Raiders apparently going for three yards and a cloud of dust

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Oakland has reportedly agreed with former Jags running back Maurice Jones-Drew on a three-year deal.

A couple of weeks ago, they had brought back Darren McFadden on a one-year deal.

What do the two have in common?

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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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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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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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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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