Bronco Links – 3/9/17

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“I feel more comfortable if we can take care of some needs in free agency. I believe that there is a good blend in both. Free agency is there for a reason. … I think we can supplement some needs that we have through free agency, because I don’t like going into the draft with big needs. If we go into the draft [with a long list of needs], we have a propensity to reach. We try to stay out of that situation.”~John Elway.

 

FAST FACTS

Of Demaryius Thomas’ 1,619 receiving yards in 2014–680 of those yards came after the catch, the 4th highest mark in the league that season.

BRONCO BIRTHDAYS

Quarterback Don Horn (1971-72) is 72 and Linebacker John Huard (1967-69) is 73.

BRONCO TRIVIA

Who was the leading tackler in the Broncos’ secondary during the 2014 season?

FROM THE MOTHER SHIP

Colorado’s Pro Day attracts notice of Broncos — and every other NFL team

‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Awuzie looking for place in NFL

Free Agency Rumors — Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 

VIDEOS

All 32 NFL teams scout Colorado Pro Day

Broncos’ Joe Ellis honored for Colorado tourism impact

Ellis shares his passion for Denver in HOF speech

 

BRONCOS BLOGS

Patience, offensive line help all part of Broncos’ free agency plan

Broncos president doesn’t know what team will do about Tony Romo

The Cowboys are expected to release Tony Romo. Next stop: Denver?

 

AFC WEST

Chiefs to use second-round tender on Daniel Sorensen

Chiefs’ Demetrius Harris arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession

Tony Romo won’t play for Chiefs but he could play against them

Should the Raiders re-sign Brynden Trawick?

Raiders appear content to let Latavius Murray walk

Quarterback Derek Carr: “I Feel Stronger. I Feel More Driven”

Keeping Jahleel Addae provides versatility in secondary for Chargers

Chargers reportedly interested in Russell Okung

Teams, agents suspect that Chargers are talking to Okung’s advisor

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

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

Report: Bears, Mike Glennon to sign three-year, $43.5 million deal

Source: Bengals, WR LaFell reach 2-year deal

Kevin Zeitler drawing interest from multiple teams

Bills keeping Tyrod Taylor on restructured contract

Tyrod Taylor gets $7 million signing bonus in restructured deal

Why bringing back QB Tyrod Taylor is smart move for Bills

Bills bring back Colton Schmidt

Bills bulk up the backfield, sign Mike Tolbert

Bills expected to sign Patrick DiMarco

Steven Hauschka shuffling off to Buffalo

Report: Bills will sign Vlad Ducasse

Completing deal for Jimmy Garoppolo would jump-start Browns’ offseason

Terrelle Pryor could become the latest litmus test of the new-look Browns

Browns chasing Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson

Chandler Jones, Cardinals finalizing 5-year extension

Why Alabama LB Tim Williams makes sense for the Colts

Colts trade Dwayne Allen, sixth-round pick to Patriots

Brice Butler re-signs with Cowboys

Cowboys inform Tony Romo he will be released

Romo’s release will be a post-June 1 designation

Dolphins re-signing Kenny Stills to $32 million deal

Dolphins tender four exclusive rights free agents

Miami Dolphins to re-sign DE Andre Branch

Report: Lawrence Timmons to visit Dolphins after free agency begins

Dolphins working on long-term deal with Kiko Alonso

Falcons, Desmond Trufant close to finalizing new contract

Matt Schaub remaining with Falcons

Ricardo Allen among Falcons tendered contracts

San Francisco 49ers expected to pursue Pierre Garcon

Kyle Juszczyk expected to join 49ers

49ers waive Marcus Martin

Brian Hoyer agrees in principle to 2-year 49ers deal

Report: Marquise Goodwin headed to 49ers

Malcolm Smith reportedly will sign with 49ers

Brandon Marshall signs with Giants on two-year deal

Brandon Marshall adds element of physicality to Giants’ receiving corps

Jaguars expected to land safety Barry Church

Jaguars expected to sign DE Calais Campbell

Shad Khan: I remain ‘extremely unsatisfied’ with 2016

Could Jets end up settling for a return of Geno Smith at quarterback?

Lions set to make Ricky Wagner top-paid right tackle

Big OT Rick Wagner will improve Lions run game, protect Matthew Stafford

Lions tender Kerry Hyder, two other exclusive rights free agents

Agent says Paul Worrilow has agreed to terms with Lions

Charles Johnson wants Julius Peppers on Panthers

Patriots don’t view 2017 as Garoppolo deadline

Panthers land their left tackle, close to deal with Matt Kalil

Ravens release veteran pass rusher Elvis Dumervil

Ravens leave door open on an Elvis Dumervil return

Tony Jefferson expected to sign with Baltimore Ravens

Quarterback Ryan Mallett staying with the Ravens

Report: Ravens to sign running back Danny Woodhead

McCloughan’s departure from D.C. “inevitable”

Reports: Saints re-sign Shiloh Keo

Texans have decisions to make in secondary entering free agency

Titans cut defensive tackle Al Woods

Domata Peko generating interest from Vikings, others

 

2017 NFL DRAFT

Mixon clocks unofficial 4.43 in 40 at pro day

Joe Mixon visits with Lions, Saints, Bengals, Browns

What we learned from Wednesday pro days: Mixon performs well in spotlight

Draft Daily: 3 prospects whose tape requires second look after combine

Saban gives impassioned defense of Reuben Foster’s character

Zierlein Big Board: Top 32 players in 2017 NFL Draft

EXTRA POINTS

NFL 2017 Free Agency: Tracking all the moves

 

CALENDAR

March 9 — The 2017 League Year, Free Agency and the Trading period period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

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

Safety T.J. Ward. With 74 stops, he was second among all Bronco defenders.

Go Broncos!

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