December 2014 - Denver Broncos Wiretap

Peyton Manning Plans To Play In 2015

Dec 24, 2014 4:55 PM

Peyton Manning intends to play in the 2015 season no matter what happens during the remainder of 2014.

"I have not thought about those circumstances at all," Manning said. "I certainly plan on being back if the Broncos would have me, but at this point I'm kind of thinking about Oakland. I know this is the time where conversations about what head coaches are going to return and I guess for some reason I get to fall into that category because I'm closer to the same age as some of the coaches.

"I have no plans along those lines [of retiring],'' Manning added. "I'm enjoying playing, I'm looking forward to Sunday's game and hopefully the game to follow that.''

Manning is 38 years old and in his 17th season.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

2014 Pro Bowlers Announced

Dec 23, 2014 8:20 PM

The NFL has announced the rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Jan. 25 in Arizona.

The Denver Broncos have the most Pro Bowl selections with nine.


Quarterback: Tom Brady, Patriots; Andrew Luck, Colts; Peyton Manning, Broncos; Aaron Rodgers, Packers; Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers; Tony Romo, Cowboys.

Running back: Le'Veon Bell, Steelers; Jamaal Charles, Chiefs; Arian Foster, Texans; Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks; LeSean McCoy, Eagles; DeMarco Murray, Cowboys.

Wide receiver: Antonio Brown, Steelers; Dez Bryant, Cowboys; A.J. Green, Bengals; T.Y. Hilton, Colts; Calvin Johnson, Lions; Julio Jones, Falcons; Jordy Nelson, Packers; Demaryius Thomas, Broncos.

Tight end: Jimmy Graham, Saints; Rob Gronkowski, Patriots; Greg Olsen, Panthers; Julius Thomas, Broncos.

Fullback: John Kuhn, Packers; Marcel Reece, Raiders.

Tackles: Ryan Clady, Broncos; Jason Peters, Eagles; Tyron Smith, Cowboys; Joe Staley, 49ers; Joe Thomas, Browns; Trent Williams, Redskins.

Guard: Jahri Evans, Saints; Mike Iupati, 49ers; Kyle Long, Bears; Zack Martin, Cowboys; Josh Sitton, Packers; Marshal Yanda, Ravens.

Center: Travis Frederick, Cowboys; Jason Kelce, Eagles; Nick Mangold, Jets; Maurkice Pouncey, Steelers.


Defensive end: Calais Campbell, Cardinals; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; DeMarcus Ware, Broncos; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior linemen: Marcell Dareus, Bills; Aaron Donald, Rams; Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: Connor Barwin, Eagles; Elvis Dumervil, Ravens; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Clay Matthews, Packers; Von Miller, Broncos.

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly, Panthers; C.J. Mosley, Ravens; Lawrence, Timmons, Steelers; Bobby Wagner, Seahawks.

Cornerback: Vontae Davis, Colts; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Chris Harris, Broncos; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Patriots; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Broncos.

Free safety: Tashaun Gipson, Browns; Glover Quin, Lions; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.

Strong safety: Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; T.J. Ward, Broncos.

Special Teams

Punter: Kevin Huber, Bengals; Pat McAfee, Colts.

Placekicker: Stephen Gostkowski, Patriots; Adam Vinatieri, Colts.

Return specialist: Devin Hester, Falcons; Darren Sproles, Eagles.

Special teamer: Justin Bethel, Cardinals; Matthew Slater, Patriots.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Denver Broncos, All-Star, Personal Award

Chris Harris, Broncos Agree Upon $42.5M Extension

Dec 13, 2014 4:42 PM

The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris have agreed upon a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension.

Harris will collect a $10 million signing bonus and $24 million in guarantees, per Rapoport. Among all NFL cornerbacks, his contract ranks 12th in annual average.

Harris has held opposing quarterbacks to a 46.9 passer rating on throws in his direction, per Pro Football Focus, ranking with Richard Sherman and Vontae Davis among the league leaders. He hasn't surrendered more than 50 yards receiving or a single touchdown in the last calendar year.

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Montee Ball Placed On Injured Reserve

Dec 13, 2014 4:40 PM

The Denver Broncos have placed Montee Ball on season-ending injured reserve.

After starting the first three regular-season games Ball suffered a groin injury in Week 5. Upon returning in Week 11, Ball re-aggravated the injury on just his fourth snap of the game.

Ball will finish the season with 172 yards and a touchdown on 55 carries.

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Broncos Re-Sign Brandon McManus

Dec 6, 2014 8:41 PM

The Denver Broncos have signed Brandon McManus two weeks after waiving him.

The team announced Saturday that McManus has been signed from the practice squad while punt returner Isaiah Burse has been waived.

McManus will be relegated to the kickoff specialist role after Connor Barth failed to send six of his eight kickoffs past the Chiefs' 5-yard line in his Broncos debut. Barth will continue to handle field goals.

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Demaryius Thomas Willing To Take Hometown Discount With Broncos

Dec 5, 2014 11:10 AM

Demaryius Thomas is willing to give the Denver Broncos a hometown discount to remain the favorite target of Peyton Manning.

Thomas is on the verge of becoming only the third receiver in NFL history to have three straight seasons of 1,450 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"Of course, why not?" Thomas asked. "Peyton is one of the best in the game, and I've been blessed to have him as my quarterback. I learned so much from him. Denver, of course I gotta take my hats off to them, because they took a chance of drafting me in the first round."

Thomas' agent might feel differently and has plenty of leverage. 

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Revis, Tate, Peppers, Ware Ranked As Best Offseason Acquisitions

Dec 4, 2014 2:18 PM

Darrelle Revis, Golden Tate, Julius Peppers, DeMarcus Ware and Justin Forsett are ranked as the top offseason acquisitions of 2014 by Mike Sando.

Revis has re-established himself as one of the best corners in the league and currently ranks second in Pro Football Focus grading at the position. The Patriots acquired him for a $7 million cap charge this season.

Emmanuel Sanders, Darren Sproles, Steve Smith, Brandon Flowers and Jared Veldheer are ranked 6-10.

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