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Around The NFL: Peyton Manning And More

One of our offseason staples has always been to put together NFL notebooks using what the other outstanding writers around the SB Nation football network are talking about. Well, right now is as good a time as any to go 'Touring The Nation' for the first time this offseason.

Denver Broncos Sign Quarterback Peyton Manning - Mile High Report
"The opportunity to acquire a future Hall of Fame quarterback like Peyton Manning was one that we could not pass up. Adding a player of his caliber immediately improves our team. I believe he has many good years left as an elite quarterback, and this acquisition moves us closer to our ultimate goal of winning another Super Bowl.

"There are many reasons why we feel Peyton is a great fit for the Denver Broncos: Our city and our fans, Coach Fox and his staff, our players, and most importantly, the winning tradition established by Pat Bowlen. This is a great place to play football, and we are thrilled that Peyton has decided to become a Bronco."

Tim Tebow Trade Rumors Getting Better: Packers Have Contacted Broncos - Acme Packing Company
Uh oh, some folks are about to get real mad. The Green Bay Packers have, in fact, discussed a trade for Tim Tebow with the Denver Broncos. Ted Thompson might not be terribly serious, the Broncos might not be agreeable to the terms and Tebow may not be agreeable to the terms, but somebody made a phone call.

Chiefs GM Scott Pioli On The Peyton Manning Pursuit - Arrowhead Pride
Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli held a conference call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon and to no one's surprise much of it was spent talking about Peyton Manning. The Chiefs were one of the teams interested in Manning and for the first time Pioli talked about the team's pursuit of the former Indianapolis Colts QB.

All You Need to Know About Tebow to Jax - Big Cat Country
Now that Peyton Manning has landed in Denver, the Broncos look to be trying to trade Tebow. Over the next few days and weeks BCC will probably be flooded with tons of new, old and current users...

Denver Broncos Sign Peyton Manning To A Five-Year, $96 Million Contract - Stampede Blue
The Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning have agreed this morning to a five-year, $96 million contract. With Peyton now officially a Bronco, it's time for us Colts fans, and for us Stampede Blue readers and writers, to move on.

Devil's Advocate: Trade For Tim Tebow - Dawgs By Nature
With Peyton Manning on his way to Denver, Tim Tebow is on the move. His move needs to be to Cleveland.

Steelers' Hines Ward Retires - Behind the Steel Curtain
At a 12:00 ET press conference today Hines Ward said he was giving Steeler Nation the one last gift it wanted, and he announced that he would retire as a Steeler.

Tim Tebow Makes No Sense For The Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
Whenever any wayward QB hits the market, inevitably the Eagles will be connected to him. Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg have done a pretty consistent job of winning with and making look competent nearly any QB they throw out there. So when pundits need to speculate as to a place where a QB needs to learn or find redemption, inevitably the Eagles are one.

So of course they'll be connected to Tim Tebow, but that his case, it really makes no sense. There's only a handful of reasons the team would consider it and all can be strongly refuted.

Getting Some Answers: A Former Gregg Williams Player Sheds Light On "Pay for Performance" - Canal Street Chronicles
On the eve of a decision that will come from the National Football League's office and desk of Roger Goodell in the coming days, the New Orleans Saints brass, players, and fans across the nation are all anxious to know what the penalty will be for the team's participation in a "pay for performance" reward model.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis Receiving Interest from the Jets - Pats Pulpit
Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis remains one of the team's highest profile free agents left unsigned, along with defensive end / outside linebacker Mark Anderson. Yesterday, Green-Ellis visited the Bengals, but nothing appears imminent there. Now, according to the New York Post, the Patriots' biggest rivals, the New York Jets are apparently interested:

2012 NFL Free Agency: Titans Agree to Terms with Kamerion Wimbley - Music City Miracles
See, things are on the upswing already. The Titans desperately needed to get some pass rushing help, and they have now done just that. This looks like an excellent deal for the Titans with $11.5 of the $13.5 million guaranteed will hit this year. That means that it will cost them nothing to cut him loose if the is not effective after the second year of the deal.

On The Loss Of Eric Winston - Battle Red Blog
Texans fans know a thing or two about bad offensive lines. Chester Pitts at left tackle. The Seth Wand experiment. Todd Wade. We've seen our share of the atrocious, so it seems natural to be a bit worried by the defection of Mike Brisiel and the release of Eric Winston.