Manning introduced, wants to play “for a long time”; Tracy Porter to visit; Jets interested in Tebow

11:00 pm Pork Chop continues to further the idea the Patriots could trade Ryan Mallet straight up for Tim Tebow.

10:21 pm Jaguars really do have an interest (see Prime Cut) in Tim Tebow after all.  No word yet on what they'll offer.

8:34 pm Lindsay Jones: Also noteworthy from today: #Broncos still working hard to get deal with Brodrick Bunkley done. GM Brian Xanders said it was extra important to get deals with Mays and Woodyard done if DJ Williams' supspension upheld by court.

7:42 pm Here's a photo of Manning signing his contract, officially making him a Denver Bronco. 

7:07 pm Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum says his team will look at acquiring Tebow, while Octodad says no thanks; the Jags have reportedly had internal discussions about Tebow.

7:03 pm Well, thi$ didn't take long.

5:35 pm Tracy Porter, whose pick-six sealed his Saints' SB victory over Peyton Manning's Colts, will visit Dove Valley tomorrow.

Manning

1:44 pm As expected, Peyton will wear #18 after receiving the blessing of Ring of Famer Frank Tripucka, the last Bronco to don the number

12:29 pm Andrew Brandt: Am being told Peyton will make $18 million in 2012. There is an injury waiver based on physical in 2013. More to come...Manning contract: 2012: 18M 2013-2014: 40M w/waiver on neck 2015: 19M 2016: 19M trying to find out more on waiver...Peyton will make $18M in 2012 without injury protection to Broncos. Passing March 2013 physical will activate $40M gtee w/a waiver. Peyton passing his March 2013 physical activates guaranteed salaries of $20M in both 2013 and 2014, although with a waiver on his neck...Initial reaction to Peyton deal: could be 1 yr, $18M deal. He could have leveraged more guarantee, less risk and did not. Impressive.

11:52 am Colts owner Jim Irsay: I congratulate Peyton as he heads to a tremendous organization in the Denver Broncos. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his Hall of Fame career.

11:26 am Jason La Canfora: My man @michaelombardi reporting that Manning's deal likely to be relatively flat per year payment in range of $19M/yr over the 5yr deal

11:07 am Albert Breer: Our @michaelombardi reports that Peyton Manning's contract -- a five-year deal -- is done.

10:56 am Adam Schefter: Denver and Petyon Manning reached agreement on a five-year, $96 million contract. Manning introduced as QB at 3 pm ET.

10:09 am Mike Freeman: If Peyton Manning had any guts, he'd come to the press conference wearing a Tebow jersey.

9:58 am Jason La Canfora: Broncos announce a press conference for 1pm local time. Hello Peyton! Good-bye, Tebow

9:58 am Albert Breer: As we said last night, Manning's agent Tom Condon and Broncos cap man Mike Sullivan worked into the 10 pm hour last night. They're expecting to wrap up the details this morning, have press conference in early afternoon. League's reviewing language as well.

9:58 am Adam Schefter: Broncos worked on Peyton Manning's contract into night and are aiming to have it done in time to introduce him at a press conference today.

Broncos

12:43 pm Eddie Royal just posted a video on his Facebook page thanking Denver fans for their support over the past four years. Stay classy, Eddie, and try not to let that Rivers clown rub off on you too much.

12:12 pm Vic Lombardi: Britton Colquitt just visited with his fellow Vols alum Peyton Manning: "I just told him to help rest my leg a little this year".

Colquitt punted 101 times last season; only Bob Scarpitto (105 in 1967) has worked more as a Denver punter in one year

10:29 am According to Aaron Wilson, the Broncos have re-signed reserve lineman Manny Ramirez.

9:58 am Ralph Cindrich: Confirming #JeffSaturday in #GreenBay yesterday, today, w/ tentative plans to visit #Titans today, tomorrow, then #Denver. #NFL

Tebow

6:38 pm Albert Breer: And here ... we ... go RT @TheJetsStream Just heard from source inside the Jets' organization -- "We are players in the Tebow race."

5:46 pm John Clayton: The 49ers have gone on record as saying they aren't in the Tebow discussion. I don't see Miami being involved either.

2:54 pm Arnie Stapleton: Some big photos of @TimTebow that were adoring the halls at Dove Valley have not-so-msyteriously disappeared #PeytonManning

2:51 pm Adam Schefter: Here's one other team that has discussed trading for Tim Tebow, even if it is considered a longshot: the Jets.

12:34 pm Mike Freeman: I'm told five to six teams have called the Broncos and that the number might be higher. [My] source believes Tebow will be traded for a fifth or sixth rounder. The Broncos believe they'll be able to trade Tebow by the end of the week. There remains a distinct possibility that if he isn't traded the team would simply release Tebow.

11:15 am According to the wife of one of Tebow's former UF teammates, Tim said, "I miss home. I miss the South. And hopefully I’ll land somewhere in Florida."

11:00 am Vic Lombardi: For those asking why the Broncos won't move Tebow to another position...because Tebow won't play another position. Not gonna happen. Remember, Tebow and Manning share the same agent. You don't think he's known about this for weeks? He wants out.

What happened to "The mindset is to do whatever it takes."?

10:25 am Adam Schefter: Three teams to monitor as trade talks for Tim Tebow pick up: Jacksonville, Green Bay, San Francisco.

9:58 am Jason La Canfora: A few teams I'm keeping an eye on in the Tebow chase (which may not net Denver more than a 5th round pick): MIA, JAX, BUF, NE

News

5:53 pm Hines Ward announced his retirement today.

5:49 pm Green Bay re-signed CB Jarrett Bush; Detroit re-upped LB Stephen Tulloch; former Broncos draftee Kory Lichtensteiger signed his RFA tender with Washington.

9:58 am Jim Wyatt: The #Titans have agreed to terms with former Oakland DE Kamerion Wimbley, who visited Monday. @caplannfl reports its a 5-yr, $35 mil deal

Rumors

9:58 am Jason La Canfora: Steelers announce a press conference for Hines Ward for later today. Should be an emotional end to an outstanding career

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

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