Broncos still alive in Manning drama; Adams did not offer ownership

3:11 am Dmac fires off one final tweet before bed: Back for one last tweet - I have reason to believe its goin down tmrw - and there is optimism. Nothing concrete but There is optimism.

12:03 am ESPN says that Archie Manning would not be allowed ownership in the Titans either without approval of the NFL.  

Guess which teams might protest. I can think of of at least three.

12:00 am Doug Farrar speculates that Bud Adam's (el viejo loco) offer of a contract for life games the system.

11:49 pm Something is giving Mike Klis more confidence than a yapper dog.  He says the Broncos are still the favorite to land Manning.

11:32 pm Obligatory Tebow is a good guy and does charity stuff story here. Of course cameras were there to catch it all. Tebow did not comment on QB situation.


9:50 pm A sign Dawkins is gone?  On the Broncos' website, #20 is now listed as Mike Adams.  UPDATE: Broncos corrected minutes later.

9:26 pm Cecil Lammey exchanging tweets with DMac and getting a little irritated: @dmac1043 evaluators don't care about Tebow fans, it has more to do w/on field product, always does, anything else is media BS... I talk to every team in the league, NOT media guys...evaluators, scouts, front office guys - there's 0 market for TT

8:59 pm Schefter: WR Eddie Royal agreed to terms with the Chargers.

This signing makes sense for the Chargers and for Eddie.  The Chargers employ a lot of seven-step drops and longer routes--somethig Royal excelled at in his rookie season using double moves. Although Eddie played nice and said the right things last year, we knew he wasn't going to stick around for Tebowmania, Chapter 2.

8:34 pm Jason La Canfora: Free-agent LB Jameel McClain is visiting DenverFriday, according to a league source. McClain broke into the league with the Ravens in 2008 and played four seasons in Baltimore, notching 201 tackles and 4.5 sacks. He first saw regular time as a starter in 2010, starting 15 games. He started every game last season.

6:42 pm Vic Lombardi is hearing that Brian Dawkins still wants to play but hasn't made a decision yet about 2012.

6:35 pm Mike Klis: Not a surprise: Broncos MLB Joe Mays to visit New Orleans and then the Colts.


11:14 pm Mort drops some more knowledge on y'all after being asked if a player can be part owner: Needs other owner approval & valuation counts against salary cap.

10:45 pm Mort pumping out the tweets like a machine; he says it's not true that Bud Adams offered Peyton Manning ownership in the Titans.  

10:45 pm Morten$en also reports that Manning may not decide before the Cardinals have to make a decision on Kevin Kolb tomorrow.

Translation: Cards aren't really in this deal.

9:54 pm CAA client, Chri$ Morten$en, reports: On Manning - no, I don't believe has made decision or it is imminent. Negotiations with all teams alive part of process, like medicals.

Translation: I continue to help Tom Condon drive up the price for the team he's probably already chosen.

9:15 pm DMac freaking out and needing Xanax: Not a good sign. Hutchison and manning same agent not a good sign. Listen anything can happen but read the tea leaves

8:20 pm Colorado's Governor (Hickenlooper) said he'd call Maning, too, "If I could get his number."

8:15 pm More from Vic: I think it's still a 3-horse race. Den-Tenn-Az. Until tomorrow afternoon, Cards still very much in this thing.

6:35 pm Word out of Tennessee is the Titans are nearing a deal with Manning. Word out of Denver is the Broncos are still the frontrunners.

6:25 pm Armando Salguero: Chris Mortensen says on NFL32 "at least 3 teams still alive" on Manning. Mentions Ariz, Tenn. Denver.

6:25 pm Adam Schefter: Filed to ESPN: Dolphins have arranged for Matt Flynn to visit Miami after his visit to Seattle. Miami's chances of landing Peyton dwindling.

6:25 pm Omar Kelly: Worst thing that will happen to Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck IF Peyton Manning picks Tenn is he's traded to Cleveland, reunited with Holmgren


12:23 am Chad Henne says the Dolphins were too fixated on Peyton Manning to pay him any mind.

6:25 pm Mike Freeman: Dolphins announce signings of defensive players Richard Marshall and Paul Soliai. Manning shrugs.

6:25 pm Aaron Wilson: League source confirms three-year deal for Steve Gregory to join Patriots

6:25 pm Cleveland Browns: #Browns have re-signed TE Alex Smith & OL Oniel Cousins. Also, DL Brian Schaefering signed his tender as an exclusive rights player


6:25 pm Howard Balzer: Mike Holmgren claims Browns made offer for No. 2 pick every bit as good as Washington. Claims relationship between Rams and Redskins was the difference. He said, "I’m not sure anything we offered would have been good enough."