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Which players should have made a draft-day power play?

John Elway did it to the Colts in 1983. Bo Jackson did it to the Bucs in 1986. Eli Manning did it to the Chargers in 2004. And Joe Burrow may be thinking about doing it in 2020. That’s only four guys making draft-day power plays in all the years the NFL has drafted players. [more]

Joe Flacco getting second opinion, with Denver still undecided about his status

A report earlier Tuesday indicated the Broncos are confident Joe Flacco will be healthy enough to play in 2020. A follow-up by Mike Klis of 9News.com shed more light on the quarterback’s future. Klis talked to Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, and Broncos president of football operations/G.M. John Elway, neither of whom was definitive about Flacco’s [more]

Report: Broncos confident Joe Flacco will be healthy enough to play in 2020

Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco said at the end of the regular season that he would have an MRI on his injured neck to determine if he needs surgery and that he’d think about the 2020 season once he had that news. Flacco has reportedly had that MRI and the results shouldn’t stand in the way [more]

Chris Harris: I think everyone deserves to see what they’re worth

Cornerback Chris Harris‘ agents had some talks with the Broncos about a new deal before the team hired Rich Hurtado to replace Mike Sullivan as their top contract negotiator, but the last month has been quiet on that front. That’s part of the reason why Harris thinks he’s going to be on the move once [more]

Richard Sherman: Darius Slay one of the best in the game

The Lions have a cornerback they don’t appear interested in paying, and may trade. And if another team gets Darius Slay, they’ll be getting one of the best in the league, according to Richard Sherman. Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the 49ers veteran cornerback said that Slay doesn’t get the respect he [more]

Broncos tried to trade for Darius Slay last year, may try again

Today’s news that the Lions are talking about trading cornerback Darius Slay has led to some early speculation about where he’ll land, and the Broncos are near the top of the list. The Broncos previously talked with the Lions about trading for Slay, as Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver reported in December and [more]

Tim Tebow has “some communication” with XFL, but he decided to stick with baseball

Fifty-two weeks to the day after former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow explained his lack of interest in the AAF, Tebow explained his lack of interest in the XFL. “There was some communication,” Tebow told reporters on Sunday regarding the XFL at a press conference held in connection with his current gig as an aspiring Major [more]

NFL investigated Myles Garrett’s claim that a racial slur was used by Mason Rudolph

In an earlier item regarding the absence of recorded audio evidence confirming or debunking Browns defensive end Myles Garrett‘s claim that Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph uttered a racial slur just before Garrett removed Rudolph’s helmet and whacked him over the head with it, it was mentioned that the league could have separately investigated the situation. [more]

Report: Raiders ready to offer Tom Brady two-year, $60 million deal

The quarterback carousel already is spinning. Nearly two weeks after a report emerged that the Raiders will target Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in free agency, a new report puts some monetary meat on the bone. Larry Fitzgerald Sr., a long-time member of the media in Minnesota and the father of future first-ballot Hall of Famer [more]

Broncos not sending assistant coaches to Scouting Combine

The Underwear Olympics will have fewer judges this year. The Broncos aren’t sending their assistant coaches, according to ESPN.com. Broncos coach Vic Fangio will attend. He told ESPN.com that the assistant coaches’ time will be better spent studying draft prospects on film. Which underscores the reality that the pre-draft made-for-TV workouts are more about the [more]

Tim Tebow not done giving baseball a shot

Tim Tebow hasn’t played in an NFL regular season game in 2012, so it seems safe to say his football days are done. But he’s still playing baseball, and not ready to hang up the spikes. Mets spring training will open next week, and Tebow will be there, still attempting to prove he belongs in [more]

Is a Reggie White-style free agency tour coming for Tom Brady?

In 1993, the first year of close-to-real NFL free agency, Reggie White embarked on an extended tour that ended in God (and/or an offer of the most negotiable notes bearing the phrase “In God We Trust”) telling him to sign with the Packers. As Peter King and I pondered the possibilities for Tom Brady in [more]

Report: Michigan State had interest in Pat Shurmur

Michigan State couldn’t get Robert Saleh, and Pat Shurmur also is unavailable to replace Mark Dantonio. The Spartans had interest in Shurmur, Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com reports. Shurmur is not pursuing the job, fully focused on his new job as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator. The former Giants head coach agreed to replace Rich Scangarello a [more]

Derek Wolfe: Will be weird to face Chargers without Philip Rivers

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe had an interesting relationship with Philip Rivers during the quarterback’s years with the Chargers. The two AFC West teams met twice a year, which allowed for plenty of time to exchange pleasantries and less friendly comments back and forth. In 2016, Wolfe revealed that one of his exchanges with Rivers [more]

Quarterback chaos could be coming

Chaos is very good for this specific business. And quarterback chaos could be coming, very soon. The 2020 offseason could consist of unprecedented movement when it comes quarterbacks, with a chain reaction of dominoes driven by where and how quickly the biggest rectangular double-squares land. The biggest domino continues to be Tom Brady. Even as [more]

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