RIP Chris Banks, SB 33 Champion

Former Broncos draftee and SB 33 champion Chris Banks passed away on Wednesday at the age of 41.

According to the sheriff's office in Harford County, Maryland, the body of the 1996 seventh-rounder was found on Wednesday morning.

His death is reportedly thought to have been of natural causes.

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Cut that meat! Tuck that shirt!

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We all know, unofficially, that the hardest working man in sports is Peyton Manning.

Two months after the embarrassment (yes, Peyton, that's what it was) of SB 48, he's gathered up his receivers for their annual workouts at Duke.

Manning* is apparently there with Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, Andre Caldwell, and new teammate Emmanuel Sanders.

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Report: Broncos to host Kyle Fuller

According to Aaron Wilson, Virginia Tech corner Kyle Fuller is scheduled to take an official pre-draft visit with the Broncos.

Wilson reports that Fuller has at least four other visits (Oakland, Chicago, Cincy, Jets) lined up, plus two private workouts (Indy, Carolina).

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Pair of Denver castaways find new homes

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the DeSean Jackson storm has mostly blown over, Chris Johnson is the next hot topic.

The Jets and Atlanta are said to be leading the way for the running back's services, with Dallas and Buffalo also reportedly interested.

Earlier in the week, Tennessee put out word that Johnson's work ethic contributed to his release, but the Jets say they're not swayed by such concerns.

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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 NJ.com 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 NJ.com 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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