• More money available as NFL teams dive into free agency

    Updated: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Some teams go wild spending for veterans in free agency. Others prefer to focus on the fresh crop of college talent. Free agency philosophies vary almost as much as teams' uniforms, and they can change year to year depending on the budget. Fans love free agency because most of the...

  • Lions reach deals with Prater, Moore

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Matt Prater is staying with the Detroit Lions after making the most of his opportunity to help alleviate their kicking problems last year. The Lions and Prater have agreed to terms on a new contract. Prater went 21 of 26 on field goals for Detroit after Nate...

  • Brandon Marshall, is that the linebacker or the receiver?

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Brandon Marshall the linebacker figured he made quite a name for himself with a breakout season as the Denver Broncos' top tackler last year. That hasn't stopped people from confusing the Brandon Marshall who makes a living hitting people with the Brandon...

  • Broncos tender top tackler Brandon Marshall, Ben Garland; more decisions await

    By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD - The Denver Broncos have tendered their three exclusive rights free agents, a group led by top tackler Brandon Marshall, who will receive $585,000 in 2015. Tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland will each receive $510,000. The Broncos have two more restricted free...

  • FREE AGENCY 2015: A look at this year's crop

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the checkbooks fly open on Tuesday, the bidding wars figure to be concentrated on receivers and defensive linemen. Yet the most interesting position in free agency is running back. As the NFL has evolved into a pass-prone league, the role of the ball carrier has...

  • AP source: Jets agree to acquire Brandon Marshall from Bears

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Marshall is on the move, heading from the Chicago Bears to the New York Jets. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that the Jets agreed to acquire the star wide receiver on Friday, pending a physical exam. The trade, the first by new Jets...

  • Broncos tender top tackler Marshall, 2 others

    Updated: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have tendered their three exclusive rights free agents, a group led by top tackler Brandon Marshall, who will receive $585,000 in 2015. Tackle Paul Cornick and guard Ben Garland will each receive $510,000. The Broncos have two more restricted...

  • Friday Faceoff: Should Peyton Manning have been asked to take a pay cut?

    The Gazette
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    Pay cut reflects Peyton’s worth David Ramsey Yes, the Broncos asked Peyton Manning to take a pay cut. But let me remind everyone, including my friend and colleague Mr. Paul Klee, this cut was $19 million to $15 million, and it’s extremely difficult for anyone to feel ...

  • NFL teams look for bargains, avoid busts in free agency

    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    NFL teams and their fans have been waiting for free agency since last season ended. Salary cap space has been counted and rechecked, ready for splurging on that star capable of turning franchises from losers to winners with the simple change of a jersey. Millions upon millions of...

  • Peyton Manning back for 18th season, signs contract

    By Arnie Stapleton, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — If the Denver Broncos' 2015 season goes the way he hopes, Peyton Manning will earn back every penny of the $4 million pay cut he took Thursday. No. 18 made his return for an 18th NFL season official by passing his physical a day after agreeing to a revised contract that...

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