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Chandler Jones 2012 NFL Draft scouting report - Mocking The Draft
Pass rush: Jones times the snap well, but he doesn't have great get-off quickness. Has long arms and active hands to keep blockers out of his frame. Has the athleticism to get low around the corner. Because of his length and athleticism, Jones has the potential to develop into a high-level pass rusher. To do that, though, he needs to refine his secondary move. Jones will get held up when his initial move fails and doesn't have the best lateral movement to work inside. Has lined up inside and outside the tackle.

Peyton's ideal landing spot - Free Agency Dose -
Peyton Manning received a lot of thanks this week from journalists and admiring Colts fans. I’d like to thank him for kick-starting free agency before free agency really started.

15 free agents to avoid - Free Agency Dose -
Silva did a great job breaking down some of the best free agent bargains. Now it’s my turn to do a mediocre job looking at some players that will get overpaid in free agency. These are some buyer beware options in free agency.

Report: If Broncos sign Manning, Tebow could be gone | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
As with any NFL news -- be it free agency, the draft, various bounties, or anything else, the focus will eventually come around to one thing: How does Tim Tebow factor into this? And so it has become with Peyton Manning's journey through an NFL in which he doesn't have a team for the first time since early 1998. Manning spent a good deal of Friday and Saturday in the company of the Denver Broncos, who reportedly impressed the future Hall-of-Famer with their plans for the present and future. Manning then flew to Arizona, where he's currently hanging out with the Cardinals, who would very much like to forget last year's Kevin Kolb mistake.

With time ticking away, Manning is narrowing his options | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
As Peyton Manning continues his free agency tour, a few teams have been bounced out of the tournament, whether of their own volition or not. Manning apparently had a very positive and productive visit with the Denver Broncos, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, and then, he wound his way down to Arizona, where he met with Cardinals officials, head coach Ken Whisenhunt, and receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Why signing Peyton Manning makes sense, a look at old QBs who have switched teams, game speed versus track speed and much more.

NFL Draft: Who plays fast on tape? | National Football Post
Look past the 40 times; these prospects have game speed. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock: Clemson trio didn’t disappoint at pro day "
NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock reported from Clemson’s pro day on Thursday, where TE Dwayne Allen, DE Andre Branch and DT Brandon Thompson did not disappoint in their workouts.

Peyton Manning meets with Arizona Cardinals but sources say no contract talk - ESPN
Peyton Manning on Sunday completed an exhaustive three-day road trip in which he is known to have visited with the Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals, the two teams that sources believe have emerged as the favorites for the free agent quarterback. Blogs " Blog Archive Pro day roundup: Mississippi, Northwestern, Ohio "
Mississippi’s pro day was held on a field turf indoors, and 15 teams were represented with notables including director of college scouting for the Vikings and Packers. Twelve players worked out.

Hawks say door still open for Manning | Seahawks Insider
Contrary to an earlier report by the Denver Post, a team source with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Peyton Manning has not declined an invitation to visit with the Seattle Seahawks, which means the door remains open that the future Hall of Famer could expand his trips to include a possible visit to Seattle.

Team-by-team cap space, as of March 11 | ProFootballTalk
[Editor's note: The following list shows the cap space for each team, as of Sunday, March 11. Transactions occurring after 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 9 are not reflected. For example, the Vikings will have more space as of Monday, due to the termination of the contracts of several players. Also, the Jets will have more cap space, given the extension of Mark Sanchez's contract. The numbers is based on the 2012 unadjusted cap of $120.6 million, any 2011 carryover, any adjustments, and franchise tenders.]

Eye On Football - Peyton Manning wraps up visit with Cardinals; Chiefs, 'Hawks out of running
After more than six hours of meeting with Arizona's coaching staff and executives Sunday, Peyton Manning has left the Cardinals facility. According to NFL Network's Michelle Beisner, on his way out as he was being driven by coach Ken Whisenhunt in a white SUV, Manning smiled and waved to the Arizona fans in attendance. news: Niners' Smith on new contract: 'It will get done'
Alex Smith doesn't have to worry about the San Francisco 49ers making a run at Peyton Manning, a team source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora earlier this week, and Smith remains confident a new deal will get done to keep him in San Francisco. news: Texans reportedly still have 50-50 shot of retaining LB Williams
With two days still remaining before the start of free agency, it isn't yet a foregone conclusion linebacker Mario Williams will leave the Houston Texans. news: Questions and answers for 2012 free agency
Q. When does the 2012 free agency signing period begin? A. At 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13.

Mac's Football Blog: Lions, Bears Could Have Interest In David Hawthorne
The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions could be competing with the Seattle Seahawks for the services of free agent linebacker David Hawthorne. Last month, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago identified Hawthorne as an upgrade for the Bears' SAM linebacker spot next to Brian Urlacher. Today, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press writes that Hawthorne could be an option at middle linebacker should Stephen Tulloch depart via free agency.

Peyton Manning arrives at Cardinals’ facility, joined by Larry Fitzgerald | ProFootballTalk
Although Larry Fitzgerald has said publicly that he isn’t involved in the Cardinals’ recruitment of Peyton Manning, Fitzgerald got to team headquarters bright and early this morning for the meeting at which the team will attempt to persuade Manning to relocate to Arizona.

Source: If Manning picks Denver, Tebow is gone | ProFootballTalk
There’s a good reason for Tim Tebow to be rattled by the Broncos’ pursuit of Peyton Manning.

A quick look at Hawks roster | Seahawks Insider
As free agency approaches Tuesday, here’s a quick look by position at what players are locked up for the Seattle Seahawks and what players are set to hit free agency.