The Broncos and DC Jack Del Rio have reportedly agreed to a new two-year deal, expected to be finalized on Friday.
Del Rio, who took over the Denver defense in 2012, interviewed for the head gig at USC, his alma mater, but not for any NFL jobs.
After reuniting with John Fox, for whom he'd coordinated the Panthers defense in 2002, Del Rio led Denver's defense to rank #4 in points and #2 in yardage allowed in 2012.
On Wednesday, the Broncos re-signed Gerell Robinson, who spent the 2013 season on their practice squad.
Notably, they are listing the 6-4, 220-pounder solely as a tight end; he had been listed earlier as a WR/TE.
The AFCW teams will face off with the NFCW and AFCE squads in 2014..
Because Denver won the AFCW in 2013, they will also face the other AFC division winners.
One couldn't help but wonder whether Champ Bailey would have retired with a Broncos victory on Sunday night.
Well, he doesn't yet have the opportunity to walk away on top ala John Elway.
Of course, the next questions are whether he'll be back with the Broncos in 2014, and if so, where he'll be playing, and for how much money.
As had been expected since his seven-touchdown performance on opening night (if not earlier), Peyton Manning was named the NFL's MVP for the fifth time in his storied career.
Manning shattered several single-season NFL records in 2013, including those for touchdown passes and passing yardage.
Now that half of the league's assistants have turned down the Browns - some without even interviewing - Cleveland has apparently gotten desperate.
Denver announced the signing of eight more players to future contracts on Wednesday, bringing their total number to 13.
Joining the collection of Browncos will be LB Jamar Chaney, T Ramon Harewood, LB Jerrell Harris, TE Jameson Konz, S Charles Mitchell, TE Cameron Morrah, CB Jerome Murphy, and RB Jerodis Williams.
Per the NFL (and VP of NFL Officiating Dean Blandino), we learned tonight that Wes Welker is just another football player, which is sure to disgust Bill Belichick:
Blandino on Broncos WR Wes Welker's hit on Patriots CB Aqib Talib: "It was a legal hit."— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) January 23, 2014
No word yet from Belichick. In the meantime, the Seattle Seahawks can breathe a sigh of relief. The monstrosity that is Wes Welker will not be targeting their defensive backfield--at least according to league rules.
Obviously, he may eventually change his mind, but this is unequivocally great news for the prospects of the 2014 Broncos.
Knowshon Moreno (rib) and Tony Carter (arm) departed Sunday's title game victory with injuries and did not return, but they are expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.