Archive for the ‘Denver Broncos’ Category

Will Oakland support Raiders amid realistic Super Bowl expectations? It could get awkward (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
On Monday, the NFL approved the Oakland Raiders’ future move to Las Vegas. Oakland and the Raiders have two more years together, maybe three, and it’s not a time they’ll be able to use as marriage counseling. Raiders owner Mark Davis has to wonder how fans will support the team the next few seasons.

Peterson! Revis! Kaepernick! The 10 most interesting names still available in free agency (Shutdown Corner)

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
With all the money NFL teams spent in the first two weeks of free agency, you’d think the shelves would be bare by now. There’s one of two running backs in NFL history to average 5.5 yards per carry over his career, two of seven running backs in the 2,000-yard club, the Chicago Bears’ all-time leader (by far) in passing yards and touchdowns, a 29-year-old quarterback who has started in a Super Bowl, a former NFL offensive rookie of the year at quarterback, a sure Hall-of-Fame cornerback and the 14th all-time leading receiver in NFL history.

Report: Tony Romo believes it's Texans or retirement in 2017 (Shutdown Corner)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Is it really Houston or Bust for Tony Romo? The quarterback is in an odd limbo right now – he’s not wanted by the Dallas Cowboys, who have already found his replacement, but the Cowboys have yet to release him. Romo, who will be 37 in April, understandably wants to play for a contending team, which would eliminate a club like San Francisco.

Bears sign quarterback Mark Sanchez to 1-year deal (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
The Chicago Bears continued their quarterback makeover Friday by signing veteran Mark Sanchez, who is expected to back up Mike Glennon next season. Chicago is coming off a season in which it went 3-13 and finished last in the NFC North. The Bears cut quarterback Jay Cutler this month after eight seasons and the next day signed Glennon of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a three-year deal.

Thursday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 24th, 2017
Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points, Sean O'Mara scored inside with 40 seconds left and No. 11 seed Xavier upset No. 2 Arizona 73-71 in the West Region. Xavier (30-13) stayed with the second-seeded Wildcats behind Bluiett's 18 first-half points and tracked down the Wildcats after they tried to pull away in the second half. O'Mara scored on a power move inside, but missed a free throw to give Arizona (32-5) a final chance.

Column: Brady's stolen jersey saga proves grime doesn't pay (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Martin Mauricio Ortega was OK with the first part, but apparently not the second. The one-time Mexican media executive and part-time memorabilia dealer is the only suspect named so far in the overheated investigation into who stole Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey. There's already plenty of damning video out there, much of it helpfully provided by NFL broadcast partner Fox .

Tuesday's Sports in Brief (The Associated Press)

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan. Mexican journalists who were in Houston for the game and interacted with Martin Mauricio Ortega, former director of the tabloid La Prensa, told The Associated Press that he brought multiple NFL memorabilia items, including a Kurt Warner jersey he hoped to sell to the former quarterback for thousands of dollars. Brady's jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after the game, and set off an investigation that stretched from Boston to the border.

Man named in Brady jersey case sought autographs, selfies (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he was there as a fan. Mexican journalists who were in Houston for the game and interacted with Martin Mauricio Ortega, former director of the tabloid La Prensa, told The Associated Press that he brought multiple NFL memorabilia items, including a Kurt Warner jersey he hoped to sell to the former quarterback for thousands of dollars. ''When I met him he was carrying a football helmet and he was bragging about having the signatures of former Super Bowl MVPs, and he was a little disappointed that Marshall Faulk refused to sign it,'' said Ariel Velazquez, who covered the game for the Mexican daily El Universal.

Video leaked of man entering Patriots locker room and allegedly leaving with Tom Brady's jersey (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
A former executive of a newspaper company brazenly walked into the New England Patriots locker room after Super Bowl LI, allegedly took quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey and walked out without anyone stopping him. The Associated Press reported that the newspaper Diario La Prensa said one of its former executives was involved in the case of Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys. The FBI said it recovered Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey, and also his missing Super Bowl XLIX jersey, and the NFL said the suspect was a “credentialed member of the international media.” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport identified the suspect as Mauricio Ortega.

John Elway endorses Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee but not on official Broncos letterhead (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Denver Broncos executive John Elway wrote a letter to urge the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm Colorado’s Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Gorsuch is President Donald Trump’s nominee for the open seat and — if appointed — would give the court a 5-4 edge of conservative justices appointed by Republican presidents to four liberal justices, making it a politically crucial nomination. John Elway wrote a letter to support Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice nominee.