Denver Broncos Wiretap

Peyton Manning Nearly Signed With Titans In 2012

May 29, 2016 1:10 PM

Peyton Manning talked about how he nearly signed with the Tennessee Titans in 2012.

Manning signed with the Denver Broncos and also considered the Titans and San Francisco 49ers.

"I was pretty close," Manning said.

"I was hoping we would win out," the late Titans' owner Bud Adams said at the time. "I thought we'd be ahead of Denver. I thought he'd want to stay in Tennessee."

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Brock Osweiler Doesn't Hold Grudge Against Broncos

May 21, 2016 9:29 PM

Brock Osweiler insists he doesn't hold a grudge against the Denver Broncos.

Osweiler passed on an opportunity to remain with the Broncos to become the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans.

"I am really just speaking the truth. There is no grudge," he said. "I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy. In fact, I talked to him last weekend. He is a tremendous person, and he is a tremendous football coach. I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player.

"John Elway, for giving me my opportunity for coming into the National Football League. I could probably stand up and have a press conference and thank 100 guys within that Denver organization, along with all those teammates I played with. So there is no grudge. I have nothing but love for my time I spent in Denver, and appreciation, and gratitude. But now we are beginning a new chapter, and I couldn't be more excited to be here in Houston."

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans

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Mark Sanchez Undergoes Surgery On Left Thumb

May 16, 2016 8:10 PM

Mark Sanchez recently underwent surgery on his left thumb and is expected to miss the beginning of offseason training activities, which begin May 24.

Sanchez initially injured the thumb while working in the weight room on Thursday.

The Denver Broncos described the injury as a torn ligament in the thumb of his non-throwing hand.

Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian will be taking the snaps at the start of OTAs.


Tags: Denver Broncos, Injury

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Broncos, Eagles Unable To Agree Upon Sam Bradford Trade Terms

May 11, 2016 9:11 PM

The Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles discussed a Sam Bradford trade but were unable to agree upon terms.

"We thought we had a chance to go to a really good football team and be there for a long time," agent Bob Condon explained. "And that opportunity was there and actually the attempt was made.

"When the Broncos contacted the Eagles and talked about the trade, they couldn't agree on the price and so they drafted somebody in the first round," Condon continued. "Now, at that point, our options are pretty limited. So our next best option is to go back and prepare for the season."

The Broncos also acquired Mark Sanchez in the offseason.

Denver ultimately traded up for Paxton Lynch in the draft.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Peyton Manning Received Interest From Teams For 2016

May 3, 2016 1:23 PM

Peyton Manning decided to retire this offseason but he reportedly received interest from teams wanting him to play for them in 2016.

The Denver Broncos, however, weren't a consideration as they were ready to move on from Manning.

Manning had at least some level of continuing his career but he didn't want to "hopscotch" from one team to another.

Manning also was able to end his career winning a second Super Bowl, albeit as a greatly reduced version of himself.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jerry Jones Regrets Not Being Able To Draft Paxton Lynch

May 2, 2016 10:34 AM

Jerry Jones is already admitting regret over the Dallas Cowboys' inability to trade up to select Paxton Lynch.

The Denver Broncos drafted Lynch 26th overall by moving up with the Seattle Seahawks.

The Cowboys were targeting Lynch to serve as backup to Tony Romo and become his eventual successor.

"When I look back on my life, I overpaid for my big successes every time," Jones said, via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "And when I tried to get a bargain, get it a little cheaper or get a better deal on it, I ended up usually either getting it and not happy I got it. Or missing it.

"And I probably should have overpaid here."

RealGM's Jeff Risdon had Lynch ranked first on his big board at quarterback.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Cowboys Wanted To Trade Up For Paxton Lynch

Apr 29, 2016 8:42 AM

The Dallas Cowboys wanted to trade up to draft Paxton Lynch on Thursday night, but couldn't close the deal.

Dallas, who had the fourth overall pick, tried to trade back into the first round to grab the Memphis quarterback, but couldn't find a trade partner. The Denver Broncos traded for the 26th pick (Seattle) to select Lynch.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Draft, Trade Rumor

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Broncos Trade Up To Draft Paxton Lynch

Apr 29, 2016 8:34 AM

The Denver Broncos traded up to the No. 26 pick on Thursday night to draft Memphis quarterback Paxton Lynch.

