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Broncos release Brandon McManus

The Broncos are moving on from their longtime kicker.Brandon McManus posted to social media on Tuesday that Denver informed him he’s been released.“More to come in the following days,” McManus said.McManus had been with Denver since 2014. He’s hit 81.4 percent of his career field goals, but that dipped to 77.8 percent last year. McManus [more]

Peyton Manning wins Sports Emmy, before Tom Brady

Tom Brady had three Super Bowl wins before Peyton Manning got one. In a different category, Manning has an early lead.Manning won the 2023 Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Personality — Event Analyst” on Monday night. The victory traces to his work on the ManningCast alternative to Monday Night Football.That’s the category Brady will be in, [more]

Saints and Commanders flipped from “no” to “yes,” delivering Thursday night flexing

At the end of the day, the Saints and Commanders made the difference.Along with the Panthers and the Broncos.With New Orleans and Washington flipping from “no” to “yes” and with Carolina and Denver moving from “abstain” to “yes,” the league office get the 24 “yes” votes it needed to activate late-season Thursday night flexing.It’s unclear [more]

Broncos’ Justin Simmons on playing for Sean Payton: “I’m excited to win”

Justin Simmons has been with the Broncos since they drafted him in 2016. Which means Simmons has never been to the playoffs. And he’s excited to play for a coach who can change that.Simmons, a safety who has been a second-team All-Pro in three of the last four seasons, says new Broncos head coach Sean [more]

Jim Irsay’s list of all-time Top 5 players includes John Elway, excludes Peyton Manning

After news broke Friday that Jim Brown had died, he was remembered by many people as the greatest player in NFL history. Colts owner Jim Irsay was one of those people, but when Irsay tweeted a list of the Top 5 players in NFL history, it was some other names that raised eyebrows.“On my list [more]

Texans to sign Jacob Martin to one-year deal

Jacob Martin is headed back to Houston.According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Martin and the Texans have agreed to a one-year deal to bring the free-agent edge rusher back to the franchise.Martin took a visit with the organization last week, just after he’d been released by Denver.He had joined the Broncos through a trade with [more]

CB Chris Harris wants to wait to “hop on” team with strong Super Bowl chance

Veteran cornerback Chris Harris hopes to play in 2023, but he’s not in any hurry to join a team.Harris had 29 tackles, a sack, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble in 10 games for the Saints last season and told Chris Tomasson of the Denver Gazette that teams know that he’s “not planning on doing [more]

Texans sign Byron Cowart, waive Eric Tomlinson

The Texans have signed defensive tackle Byron Cowart, the team announced Thursday.Houston also made official the signing of cornerback Shaquill Griffin and waived veteran tight end Eric Tomlinson. The team placed defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth on injured reserve.The Chiefs cut Cowart earlier this month.He spent last season with the Colts, appearing in all 17 games. [more]

Broncos wrap up draft class, getting Drew Sanders under contract

The Broncos have signed third-round draft pick Drew Sanders, the team announced Wednesday.Sanders’ four-year, $5.7 million deal includes a $1.17 million signing bonus.It wraps up the Broncos’ signing class, with all five draft picks having agreed to terms or signed their four-year contracts.The Broncos’ other draft picks are receiver Marvin Mims (second round), safety Riley [more]

Rams, Raiders to hold joint practice this summer

The last time the Rams and Raiders shared a field, quarterback Baker Mayfield completed a stunning comeback to help Los Angeles beat Las Vegas 17-16 on a Thursday night in December.The two teams will meet once again this summer, but with considerably lower stakes.Multiple reports out of Los Angeles indicate that the Rams and Raiders [more]

Guaranteed salaries didn’t guarantee some rookies a job beyond minicamp

In the days after the draft concludes, much is made of the undrafted free agents who finagle significant guarantees. For some players, those guarantees don’t even guarantee a job until Memorial Day.This year, multiple players with partially guaranteed contracts were released after participating in rookie minicamps.The players who found themselves go from having partially guaranteed [more]

Broncos agree to terms with second-rounder Marvin Mims

The Broncos signed three of their draft picks and they’ve agreed to a deal with another one on Tuesday.Agent Richard Roberts told Chris Tomasson of the Denver Gazette that second-round pick Marvin Mims has agreed to his rookie deal. The second-round pick will sign a four-year contract with the Broncos.Third-round linebacker Drew Sanders is the [more]

Broncos re-sign Tyreik McAllister

The Broncos have re-signed running back Tyreik McAllister, the team announced Monday.Denver waived wide receiver Dallas Daniels, cornerback Darrious Gaines, tight end Kris Leach and running back Emanuel Wilson in corresponding moves. All four players were signed as college free agents ahead of rookie minicamp, and Gaines and Wilson received partially guaranteed contracts.McAllister, a first-year [more]

Broncos to sign Ben DiNucci, won’t sign Trent Harris after minicamp tryouts

XFL sacks leader Trent Harris’ bid to land a contract with the Broncos reportedly didn’t work out, but quarterback Ben DiNucci’s effort had a happier ending.Agent Joe Linta announced that his client has agreed to terms with Denver. The former Cowboys quarterback most recently played for the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL.DiNucci and Harris [more]

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