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Gary Kubiak talks Peyton Manning-led offense

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos new head coach Gary Kubiak will not run a carbon copy of the offenses he ran in Houston or Baltimore.  There will be principles that Kubiak uses from those stops, but it will still be a Peyton Manning-led offense. “What we’ve done is study what Peyton has done for many, many years and taken some things that I feel good about and...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos working with Demaryius Thomas on long-term deal

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is optimistic the team can get wide receiver Demaryius Thomas signed long term. “We’re going to continue to work with DT and his agent to hopefully get something done for a long-term solution for him,” Elway told Broncos TV’s Chris Hall at the league meetings in Phoenix on Monday. “We’d like...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos should consider Philip Rivers as Peyton Manning’s replacement

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos are set a quarterback for the 2015 season, but beyond this season, the future remains unknown. With Peyton Manning, who turns 39 on Tuesday, possibly entering the final season of his NFL career, the Broncos should be preparing for life after the future Hall of Famer. The Broncos have a few options after the 2015 season...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Packers have interest in Wes Welker?

Free agent wide receiver Wes Welker did not draw any interest on the open market during the first week of the new league year. However, reports are surfacing that the Green Bay Packers may have an interest in investing in the 34-year-old slot receiver. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport had this to say about a possible Welker-Green Bay matchup. One team to watch for him, the Green...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dolphins Hosting WR Michael Crabtree On Wednesday

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports reports that the Dolphins are hosting free agent WR Michael Crabtree for a visit on Wednesday. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported on Tuesday that veteran receivers like Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks, Reggie Wayne, and Wes Welker currently had little or no interest on the open market thus far. However, it appears as though things ... The post Report...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which Team Is The Best Fit For WR Michael Crabtree

We’re over a week into free agency and there has been very little buzz surrounding WR Michael Crabtree, who many considered to be one of the better receivers in this year’s free agent class. On Tuesday, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that veteran receivers like Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks, Reggie Wayne, and Wes Welker currently have little or ... The post Poll: Which...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wes Welker A Potential Option For The Packers?

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media mentioned on Tuesday’s Total Access that the Green Bay Packers could be a team to keep an eye on for veteran WR Wes Welker. According to Rapoport, the Packers are looking around at available receivers in the free agency, but aren’t willing to spend a lot on the position. Rapoport ... The post Wes Welker A Potential Option For The Packers? appeared first...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks, Reggie Wayne, & Wes Welker Finding Little Or No Interest

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a league source, reports that veteran WRs Michael Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks, Reggie Wayne, and Wes Welker currently have little or no interest on the open market thus far. Florio mentions that the lack of interest in veteran receivers is likely due to the team’s preferring to target younger receivers. Florio adds ... The post Michael Crabtree...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning’s deal includes a no-trade clause

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Peyton Manning agreed to a $4 million pay cut with the Denver Broncos to give the team some cash earlier this month.  He can earn the money back through incentives. The deal also includes a no-trade clause, according to ProFootballTalk.  Which means Manning doesn’t want to leave Denver. The clause also means the Broncos might have traded Manning...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Broncos having uneven offseason

The Denver Broncos have endured an interesting offseason since losing in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Following an upset loss to the Indianapolis Colts, general manager John Elway cleaned out the coaching staff by firing John Fox, hired Gary Kubiak as his replacement, got Peyton Manning to return at a $4 million discount and then franchise-tagged Demaryius Thomas. All of this happened...
Via This Given Sunday
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick analysis: Broncos having uneven offseason

The Denver Broncos have endured an interesting offseason since losing in the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Following an upset loss to the Indianapolis Colts, general manager John Elway cleaned out the coaching staff by firing John Fox, hired Gary Kubiak as his replacement, got Peyton Manning to return at a $4 million discount and then franchise-tagged Demaryius Thomas. All of this happened...
Via Bloguin Best
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Virgil Green decides to re-sign with Broncos