Denver had the No. 31 pick, but worked a deal with the Seattle Seahawks. John Elway admitted that drafting Lynch means the team's pursuit of Colin Kaepernick is "probably over."

The Broncos traded the 31st pick and a third-round selection (94th) to the Seahawks for the 26th pick.

"It was obviously the greatest feeling," Lynch said. "This was a dream come true for me. The Denver Bronco organization is obviously one of the best in the league."

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Draft, Trade Rumor

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Broncos Reach Out To Eagles About Sam Bradford

Apr 28, 2016 8:53 AM

The Denver Broncos inquired with the Philadelphia Eagles about Sam Bradford this week, but the Eagles aren't currently inclined to trade the quarterback.

Denver called Philadelphia to have a basic discussion about Bradford, who demanded a trade in the wake of Philadelphia's trading up for the No. 2 pick.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, Trade Rumor

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Von Miller Confident He'll Get New Deal From Broncos

Apr 28, 2016 8:47 AM

Von Miller is optimistic he'll soon receive a new long-term contract from the Denver Broncos.

"I'm expecting a deal any day. That's just the mindset I have," Miller said while attending a charity event on Wednesday night.

Earlier this week, John Elway said there has been only one offer and one counter-offer with Miller's representatives. The Broncos placed the exclusive franchise tag on the Super Bowl MVP.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Free Agent Rumor

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John Elway: Colin Kaepernick Trade Talks Currently 'Dormant'
John Elway and Colin Kaepernick met twice last month after the 49ers granted Kaepernick's request to pursue a trade.


Texans Release Brian Hoyer
The Broncos and Jets could have interest in Brian Hoyer.

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Von Miller To Skip Offseason Program
The Broncos latest offer to Von Miller is around $18 million per year.

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Broncos To Host Panthers In 2016 NFL Season Opener
The Broncos and Panthers will play on Sept. 8th on NBC.

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Johnny Manziel Living At Von Miller's House
Johnny Manziel's comments came in the West Hollywood area of Los Angeles.


Von Miller Endorses Broncos Signing Johnny Manziel
Denver is pursuing a trade for Colin Kaepernick but they've also been linked to Johnny Manziel.


Broncos Discussed Possible Deal With Johnny Manziel
The Broncos would only sign Johnny Manziel with stipulations that would include mandatory counseling and possible clinical work.

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Broncos Focusing On QBs Currently On Roster
Gary Kubiak and the Broncos have Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian already on their roster.

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Colin Kaepernick Expects To Be Football-Ready In May
Colin Kaepernick has had no setbacks so far in his rehab.

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Video Shows Derek Wolfe Throwing Punch At Nightclub
The NFL told the Denver Post that Wolfe is unlikely to face discipline from the league.

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Broncos, Kaepernick Wants 49ers To Pick Up $4.9M To Complete Trade
The Broncos are willing to pay $7 million of Colin Kaepernick's salary, but Denver and Kaepernick would like the 49ers to pay the remaining $4.9 million.

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Colin Kaepernick Meets With John Elway
Colin Kaepernick was given permission by the 49ers to explore his trade request by meeting with John Elway.

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Jets, Browns No Longer Interested In Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick is left with the Broncos as his only remaining logical suitor.

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Broncos Sign Russell Okung, Expected To Trade Ryan Clady
The contract for Russell Okung is worth an average of $10.6 million per season ($11.2 million maximum if he reaches incentives).

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Broncos Match Dolphins' Offer Sheet For C.J. Anderson
C.J. Anderson signed a four-year, $18 million offer sheet with the Dolphins.

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DeMarcus Ware Agrees To Restructured Deal With Broncos
DeMarcus Ware was scheduled to to earn a $3 million bonus Sunday and count $11.6 million against the salary cap in 2016.


49ers Comfortable Keeping Colin Kaepernick
The 49ers have no issue with retaining Colin Kaepernick for the 2016 season and allowing him to compete for their starting job.

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Broncos Acquire Mark Sanchez From Eagles
The Broncos will continue to pursue Colin Kaepernick despite trading for Mark Sanchez.

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Colin Kaepernick Seeking Trade To Browns
The Browns have so far expressed stronger interest in a trade with the 49ers for Colin Kaepernick than the Broncos.

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Broncos Pursuing Ryan Fitzpatrick As Plan B
Ryan Fitzpatrick had an impressive 2015 with the Jets, but he remains a free agent.

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