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Report: Broncos visiting with VT tackle Vinston Painter

According to Tony Pauline, the Broncos are one of seven teams who are hosting or have hosted Virginia Tech tackle Vinston Painter. Also listed are the Chargers, Lions, Bucs, Giants, Jaguars and Bengals.

The 6-4, 306-pound right tackle, who is seen as a late-round pick at best, did not see significant playing time with the Hokies until his senior season, when he started all 13 games and was named an All-ACC Honorable Mention.

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Mitch Unrein signs ERFA tender

In a pure formality, Mitch Unrein signed his $555K exclusive rights free agent tender today. The move was inevitable once Denver tendered him, because as a player with less than three accrued seasons, Unrein was not free to negotiate with any other teams.

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Denver Broncos 2013 free agency tracker

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Name Pos Former Team Date Links
Louis Vasquez G San Diego 3/12 Story, GR
Stewart Bradley LB Arizona 3/13 Story
Wes Welker WR New England 3/13 Story, GR
Terrance Knighton DT Jacksonville 3/13 Story, GR
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB Philadelphia 3/14 Story, GR, Contract
Shaun Phillips LB San Diego 4/27 Story, GR
Quentin Jammer CB San Diego 5/29 GR, Story
Jake O'Connell TE Kansas City 7/27 Story
Steve Vallos C Jacksonville 7/28 Story
Ryan Lilja C Kansas City 7/31 Story

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Denver Broncos 2013 draft choice tracker

Rd Pick Player Pos School Links/Notes
1 28 Sylvester Williams DT North Carolina NFLCBS, IAOFM, GR, CTF
2 26 (58) Montee Ball RB Wisconsin NFL, CBS, IAOFM, GR
3 28 (90) Kayvon Webster CB South Florida NFL, CBS, IAOFMGR
5 13 (146) Quanterus Smith DE W. Kentucky NFL, CBS, IAOFM, GR; via GB
5 28 (161) Tavarres King WR Georgia NFL, CBS, IAOFMGR
6 5 (173) Vinston Painter T Virginia Tech NFL, CBS, visit, GR; via GB
7 28 (234) Zac Dysert QB Miami (OH) NFL, CBS, visit, IAOFM, GR

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Clark signs RFA tender; Arizona QB Scott visiting; Manning throws to Welker, Thomas, Decker

A trio of news items on the Broncos:

First, reserve tackle Chris Clark has followed running back Lance Ball in signing his restricted tender, leaving Britton Colquitt as the only RFA-tendered player yet to sign. Ball signed his tender on Monday, and Clark will likewise be paid $1.323M if he makes the final roster, but receives no guarantees. If he fails to make the team, Denver will suffer no cap penalties.

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Broncos attending special workout for Oregon safety John Boyett

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will be represented at a special workout for Oregon safety John Boyett on Wednesday. According to the Sac Bee, scouts from a dozen or so teams will be in attendance, including the Raiders and 49ers.

Boyett was lost for most of his senior season after undergoing surgery to repair partially torn patellar tendons in both knees last fall.

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Denver Broncos 2013 pre-draft meeting, visit tracker

As the 2013 Draft approaches, word is slipping out regarding the Broncos' prospect visits and workouts. We'll be updating this post regularly to reflect reported interest, trying as always to filter out unsubstantiated rumor. We've also added Shrine Game and Senior Bowl meetings via Walter Football, and draft profiles for each player from NFL.com and CBS Sports where applicable.

Of course, much of this activity could be pure smokescreen on the team's part, but more information can never hurt, right? If you happen to see any names go across that we don't have listed here, please send us an email with the corroborating link.

Updated 4/20/13 5:10pm ET

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Lance Ball signs RFA tender with Broncos

Reserve running back Lance Ball became the first Bronco to sign his right of first refusal only restricted tender on Monday.

Ball saw the field for just 151 snaps in 2012, but as a restricted free agent, he'll make nearly double the $715K minimum for a player of his experience this season. However, none of his $1.323M salary is guaranteed, so if he fails to make the final 53-man roster out of training camp, Ball won't count a penny toward the Broncos' 2013 salary cap.

Aside from Ball, Denver has running backs Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno, Ronnie Hillman, Mario Fannin, and Jeremiah Johnson on the roster. Jacob Hester is listed as a fullback but functioned more as a running back, since the Broncos abandoned the idea of using two-back sets rather early on.

Updated 8:29am ET 4/9/13

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Leonhard to New Orleans; third Denver defender to leave via free agency

Former Broncos safety and punt fair-catcher Jim Leonhard is headed to New Orleans, where he'll reunite with the Ryan family.

Leonhard had played under Rex Ryan with the Ravens and LOLJets, and he'll now play under Sexy Rexy's twin brother Rob, who is coordinating the Saints defense.

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Klis: Broncos hosting QB Zac Dysert

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos are meeting today with Miami of Ohio QB Zac Dysert in preparation for the upcoming draft.

Dysert (pronounced DAHY-surt) was a four-year starter for the Redhawks, completing 63.8% of his throws for 6.7 adjusted yards per attempt and a 132.4 QB rating.

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