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Virgil Green will not be joining John Fox and Adam Gase in Chicago.  The tight end has told the Bears he will re-sign with the Denver Broncos. From ESPN: Virgil Green has informed #Bears hes staying with #Broncos. — Jeff Legwold (@Jeff_Legwold) March 10, 2015 “The Broncos have talked to me. They didn’t tell me what my role would be...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Thomas to sign multiyear deal with Jaguars

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Tight end Julius Thomas is expected to sign Tuesday with the Jacksonville Jaguars on a multiyear deal worth about $9 million-a-year, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Thomas has caught 108 passes for 1,277 yards and 24 touchdowns the past two seasons with the Denver Broncos. Thomas, 26, was a fourth-round pick by the Broncos in the 2011...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency: Analyzing the Top 5 “Over 30″ Skill Position Players

Several wide receivers and running backs will test free agency this upcoming Tuesday. Both positions are quite deep with talent and youth, which could edge out some of the veteran players who will be in competition for the same jobs. Here are five players over the age of 30 who will possibly hit the free market to see if they can extend their NFL careers just a bit longer. Reggie...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos embrace analytics

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations/general manager John Elway told ESPN’s Jeff Legwold at the end of the 2014 season that the team was interested in the idea of analytics, the use of advanced statistics, as part of its personnel evaluations. “I’m a numbers guy; I know the power they have. … I want to know what they...
Via Sports-Glory
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos Scouting Report: WR Justin Hardy

Denver Broncos Draft Report: WR Justin HardyNow I know we have been putting a solid focus on defensive backs but we will now switch over to the offensive side of the ball again. With Wes Welker unlikely to be brought back in Denver, the Broncos will need to find an extra weapon in either free agency or the upcoming draft.The Broncos already have two fantastic vertical threats in...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Peyton Manning taking $4M pay cut

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning are close to agreeing on a new contract for the 2015 season in which the five-time NFL MVP will take a $4 million pay-cut, reports ESPN’s Jeff Legwold and Chris Mortensen. Manning will make $15 million in base salary in 2015, down from the $19 million he was scheduled to earn. According to the...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos: We will continue working toward a long-term deal with Demaryius Thomas

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos have placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, general manager John Elway announced on Monday. “This is another step in our efforts to extend Demaryius’ contract and ensure he remains a Denver Bronco,” Elway said. “We will continue working toward a long-term agreement with Demaryius,...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Broncos will place franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas

The Denver Broncos have a lot of decisions to make this offseason, and one of the bigger decisions is on the future of star wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. He is a free agent and will test the open market unless the Broncos can either get a new deal done or choose to place the franchise tag on him. According to a report from the Denver Post, it appears that the Broncos will place...
Via Sports-Glory
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos, Peyton Manning revising contract

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports The Denver Broncos and representatives for Peyton Manning are working on revising the quarterback’s contract, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post.   Manning is scheduled to earn $19 million  in 2015 and 2016. From Klis: Restructured contracts can get complicated, which could explain why there’s been a perceived delay in Manning...
Via Sports-Glory
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Chicago Bears Need to Avoid Pursuing Wes Welker

It’s that time of year again and the rumors are swirling all around the NFL. Experts are doing their best Nostradamus impersonations in order to try and predict potential landing spots for this year’s class of free agents. An Aging Talent One name that has recently been linked to the Chicago Bears is soon to be 34-year-old wide receiver Wes Welker. Bleacher Report‘s Stephen...
Via Sports Mockery
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Julius Thomas is ‘here to get his money and get out’

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas sees playing in the NFL as a “business opportunity and that’s it,” according to Brandon Spano of BSNDenver.com. Spano reports that the Broncos offered Thomas a contract that would pay him $8 million per year, but he turned it down.  Thomas would have made only one million less than Rob Gronkowski and two...
Via Sports-Glory
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Welker Shoots Down Retirement Rumors, ‘Just Getting Ready For 2015′

For better or worse, it doesn’t sound like Wes Welker is ready to walk away from football just yet. The Denver Broncos wide receiver was considering retirement, according to a report last week from FOX Sports, but Welker told the Denver Post he plans on playing in 2015. “Just getting ready for 2015,” he told the paper via text message. Welker also...
Via NESN.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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