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Peyton Manning met with new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak on Wednesday and team president Joe Ellis on Friday regarding his future plans.

He'll chat with GM John Elway shortly. Appearing at the Super Bowl, Manning reportedly appeared "relaxed" and "invigorated," and the Denver Post continues to expect him to play football in 2015. "I’d like to make a decision soon," Manning said in Arizona. "At the same time, coach and Joe and John have instructed me to take some time so I’m kind of following their orders."
Source: Denver Post
Jan 30 - 1:48 PM

Bears re-signed LB DeDe Lattimore to a two-year contract.

He was scheduled for exclusive rights free agency. Lattimore, 24, went undrafted out of South Florida last year. He recorded three special teams tackles across seven appearances during his rookie season.
Jan 30 - 1:28 PM

The Dolphins were reportedly high on Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema before hiring Joe Philbin in 2012, but the sides disagreed on whether Russell Wilson could be an NFL starter.

Per ace beat writer Armando Salguero, Ross was high on Bielema for the head-coaching job, but Bielema and the personnel department led by ex-GM Jeff Ireland hit a wall when Bielema suggested the Dolphins draft Wilson in the second round. Bielema allegedly even promised the Dolphins a Super Bowl within five years if they took Wilson, who was Bielema's quarterback at Wisconsin. "They all looked at me like, 'You can't say that.," Bielema said. "That's the difference between college and pro. He's undersized. He can't throw.' I was like, 'OK, all right,' and I honestly, that day, kind of pulled myself out of it." Ross ultimately convinced Ireland to draft Ryan Tannehill with the No. 8 overall pick. