Bronco Links – 3/11/17

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“It’s not a bottomless pit, there’s only so many things we can do. … You keep all your options open, and then you make decisions that are in the best interest of the Broncos.’’~John Elway, on free agency.

 

FAST FACTS

On January 14, 2006: The Broncos beat the New England Patriots 27-13 in an AFC Divisional Playoff game (2005 season). Denver’s win ended New England’s NFL-Record, 10-game postseason winning streak.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Tackle Ryan Harris (2007-10, 2015) is 32, Defensive Tackle Rex Mirich (1967-69) is 76, Linebacker Mike Mohamed (2011-12) is 29, Guard/Center Ralph Tamm (1995-96) is 51 and Defensive Back Tony Veland (1997) is 44.

BRONCO TRIVIA

On January 15, 1978: The Broncos played in the Super Bowl for the first time, although they fell to the Dallas Cowboys 27-10 in game XII. Who scored Denver’s lone touchdown in that game?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Tackle Menelik Watson agrees to terms with Broncos on three-year contract

How he fits: Menelik Watson looks to overcome injuries as he joins Broncos

Ron Leary finds comfort zone in line scheme, new Broncos teammates

How Ronald Leary landed in Denver and can help the Broncos

 

VIDEOS

Watson feels ‘infectious energy’ from Broncos

Watson: ‘I haven’t even scratched the surface’

Leary brings physical mentality to O-line

Leary excited to help lift Broncos’ rushing attack

Mason’s Mailbag: Mar 19

BTV Breakdown: Morning of Day 2 of free agency

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos stick to their free-agency plan in opening hours

Ronald Leary has on-field ‘demeanor’ the Broncos sought

Broncos keep focus on OL in free agency, add Menelik Watson

Broncos sign OT Menelik Watson to three-year contract

Menelik Watson looks to fulfill potential as he joins Broncos

Ronald Leary won’t recruit Tony Romo to Broncos, but will bring physicality to OL

“No guarantee” Broncos will pursue Tony Romo if released

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs want to extend safety Daniel Sorensen

Conditions ripe for Chiefs to draft a QB and maybe sign one, too

Mock Draft Roundup 7.0: New Names Enter the Discussion for the Chiefs

Raiders let two more walk: Menelik Watson and Nate Allen

DJ Hayden continues exodus from Oakland

Quick Hits: Derek Carr Talks Rehab, Commitment To Excellence Award

Derek Carr: Raiders sitting out early free agency a ‘good problem to have’

Raiders add Marshall Newhouse

Chargers bring back Damion Square on 2-year deal

Russell Okung in ‘special place’ with Chargers; refutes tampering talk

Chandler Jones’ contract establishes framework for Chargers, Melvin Ingram

Russell Okung Believes Melvin Gordon is a Young Marshawn Lynch

Five Things to Know about Okung

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Chicago Bears add cornerback Prince Amukamara

Bears bringing back Connor Barth

Bears make it clear: “Mike Glennon is our starting quarterback”

Pace ‘fired up’ to have Glennon as Bears’ starting QB

Mike Glennon gets $15 million per year

Eric Winston back to Bengals on one-year deal

Bills release Corey Graham

Cleveland Browns release Robert Griffin III

Colts sign John Simon to three-year deal

Colts add Jabaal Sheard with three-year deal

Report: Dontari Poe schedules visit with Colts

Cowboys suffer losses to open free agency, but hope isn’t lost yet

Cowboys keep Terrance Williams

Cowboys add Stephen Paea to defensive line

Nolan Carroll signs three-year deal with Cowboys

Dolphins land Lawrence Timmons with two-year deal

Jordan Cameron announces retirement after six seasons

Dolphins sign Nate Allen

Eagles re-sign Stefan Wisniewski

49ers add linebacker Brock Coyle

Report: D.J. Fluker scheduled to visit Giants

Jay Cutler, Jets have mutual interest in one another

Kelvin Beachum, Chandler Catanzaro joining the Jets

Jets could be a landing spot for Robert Griffin III

Lions sign D.J. Hayden to one-year deal

Jared Cook about to take visits after Packers talks break off

Letroy Guion restructures contract in wake of suspension

Packers sign Martellus Bennett to three-year deal

Mike Adams joins the Panthers

Panthers sign Russell Shepard

Panthers double down on Charles Johnsons

Captain Munnerlyn will return to Carolina

Julius Peppers signing with Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers trade DE Kony Ealy to Patriots

Lawrence Guy visiting Patriots today

Malcolm Butler’s agent: We’re not asking Pats for a lot

New Patriot Dwayne Allen: ‘I never thought a Colt could get traded here’

Sources: Pats acquire Saints’ Cooks for picks

Will Brandin Cooks thrive in New England?

Justin Hunter visiting Patriots

Ravens agree with Brandon Williams on $54M contract

Ravens releasing converted safety Lardarius Webb

Will Ravens continue to invest in defense or find a receiver for Joe Flacco?

Ravens retain Anthony Levine

Dennis Pitta reworks deal, will stay with Ravens

Kirk Cousins signs franchise tender with Washington

Terrelle Pryor signs one-year, $8M deal with Redskins

Cordarrelle Patterson visits Washington, Oakland

Mayock: ‘No official contact’ by Redskins about GM job

Bennie Logan visiting Washington

Saints trading Brandin Cooks to Patriots for No. 32 pick

DeAndre Hopkins: A.J. Bouye better cover me on third down because Jalen Ramsey can’t

Report: Texans won’t trade for Tony Romo

Falcons wideout Eric Weems heading to Tennessee

DL Sylvester Williams agrees to 3-year deal with Titans, per reports

Vikings sign former Panthers right tackle Mike Remmers

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

PFF scouting report: Cooper Kupp, WR, Eastern Washington

PFF scouting report: Montravius Adams, DI, Auburn

PFF scouting report: Davon Godchaux, DT, LSU

PFF scouting report: Taco Charlton, Edge, Michigan

PFF scouting report: Garett Bolles, T, Utah

S Malik Hooker, Ohio State-Scouting Report

Alabama DL Allen arranges visits with two teams holding top-five picks

Ask 5: Which free agent will have biggest impact on NFL draft?

Draft Daily: How does free agency affect draft strategy?

Why Malik McDowell could be the perfect fit for Atlanta

Here’s why the Browns should go Myles Garrett at No. 1

Finding NFL fits for the big men of the combine

 

EXTRA POINTS

Broncos keep focus on OL in free agency, add Menelik Watson

Report: NFL teams violated U.S. painkiller laws

How all 32 NFL teams fared on Day 2 of free agency

Why the wild Brock Osweiler trade is perfectly legal

 

CALENDAR

March 26-29 – Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

April 3 – Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.

April 21 – Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.

April 26 – Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

April 27-29 — NFL Draft (Philadelphia).2017 NFL Draft Round-By-Round order

 

TRIVIA ANSWER

 

Running Back Rob Lytle.

 

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