April 2012 - Denver Broncos Wiretap
Broncos Draft Osweiler To Learn Under Manning
The Broncos selected Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler with the 57th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. "I don't think it's one of those things where Peyton Manning feels threatened by any stretch," Broncos coach John Fox jokingly said. "All in all, I thought (Osweiler) is what you're looking for in a prototypical quarterback. He's the guy we liked that we think has a bright future in the future." Osweiler can't wait to join the Broncos. "I could not be any more excited to be going to Denver to learn from Peyton Manning," he said. "A lot of quarterbacks might be upset having to sit behind somebody, where I look at it as a tremendous opportunity to learn from one of the best, if not the best to ever play the game."
Elway: Peyton Isn't Part Of Draft Process
The Broncos have added Peyton Manning, but the iconic quarterback will not be a part of the team's draft process this week. However, Denver will look for players comfortable with Manning's no-huddle, audible-heavy style. "Obviously if you look at where we were and where we are, the offensive mindset is different," executive vice president of football operations John Elway said. Elway stressed that Manning's voice will not be present in the team's war room on Thursday night. "Peyton has interest in what we do," Elway said, "but Peyton is not involved in the draft process."
Dawkins Retires After 16 Seasons
Brian Dawkins has decided to retire after 16 professional seasons. Dawkins announced his retirement on Twitter. Well-known by his alter-ego "Wolverine," and for his passionate, energetic play for 13 years in Philadelphia and three in Denver.
Peyton Deferring To McCoy For Offensive Gameplan
Peyton Manning is leading on-field workouts for the Broncos, but the quarterback is still deferring to offensive coordinator Mike McCoy for the direction of the unit. "We haven't gotten to that point," Manning said in response to reports Denver has changed to the no-huddle offense with which the quarterback is familiar. "What we are going to do (offensively) here depends on what Mike McCoy decides, based on the players we have, and I'm open to whatever direction that takes." Manning added he never really operated a hurry-up offense with the Colts. It was more "hurry-up-and-wait," he said. "Snapping the ball in a hurry isn't truly what we did all the time," he said. "We had different tempos."
Garland Gets Release From Air Force, Joins Broncos
Ben Garland has rejoined the Broncos for offseason workouts after getting an early release from his commitment to the U.S. Air Force. The defensive tackle was a training camp phenom two years ago. He was placed on the reserve/military list after training camp in 2010 and began serving his five-year military commitment. Garland was serving at the Air Mobility Command, headquartered at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois east of St. Louis.
Sources: Broncos Have Expressed Interest In Samuel
The Broncos have expressed interest in acquiring Asante Samuel from the Eagles, according to two sources. Denver doesn't believe they'll be able to strike a deal with Philadelphia ahead of next week's draft. The talks between the two teams were far enough along, though, that proposals were exchanged. The Titans and Lions also have been rumored as potential suitors for the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback.
Peyton's Broncos Debut Will Be In Prime Time
Peyton Manning's first game with the Broncos will be seen by a national audience on Sunday Night Football against the Steelers. "The opening game in Denver obviously will be an interesting way to start the season," Steelers president Art Rooney said. "There will be a lot of attention paid to Peyton Manning's first game with the Denver Broncos, so it'll be exciting to start out that way."
Miller Expects Tebow To Start In 2012
Tim Tebow will begin the season as the No. 2 quarterback for the Jets, but a former teammate believes he'll be starting before long. Denver linebacker Von Miller, the NFL's reigning Rookie of the Year, has been a huge supporter of Tebow. "I think everybody's mistaken if you think he's just going to go over there and be a wildcat quarterback or a situational quarterback," Miller said. "The Tebow that I know is going ... to be able to compete for that starting job."
Stokley Joins Manning With Broncos
The Broncos have signed Brandon Stokley to a one-year deal. Stokley has a history with Peyton Manning from time the wide receiver spent with the Colts.
Report: Broncos To Cut Ryan McBean
Already facing a six-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancement policy, Ryan McBean is now in need of a job. McBean has been notified by the Broncos that he will be released Monday, according to The Denver Post.
Manning Joins Workouts With Broncos
Peyton Manning joined his new teammates on Monday at the Broncos headquarters for the start of offseason workouts.
Broncos Release Andre' Goodman
In a move that has been expected for a while, the Broncos have released cornerback Andre' Goodman.
Broncos' Thomas Won't Miss Tebow
Demaryius Thomas wasn't upset to see Tim Tebow shipped out of Denver.
Broncos Sign Justin Bannan
Justin Bannan spent the 2010 season with Denver, starting all 16 games.
Decker: 'No Question' About Manning's Arm Strength
Eric Decker has been working out with Peyton Manning for roughly three weeks.
Julius Thomas Has Ankle Surgery
Broncos tight end Julius Thomas saw his rookie season ruined by a severe Week 2 ankle injury.
Broncos May Be Eyeballing Osweiler As Peyton's Successor
The Broncos traveled to Tempe, Arizona on Saturday to conduct a private workout with former Arizona State quarterback Brock Osweiler.
Broncos May Target Runner Despite Moreno's Status
The Broncos plan to add another running back this offseason.
Bailey Embraces Expectations That Come With Adding Peyton
Champ Bailey believes that the Broncos have a "golden opportunity" this season with Peyton Manning as their new quarterback.
Bailey: Tebow Wants To Be Starter
Champ Bailey, a teammate of Tim Tebow for two seasons in Denver, believes that the quarterback wants to be New York's starting quarterback.