What were we just saying about the lack of an Indy reunion in Denver?
The Broncos have agreed to terms on a three-year deal with former Colts TE Jacob Tamme. According to Jason La Canfora, Tamme (6-4, 236) will receive $3.5M in guarantees as part of a $9.5M deal.
Graham Honeycutt, Super Manning fan, got creative and decided to cover the Gotye tune "Somebody That I Used To Know." For good measure, he layered in Meatloaf's "I Would Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" near the end.
Now we know how they spend those long, Indy (and Nashville, where Greg lives) winters:
With Payton and Peyton, NFL is still the place
Two NFL insiders, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic, said that Philadelphia Coach Andy Reid was ready to walk away from the Eagles if he didn’t get more personnel control, and now he has it.
Something else about the Eagles: Reid wanted to jump in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, despite the signing of Michael Vick to a six-year, $100-million contract last season. Talks never got too serious, the insiders say, because Manning didn’t like the idea of playing against his brother Eli, quarterback of the New York Giants, at least twice a season.
Either Reid has some regrets about signing Mike Vick to a long-term extension or he's confirming what we all thought: every team outside of New England, New Orleans, and Green Bay (and apparently, Houston) wanted to talk to Peyton Manning.
Topps unveils card of Peyton Manning wearing a Denver Broncos uniform (pic)
“It’s important to capture the sport accurately, which is why we’re doing everything we can to get the players in their new uniforms.”
Jeff Saturday, the former Colts center seen by many as signing wherever Peyton Manning landed, has instead agreed to join the Green Bay Packers as the replacement for Scott Wells, who signed with the Rams.
In the leadup to Manning's decision to sign with the Broncos, and in the intervening days, it had been rumored that the QB would be followed by several of his Indy teammates, including Saturday, WR Reggie Wayne, TE Dallas Clark, RB Joseph Addai, and TE Jacob Tamme. This theory was never publicly confirmed or advanced by Manning himself.
The Broncos have replenished their veteran TE presence following the departures of Daniel Fells and Dante Rosario by agreeing to terms with former Texan Joel Dreessen.
Dreessen (6-4, 245), who will turn 30 this summer, attended Fort Morgan High School and Colorado State University before being drafted by the Jets in the sixth round of the 2005 Draft. He's started 35 of the 91 games he's played in, amassing 110 receptions, 1,364 yards, and 13 touchdowns, with a career-high six scores in 2011.
Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Mike Florio claims to have dug up the details on Peyton Manning's contract, and if he's correct, it's even more team-friendly than was previously thought:
Report: Tim Tebow Trade To New York Jets Is Off Until Saturday
You probably are not going to believe me, but the Tim Tebow trade to the New York Jets is off again. However, it should be completed on Saturday. Due to some complicated language in his contract, Tebow must remain on the Denver Broncos salary cap for 24 hours and then he will be traded on Saturday, once he agrees to a brand new contract.
The Jets have postponed their press conference until Monday. This trade is perfect for Tebow, in the sense that it is spiraling out of control. It has taken on a life of its own and it seems to be self-sustaining. Just like Tebowmania has been.
I doubt that the deal is cancelled, but the suspense is still building. Every day that the deal is not done gives it a chance to unravel. It would be a first, but I don’t believe that it would exactly shock everyone. I know that I am expecting anything and everything to happen with this trade.
We assume this gets done, but you never never know.
Tracy Porter's biggest NFL moment came at the expense of Peyton Manning on the biggest stage in American sports. Now, the two will be wearing orange together.
Porter (5-11, 186), whose interception of Manning and subsequent touchdown in SB 44 finished off the Colts' bid for a second championship in four seasons, agreed to join the Broncos on a one-year deal, it was reported.
The 2008 second-rounder (40th overall, Indiana) started 39 of the 43 games he played in during four seasons with the Saints, compiling 194 tackles, one sack, 32 passes defensed, seven interceptions, and four forced fumbles along the way.
If there is one thing the Patriots love, it’s versatility. Coach Bill Belichick is fond of players who play two positions, and that came up over and over and over in 2011.
The Patriots reached a two-year agreement today with the former Broncos jack-of-all-trades, a source confirmed. That gives Belichick another one of his type of guys.
Three years ago the Broncos became Patriots West; is the reverse now happening?