Officially: Dez Bryant, Justin Houston, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Demaryius Thomas have been franchise tagged, sources say.
CBSSports.com "The Broncos are slapping wide receiver Demaryius Thomas with the franchise tag prior to Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline. This comes as a surprise to no one, with John Elway telling the media at the combine that Denver planned to tag Thomas if the two sides couldn't reach a deal." March 02
No tag for WRs Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin...no tag for TEs Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron...no tag for Ndamukong Suh. Let bidding begin.
At this point, it appears Dez Bryant & Demaryius Thomas will be the only WRs franchise tags. Not Jeremy Maclin, not Randall Cobb.
Broncos will place their franchise tag of WR Demaryius Thomas before today's 4 ET deadline.
Denver Post "No other NFL general manager has been more aggressive in free agency the past three years than the Broncos' John Elway. Here are the players Elway might target at the Broncos' positions of need when teams can begin negotiating with players' agents Saturday: Rodney Hudson Age: 25 2014-15 Team:..." March 02
Denver Post "Three Mississippi, two Mississippi, one Mississippi ... ready or not, Demaryius Thomas, here come the Broncos. Regardless of how overpowering Thomas may be on the field, the Broncos will catch him in the game of franchise tag Monday and he will be it in a bargaining move that all but ensures..." March 02
Denver Post "Peyton Manning, Class of 1994, was honored five nights ago with the Isidore Newman School's distinguished alumni award. Which beseeches the question: What took so long? The answer is: The private school in New Orleans has a plethora of illustrious graduates — the president of the Aspen..." March 01
Denver Post "They have become the New York Yankees of the NFL. Duke Elway is playing the role of Boss Steinbrenner. The Broncos, since John Elway took charge of football operations in 2011, have become big spenders. Their draft work has been spotty. They're not much on re-signing their own. Yet, the..." March 01
Pro Football Talk "Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller thinks Wade Phillips is just the defensive coordinator to let him make the most of his talents. Miller told the team’s website that he thinks the new defense Phillips is installing will let him do what he does best, and attack the quarterback. “I think..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "With two days to go until the window closes for using the franchise tag and no indication that any of the primary candidates for the tag are poised to strike a long-term deal, one of the biggest names due to hit the market most likely won’t. It’s a “safe bet” the Broncos will be applying the..." February 28
Not much progress on a long-term deal for D-Thomas. He expects to be franchise tagged on Tuesday. #Broncos
Denver Post "The Broncos and representatives for Peyton Manning have been working on revising the quarterback's contract, according to multiple NFL sources. Manning is scheduled to draw a $19 million salary in 2015 and 2016 — down from the $20 million he made in both the 2013 and 2014..." February 26
Denver Post "The Broncos are visiting with their first free-agent player of the coach Gary Kubiak era. The free agent is former Kubiak player James Casey, a tight end/fullback who was released last week by the Philadelphia Eagles. Casey will meet with the Broncos on Thursday, according to an NFL..." February 23
Denver Post "Once the media got a taste of Pot Roast, they kept coming back for more. Every day in the Broncos' locker room became Terrance Knighton media day. Not only was the starting defensive tackle willing to talk to reporters on a daily basis, he could speak intelligently on every subject. Knighton..." February 23
Denver Post "In any breakup, there is usually not one reason. but many. There is not one side to the story, but two - even three or more in today's social media world that draws, if not invites, outsiders to weigh in. The Broncos and their two-time Pro Bowl tight end Julius Thomas haven't formally split,..." February 22
Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19
SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19
Denver Post "It is not promising that tight end Julius Thomas will return to the Broncos. During the NFL scouting combine this week, the Broncos are meeting with agents of several of their free-agent players, including Terrance Knighton, Demaryius Thomas, Orlando Franklin and Rahim Moore. There is no..." February 19
Just spoke w/ Broncos DT Terrance Knighton who's set to bcm a UFA. Very honest telling me he's frustrated w/ lack of communication w/ team.
