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

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.

Eric Fisher, meet DeMarcus Ware

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As with every season and offseason, this one has been filled with Raiders-inspired yuks, as Doc will discuss later on.

And of course, there's more to come.

Even prior to the team's recent acquisition of Matt Schaub from Houston, Terrelle Pryor reportedly wanted out of town.

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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.

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