Performance based pay announced

On Tuesday, the NFL announced its annual performance-based bonuses, which provide all players with extra pay based upon how many snaps they played in the prior season.

Each team was allotted $3.46M to allocate amongst its players.

Rounded to the nearest thousand dollars, Denver's biggest bonuses went to Danny Trevathan ($245K), Chris Harris ($223K), Duke Ihenacho ($201K), Julius Thomas ($159K), Malik Jackson ($158K), and Kayvon Webster ($153K).

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NFL awards comp picks; none for Broncos

The NFL announced 32 compensatory picks on Tuesday, with the Jets and Ravens each awarded four choices.

No AFCW squads received any extra picks, which go to teams calculated to have had net free agency losses from the prior offseason.

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Cuban: NFL owners are getting piggy

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The NFL's owners will kick off their annual meeting in Orlando today.

Several rule changes will reportedly be considered, but it's unlikely that point after tries will be altered at this point.

But more thought provoking than anything from those owners today comes from an NBA owner - Mark Cuban.

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Eagles may end up cutting Jackson

Good Morning, Broncos fans! With most of the big free agent names off the board, Jared Allen excepted, the fate of Philly wideout DeSean Jackson is the big story.

During the week, reports had vacillated between the Eagles keeping their playmaker and shipping him out of town.

Now there's even talk that they might release Jackson if unable to find a trade parter.

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The Sanchise loses QB musical chairs

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Friday was a big day for quarterbacks who fell or have fallen from grace.

First, Oakland acquired Matt Schaub and his $10M salary (which actually isn't that much for a veteran quarterback) from Houston, in exchange for a sixth-round pick.

Dennis Allen immediately named Schaub their new starter ahead of Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.

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Schaub, Mays to be reunited in AFCW

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Poor, poor Matt Schaub.

A year ago, some dummies were either predicting he'd lead his Texans to SB 48, or calling him an elite quarterback.

Four pick-sixes (in consecutive weeks) later, and he'd been benched for the undrafted Case Keenum.

Houston lost its last 14 games of the season after a 2-0 start, and now holds the #1 pick in the draft.

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Report: Moreno to visit Dolphins

According to Armando Salguero of the Herald, Knowshon Moreno will visit with the Dolphins on Friday.

It's apparently his first visit of free agency, which tells us all we need to know about the market for veteran running backs.

Woodson back to Raiders

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! We're a bit squeezed for time today, so we'll open with an excerpt of Andy Benoit's thoughts on the T.J. Ward signing:

Ward is on track to be an upper-echelon man-to-man safety...Ward will also shore up the run defense, especially in nickel; the Broncos have spent the past two years toying with different personnel groupings in hopes of finding one that can actually corral a ballcarrier. And he can moonlight at free safety, which creates an insurance policy behind the talented but unreliable Rahim Moore.

As always, be sure to check out the rest of Benoit's analysis.

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Pats reportedly interested in DeSean Jackson

Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Jeff Legwold, the team did not make an offer to Trindon Holliday prior to his having signed with the Giants.

This is no surprise, given their decision to non-tender him as a restricted free agent - doing so would have only provided a guarantee for injury, and Holliday could have been cut at the end of camp with no cap consequences.

Emmanuel Sanders returned a few punts and kicks during his time in Pittsburgh, and racked up some decent averages, but it remains to be seen whether the team would be willing to put his health at such risk.

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Broncography: T.J. Ward

After having lost Rahim Moore to a lower leg compartment injury, with young Duke Ihenacho playing physically but erratically, and Mike Adams a better backup than starter, Denver recently found some help at safety in the form of T.J. Ward.

A former second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns, Ward was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2013. The Broncos are betting that his physical playing style will benefit the way their defensive secondary holds off both passing and running games.

T.J. Ward was born Terrell Ray Williams Ward Jr. on December 12, 1986, in San Francisco. He's one of three children of Terrell and LaNeita Ward, and has a brother and a sister.

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