Bronco Links – 3/14/17

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Manning and Ware

“DeMarcus Ware is not only a Hall of Fame player, but a Hall of Fame teammate as well. I played against DeMarcus and played with him. It was an honor and a privilege to have done both.”~Peyton Manning.

 

FAST FACTS

Mike Shanahan was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers’ team that won Super Bowl XXIX in the 1994 season before taking over as the Broncos’ head coach in 1995.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS  

Running Back Ron Dayne (2005) is 39, Defensive End Reggie Hayward (2001-04) is 38 and Offensive Lineman Glenn Hyde (1976-81, 85) is 66.

BRONCO TRIVIA

What player led the 2007 Broncos with 4 forced fumbles and 3 fumble recoveries?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Five takeaways from John Elway and Vance Joseph as the Broncos continue through free agency

Broncos agree to terms on two-year contract with Domata Peko

Broncos sign DE Zach Kerr to two-year contract

How Domata Peko and Zach Kerr will fit on the Broncos’ defensive line

DeMarcus Ware announces retirement

Life on the Edge: How DeMarcus Ware and Von Miller pushed each other to be great

Former Head Coach Gary Kubiak congratulates DeMarcus Ware on retirement

Peyton Manning shares his thoughts on DeMarcus Ware’s retirement

Kasim Edebali signs one-year contract with Broncos

 

VIDEOS

Elway: ‘We’re not done yet’

DeMarcus Ware’s fake spin shakes Staley

Hall of Fame Highlights: Ware’s career in Denver

Best soundbites from DeMarcus Ware

Peko on joining Broncos: ‘I want to win’

Kerr ready to showcase versatility along D-line

Edebali reunites with familiar faces in Denver

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Broncos to host free agent DE Kasim Edebali on visit

Phillips: Ware was the Peyton Manning of Denver’s D

DeMarcus Ware won’t wear star again, but place in Cowboys lore secure

Reactions across NFL to former Broncos OLB DeMarcus Ware’s retirement

DeMarcus Ware has case as first-ballot Hall of Famer

Domata Peko, Zach Kerr central to fixing Broncos run D; updates Kayvon Webster, Vance Walker

Broncos address quarterbacks, Tony Romo speculation

Vance Joseph on Tony Romo: He’s under contract so he’s a non-issue

Jerry Jones: DeMarcus Ware was “dynamic,” dominant

Broncos add venom, vigor to the trenches

DeMarcus Ware will leave a Peyton Manning-like void

Kayvon Webster gives Rams much-needed depth at CB

 

AFC WEST 

Did Chiefs make right decision by letting Nick Foles go?

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s extension making more sense for Chiefs

Chiefs signing defensive tackle Bennie Logan

Bennie Logan’s signing likely ends Dontari Poe’s time with Chiefs

Chiefs Sign Daniel Sorensen to Contract Extension

Chiefs might add another D-lineman, but don’t expect him to be Dontari Poe

Cordarrelle Patterson signs deal with Oakland Raiders

Ronnie Lott urges Raiders fans to pressure NFL to keep team in Oakland

Five Things To Know About Offensive Lineman Marshall Newhouse

Front four must lead way for resurgent Chargers defense

Chargers release veteran tackle King Dunlap

The Combine Interview: Inside the Chargers’ Closed Door Meeting with a Top Prospect

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Vance Walker visits with Bears

Bengals waive James Wright

Keenan Robinson scheduled to visit Bengals

Bengals, Andre Smith talk reunion

Bills sign Ryan Davis, bring Andre Smith in for a visit

Bills sign Jeremy Butler

Two years, $30.5 million for Tyrod Taylor

Isaiah Crowell reportedly draws interest from three teams

Jarvis Jones reportedly visiting Cardinals

Cardinals re-sign Andre Ellington

Kevin Minter slated for visit with Colts

Colts snag DE Margus Hunt with two-year deal

Robert Turbin remains with Colts

Fins TE Thomas excited for Gase reunion

Julius Thomas: Injuries won’t hold me back in Miami

Stars were aligned for Dolphins to land Lawrence Timmons

Nick Foles returning to Eagles on two-year deal

Nick Foles signing signals end of Chase Daniel with Eagles

Falcons bring back Blidi Wreh-Wilson

Devonta Freeman not looking for trade out of Atlanta

Roundup: Andre Roberts signs with Atlanta Falcons

Brian Hoyer focused on being 49ers’ starter — not rumors

Kyle Juszczyk thinks one play made him a lot of money

Giants set to keep Shane Vereen, will pay out bonus

What’s going on with Giants, Johnathan Hankins and the DT market?

Giants bring back John Jerry

Dontari Poe another potential piece of the Jaguars’ defensive restocking

Jets should take quick trip to corner market before it’s too late

Would Dont’a Hightower really consider signing with the Jets?

Jets have touched base with Jay Cutler

Detroit Lions sign guard T.J. Lang to three-year deal

Packers sign Jayrone Elliott to one-year deal

Martellus Bennett to wear 80 for Packers; Ty Montgomery stays with 88

Panthers’ Julius Peppers: ‘It actually feels like I never left’

Panthers bring back Chris Scott for another year, again

Panthers fielded calls about safety Tre Boston

Rex Burkhead visiting the Patriots today

Teams convinced Dont’a Hightower will return to Pats

Stephon Gilmore “surprised a little bit” by Patriots interest

Eric Weddle’s next recruiting target for the Ravens: Chargers fans

Ravens have some interest in Cowboys corner Morris Claiborne

Pryor: Redskins’ QB situation won’t be like ’16 Browns

Terrelle Pryor wants to set up some workouts with Kirk Cousins

Seahawks bringing in Jared Cook for a visit

Le’Veon Bell undergoes surgery for core muscle injury

Bill O’Brien on Brock Osweiler: Texans ‘moving on’

Colts free agent outside linebacker Erik Walden visiting the Titans

Eddie Lacy finishes free-agency visit with Vikings

Report: Datone Jones visiting Vikings

Vikings exploring Lardarius Webb

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

PFF scouting report: Tedric Thompson, S, Colorado

PFF scouting report: George Kittle, TE, Iowa

PFF scouting report: Pat Elflein, C/G, Ohio State

PFF scouting report: Ethan Pocic, C, LSU

PFF scouting report: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

PFF scouting report: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

Jeremiah’s top 50 3.0: McCaffrey, Watson moving up

Temple Pro Day: Haason Reddick solidifies first-round standing

Is there a match between Reuben Foster and the Saints?

Jon Gruden thinks Trubisky could handle the pressure in Cleveland

 

EXTRA POINTS

8 low-key free-agent signings that could have big impacts in 2017

10 best free agents still on the market

 

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

 

Elvis Dumervil.

 

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