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PK: Broncos shopping Tony Carter for a draft choice

According to Peter King, the Broncos are shopping reserve corner Tony Carter:

I said on NBC Sunday night that you could have Denver cornerback Tony Carter (everyone wants corners) for a mid- to late-round pick, and Mike Florio reported the Patriots could be in the market for Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, who is having an awful year and hurt an ankle Sunday.

Carter is making $730K this year and is schedule to become a restricted free agent in the offseason.

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Trade talk heating up ahead of Tuesday deadline

With Tuesday's trade deadline approaching, talk of potential deals is heating up.

New England already acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers from Tennessee, but they are said to be looking to do more.

Mike Florio says New England has also been shopping for a running back, having lost Stevan Ridley for the season.

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Has Ronnie Hillman taken Montee Ball’s starting job away from him?

The Broncos' promotion of Kapri Bibbs to the active roster was a response to reported interest from the Bills, who lost two backs to injury last week. Denver now has five active running backs, four of whom aren’t badly injured.

Ronnie Hillman leads the group for now, with Juwan Thompson backing him up. C.J. Anderson, with only 13 carries in the last three games, has apparently dropped to the third string. What can we expect from each, now that we’ve seen all but Bibbs in game situations?

Bibbs is an impressive young runner. He’s missing the receiving and pass protection aspects of his game. Those, along with building the NFL body that coach Fox likes to mention, are the things that he should be working on. It’s a full time job.

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Broncos promote Kapri Bibbs, reportedly to prevent other teams from signing him

The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.

According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.

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Schefter: Seahawks wanted Julius Thomas in exchange for Percy Harvin

According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks aimed big when the called the Broncos about a deal for Percy Harvin.

Real big.

Like, Julius Thomas big.

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Report: Von Miller, other first-rounders have holdout weapon

According to Mike Florio, Von Miller can hold out for almost the entirety of his fifth season (2015) and still become a free agent the following offseason.

It would be a costly tactic, as Von is set to draw his biggest salary to date ($9.754M). And Denver would still have the option of using its franchise tag on Miller at that point.

We don't see negotiations between Von and the Broncos getting to that point, but it's an important possibility to keep in mind.

Broncos lose Vinston Painter to Browns, sign long snapper Kevin McDermott

Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.

According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.

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Texans extend J.J. Watt through 2021

Houston has extended defensive end J.J. Watt through the 2021 season.

Initial reports say it's worth $100M over six seasons, with $51.8M in guarantees.

That would make it a very similar contract to the one Buffalo gave Mario Williams, when they signed him away from Houston.

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OTC: Broncos currently have $6.54M in cap space

According to OTC's latest updates, Denver has $6.539M in cap space, thanks to having carried over a chunk from 2013.

Only nine teams have less dead money on their caps than Denver does ($7.046M).

Looking ahead to 2015, the Broncos have $28.8M in space under a theoretical $140M cap.

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Report: Raiders to start Derek Carr

Pardon us if we never bought into the concept of Matt Schaub getting his career back on track in Oakland, of all places.

Certainly, a 55.1 QB rating during the preseason didn't help his cause.

But a 108.2 rating from second-rounder Derek Carr made Dennis Allen's decision an easy one, and he's reportedly going with Carr.

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