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  • Peyton Manning, reflecting on Super Bowl loss, says Broncos must mold new identity

    What’s the next step for Peyton Manning and the Broncos? In many ways, starting over. “You have to kind of reestablish your identity as the 2014 team,” Manning said this morning in his first conversation with media since Super Bowl XLVIII in early February. “2013 was a good season in a lot of ways, there’s no question. It did not...

  • Titans LB Phillips likes move to 3-4 defense

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Shaun Phillips has seen a lot of change in his 10 years in the NFL. The linebacker believes that Tennessee's switch to a hybrid 3-4 defensive scheme helps the Titans keep up with the rest of the league. Phillips said Tuesday only four or five teams played a 3-4 scheme when he came into the NFL. Now he says 20 or more...

  • 49ers sign WR Brandon Lloyd to 1-year deal

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to a one-year contract. The 49ers announced the deal Tuesday. San Francisco selected Lloyd in the fourth round of the 2003 draft. He was a member of the 49ers from 2003-05, when he caught 105 passes for 1,510 yards and 13 touchdowns. That including leading...

  • Police: 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick investigated for Miami hotel incident

    MIAMI — Police in Miami say San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is named in a suspicious incident report involving a woman who passed out in a downtown hotel. The Miami Police Department report released Thursday does not charge Kaepernick with any crime. The woman told police that on April 1, Kaepernick undressed...

  • Cowboys visit San Diego, may shorten western camp

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Cowboys will open the preseason at San Diego on a schedule likely to mean a shorter stay in California for training camp. Dallas has a home game against Baltimore the second week before traveling to Miami. The Cowboys would double the length of their trip to Florida if they returned to camp in Oxnard, Calif. The...

  • Lions sign CB Cassius Vaughn to 1-year contract

    ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Cassius Vaughn to a one-year contract. The move was announced Monday when the team began offseason workouts with first-year coach Jim Caldwell. Vaughn played 16 games for Indianapolis last season, including four starts. The 5-foot-11, 199-pound Vaughn had a career-high three...

  • FINALS WATCH: Broncos RB Ball attends in frog suit

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who played college football at Wisconsin, wore a frog suit to the Final Four on Saturday night. Ball and two friends tried to join the Wisconsin student section courtside late in the second half of the Badgers' 74-73 loss to Kentucky, but were denied entrance to the floor...

  • AP Source: Broncos, Fox agree on 3-year deal

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that coach John Fox has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Denver Broncos. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced, said the team ripped up Fox's 2014 contract and replaced it with a deal that runs...

  • AP Source: Broncos, Fox agree on 3-year deal

    ENGLEWOOD — A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that coach John Fox has agreed to a new three-year contract with the Denver Broncos. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been announced, said the team ripped up Fox's 2014 contract and replaced it with a deal that runs through...

  • Saints agree to terms with Champ Bailey

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Champ Bailey will get to chase a Pro Bowl record and another Super Bowl appearance with the New Orleans Saints. The veteran cornerback agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints on Friday, with a maximum value that approaches $7 million, including guaranteed money and a signing bonus in the first year. The 35-year-old...

  • Champ Bailey signs with the New Orleans Saints

    NEW ORLEANS — Champ Bailey will get to chase a Pro Bowl record and another Super Bowl appearance with the New Orleans Saints. The veteran cornerback agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints on Friday. The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown...

  • Titans agree to terms with offensive lineman Olsen

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with offensive lineman Eric Olsen. Olsen, who is 6-foot-3 and 305 pounds, can play either center or guard. The 25-year-old Olsen played 16 games and made four starts in 2012 with the New Orleans Saints. After the Saints cut him last September, Olsen spent...

  • Giants sign free agent DE Robert Ayers

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have signed former Denver Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers. Ayers' addition Wednesday makes him the 13th veteran the team has signed since free agency started. Ayers had a career-high 5.5 sacks last season for the AFC champion Broncos. A 2009 first-round draft choice out of Tennessee and a...

  • Broncos agree to 1-year deal with Will Montgomery

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos and free agent center Will Montgomery have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal. Montgomery is a ninth-year pro who played the last five seasons with the Washington Redskins. He was drafted by Carolina in 2006 out of Virginia Tech when Broncos coach John Fox was Panthers coach. He also played for the Jets from...

  • Broncos' Harris Jr. signs free agent tender

    ENGLEWOOD — Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. doesn't see any reason to lament his lot in life right now. Despite dealing with a torn left ACL that sidelined him for the Super Bowl and probably cost him $1 million in salary next season, the Denver Broncos' most versatile cornerback was thrilled to sign his one-year restricted free-agent tender...

  • Broncos receiver Wes Welker autographs young girl's head in support of her cancer battle

    AURORA - A girl battling cancer got some star-studded support Tuesday at an event at Children's Hospital in Aurora, and she has autographs on her head to prove it. Delaney Clements, 11, is fighting stage IV neuroblastoma, a cancer that attacks nerve tissue. Her treatments made her hair fall out. But at a celebrity chef cooking event at the...

