Broncos reportedly in on Revis, Jackson Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, is Denver interested in Darrelle Revis, or not? If we're to go by the latest word, from a source of ESPN's Rich Cimini's, the answer is yes.

Back in January, we didn't think it feasible, but the very next day, Denver was the first team Peter King suggested could land the three-time All-Pro. A few days later, we tied Jason La Canfora's talk of Denver potentially cutting Champ Bailey with an acquisition of Revis.

Three days ago, Ted considered the schematic and financial implications of getting the Pitt alum, although I gave him a brutal bum steer relative to Revis's taggability after the 2013 season (he can't be tagged).

Incarcerated Bob - who is widely seen as having been the first person to break news that Peyton Manning would sign with the Broncos last year - has long maintained that Denver is in on Revis. He even characterized them as the cornerback's most aggressive pursuer earlier in the week, calling their offer a first- and third-rounder.

A day later, Bob said the Broncos were getting anxious, presumably because they didn't want LOLJets GM John Idzik to parlay their offer into a bigger one elsewhere.

Jeff Legwold has insisted, with exasperation to boot, that there was no way Denver was considering such a move, and he's sticking with that.

Obviously, anything is possible, and the DP's analysis last year of the Broncos' chances of landing Manning is a fine reminder that they don't know everything that happens at Dove Valley.

You won't be hearing from us that Revis to Denver is an impossibility, but of course, we'll have plenty to say about whatever does end up happening.

Broncos

Incarcerated Bob says the Broncos are battling the Falcons for the services of former Rams RB Steven Jackson. (h/t AldenBrown)

In advance of free agency's start on Tuesday, Mike Klis again lists the team's perceived needs, and a few players he thinks may interest them.

Gordon McGuinness thinks Denver would be wise to consider signing WR Anquan Boldin as an upgrade over the Slot Machine; Baltimore will gain $6M in cap room if/when it cuts Boldin.

Scott Kacsmar reminds us that while John Fox chose not to go for the jugular against Baltimore in the playoffs, the Falcons and Texans did so to help seal their wins over the Broncos.

Mark Kiszla deals with some readers who, you guessed it, want players to accept pay cuts! Now, what are the chances that these are the same folks who get their knives out when players hold out and "don't stand up to their end" of their contracts?

News/Rumors

Word out of Minnesota is that WR Percy Harvin has asked the Vikings to trade him.

Miami is considered the frontrunner to sign WR Mike Wallace, although a year ago they were also considered the prohibitive favorite to land one Peyton Manning. They're also said to be interested in big name free agents S Charles Woodson and WR Wes Welker.

Browns WR/KR Josh Cribbs and Bills G Andy Levitre are apparently drawing wide interest, while reports say Cribbs's old team is interested in Chargers CB Antoine Cason and Ravens linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger.

The LOLJets re-signed LB Josh Mauga and reportedly hope to retain DL Mike DeVito.

Guard Kory Lichtensteiger, whom Mike Shanahan drafted in 2008 and brought with him to Washington in 2010, has agreed to a new five-year deal to stay with Shanny. Washington also agreed to a new deal with LB Rob Jackson.

Atlanta agreed to a new two-year deal with G Garrett Reynolds.

Carolina has reportedly asked tackle Jordan Gross to restructure his contract.

Alabama running back Eddie Lacy will not run at the school's pro day on Wednesday, reportedly due to hamstring tightness.

Analysis

Dan Pompei thinks wide receivers will be the stars of free agency this week, and he says buyers should beware several big name free agents.

PFF lists the most overpaid offensive tackles and linebackers.

As someone with mixed feelings on his tenure in Denver (mostly appreciation, but a nagging sense that John Elway would have won a ring earlier with another coach), I'm going to say it's largely the fault of Dan Reeves that Elway ranks below Ray Lewis relative to PFR's Career AV.

Mike Tanier discusses the difference between a quarterback's completion percentage and his accuracy, along with a friendly reminder that Marty Mornhinweg will do his part to keep the circus going with the LOLJets.

Jason Cole looks back at the first 20 years of NFL free agency, noting some of its oddest moments.

Updated 12:20pm ET

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

The Lard

2014 Offseason

Offseason coverage