Good Morning, Broncos fans! After hosting D'Qwell Jackson at Dove Valley on Monday, Denver is doing more work on its middle linebacker problem today.
The 2005 second-rounder out of USC began his career by starting 68 out of 70 games for the Seahawks, making the Pro Bowl in each of his first three seasons.
But a torn pectoral muscle ended his 2009 season, and he struggled through 2010 (-13.9 PFF grade over 1,250 snaps).
Good Evening, Broncos fans! Ahead of Monday's deadline, Washington franchise tagged linebacker Brian Orakpo, making them just the fourth team to use such a tender this offseason.
Transition tenders allow teams to match offer sheets for their own players, but without the possibility of draft-choice compensation, should they opt not to match.
According to Mike Klis, Peyton Manning has passed his annual neck exam and has been cleared to play in 2014.
Meanwhile, Peter Burns hears that four teams have inquired about the availability of Brock Osweiler, but were turned away by the Broncos.
Obviously, neither of these news items is particularly surprising, and business at Dove Valley will continue on normally.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're just a few hours away from the annual deadline for teams to use their franchise tenders (4pm ET).
So far, New Orleans (TE Jimmy Graham), Carolina (DE Greg Hardy), and the Jets (K Nick Folk) are the only teams to have tagged anyone.
According to Jeff Legwold, Peyton Manning's all-important neck exam will take place sometime on Monday.
The checkup is considered a mere formality, as the 2013 NFL MVP has apparently had no issues with his four-times surgically repaired neck.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! At first blush, Jonathan Kraft's comments about New England's last contract talks with Wes Welker read like sour grapes.
Reiterating claims made earlier by his father, the Pats president told the Globe that Welker would have made more money had he stayed in New England.
As Kraft explained, the Patriots turned their attention to Danny Amendola due to Welker's high contract demands.
According to Mike Florio, Denver and New England are thought to be interested in trading for Bucs corner Darrelle Revis and his $16M/year contract.
Gary Myers is also hearing that SB contending teams have called Tampa Bay about their all-world corner, and he lists Denver as his top possibility.
Good Morning, Broncos fans! The salary cap jump to $133M is, of course, a great development for teams and players alike.
This is especially so for players like Eric Decker and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who are set to hit free agency in ten days.
In a perfect world, all players would immediately reap the benefits of the increase.
From a team perspective, the change would mean the Broncos could sign two or three more significant players than they previously could have.
According to Over the Cap, Denver now has $19.44M with which to work. They can easily double that space by cutting the contracts of Champ Bailey ($10M in savings), Chris Kuper ($4.084M), Jacob Tamme ($3M), and Joel Dreessen ($2.5M), if they're so inclined.
Pending free agent wideout Jeremy Maclin got the prove-it deal he wanted from the Eagles, as the two sides have agreed to a one-year deal.
Maclin, who will turn 26 in May, suffered a season-ending ACL injury during training camp last year. He reportedly got $3.5M in guarantees for 2014, with a maximum value of $6M.