11:00 pm Pork Chop continues to further the idea the Patriots could trade Ryan Mallet straight up for Tim Tebow.
8:34 pm Lindsay Jones: Also noteworthy from today: #Broncos still working hard to get deal with Brodrick Bunkley done. GM Brian Xanders said it was extra important to get deals with Mays and Woodyard done if DJ Williams' supspension upheld by court.
7:42 pm Here's a photo of Manning signing his contract, officially making him a Denver Bronco.
7:03 pm Well, thi$ didn't take long.
5:35 pm Tracy Porter, whose pick-six sealed his Saints' SB victory over Peyton Manning's Colts, will visit Dove Valley tomorrow.
John Elway and Brian Xanders have conflicting information regarding Tim Tebow. Per Brando Spano:
Just talked to Brian Xanders. He told me that they have not reached out to other teams about Tim Tebow yet.
Vic Lombardi tells a different story:
Broncos have already reached out to several teams regarding Tebow. Elway says he and Tim are on the same page. Know something soon.
When in doubt, go with Elway. His rank is higher.
Meanwhile, reports are Miami has no interest in Tebow. If Elway really does want to give Tebow an opportunity to succeed, it appears as if one of those opportunities is gone.
Watch the official site's video of the presser from earlier today
2:38 pm Via Albert Breer, a photo of Manning's new Broncos jersey. #18, in orange.
2:57 pm Here's a better shot of the jersey via Andrew Mason
3:05 pm First thought of the day: do they make Xanders sit at the little kids' table?
3:14 pm So, how are they going to avoid Tebow? Someone is bound to ask, right? Avoiding Tebow in this presser is like trying to avoid germs at a pre-school.
GOOD MORNING, Broncos fans! Yesterday may have been dreamlike, but we can assure you, you were not dreaming. Peyton Manning is going to be the next starting quarterback for YOUR Denver Broncos.
Expectations are that Manning will be introduced and presented with his new, orange number 18 (most likely - thank you, Frank Tripucka) jersey sometime this afternoon by Pat Bowlen once the details of his new contract are cleaned up.
Welcome back, Broncos fans, from the 1950s. It's time to reacquaint yourselves with seeing passes thrown where receivers can easily catch them, audibles at the line, lightning quick decisions and releases, hot reads being hit, picture perfect footwork and mechanics, proper route progressions being read, checkdowns being taken, and points filling the scoreboard.
Even Woody Paige has to admit Denver made sense all along, as Bob Kravitz in Indy stresses; Mark Kiszla correctly says we're back to talking football instead of spectating at the circus; along with Dave Krieger, they credit John Elway for importing his peer in football greatness.
Per Albert Breer:
The league is also reviewing language in the deal ... And the Broncos are hopeful that they'll introduce Manning tomorrow afternoon.
In advance of the presser, I've received a copy of Woody Paige's questions:
It's not much, but Mike Klis just tweeted: Broncos did the right thing: Elway and Fox did reach out to Tebow today, according to source.
No word on what was said. That doesn't mean we won't speculate. I'd guess after letting him know he was not entering training camp as the team's starter, Elway made one of the following statements:
And then there was a verbal equivalent of a pat on the head, which sounded a little like "Thanks for all you've done for the Denver Broncos organization."
Per Josina Anderson:
Agent Tony Fleming tells me Broncos LB Wesley Woodyard and the Broncos have agreed to terms on two-year deal.
Brando Spano also announced this on his radio show--in fact, it looks like Brandon had the news first.
Woodyard is a good insurance policy against DJ Williams' potential suspension.
Still waiting on terms of the deal. Doug should have these in the Lard tomorrow.
We have Peyton Manning; y'all don't.
Suck it down, Bud Adams, and, for that matter, the rest of the league.
If only Al Davis would have been around to weep--and to trade for Tim Tebow.
Oh well, you can't always get what you want.
For John Elway, putting the Broncos in position to win the Super Bowl is enough for now. Curing Tebowmania is icing on the cake.
As always, the gut don't lie. Let's get to it.
10:40 pm Brando Spano (via his radio show) is reporting that Wesley Woodyard is working on a 2-year deal to return to the Broncos.
9:00 pm Denver's other veteran TE acquisition from 2011 is departing; Dante Rosario is heading to San Diego shortly after Daniel Fells joined the Patriots.
7:48 pm Sal Paolantonio: Former Bronco Frank Tripucka will allow Peyton Manning to wear his retired number 18 next season
6:55 pm Jason La Canfora: Team Manning about to be assembled in Denver. C Jeff Saturday has a visit scheduled. WR Brandon Stokley likely to be signed #freeagency
Good Morning, Broncos fans! Is today the day? Let's just save ourselves the stress and assume it's not - how about that?
According to Mike Klis, the team has not heard from Peyton Manning since Friday's van chase and workout. Klis says Tim Tebow will be Denver's starting QB, potentially backed up by Josh Johnson or Dennis Dixon, if Manning chooses to sign elsewhere. Jeff Legwold says the Broncos are fine with waiting for Peyton to make his decision (not that they have a choice).
As for the Titans, it's expected they would release Matt Hasselbeck if they were to sign Manning, unless they were somehow able to work a trade for him.
Down in Miami, Dave Hyde is bummed his town lost out to Arizona and Tennessee in the Manning race. Meanwhile, the Dolphins hosted Alex Smith yesterday and talked terms, and the team will host David Garrard today, who is scheduled to visit the Rams after that.