Bronco Links – 3/13/17

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“As you can tell, he’s a very big and physical player that will bring that mentality. We’re really excited about it. We had our eyes on Menelik when we played him earlier in the year. We’re just thrilled that he’s decided to join us.”~John Elway on Menelik Watson.

 

FAST FACTS

Jack Del Rio,who was the Defensive Coordinator for the AFC West Champion Broncos in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 seasons, became head coach of the division-rival Oakland Raiders in 2015.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Wide Receiver Vance Johnson (1985-95) is 54, Long Snapper Lonie Paxton (2009-11) is 39 and Wide Receiver David Terrell (2005) is 38.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What starting Safety for the Baltimore Ravens’ 2014 playoff team signed with the Broncos as a Free Agent in 2015?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Mason’s Mailbag: Thoughts on Menelik Watson

Sacco Sez: The story of the Broncos’ first free-agent signing

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos rework Donald Stephenson’s deal to keep him in mix

Zach Kerr a low-risk signing for a potential nose tackle

Broncos continue to shop for big guys in free agency

Domata Peko should help Broncos beef up run defense

 

AFC WEST

Ex-Chiefs NT Dontari Poe visiting Colts, Jaguars

Chargers check out CB Kevin King at Washington pro day

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Bengals bring Joe Mixon to Cincinnati for visit

Connor Barwin set to visit Bengals

Zeitler zooms to the top of the interior offensive line market

Philly Brown signs with Bills

Bucs’ 9-7 season helping them become winners in free agency

David Johnson training ‘full throttle’ after knee rehab

Colts hosting Dontari Poe

Ryan Schraeder restructures deal with Falcons

Jaguars release Roy Miller

Calais Campbell never had a preliminary agreement with Jacksonville

Calais Campbell cashes in

Dontari Poe visiting Jaguars, who stay busy

Report: Jets showing interest in Dont’a Hightower

Dont’a Hightower visiting Jets

Michigan native T.J. Lang solidifies right side of Lions’ offensive line

Packers have no clear-cut replacement after losing T.J. Lang to Lions

Unsigned tender kept Malcolm Butler out of Brandin Cooks talks

Ravens spend more in one week in free agency than last two years combined

Saints checking out Alex Okafor

Seahawks to host Adrian Peterson on free-agent visit

Cornerback Davon House visiting the Steelers

Week 17 altercation was last straw for Texans and Osweiler

Bill O’Brien has nothing more to say about Brock Osweiler

Vikings spend many millions on offensive linemen

Cordarrelle Patterson wants to stay with Vikings

Eddie Lacy wraps up visit with Vikings, Packers up next

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

TE David Njoku, Miami-Scouting Report

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

Sidney Jones injury should prompt players, agents to reconsider workouts

 

EXTRA POINTS

2017 running back market has gone bust

 

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

 

Darian Stewart.

 

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