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T.J. Ward: We’re trying to be one of the best defenses in the w…

T.J. Ward: We’re trying to be one of the best defenses in the world

profootballtalk.com Updated 4 hours ago
On Wednesday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said that the team needed to reestablish its identity for the 2014 season after shuffling their roster in the wake of their Super Bowl loss against the Seahawks. One of those new arrivals has a suggestion…
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  • What Sanders for Decker swap will mean

    What Sanders for Decker swap will mean

    ESPN.com 7 hours ago
    When the Denver Broncos prepared themselves for free agency, they did what any team in the supply and demand business of roster spots would do: The decision-makers looked at their free agents and assigned each a value. Then executive vice president of f…
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  • Manning says Ball ready to be starter

    Manning says Ball ready to be starter

    When Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball arrives Monday morning for the start of the team’s offseason conditioning program, he can expect to carry the expectations of being a starter as he goes about his business. A task the guy who will hand him th…
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  • Dwayne Bowe pays fine, resolves case stemming from pot arrest

    Dwayne Bowe pays fine, resolves case stemming from pot arrest

    Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was arrested in November for marijuana possession, has paid a fine and pleaded guilty to amended charges to resolve the matter. Bowe pleaded guilty today to defective equipment and littering and paid $610 in fines. “Like…
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  • Raiders make final push to move Terrelle Pryor

    Raiders make final push to move Terrelle Pryor

    profootballtalk.com 22 hours ago
    Before the Raiders’ offseason program launches next week, they have one fairly important bit of roster maintenance to address: The future of quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Per a league source, the Raiders hope to move Pryor before the start of the offseaso…
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  • Manning ready to get to work for '14 season

    Manning ready to get to work for '14 season

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    DENVER -- Standing behind a podium perched atop what will be playoff ice for the Colorado Avalanche in the coming days and surrounded by a crowd of Eagle Scouts and those hoping to be, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning offered his thoughts Wedne…
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  • Peyton: Broncos must 'start over' after SB loss

    Peyton: Broncos must 'start over' after SB loss

    CNNSI.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    DENVER -- It's been 42 years since an NFL team has done what the Broncos hope to do next season.
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  • Peyton Manning on Super Bowl loss: “You have to move forward”

    Peyton Manning on Super Bowl loss: “You have to move forward”

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been relatively quiet this offseason, but when he spoke at an event in Denver this morning, he said his focus is putting the Broncos’ ugly performance in the Super Bowl behind him. “You have to move forward. You ha…
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  • Blake Bortles in Houston for meeting with Texans

    Blake Bortles in Houston for meeting with Texans

    profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles has long been connected as a possibly fit for the Houston Texans with the No.1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. The Texans need a quarterback. Bortles is a quarterback. It kind of makes sense, right? After meeting…
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  • Bolts All Under-25 team: Donald Butler

    Bolts All Under-25 team: Donald Butler

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    In this series we take a look at 12 players for the San Diego Chargers who are 25 or younger and who could be considered foundational or impact players. Player: ILB Donald Butler Age: 25 The skinny: A third-round selection by the Chargers in the 2010 dr…
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  • Malcom Floyd will attend Chargers workouts next week

    Malcom Floyd will attend Chargers workouts next week

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (yesterday)
    In March, Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd said that he had been cleared to begin running and lifting weights after the neck injury that forced him off the field on a stretcher last September. That injury ended Floyd’s season and cast doubt on his ab…
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  • NFL Nation TV debuts

    NFL Nation TV debuts

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)
    Join us today at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT as ESPN’s NFL Nation TV debuts on Spreecast with host Paul Gutierrez (Oakland Raiders reporter), co-host Coley Harvey (Cincinnati Bengals reporter) and guest Jeff Legwold (Denver Broncos reporter). Topics will inclu…
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  • Pre-draft dance has been around a while

    Pre-draft dance has been around a while

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (2 days ago)
    John Elway's pictures -- including the jumbo shot of him celebrating with the Vince Lomabardi Trophy after one of his Super Bowl wins -- hang outside the Denver Broncos' locker room and here and there in the team's suburban complex, but he doesn't often…
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  • Shawne Merriman sues Nike over “Lights Out” name

    Shawne Merriman sues Nike over “Lights Out” name

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    In addition to his plans to step into the wrestling ring, former Chargers and Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman is picking a fight with another opponent: Nike. Merriman has sued Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out a…
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  • Chargers release linebacker Terrell Manning

    Chargers release linebacker Terrell Manning

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Given what he’s been through, Terrell Manning’s had worse days. But he’s still unemployed. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Chargers waived linebacker Terrell Manning Monday. They had claimed him off waivers from the Packers last summer, but he pl…
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  • Von Miller vows to come back better after a disappointing 2013

