elway the answer he was looking for, he was convinced that he needed...
The two big QB’s in the 2012 NFL Draft put on quite a show over the last two days for NFL scouts. Robert Griffin III had his pro day yesterday and showed off his arm and mobility in front of a packed house at Baylor. Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan were on site for the workout and they liked what they saw. The Redskins made the...
What’s up RaiderNation? You know, Old Timer always says, laughter is the best medicine. I know most of us were pretty surprised to hear that Manning decided to sign with the Broncos; but did you know the real reason? Well, I was able to find out how it all went down, well, OK, so this [...]
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Jim Mancari and Tom UddoBGB StaffWith all that's going on in the NFL, Jim and Tom are back for their weekly podcast addressing the latest issues around the league.Peyton Manning is a Denver Bronco, Mario Manningham is a San Francisco 49er and the Giants brought in tight end Martellus Bennett.We hope you enjoy the podcast!NOTE: THIS PODCAST WAS RECORDED BEFORE THE 49ERS RE-SIGNED...
After working out at the University of South Florida with former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden for his ESPN show, Gruden’s quarterback Camp, quarterback Robert Griffin III indicated that he’s not ready to say that Andrew Luck will be the first overall pick in April’s draft.
“If you say you don’t want to be picked No. 1, that means you’re not a competitor...
Houston Texans tight end Joel Dreessen visited with the Bengals earlier this week during his free agency tour, which has included stops in New Orleans (before all of that happened) and Tennessee. According to John McClain with the Houston Chronicle, Dreessen is visiting with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, where wide receiver Andre Caldwell followed hall of fame quarterback Peyton...