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Published on 01/29/2013 at Tue Jan 29 07:26.
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A super-sized Tuesday morning edition of Daily Links, for your consideration.

  • Alarming news this morning, Denver Broncos starting left tackle Ryan Clady will have to undergo should surgery, according to the Denver Post.  Per the Post, Clady is expected to miss much of Denver’s offseason program but should be back in time for Week 1, 2013.
  • On Sunday in Hawaii, quarterback Peyton Manning extended his Pro Bowl records for attempts (196), completions (115), yards (1,551) and touchdowns (15).  Despite Manning tossing the first touchdown pass of the game, the AFC was still thumped by the NFC, 62-35.
  • On Monday, Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson was named the NFL Executive of the Year.  Grigson received one more (9) vote than Denver’s John Elway (8), who has helped the Broncos win the AFC West in back-to-back seasons and secured players including Manning and star outside linebacker Von Miller.
  • Former Broncos general manager Brian Xanders has found a new home, landing in Detroit as the Lions new senior personnel executive.
  • Big Pete pondered on Thursday if Darrelle Revis, who the Jets are considering trading, could land in Denver.  When Pete suggested it (sorry, Pete), it sounded outrageous.  Now, Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King could also see it happening:

“If the Jets choose to shop him, I have a feeling Denver football operations czar John Elway will try hard to convince owner Pat Bowlen that Revis would be the missing piece to a championship team,” King wrote in his Monday Morning Quarterback column. “The Broncos are $14.2 million under the cap this morning, but that doesn’t include the estimated $10 million they’d need to budget for free agent tackle Ryan Clady, who’s a must-keep. That could be lower, of course, with a long-term deal for Clady. And they could save money by reworking Peyton Manning‘s $20 million cap number this year.”

  • Meanwhile, the Jets are looking into former first round pick JaMarcus Russell, who is attempting an NFL comeback.  No joke.
  • Over at ESPN’s AFC West blog, Bill Williamson suggests that if Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o falls to No. 28 in the draft, Denver should pounce.  Considering how much crap the team has put up with to keep D.J. Williams over the years, it’s hard to argue with Williamson’s logic.  Denver needs a MLB, maybe Te’o would fit.
  • Mergrath

    The money and compensation that it would take to land Revis would not be a smart move IMO. I’d much rather invest that money on someone who could collapse the pocket from the interior. No offense but i think corner-backs are way overrated in the grand scheme of things. Ray Crocket and Darien Gordon were never considered “shut down” corners. Denver won on defense during those two years by devising blitz schemes under Greg Robinson that brought allot of pressure to opposing QB’s. We also had a good special teams unit and obviously ran the ball amazingly well. The Giants are the most recent example of how much an asset pressure on the opposing QB can be.

    Funny how it went from “sale the farm for Te’o” to “should we even consider him” in just a few weeks!

  • areferee

    The “Duke” done got ROBBED!

    There hasn’t been a pilfering of this magnitude since Brinks.

  • TheTroglodyte

    The Colts were by far the worst team last year and then they make it as far in the playoffs as the Broncos. Elway lost his chance the second we got eliminated in game 1.

  • Pete Baron

    Apparently Revis is demanding to be the highest paid defensive player in the history of the NFL. He’s demanded this before. I swear, if we land him, a part of me will die inside. He is the exact opposite of the type of player we need on our team right now.

  • stuckinraiderland

    I have to say, the day that news hit about Te’o, my second or third thought was “Oh man, he’s going to fall far enough that the Broncos will be able to grab him.” Since that time I still haven’t figured out how I feel about that prospect. I think I’m in favor, but I’m not sure. The part of me that is in favor argues, “We should be drafting a MLB as our #1 position of need. We should get the best available, and that’ll be Manti by a mile at the 28th pick.” The OTHER part of me questions why I’m having imaginary conversations with John Elway, and wonders if the fact that I’m having imaginary conversations makes me a little biased in Te’o’s favor.

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  • TD30isMVP

    Maybe Clady will be a smidge cheaper due to injury concerns…yeah, I didn’t think so either… Please don’t sign Revis…and no Te’o, we don’t need another “dumb” linebacker, there has to be a better option at 28.

  • MeOMy

    We need to go after Brian Urlacher for our MLB. He is getting old so drafting someone like Manti Te’o would be nice to have to back him up and give him a rest during games. While a good rookie MLB would be nice for the future, it’s not going to win us the Superbowl.

  • Jeffrey Koch

    kevin minter out of lsu would be a very good pick at 28. he is a thumper who is way better than keith brooking or joe mays

  • Jon

    Would not be against Minter…

  • Jon

    Sound thoughts, Mergath.

  • Cheyenne Kid

    Who doesn’t make a bad decision in their life? I’ll bet we all have. And the media we have today can be very nasty in blowing things up. And I’ll also bet he gets good counseling from Notre Dame and vows to work his butt off to overcome all this and have a great NFL career. That said,it is all academic if he doesn’t fall to 28 or the Broncos don’t move up to grab him. And if not him,I agree Minter would be the next best backer!

  • cdubarkansasrep

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  • cdubarkansasrep
    Ow and here is his stats. Can you say sleeper