    Von Miller vows to come back better after a disappointing 2013

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Broncos linebacker Von Miller missed the start of the 2013 season with a suspension and the end of the season with a torn ACL, and in the middle he wasn’t quite the same player he had been in his first two seasons. Now Miller says he’s ready to return b…
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  • Willie Gault claims he could beat DeSean Jackson in a race

    Willie Gault claims he could beat DeSean Jackson in a race

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    Former Bears and Raiders receiver Willie Gault is 53. But he can still run fast. And he says he can run faster than some of the really fast guys in the NFL. Gault, who spent five years with the Bears and six with the Raiders, tells TMZ that he could bea…
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  • Broncos draft rewind: 2013

    Broncos draft rewind: 2013

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (3 days ago)
    As the guy at the top of the football flow chart for the Denver Broncos for the last three seasons, John Elway has now overseen three drafts for the team. The Broncos have made 23 picks in those three drafts and found seven full-time starters. Denver ho…
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  • $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    $500,000 guaranteed for Champ Bailey

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (4 days ago)
    The Broncos were supposed to pay cornerback Champ Bailey $9 million in 2014. He’ll make 1/18th of that guaranteed in New Orleans. Per a league source, NFLPA records reveal that the future Hall of Famer received $500,000 in guaranteed money as part of hi…
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  • Wes Welker’s Undrafted finishes fifth in stakes race Saturday

    Wes Welker’s Undrafted finishes fifth in stakes race Saturday

    profootballtalk.com Apr 12 (5 days ago)
    Thought it’s a slow day in NFL circles, it’s a big day in American horse racing, with Kentucky’s Keeneland Racecourse and Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park hosting multiple key stakes races. In the first of Keeneland’s stakes races Saturday, Broncos slot receiver …
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  • Chiefs should be happy with this draft

    Chiefs should be happy with this draft

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    For those with ESPN Insider access, Steve Muench has some suggestions for the Kansas City Chiefs and their three top picks in this year's draft. Muench suggests Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer for the Chiefs in the first round. They have no more pres…
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  • Former Chargers and Bills star linebacker Shawne Merriman joins…

    Former Chargers and Bills star linebacker Shawne Merriman joins WWE

    yahoo.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    Now that former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman has joined WWE, it makes sense. You can picture Merriman in professional wrestling, right? He has the "Lights Out" nickname, looks like he could hold his own in the ring and it's easy to see him d…
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  • Bengals sign Sam Montgomery

    Bengals sign Sam Montgomery

    profootballtalk.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    Sam Montgomery is getting another chance with an NFL club. The Bengals announced the signing of Montgomery, the former Texans and Raiders defensive end/outside linebacker, on Friday. A third-round pick of the Texans in 2013, Montgomery was waived by Hou…
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  • Tom Savage to visit Raiders

    Tom Savage to visit Raiders

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    The Raiders met with Johnny Manziel earlier this week and they’ll close the week by meeting a quarterback who is expected to go a bit later in the draft. Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage will be visiting with the Raiders on Friday, according to a repor…
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  • Mel Kiper talks return specialists

    Mel Kiper talks return specialists

    ESPN.com Apr 11 (6 days ago)
    After losing Dexter McCluster and Quintin Demps to free agency, look for the Kansas City Chiefs to draft at least one player with kickoff and punt return skills. The Chiefs had one of the best return games in the league last season, but only Knile Davis…
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  • Video - 'Caught in the Draft': Al Davis' eye for talent 02:27

    'Caught in the Draft': Al Davis' eye for talent

    Apr 16
    Find out how the late Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis was so successful in drafting players who were perfect fits for his team.
  • Video - Peyton Ready To Put Super Bowl Behind Him 01:55

    Peyton Ready To Put Super Bowl Behind Him

    Apr 16
    Dan Graziano discusses Peyton Manning's comments about getting ready for the 2014 season.
  • Video - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning: Super Bowl loss will 'fuel us' 02:58

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning: Super Bowl loss will 'fuel us'

    Apr 16
    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning discusses his team's loss in the Super Bowl, the Broncos' offseason moves and expectations heading into the 2014 season.
  • Video - Have the New England Patriots kept pace with the Denver Broncos? 02:59

    Have the New England Patriots kept pace with the Denver Broncos?

    Apr 11
    After falling one game short of the Super Bowl at the hands of the Denver Broncos, can the New England Patriots best their AFC foes in 2014? The "NFL Total Access" crew breaks it all down.

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