Johnny Football visiting Oaktown

Good Morning, Broncos fans! With Peter King mourning the loss of his brother, Greg Bedard sat in for today's MMQB column.

Within it, Bedard touches upon an issue we've been discussing here of late - compensatory picks.

Writes Bedard:

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$10M for a center LOLZ

Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's very rare that teams use transition tags anymore, to the point where they're hardly even discussed as options.

As with franchise tags, they offer a chance for teams to match outside offer sheets.

However, they provide no compensation if a team elects not to match, which takes away quite a bit of leverage.

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Eagles score decisive victory in PR battle with Jackson

Good Morning, Broncos fans! DeSean Jackson's controversial divorce from the Eagles took a few more twists on Friday.

NFLPA head De Smith says the union plans to investigate whether the team smeared Jackson by leaking the info contained in a notorious report that preceded his release.

In an interview with ESPN, Jackson said that he's never been in a gang.

But if he was looking to emphatically defend his public image, calling the report disrespectful rather than, say, untrue, or an exaggeration, probably won't suffice.

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Broncos, Fox agree to new three-year contract

As first reported by Jay Glazer, the Broncos have agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with John Fox.

According to Mike Klis, the deal will pay him $5M-6M per year.

The 59-year-old coach was entering the last year of his four-year contract, but John Elway had made clear throughout the offseason that a new deal was forthcoming.

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Report: Champ to New Orleans

According to multiple reports, Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year deal with the Saints.

Denver cut the legendary corner a month ago to avoid paying him a $1M roster bonus and $9M salary.

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Cut and big pay cut coming for CJ2K

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It's been a long time coming, but the Titans are expected to finally release running back Chris Johnson today.

CJ2K has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in each of his six seasons, and topped the 2,000-yard mark in 2009.

The East Carolina alum was set to make $8M in each of the next two seasons; the move will free up $6M in cap space and leave $4M in dead money on Tennessee's 2014 cap.

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Happy Birthday, Tom Jackson!

The Patron Saint of IAOFM turns 63 today!

You Got Served: Free agency slowdown edition

Happy Thursday, friends. I haven’t had any time to write in a few weeks, and I was thinking it was a good time to check back in on free agency, and on some early draft thoughts.

After really moving the needle with their early signings, the Broncos have focused on some smaller moves of late, which may prove to be consequential.

I also want to take a look at some other happenings around the NFL, because it’s good to take stock of the competition periodically. That, and some things have been said and written lately that I don’t agree with. We’ll see what we’ll see on the other side of the jump. Ready… BEGIN!!

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Montgomery reportedly seen as starting center

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The addition of Will Montgomery adds plenty of intrigue to Denver's offensive line and who might start, and where.

According to Jeff Legwold, Denver foresees Montgomery as their starting center.

Pending the draft, this would mean Manny Ramirez or Orlando Franklin starts at left guard, with Franklin or Chris Clark manning right tackle.

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Broncos send ST coach to North Texas pro day

According to Gil Brandt, the Broncos were represented by a special teams coach (presumably either Jeff Rodgers or Derius Swinton) at Wednesday's North Texas pro day.

While we can't be sure that their purpose was to see wideout Brelan Chancellor, it would seem a good bet, given what Brandt writes about him:

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