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NFL Notes: Bills, Broncos, Giants, Packers, & Redskins

Bills John Wawrow of the Associated Press reports that the Bills will allow free agent safety Da’Norris Searcy will test the open market next week and determine his value. According to Wawrow, the two sides haven’t had any contract talks since Buffalo made him an offer two weeks ago. Broncos Broncos signed long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four-year contract. ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Broncos announce Peyton Manning return

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos announced Thursday that quarterback Peyton Manning would be returning to the team for his 18th NFL season after passing his physical. Manning is coming off his second-best season in terms of passing yards (4,727) and third-best in passing touchdowns (39) in his career. “I’m excited Peyton is returning, and I look forward...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning passes physical, returning to Broncos

We all knew Peyton Manning was returning to the Denver Broncos for the 2015 season after reports surfaced that he has agreed to take a pay cut, but the team made it official on Thursday. OFFICIAL: Peyton Manning is returning to the Denver #Broncos in 2015. — Denver Broncos (@Broncos) March 5, 2015 That...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL tight end: Marijuana ‘kept my brain clean’

Former Denver Broncos tight end Nate Jackson believes the league will have no choice but to allow players to use marijuana, and remove it from its list of banned substances. Jackson spoke at a marijuana business conference and said the league should allow players to use medical marijuana as a means to help players deal with the physical and psychological pain. “Michael...
Via Sports-Glory
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Peyton Manning preparing to take pay-cut to stay with Broncos

According to Chris Mortenson of ESPN, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is preparing to take a pay cut, dropping his salary from $19 million to $15 million. The two sides are close to an agreement and the deal should be done before the new league year start next week. Peyton Manning ready to take $4 million pay-cut on deal in final stages; he'll make $15 million, not $19...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five free agents that the Denver Broncos absolutely must re-sign

Finally we have something to look forward to. While the grueling days of summer training camp are still months away, as of Tuesday March 10th at 4:00 pm EST all 2014 NFL player contracts will expire and the free agency period will begin. On Monday the Broncos placed the “non-exclusive” franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. That tag allows the Broncos to match any...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning's contract incentives tied to Super Bowl

  Peyton Manning will have to earn his full paycheck this season.   The Denver Broncos quarterback reportedly has agreed to take a $4 million pay cut in 2015 and earn $15 million in base salary. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Jeff Legwold, however, Manning’s contract includes two incentives that could let him earn the full $19 million: $2 million for...
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Peyton Manning: ‘I’m excited to get to work’

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Peyton Manning is returning for a fourth season with the Denver Broncos and an 18th season in the NFL. Manning and the Broncos reached an agreement Wednesday on a new deal that will reduce his 2015 salary from $19 million to $15 million.  He can make the $4 million back in team-based incentives. “I don’t talk about my contract. I never have in...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning Close to Taking a Pay Cut

According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is on the verge of cutting his 2015 salary from $19 million to $15 million. This $4 million in savings is not a restructure. It means that Manning will not receive the cash down the line. That’s completely different than other quarterbacks—Tom Brady included—agreeing to restructured deals. More...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning to take $4 million pay cut with Broncos

Peyton Manning and the Broncos are nearing an agreement to have the MVP quarterback return to Denver for less pay, according to reports. Both ESPN’s Chris Mortensen and Jeff Legwold report that Manning will take a $4 million pay cut and play for $15 million next season rather than the $19 million he was owed...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raw video of Denver Broncos QB John Elway’s Super Bowl helicopter play is amazing

The Denver Broncos haven’t won a Super Bowl in 15-plus years. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: Rating every NFL QB based on mobility Power Rankings: Rating every NFL team’s logo from 1-32 Their first one? Famous for the John Elway helicopter play — which for some reason is resurfacing today. This “raw” footage with the radio call and celebration is awesome. Aw. The Good Ol’...
Via cover32 - Broncos
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Three free agents the Broncos should steer clear of

