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A week ago today, we speculated that the Broncos may bring back veteran receiver Brandon Stokley if the team landed Peyton Manning. The next day, Stokley told 104.3 The Fan that he would sign with Denver if Manning asked him to.
Manning must have just asked him to because NFL Network‘s Jason La Canfora is reporting that Stokley is “likely to be signed” by the Broncos. Stokley, 35, is familiar with Manning and could become Denver’s fourth wide receiver, as the team is currently slim at the position.
Stokley’s best season came in 2004 when he played with Manning in Indianapolis and caught 68 passes for 1,077 yards and 10 touchdowns. With two Super Bowl rings, Stokley would bring experience to Denver’s young receiving corps.
Another player to watch is former Colts’ center Jeff Saturday, who has a visit scheduled with the team, per La Canfora. Saturday, 36, has been Manning’s center for the past ten years and is an experienced veteran with 188 career starts.
With the opportunity to groom Broncos’ current center J.D. Walton, Saturday could possibly start for several more seasons in Denver before handing the reins back to Walton. Another former Colt that the Broncos will be interested in is tight end Dallas Clark, who has caught 46 touchdowns since the 2003 season.
With tight end Daniel Fells now in New England and Dante Rosario joining San Diego, tight end has become a huge position of need in Denver. Expect the team to bring in at least one tight end during free agency and possibly draft another in April.
Are you in favor of bringing in players like Stokley, Saturday and Saturday?
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Nothing screams sports fanatic quite like an angry obituary. This one comes from the Columbia Tribune about a big-time Broncos fan who died Monday.
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The following fantasy football e-mail chain between Ryan Fowler and Joel Beall took place on March 20 and 21, 2012. The topic featured was not discussed in advance.
From: Ryan Fowler
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:29 PM
To: 'Joel Beall'
Subject: The Pedestal: Peyton Manning
On the Pedestal: Peyton Manning
It's one of those moments. Peyton Manning inking...
The Denver Broncos have won the race to sign free agent Peyton Manning following the star quarterback’s release by the...
And there you have it. After several weeks of furious speculation, Peyton Manning has chosen the Denver Broncos as his next team, and is finalizing his contract - reported to be worth $95 million over 5 years – with the team as we speak.
(Photo: Panini America via NFL.com)
This of course means that Peyton-mania will quickly replace Tebow-mania in the Rocky Mountain state, and...
Cradle of the quarterbacks?Some unknown player named Peyton Manning agreed to join the Denver Broncos today, ending weeks of speculation where he would end up. Peyton's arrival in the AFC West makes the division a sudden powerhouse in the arms race that is the NFL.
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According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com,free agent wide receiver Mario Manningham has signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.
There was simply no way the Giants were going to retain Manningham. He was looking for a lot more money then they could offer. Even though I believe he didn’t get the kind of pay day he was looking for. Right now we don’t have...
Over the course of about two weeks or so, there were multiple favorites that emerged to land Peyton Manning. The Dolphins, Cardinals and 49ers were all at one point considered logical landing points for the All-Pro quarterback. The Titans got into it as well, and the Jets were even rumored to have interest. When it was all said and done, though, it was John Elway and the Denver Broncos...
Englewood, CO (Sports Network) - Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos.
The four-time MVP and future Hall of Fame quarterback signed with the Broncos on Tuesday, less than two weeks after being released by the Indianapolis Colts.
"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my playing career with the Denver Broncos," Manning said at an afternoon...
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He was regarded as the second best free-agent quarterback on the market. I'm not quite sure why since he hasn't proven anything, but nonetheless many people regarded him as the No. 2 guy on the market behind Peyton Manning. The Seattle Seahawks agreed that he was a top free-agent quarterback as they signed Matt Flynn to a three-year deal worth $26 million, $10 million of...
Adam Schefter reports that Peyton Manning has called John Elway this morning and told him he is looking forward to playing for Denver.
Peyton Manning Better in NFL, Tim Tebow Better in College
Peyton Manning is a Bronco.
I am not surprised by this. I predicted it the minute it was announced that Jim Irsay was going to cut him loose. For five years and $96 million, I would be a Bronco too. Actually, I would have signed for $95 million, but Manning said it wasn’t the money.
So the next question is, what happens...
Peyton Manning will become the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, barring a snag during intensified contract negotiations that have commenced under the instruction of the four-time MVP to his agent Tom Condon, according to multiple sources. Once the Manning deal becomes official, Denver will try to trade Tim Tebow, according to sources. Manning instructed Condon to negotiate...
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