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Dallas Police Suspend Investigation On Aqib Talib

Apr 18, 2015 5:09 PM

The Dallas Police Department said it has suspended an investigation into an alleged aggravated assault incident that involved Aqib Talib and his older brother, Yaqub, earlier this month.

Talib was never arrested or charged in connection with the incident, which allegedly happened in the early-morning hours on April 8 outside a nightclub in downtown Dallas. 


Team sources told ESPN that Talib and his brother were both questioned by police at a different nightclub than the one where the incident occurred.


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Von Miller Loses Weight In Hopes Of Having Strong 2015

Apr 15, 2015 10:13 PM

Von Miller entered the Denver Broncos' offseason program weighing four pounds less than he did at the 2011 scouting combine.

“I think I’ll be in better shape than I was last year,’’ Miller said Wednesday at the Broncos suburban Denver complex. “I was in pretty good shape last year, but go to another level of it. It’s always about how far you can push yourself, better yourself.’’


Miller is eating less junk food and drinking fewer drinks with sugar, while working out more.

“I really didn’t just take days off.’’ said Miller, who is set to enter the last year of his original five-year rookie contract. “Right after the Super Bowl I started working out, I wanted to make a point with myself with nutrition, just working out every day … I feel better at work, feel better out there on the on field, out there grinding.’’

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Antonio Smith Signs With Broncos

Apr 2, 2015 2:40 PM

Antonio Smith has agreed upon a one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Broncos.

Smith was recently released by the Oakland Raiders.

Smith was previously with the Houston Texans and made the 2011 Pro Bowl.

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Demaryius Thomas To Skip Broncos' Offseason Program

Mar 31, 2015 12:12 PM

Demaryius Thomas will skip the Denver Broncos' offseason program.

Thomas was assigned the $12.823 million franchise tag early in March.

Boycotting offseason practices is the tactic most utilized by franchise players seeking some semblance of leverage in long-term negotiations.

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Julius Thomas Agrees To Sign With Jaguars

Mar 9, 2015 9:18 PM

Julius Thomas has agreed to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos also pursued Thomas

Thomas has been one of the NFL's most productive tight ends over the past two seasons after coming back from ankle surgery in which he missed all of 2012.

Thomas was a fourth round pick by the Broncos in 2011 out of Portland State.

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Peyton Manning To Cut Pay For 2015 By $4M

Mar 4, 2015 3:38 PM

Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are finalizing a reduction of his pay from $19 million to $15 million.

Manning's production dipped during the second half of 2014.

The contract is not final until Manning passes his physical exam.

Manning informed Broncos general manager John Elway on Feb. 12 that he was physically and mentally prepared to play in the upcoming season after undergoing a comprehensive workout regimen and evaluation with noted performance trainer Mackie Shilstone.

Manning gets an extra $2 million back for winning the AFC Championship Game and another $2 million for winning the Super bowl.

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Demaryius Thomas Receives Franchise Tag From Broncos

Mar 2, 2015 10:29 AM

The Denver Broncos have used the franchise tag on Demaryius Thomas.

Thomas has been a Pro Bowler each of the past three seasons.

Thomas' production with Peyton Manning have been outstanding -- 469 targets, 297 receptions, 4,483 yards, 15.1 yards per reception and 35 touchdowns. He has also not missed a game since 2011.

Thomas' tag will be worth approximately $12.8 million.

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Agent: Julius Thomas Being Pushed Away From Broncos

Feb 21, 2015 9:19 PM

The agent for Julius Thomas believes his client is being pushed from the Denver Broncos.

Thomas will be a free agent this offseason.

His agent, Frank Bauer, says talks with the Broncos have gone quiet since last summer.

"The Broncos came to me, we tried to get it done, it didn't work," Bauer told The Denver Post on Friday. "Does Julius love Denver? Yes. Does Julius love the fans there? No question. Does he love the organization and the community? Look at what he does for kids in that town.

"But for some reason people are trying to tear him down. In my opinion what they're doing by tearing him down is pushing him away."