As the circus that is NFL free agency nears teams will be poised to try and make another step closer to winning a championship. Some teams are closer than others and the Broncos for a fourth-straight season will be in contention. Each addition to the team will be vital to whether they win the battle of free agency or lose another opportunity for success. Three players’ names have...
Via Mile High Sports
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Broncos will continue to be aggressive in free agency

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway has been a big spender in free agency while not re-signing their own free agent, allowing them to walk. There hasn't been a team that has been more aggressive in recent years than the Broncos and Elway says nothing is going to change on that front. "That all comes down to where our budget is, and I think that the bottom line is our...
Via 60 Max Power O
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Predicting the Future for Broncos Key Free Agents

View image | With free agency on the horizon, the Denver Broncos have plenty of key players that are set to become free agents. Trying to keep these players while shrewdly working the salary cap will present a challenge for the front office and it looks as though some of these players will not be retained. Here is a look at the top 5 Broncos free agents-to-be and...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who received franchise tags at the deadline and who did not

The deadline for NFL teams to place franchise tags on elite players ended Monday at 4:00 p.m. ET. Five teams have used tags, and a few of the notable players who possibly could have received tags will be left to test free agency come March 10. Who Got Tagged Demaryius Thomas, Wide Receiver, Denver Broncos The Broncos will use a franchise tag of $12.823 million on star wide receiver...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos can't wait, use franchise tag on DeMaryius Thomas

Mike Klis, Denver Post:Regardless of how overpowering Thomas may be on the field, the Broncos will catch him in the game of franchise tag Monday, and he will be "it" in a bargaining move that all but ensures the team of retaining their star wide receiver for the 2015 season.Specifically, the Broncos are expected to use the "nonexclusive" tag on Thomas. The team could have used the...
Via Patriots Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos Taking Risk With Demaryius Thomas

It was well known that the pending free agent was going to be back with the Broncos next season. However, it was unknown whether or not the receiver would sign a new long-term deal, or if the Broncos would use the franchise tag on him for next season. Come Monday the Broncos are going to use the franchise tag on the star 27 year old receiver. Only this tag is much riskier. According...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Plan B can wait for the Broncos

This week, it is likely that the football world will be provided with an answer to the question that has dominated the conversation in Denver for the past month: Will Peyton Manning play for the Broncos in 2015? It’s expected that the answer will be yes, as all signs point in that direction; Manning has said that he’s “physically and emotionally ready to play in 2015,” while...
Via Mile High Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Denver Broncos Use Franchise Tag on Demaryius Thomas

According to the Denver Post’s Mike Klis, the Broncos will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on star receiver Demaryius Thomas. The move comes as no surprise, considering it was the team’s only surefire option to retain the standout wide receiver after failing to reach a long-term agreement. The one-year deal is worth approximately $12.8 million in 2015, per NFL Media’s...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos will franchise tag Demaryius Thomas

The Denver Broncos are expected to use the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas. According to Mike Klis of The Denver Post, the Broncos will use the nonexlusive franchise tag on Thomas on Monday. That means he will be free to negotiate a long-term contract with other NFL teams, though the Broncos would be given a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will compete in 'very active market' for Broncos' Julius Thomas

According to Chris Wesseling of, Broncos tight end Julius Thomas will be the top tight end in free agency and the expectations is that market will be 'very active' for the talented pass catcher. The Oakland Raiders are expected to make a run at Thomas, and with a surplus of cash, they could meet his asking price. Thomas rejected a five-year, $40 million contract in 2014...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Knighton and Franklin hold value for Denver

The NFL is a cut-throat business and behind the curtain of the game is the dollars and cents mentality that suggests that anyone is replaceable. With that said the Broncos face some immense challenges concerning their roster in 2015 and obviously everyone cannot return to the orange and blue for another Super Bowl run. Of the unrestricted free agents on the Broncos roster, Orlando...
Via Mile High Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Broncos do during the offseason?

The Denver Broncos have been one of the most consistent contenders in the National Football League over the past four seasons. Denver is one of only two teams to win its division in all of those campaigns, sharing that distinction with the New England Patriots. However, only once did the Broncos even advance to the AFC Championship game. In that season, Denver made it to Super...
Via This Given Sunday
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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