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Broncos sign 15 college free agents

Broncos sign 15 college free agents

profootballtalk.com Updated Apr 27, 2013
The draft is over, which means teams are signing undrafted players. And then they’re announcing the names of the players they’ve signed. And then we’re listing them here. The Broncos have announced a 15-man class of undrafted free agents, including
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  • Source: Chiefs sign undrafted Vols QB Bray

    Source: Chiefs sign undrafted Vols QB Bray

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Quarterback Tyler Bray, undrafted out of Tennessee, signed with the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source told ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates.
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  • AFC West: Putting a bow on Day 3

    AFC West: Putting a bow on Day 3

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Here are some random draft thoughts: The Chargers added another interesting young cornerback -- Cal’s Steve Williams in the fifth round. He has a chance to quickly climb the depth chart. Denver added yet another interesting receiving weapon when they to
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  • Can “Mr. Irrelevant” become the Colts’ third tight end?

    Can “Mr. Irrelevant” become the Colts’ third tight end?

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    The 2013 NFL Draft started with the Chiefs taking an offensive tackle from Central Michigan. It ended with the Colts selecting a tight end from South Carolina. With the No. 254 selection, the Colts took South Carolina tight end Justice Cunningham. A tea…
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  • Phillips says he’s a natural defensive end

    Phillips says he’s a natural defensive end

    The Broncos needed a pass rusher. The Broncos found a pass rusher. Eventually. After weeks of speculation that the Broncos would sign former Colts defensive end/linebacker Dwight Freeney to replace Elvis Dumervil, the Broncos signed linebacker Shaun Phi…
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  • Draft grade time: Now that the NFL draft is over, it is, of cou…

    Draft grade time: Now that the NFL draft is over, it is, of course,…

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Now that the NFL draft is over, it is, of course, time to grade the draft. Give your team a draft grade here and discuss your reasons why in the comment section below. Oh, and don’t be a soft grader. Be honest.
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  • Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current options

    Draft dries up Bradshaw’s current options

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    On Friday, free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw received full clearance to resume football activities. On Friday and Saturday, all teams that had interest in Bradshaw filled their needs via draft picks. The interested teams were the Steelers, Packers,…
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  • Chargers' Te'o: I'm 'pretty prepared' for NFL

    Chargers' Te'o: I'm 'pretty prepared' for NFL

    After dealing with the commotion over his fake online girlfriend and his flop in the national championship game, Manti Te'o believes he's ready for the NFL.
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  • Chargers, Broncos end draft with QBs

    Chargers, Broncos end draft with QBs

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The AFC West added quarterbacks Saturday. Oakland took Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson in the fourth round, and in the seventh round the Chargers added Southern Utah’s Brad Sorensen and Denver picked Miami-Ohio’s Zac Dysert. Sorensen, who originally
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  • Broncos draft quarterback Zac Dysert

    Broncos draft quarterback Zac Dysert

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    If there was any team in the NFL that didn’t need to draft a quarterback, it was the Broncos: In addition to having All-Pro Peyton Manning as the starter, Denver has last year’s second-round draft pick Brock Osweiler as Manning’s heir apparent. So t
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  • Broncos take pass-rusher Quanterus Smith

    Broncos take pass-rusher Quanterus Smith

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Denver Broncos may have found a potential pass-rusher to complement star Von Miller. Denver took intriguing prospect Quanterus Smith from Western Kentucky in the fifth round. Many scouts thought Smith would be taken earlier. But he suffered a torn A…
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  • Tyler Wilson pick puts pressure on Pryor

    Tyler Wilson pick puts pressure on Pryor

    When the fourth round began, there was talk the Oakland Raiders could take former USC quarterback Matt Barkley with the third pick in the fourth round. After Oakland traded down, there was talk it could take Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib. He was take…
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  • Kansas City Chiefs find inside linebacker

    Kansas City Chiefs find inside linebacker

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Kansas City Chiefs added a need piece in the form of Alabama inside linebacker Nico Johnson with the second pick of the fourth round Saturday. Johnson, a high-character leader on a national championship team, theoretically could compete to start as …
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  • Eagles trade to top of fourth, take Matt Barkley

    Eagles trade to top of fourth, take Matt Barkley

    profootballtalk.com Apr 27, 2013
    The wait is over for Southern Cal quarterback Matt Barkley. The Eagles gave up a seventh-rounder to move up from 101st to 98th in the fourth round, and chose Barkley. The move up was likely necessary to get him before the Chiefs or Raiders, who might ha…
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  • Will AFC West teams net QB?

    Will AFC West teams net QB?

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    There are still several quarterbacks available going into the final day of the draft and many league observers expect an early run in the fourth round. The Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers all could draft a developmental quarte…
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  • Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 4-7

    Countdown Live: 2013 NFL draft, Rds. 4-7

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts for Rounds 4-7 of the 2013 NFL draft. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at noon ET. See you there.
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  • Remaining AFC West needs

    Remaining AFC West needs

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    With the final four rounds of the NFL draft starting at Noon ET here is a quick look at some positions each AFC West team may look at Saturday: Denver: Pass-rusher, safety, linebacker, offensive line. Kansas City: Safety, linebacker, defensive end, quar…
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  • Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick

    Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick

    CNNSI.com Apr 27, 2013
    New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick
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  • Sources: Chiefs, Dolphins not close on Albert

    Sources: Chiefs, Dolphins not close on Albert

    ESPN.com Apr 27, 2013
    The Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs are not close on a trade for franchise left tackle Branden Albert, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.
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  • Video - Manti Te'o Introduced As Charger 00:32

    Manti Te'o Introduced As Charger

    Apr 27
    A day after being drafted in the second round by the Chargers, Manti Te'o addresses the media.
  • Video - OTL: Mind Control 09:12

    OTL: Mind Control

    Apr 27
    Several research groups competed to study Junior Seau's brain after he died. Did the NFL help pick the winner?
  • Video - Manti Te'o addresses the media 09:50

    Manti Te'o addresses the media

    Apr 27
    Linebacker Manti Te'o shares his excitement to be in San Diego after being selected by the Chargers with the 38th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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    Apr 27
    NEW YORK -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the eventful final day of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall finally brought a flurry of quarterback news...
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    Apr 27
    The San Diego Chargers are the big winners of the 2013 draft, writes John Clayton.
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    Apr 27
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  • Jim Trotter: New Chargers GM Telesco shows backbone with Te'o pick

    Apr 27
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