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Julius Thomas' Father Criticizes Manning, Elway

Feb 18, 2015 1:32 PM

The father of Julius Thomas has criticized Peyton Manning and his treatment by the Denver Broncos' organization.

"Don't blame (John) Fox for (John) Elway giving Peyton the reigns and making him uncoachable, unapproachable and bigger than the TEAM," wrote Greg Thomas on Jan. 12.

"Too bad Fox didn't have the power to bench Manning. Using (Brock) Osweiler would have been a great transition for Franchise's future."

Greg Thomas also wrote in an email: "It’ll be totally classic to see him come back to Denver in Silver & Black and rip the Broncos and their loser fans a new one."

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Wes Welker Plans To Play In 2015

Feb 16, 2015 9:18 PM

Wes Welker claims to be planning for the 2015 season and not retirement.

Welker told the Denver Post on Monday that he's "just getting ready for 2015" following a report last week that he was seriously considering retirement.

Asked about the report that he has assuaged concerned friends and family members with thoughts of retirement, Welker responded, "Never ever came out of my mouth."

The Denver Broncos are not expected to re-sign Welker, who has had a tough time staying on the field due to concussions.

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Peyton Manning Physically, Mentally Ready To Commit To 2015
The quad injury that plagued Peyton Manning at the end of the 2014 season is fully healed.

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Peyton Manning Meets With Broncos
No decision was announced after Thursday's discussions, given that Peyton Manning would have to undergo a check-up.

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Broncos Prepared To Use Franchise Demaryius Thomas If Necessary
Applying the franchise tag to Demaryius Thomas would cost roughly $13 million.

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Wes Welker Considering Retirement
Wes Welker is scheduled to become a free agent next month and is not expected back with the Broncos.

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Peyton Manning Begins Working Out For 2015 Season
Peyton Manning wants to see where he is physically in the next stage of the evaluation process.

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Peyton Manning Could Decide In Coming Week
Peyton Manning will have his annual checkup on his surgically repaired neck within 10 days of the start of the new league year, which begins March 10.

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Peyton Manning Decision Coming Soon
Peyton Manning has until March 9 to inform the Broncos of his decision.

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Wade Phillips Interviewing For Broncos' Defensive Coordinator Job
Wade Phillips was most recently defensive coordinator of the Texans under Gary Kubiak.

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Broncos Hire Rick Dennison As Offensive Coordinator
Rick Dennison was a Broncos assistant coach beginning with Mike Shanahan’s first season with the Broncos in 1995 through the end of Josh McDaniels' first season in 2009.

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Peyton Manning Intends To Return In 2015
The Broncos have asked Peyton Manning to inform them of his plans by March 9.

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Broncos Hire Gary Kubiak As Head Coach
Gary Kubiak has ties to the Broncos as well as the team's general manager John Elway.

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Doug Marrone To Interview With Broncos
Doug Marrone’s preferred style of offense doesn’t necessarily seem like a great fit with Peyton Manning.

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Broncos Identify Gary Kubiak As 'Far And Away' Frontrunner
Gary Kubiak is a former quarterback and offensive coordinator for the Broncos.

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Broncos Submit Request To Ravens To Interview Gary Kubiak
The Ravens released a statement from Gary Kubiak late Sunday night saying he was staying with the team.

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Adam Gase Meets With Elway As He Gets Closer To 49ers' Job
Adam Gase spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator of the Broncos.

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Raiders To Hire Jack Del Rio As Head Coach
Jack Del Rio replaces interim head coach Tony Sparano, who took over for Dennis Allen.

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Elway: Peyton Manning 'Needs To Get Away' Before Deciding
Peyton Manning struggled over his final games of the 2014 season following a thigh injury.

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Broncos To Request Interview With Gary Kubiak
Gary Kubiak has a long history with the Broncos, backing up John Elway at quarterback before returning as an assistant coach in 1995.

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John Fox Declines Offer To Interview With Jets
The Jets are looking for a replacement for Rex Ryan, but John Fox is not interested in the job.

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