Could spending spree put Broncos into ‘cap hell’?

Agent's Take: Did Broncos mortgage future with spending spree?
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Conservatively, the Broncos should head into next off-season with at least $30 million of cap room unless core players are given contract extensions or the projected growth in the cap isn’t accurate.

No.

Of course, you already knew this.

Moreno, Phillips head elsewhere

After finding a soft free agent market, two key players from Denver's SB run landed with new teams on Thursday.

Running back Knowshon Moreno agreed terms with Miami, while defensive end Shaun Phillips is headed to Tennessee.

Moreno's one-year deal is worth a reported $3M, while Phillips reportedly got $6M over two years, including $2.5M in guarantees.

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Raiders still channeling Crazy Al

Schadenfreude. It’s impolite to take pleasure from the travails of others.

It’s also hard to pretend that I have any particular sympathy for the Raiders, and free agency is showing why.

Oakland was going to give Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie two years to make changes; this may not be the way to prove that.

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Jeff Fisher is a hypocritical stick in the mud

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Everyday, there's some funny news out of Oakland.

The latest? Jared Allen took less money from the Bears than the Raiders would have given him.

Granted, this report comes with nothing better than an AAV ($9M per year), and no talk of guaranteed money, which is, of course, everything.

But hey, we'll never let the absence of facts get in the way of an opportunity to laugh at the Raiders' expense.

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Fox: Emmanuel Sanders is Denver’s new return man

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! It's a particularly rough time for Bills fans, and our thoughts are sincerely with them.

The health of their HOF quarterback is failing, they've lost their founder, and the team may be next.

Earlier in the week, it was learned that Jim Kelly had suffered a recurrence of his oral cancer, and is reportedly not faring well.

On Tuesday, owner and AFL pioneer Ralph Wilson passed away at 95.

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Condon: Peyton didn’t want to earn more than Brady

What’s Going On in Orlando
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“What does Tom Brady make?”

“$18 million a year.”

“Then I don’t want to make a penny more than that.”

FWIW, it had been said during the lockout and his brief venture into free agency that Manning felt that maxing out his salary was good for the longterm cause of NFL players. 

Owners vote to extend goalposts, tweak replay

At their annual meeting in Florida, NFL owners have passed a few rule changes, tabled a few others until later in the spring, and nixed a few others.

Most significantly, the replay review process has been expanded to allow referees to consult with officials in New York.

The goal here, of course, is to prevent disasters like the latest from Jeff Triplette, which came last season at the Colts' expense.

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Dennis Allen has apparently lost his mind

Raiders coach Dennis Allen on Matt Schaub: “We have a quarterback now that’s on par with the quarterbacks in this division”
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-Q: How focused are you on matching up against the good QBs in your division?

-ALLEN: We have a quarterback now that’s on par with the quarterbacks in this division.

Granted, this tends to happen when in the employ of the Oakland Raiders...

Bears replace Peppers with Allen

Jared Allen has finally found a new home. Surprisingly - and thankfully for the rest of the league - it won't be Seattle.

Rather, the former Vikings and Chiefs pass rusher is headed to Chicago on a reported four-year, $32M deal that includes $15.5M in full guarantees.

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Hey, someone over at the DP finally woke up

Von Miller likely to have fifth-year option picked up by Broncos
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The Broncos are likely to pick up the fifth-year team option on the contract of linebacker Von Miller.

Exercising the fifth-year option would keep the pass-rushing strongside linebacker with the club — and away from free agency — through the 2015 season.

Let's see, we've only been writing about this since 2011, when Von's fifth-year option was last written about at the DP by the always professional Lindsay Jones.

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