On Wednesday, the Broncos re-signed Gerell Robinson, who spent the 2013 season on their practice squad.
Notably, they are listing the 6-4, 220-pounder solely as a tight end; he had been listed earlier as a WR/TE.
Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The team cleared out its lockers at Dove Valley on Tuesday, and Johns Elway and Fox held their annual season-ending presser.
The most important thing Elway said, albeit completely expected, is that the team is preparing for 2014 with the expectation that Peyton Manning will be their quarterback.
It's been reported that Manning's future will be determined by the result of a physical examination of his surgically repaired neck.
Peyton Manning’s Legacy
When Tom Brady leads the greatest scoring offense in NFL history to 14 points against a defense that allowed 22 points per game during the regular season, it does not become part of his narrative. When Joe Montana leads the 49ers to just three points in back-to-back playoff losses to the Giants, those games are pushed to the footnotes section of his biography…
The Montana over Manning argument is simple: Montana is better because he went 4-0 in Super Bowls, while Manning is 1-2. Such hard-hitting analysis ignores the fact that in each of the four seasons Montana won the Super Bowl, the 49ers defense ranked in the top three in either yards allowed, points allowed, or both. For Manning, “only one Super Bowl” is a scarlet letter. The common argument goes, “How could the greatest quarterback ever only win one Super Bowl?” That’s a fair question to ask, but we know the answer: the playoffs are a single elimination tournament where random events happen.
Anyone who has been with IAOFM for at least a year knows we rarely put a lot of stock in small samples. Unfortunately, that's what the playoffs are. Chug down a few bottles of historical bias, and soon you're drunk with the idea that Peyton Manning's legacy is suddenly tarnished by last week's performance.
The folks over at Mile High Sports have often earned our rancor with their journalistic standards and tendency to hide behind nameless bylines.
Yesterday, incredibly, they decided to take aim at none other than Shannon Sharpe, over an innocuous, and in our opinion, entirely correct tweet from the HOFer.
Per Vic Lombardi:
DT separated his shoulder in the first quarter. Played through it. Maybe it was that Chancellor hit. Not sure.— Vic Lombardi (@VicLombardi) February 4, 2014
If this is the case, the performance by Thomas takes on even more meaning.
Of course, it also confirms what we already knew. Seattle came to party--and by party, we mean beat Denver into the ground.
See key free agency-related dates here.
Feb 3: Waiver system begins with a 24-hour claiming period and runs through the Friday prior to the last game of the regular season. Vested veterans (those with four or more accrued seasons) are not subject to waivers until after the trade deadline.
Feb 8-9, 15-16, 22, Mar 1, 8-9, 15, 22-23, 29-30: Regional Combines
Feb 17: Teams have from this date until 4pm ET on Mar 3 to designate a franchise or transition player (unlikely for Denver)
The AFCW teams will face off with the NFCW and AFCE squads in 2014..
Because Denver won the AFCW in 2013, they will also face the other AFC division winners.
Typically, the schedule is announced in April.
The 2014 NFL Draft will take place May 8-10 at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
Denver currently has its full complement of picks, and will select 31st in each round.
Over the next month or so, we'll be devoting plenty of space to discussing in detail the cap realities Denver faces, and their options for dealing with them.
The 2014 League Year and free agency begin at 4pm ET on March 11, which is just five weeks from today.
Let's take a look at the team's pending free agents, and share some thoughts on what the Broncos might do.
Over the Cap estimates that with 51 players currently under contract (although several of them on cheap future contracts), Denver enters the offseason with about $12.9M to work with.