Mike Shanahan says he tried hard to bring Peyton Manning to Washington, but Peyton didn't want to be in Eli's division
Denver Post "They filed in one by one through the front lobby, light luggage in hand. The Broncos' coaching staff arrived Tuesday for the start of the NFL scouting combine. Offensive assistant Brian Callahan checked in first. Then new head coach Gary Kubiak. No one is more important than the other with this..." February 18
Denver Post "Contrary to a report last week, Broncos receiver Wes Welker is not mulling retirement. Welker, who ranks 20th all time among receivers with 890 career catches, said Monday he intends to play on. "Just getting ready for 2015," Welker told The Denver Post via text. FoxSports.com cited..." February 17
Pro Football Talk "The Raiders, who tabbed former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their head coach in January, are reportedly likely to make a run at one of Denver’s defensive linemen in free agency. According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Raiders are “expected to pursue” Broncos..." February 16
Denver Post "Home Sports Denver Broncos / NFL Story Denver Broncos / NFL New Denver Broncos defense aims to break (foes) more than it bends By Troy E. Renck The Denver Post Posted: 02/15/2015 12:01:00 AM MST3 Comments | Updated: about 16 hours ago Broncos..." February 15
ESPN.com "Peyton Manning reassured Denver Broncos officials, including general manager John Elway, that he is physically and mentally prepared to play at a significant level in 2015, league and team sources told ESPN. The two sides met Thursday in Denver, and while retirement technically remains an..." February 14
Pro Football Talk "When long-time Manning family media consigliere Chris Mortensen declares that Peyton has informed the Broncos that he’s “physically and mentally prepared to play at a significant level in 2015,” it may as well have come from the horse’s mouth. So now the question is whether the Horses really..." February 14
The Score "Peyton Manning's highly anticipated decision on whether or not to continue his Hall of Fame career appears to be just around the corner. As ESPN's Chris Mortensen explained Friday, the Denver Broncos' star quarterback is expected to announce his intention to play the 2015 season at some point..." February 13
Denver Post "Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning met with general manager John Elway at the team's Dove Valley headquarters Thursday afternoon. Manning left Thursday evening, but was not ready to make an announcement on whether he will play in 2015. Broncos president Joe Ellis boarded owner Pat Bowlen's..." February 13
Yahoo! Sports "It wasn’t much a surprise to learn that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has begun working out in New Orleans with the intent of returning in 2015. Multiple reports, coupled with the opinions of multiple teammates, have pointed to Manning giving it at least one more go. Here’s what is..." February 12
Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12
NFL.com "Whether or not Peyton Manning returns for an 18th NFL season, the Denver Broncos have no intention of losing Demaryius Thomas to free agency. Appearing on Tuesday's edition of NFL Total Access, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Broncos are set to wield the franchise tag, if necessary,..." February 11
Sporting News "Peyton Manning is training for a return next season, but the Broncos may not want him. According to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole, sources close to the team tell him there's a "big question" about whether the Broncos want Manning back in 2015. "The ultimate decision on whether [Manning] plays..." February 11
Fox Sports "Peyton Manning isn't the only Denver Broncos player pondering his NFL future. Wes Welker is also undecided on the matter. The 33-year-old wide receiver, who is slated to become a free agent next month, is considering retirement after several years of head injuries and declining production,..." February 11
ESPN.com "Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison said Tuesday the team is in "no rush" to get a decision from quarterback Peyton Manning on whether he'll play in 2015, and the team's offense will be built around the personnel on hand. Dennison, like the team's other assistant coaches, is..." February 10
To be clear, Peyton Manning plans to speak personally with John Elway and Joe Ellis before final decision. Talks to happen before combine.
New Orleans Times-Picayune "Peyton Manning is back home in New Orleans and training with the intent to play the 2015 NFL season, a source close to Manning said Monday. The Denver Broncos' quarterback has been evaluated by renowned fitness trainer Mackie Shilstone and is expected to begin training with Shilstone this week..." February 10
Pro Football Talk "The Broncos brought Wade Phillips back to Denver to run their defense this year and Phillips said he’s a better fit running the defense than he was in the last job he held with the team. Phillips went 16-16 and made the playoffs once as the Broncos head coach in 1993 and 1994, one of the six..." February 10
Mile High Report "Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, the Broncos wide receiver says money "doesn't make" him and he's not worrying about the contract stuff right now. Demaryius Thomas' story is perhaps one of the most well-known of the "great stories" on the Broncos roster. But a Rolling Stone interview with..." February 09
Denver Post "Where the Broncos offseason would really get interesting is if Peyton Manning does retire. Maybe not interesting. Maybe more like frightening. Such a seismic sporting event is not expected. Most signs point to Manning's return to play his 18th NFL season, at 39 years old. First, though, he..." February 08
CBS Sports Fantasy News "Peyton Manning's former coach, Tony Dungy, is among those who say the veteran 38-year-old will return to the Broncos for another season, according to the Associated Press. "I was with him last week and he didn't give me any indication one way or another, but he certainly didn't say anything to..." February 08
ESPN.com "When the Denver Broncos plowed into free agency last March, they did it with two major objectives on their list. They wanted to dial up an extreme makeover on defense. They also wanted to find a wide receiver to replace Eric Decker, as the Broncos were letting him hit the open market without..." February 07
Denver Post "Not long after stepping off the NFL Honors red carpet, Arizona Cardinals boss Bruce Arians risked a red face. After winning the league's coach of the year award, he guaranteed the Cardinals would reach Super Bowl 50. Broncos linebacker Von Miller also made a bold prediction last Saturday that..." February 06
Buffalo Rumblings "As the tight end position continues to evolve across the NFL, it remains a position in need of an upgrade for the Buffalo Bills. Just over a week ago, Brian Galliford addressed the state of the position here, and our community eagerly shared their thoughts on the current tight ends on the..." February 05
Sporting News "Peyton Manning is back in the Broncos' training facility and working out, according to a broadcast report. In a video for The Denver Post, host Les Shapiro said Wednesday that Manning has been testing his body to see if he can play another season in the NFL. “I’ve been told that Peyton is..." February 05
ESPN.com "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning won't keep people guessing on his future for long. Manning could decide as early as the coming week that he is indeed returning for an 18th season, according to sources. Manning has been fairly persuaded that all will work well between him and new..." February 02