  • Former Broncos receiver Eric Decker pays a huge price for No. 87 Jets jersey

    Being ridiculously good-looking apparently isn't enough for Eric Decker to get whatever number he wants on his new team, the New York Jets. No, the receiver's desired No. 87 comes with a price, and an enormous one at that. According to a tweet by New York Daily News sports reporter Manish Mehta, Decker had to wine and dine New York tight...

  • Broncos' Harris Jr. signs free agent tender

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cornerback Chris Harris Jr. doesn't see any reason to lament his lot in life right now. Despite dealing with a torn left ACL that sidelined him for the Super Bowl and probably cost him $1 million in salary next season, the Denver Broncos' most versatile cornerback was thrilled to sign his one-year restricted...

  • Photos: Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform for love of the game, not money

    The 154 candidates for the 26-member Denver Broncos cheerleading squad Sunday afternoon needed more than high kicks and a beautiful smile. They also might need a second job. "We want beautiful women out there representing the team, but they have to be intelligent," said Teresa Shear, the Broncos' director of cheerleaders and game...

  • KLEE: John Elway shaping Broncos with 'absolute confidence'

    DENVER — John Elway no longer is the Duke. John is a Don. Don John. It is, we've learned with these Broncos, his guy or the highway. This is their way, and it has evolved into a winning way. Their roster appears Super Bowl-worthy, again. Don John doesn't mess around. Not then, not now. "In the huddle he was never a rah-rah guy. His...

  • Dolphins see versatile Moreno as a 3-down back

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins newcomer Knowshon Moreno showed last year he can run, catch and block, and they're counting on him to do all three a lot. "Knowshon is a very talented back," general manager Dennis Hickey said Friday. "He's a three-down back who can help our team in lot of different ways." Moreno signed a $3.275 million, one-year...

  • Winston Justice signs 1-year deal with Broncos

    ENGLEWOOD — The Denver Broncos signed backup offensive tackle Winston Justice to a one-year deal Friday. Justice was brought in early last season after All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady was placed on injured reserve with a foot injury. The 6-foot-6, 317-pound Justice appeared in four games during the regular season and one in the postseason....

  • Police: Colts owner had $29K in cash when arrested

    CARMEL, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had $29,000 in cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and other charges, according to the arrest report. The cash was in Irsay's wallet, metal briefcase and two laundry bags. The briefcase and bags, which were on the...

  • Former Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips signs with Titans

    Former Denver Broncos defensive end Shaun Phillips reached agreement on a two-year, $6 million deal Thursday with the Tennessee Titans, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter. Phillips joined the Broncos as an unrestricted free agent for the 2013 season after nine seasons with the San Diego Chargers. In his season with...

  • BLOG: Allowing Moreno to run to Miami a mistake for Broncos

    Anyone who catches passes or runs with the football on the Broncos offense is blessed. Their task is eased by the presence of Peyton Manning, one of the top dozen offensive players in NFL history. But there’s a burden that goes along with the blessing. Skepticism stalks these skill-position players. Almost anyone, the thinking goes, can...

  • Risky IPO seeks new way to trade star athletes

    SAN FRANCISCO — Professional athletes frequently get traded to other teams, but San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is about to be the first ever to be traded like a stock. Davis, an eight-year veteran of the National Football League, is serving as the litmus test for a risky concept: Whether sports stars should be treated like...

  • Philbin: Will improve workplace culture in Miami

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In the wake of the Dolphins' bullying scandal, Miami coach Joe Philbin has pledged to improve the workplace culture. That includes spending more time in the locker room himself. "I think the visibility factor could make a difference," Philbin said Tuesday, adding that while he's always had a presence "it's safe to say...

  • Klee: Broncos safety T.J. Ward arrives with a soundtrack

    DENVER — The sound of a thump carries with it a unique effect. A healthy, proper thump is remembered as much as it's heard. This is Mike Bellotti's football memory of T.J. Ward at the University of Oregon. In his early days as a walk-on, Ward was remembered as much as he was heard. "I remember listening to practice. You would know when...

  • NFL to penalize players for dunking on field-goal posts starting next season

    The NFL seems to be cracking down on anything remotely fun for the players these days, and the latest move was announced Tuesday: the league will no longer allow players to dunk the football over the field-goal post as part of their touchdown celebration, according to si.com. Time for Jimmy Graham and others to start working on adding some...

  • Buffalo Bills: Team owner, NFL icon Ralph Wilson has died

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Bills President Russ Brandon says owner Ralph Wilson has died. Wilson, 95, was one of the founding owners of the American Football League and owned the Bills for 54 years. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Wilson purchased the Bills for $25,000 in 1959. The franchise's estimated value was...

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