March 2012 - Denver Broncos Wiretap
Vick Doesn't Care If Eagles Pursued Peyton
Michael Vick doesn't care if the Eagles had real interest in Peyton Manning before the quarterback signed with the Broncos. "I don't know how true it is and I really don't care. ... I'm one of the best," Vick said.
Manning Didn't Have Issue Playing In NFC
During a radio appearance on Thursday, Peyton Manning denied the belief that he didn't want to sign with an NFC team because it would mean playing in the same conference as his brother, Eli. "Well, that's not true, because obviously when I was talking to San Francisco, they asked me that," Manning said. "And I wouldn't have told them that I could possibly be interested if that were the case. Obviously I know that San Francisco is in the NFC." While Manning values loyalty, he made it clear it wasn't going to stop him from landing at the destination that benefited him most. "Just like everybody thinks that the Titans (didn't get chosen) because they were in the Colts' division," he said. "Once again, I knew that the Titans were in the AFC South. And so when coach (Mike) Munchak called and I said, 'Sure, I absolutely would have an interest. and I'd love to get to know everybody better.' So the psychoanalyzing -- I guess that's the word, I'm not sure I know what that means -- but there's a lot of teams that I liked. And believe me, part of me wanted to be able to go to all of them for a short period of time."
Broncos Re-Sign Jason Hunter
The Broncos have re-signed versatile free agent defensive end Jason Hunter, completing one of their offseason priorities, according to an ESPN.com report on Thursday.
Manning, Broncos Could Open Season On SNF
The Broncos have added Peyton Manning and they could now begin the 2012 season in prime time. The team has been informed that there's a strong chance that it will be chosen to kickoff NBC's "Sunday Night Football" slate Sept. 9, according to The Denver Post. The Broncos had two games in prime time last season: a Week 1 game against the Raiders on "Monday Night Football" on ESPN, and a Week 11 tilt against the Jets on NFL Network.
Peyton Works Out With Broncos, Looks 'Real Good'
Peyton Manning took part in an informal workout with some of his new Denver teammates on Monday. Manning took snaps from center J.D. Walton and threw passes to wide receiver Eric Decker and tight end Julius Thomas. "Just some drill work, talking through stuff, so he gets familiar with the verbage and the calls," Decker said. "The biggest thing is he wanted to get a feel for us, and a feel for being under center." Manning is allowed to continue rehabilitating from neck surgery at Dove Valley with Broncos doctors and trainers, but because of NFL rules he can only work out with teammates away from Denver's facility. "He looked real good, though he probably won't admit that he's feeling good or feeling back to the way he wants to be," Decker said.
Peyton Admits He Needs To Study Workout Rules
Now that he has landed in Denver, Peyton Manning is ready to begin preparing for the 2012 season. "I'm going to have to get up to speed on the rules," Manning told The Denver Post. "I know we don't have nearly as much time as we used to. It's like free agency. It was never an issue for me before. I didn't know the rules there either. ... I've got a lot to study." Manning missed the entire 2011 season, the first following the new collective bargaining agreement, which brought with it a whole new set of rules.
Source: Broncos Make Hanie Peyton's Backup
The Broncos have agreed to a two-year deal with Caleb Hanie, according to a source. Having traded Tim Tebow to the Jets, the Broncos were in the market for a backup to new starting quarterback Peyton Manning.
Broncos Sign Tight Ends Tamme, Dreessen
The Broncos have signed Jacob Tamme to a three-year, $9 million contract. Tamme had 67 receptions at the tight end position for the Colts in 2010 while playing for Dallas Clark. Tamme was a highly sought after free agent. Denver also agreed to terms with another tight end in Joel Dreessen. The Broncos signed Dreesen to a three-year, $8.5 million contract.
Broncos Add Tracy Porter To Defense
The Broncos have agreed to terms on a contract with Tracy Porter. Porter's deal is for one year and is worth around $4 million, according to a source.
Trading Cards Will Feature Peyton, Tebow In New Uniforms
Fans don't have to wait until the season to see Tim Tebow or Peyton Manning in their new uniforms. Bowman Football, a branch of Topps, will soon launch a line of trading cards featuring Tebow in a Jets jersey and Manning donning a Broncos uniform. The packs of cards will hit store shelves in May.
Tebow Deal Delayed Again
Tim Tebow will be introduced by the Jets on Monday as the trade cannot be made official until late Saturday.
Tebow Trade To Jets Completed
For the second time Wednesday, Denver has agreed to trade Tim Tebow to the New York Jets.
Tebow Trade Hits Snag Over Contract Language
Tim Tebow is due a $5 million salary advance that the Jets believe the Broncos should pay.
Jets Trade For Tim Tebow
Denver will receive a fourth round pick and sixth round pick in return for Tim Tebow and a seventh round pick.
Elway, Fox Contact Tebow About Trade Possibilities
Peyton Manning will be the starting quarterback of the Broncos in 2012.
Manning Will Wear No. 18 For Broncos
Peyton Manning isn't leaving his famed No. 18 in Indianapolis.
Broncos, Manning Agree To Five-Year, $96M Deal
Peyton Manning will earn $18 million this coming season.
Jaguars, Packers, Dolphins, Jets In Play For Tebow
The Broncos are exploring trade scenarios for Tim Tebow following their agreement with Peyton Manning.
Clayton Proposes Tebow To Patriots Rumor
The Broncos will look to trade Tim Tebow now that Peyton Manning is on board.
Broncos Have Retired No. 18, But Manning May Wear It
Frank Tripucka is the only player ever to wear No. 18 with the Broncos.
Denver Now Working To Trade Tebow
Having reached a deal with Peyton Manning, the Broncos will now work to trade Tim Tebow.
Peyton Manning To Sign With Broncos
Peyton Manning will sign with the Broncos and the team will explore a trade of Tim Tebow.
Source: Manning's Brain Prefers 49ers, Heart Wants Broncos
Peyton Manning's final three choices are the Broncos, 49ers and Titans.
Broncos Re-Sign Joe Mays
The Broncos announced Sunday that they have re-signed linebacker Joe Mays.
Peyton Manning Dealing Directly With Teams
Peyton Manning has been dealing directly with teams during his free agency.
Manning Likely To Decide By Monday Or Tuesday
Peyton Manning is reportedly looking for a five-year, $90 million contract.
Peyton Works Out For Broncos
John Elway wrote Friday on Twitter that Peyton Manning "threw the ball great and looked very comfortable out there."
Source: Broncos To Watch Manning Throw
A contingent of Broncos officials will watch Manning work out Friday in North Carolina, according to sources.