Report: Seahawks tried to dump Percy Harvin on Broncos

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Percy Harvin trade remains front and center on this Sunday.

Incredibly, the conditional 2015 pick the Jets will send to Seattle tops out at a fourth-rounder.

It had first been reported by John Clayton that the pick could be as high as a second-rounder.

But the combination of Harvin's apparent toxicity and the nature of in-season trades must have factored in.

Obviously, Seattle was desperate to rid themselves of their talented but troublesome playmaker.

According to the Daily News, GM John Schneider spoke to Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Cincy about Harvin before sending him to the Jets.

And per Ian Rapoport, Schneider even tried dumping his problem onto the Broncos and Colts.

Well, that's one way to keep a team from avenging your SB victory - poison their locker room.

Acquiring Harvin would also have eaten up much of Denver's remaining cap space, so there were several reasons for the team to avoid a move.

Sure, they could use some help in their return game, and every offense - even Denver's could use Harvin's electric skills.

But the potential costs - to locker room and offensive chemistry, to current and future salary caps - are just too high.

Keep in mind, whatever space Denver has now - around $10M - can be rolled toward 2015, when the team will face the possibility of losing Demaryius and Julius Thomas, Chris Harris, and/or Terrance Knighton.

Broncos

A statue of Pat Bowlen was unveiled outside SAF@MH on Saturday night.

While it's surely a good thing that John Fox can tune out the criticism, we can only hope someone might convince him to go for it more often on fourth down.

Kayvon Webster has found covering the slot to be far more physical than playing outside.

Brett Favre has been continually humble in talking about his touchdown mark as Peyton Manning approaches it.

According to PFF, Ryan Clady ranks just 24th among tackles in pass blocking efficiency.

In an ESPN Insider piece, Aaron Schatz says the Broncos finally have a defense to match their offense.

Woody Paige puts Manning's touchdown total in the perspective only he would - his own life watching football.

Broncos/49ers

Andrew Mason and Paul Klee each offer their three keys to a Denver win.

During Jim Harbaugh's tenure, the Niners are unbeaten when their opponents are favored by at least five points.

The absence of Mike Iupati figures to severely damage the Niners' ability to run the ball.

Mike Klis shares his personal observations from Perrish Cox's rape trial.

Colin Kaepernick's birth mother has started a terrific organization which helps support women who put their babies up for adoption.

News

The brain researchers at BU believe CTE causes people to lose control of their emotions and turn violent.

Tragically, a high school football player in Virginia died after an on-field hit on Friday.

New Orleans cut TE Tom Crabtree; Tennessee placed TE Craig Stevens (quad) on IR.

Analysis

Doug Farrar thinks a need to get Harvin the ball threw the Seahawks offense out of whack, while Ben Stockwell expects the Jets to put the ball in his hands quite often.

Greg Cosell says rookie QB Derek Carr is playing like a veteran for Oakland.

Lindsay Jones and Greg Gabriel preview some of today's big matchups.

Gary Myers thinks Atlanta and Miami are Rex Ryan's likeliest destinations for his next head coaching gig, and he expects Seattle DC Dan Quinn to replace Rex in NJ.

Jarrett Bell says the frequency of penalty calls has gotten out of hand this season.

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