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Giants sign DRC and Holliday

Not that either player was still a priority for the Broncos, but the Giants have raided the roster of the 2013 AFC Champions for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and kick returner Trindon Holliday.

DRC got caught trying to haggle too hard on the first day of free agency, and the Broncos signed Aqib Talib instead.

The reported five-year, $35 million contract that DRC got appears to be less lucrative (on the surface, anyway) than the reported six-year, $54 million deal that he turned down from the Broncos.

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Report: Ayers visiting Cincy

According to Mike Garafolo, the Bengals will host Broncos DE Robert Ayers for a visit on Tuesday.

Ayers has reportedly drawn interest from the Cowboys and Giants, but has not made any visits.

The 2009 first-rounder had a career-high 5.5 sacks in 2013, grading out at an excellent +11.1 in 616 snaps according to PFF, including postseason.

Jets, Giants battling over DRC

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Disappointed contract and caponomics talk today in Peter King's latest MMQB column.

Instead of discussing the realities of overreported guarantees and bonuses, as much of the football media have chosen to do, King prattles on about how free agency is finally working, and that the so-called middle class players have reaped the rewards of this year's rising cap.

It could just be that PK doesn't know what he's talking about, as evidenced by what he wrote about Wes Welker's contract:

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Broncos to host Will Montgomery

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will visit this week with former Washington center Will Montgomery, who was drafted by Carolina and played under John Fox and Dave Magazu as a rookie.

Per Klis, Denver would use Montgomery at center and have Manny Ramirez shift over to replace Zane Beadles at left guard.

Montgomery was released by Washington on Friday in a cap-related move; the team is shifting former Denver draftee Kory Lichtensteiger over to take his place.

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Broncos agree with, introduce Emmanuel Sanders

As expected, the Broncos have reached agreement with former Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders on what is being called a three-year deal worth $15M.

According to Aaron Wilson, $6M is guaranteed (it's unclear whether that's fully guaranteed, but we're guessing it is), and escalators could reportedly push the total value to $18M.

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Don’t consider the Sanders deal done until it’s done

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Expectations remain that Denver will host wideout Emmanuel Sanders at Dove Valley today and sign him to a contract.

Mike Klis reports that Sanders will take a physical today and sign a three-year deal, and that he was atop Denver's wish list at the position all along.

But several teams, including the Chiefs, are said to be quite upset with how the two sides have reached that juncture.

According to multiple reports, agent Steve Weinberg came to a verbal agreement with Kansas City for Sanders' services, and then shopped the deal around to Tampa Bay and Denver, and perhaps San Francisco as well.

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Schefter: Broncos expected to sign Emmanuel Sanders

The Broncos have reportedly emerged as a surprise suitor for ex-Steelers wideout Emmanuel Sanders, and Adam Schefter says they're expected to sign him.

Alex Marvez and Cecil Lammey confirm that the two sides have agreed to terms, but Aaron Wilson says the Chiefs may be making a late push to steal Sanders from under Denver's nose.

But Wilson's report may also just mean that Sanders canceled his visit to San Francisco and will head from KC to Denver tomorrow.

In addition to Kansas City, Sanders has visited with Jacksonville and Tampa Bay, and was said to have been seeking a deal commensurate with what Golden Tate got from Detroit (no chance).

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Another ugly post-SB quote, this one from Jeremy Mincey

This week's big signings figure to help Broncos Land move on from SB 48 at least a bit. But thanks to Jeremy Mincey, another look back is unavoidable.

After signing with Dallas as a free agent earlier in the weekMincey was a guest on SiriusXM radio and offered this take on Denver's SB flop:

Sometimes the better team doesn't always win, that's the team that wants it the most. And the Seattle Seahawks came out fired up and they wanted it a little more than we did. I think we were a little bit lackadaisical in the locker room before the game.

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Is it a new day for NFL contract reporting?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! There appears to be something of a sea change coming with how contracts are reported by the football media.

We lauded Mike Klis yesterday for having provided full details on Denver's three big (but not as big as first reported) contracts from this week.

Jason La Canfora also did some great work to this effect on Friday, explaining that NFL contracts just aren't what they're touted to be, and sharing details on each of the week's biggest deals.

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