Peyton Manning and Adam Gase recently spent two days visiting with Nick Saban and his staff, said Saban on Thursday.
According to the Alabama coach, he was just one of several to have hosted the brains behind Denver's recordbreaking offense.
Said Saban of the reason behind Manning's visit:
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.
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.
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.
Having already signed Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Trindon Holliday, the Giants continued their raid of Denver's roster on Wednesday.
The G-Men have agreed to terms with defensive end Robert Ayers on a two-year deal with a reported $4M total value and $1.75M in guarantees.
Denver made Ayers the 18th-overall pick in 2009 with their second of two first-round picks that year.
According to the DP, Montgomery will get a one-year deal worth $1.325M, with playing time incentives available to boost that figure.
Montgomery is expected to compete with Manny Ramirez for the starting center job, with the loser potentially ending up in Zane Beadles' old spot at left guard.
3.5 weeks after his release by the Broncos, Champ Bailey finally made his first free agent visit on Tuesday, when he met with the Saints.
According to Adam Schefter, Champ has another visit lined up with an undisclosed team, should he not agree with New Orleans.
Chris Harris signed his $2.187M restricted tender on Tuesday; teams would have had until May 2 to sign Harris (or any other RFA) to an offer sheet.
But given that Harris is recovering from ACL surgery, it was a foregone conclusion that nobody was going to bother signing him away and handing Denver a second-round draft pick as compensation.
In recent days and weeks, it had become apparent that the Eagles would be ridding themselves of wideout DeSean Jackson, whether by trade or release.
It was a puzzling development, given that Jackson is coming off the most prolific of his six pro seasons, and had thrived in Chip Kelly's offense.
But on Friday, NJ.com reported that the team had concerns about Jackson's apparent gang ties, specifically his association with men implicated in gang-related murders.
Denver has brought back tackle Winston Justice on a one-year deal. According to Mike Klis, Justice would compete with Chris Clark at right tackle if Orlando Franklin is shifted over to replace Zane Beadles at left guard.
The former Eagle and Colt played 19 snaps late in the regular season, allowing one QB hit and grading out at -0.5 according to PFF.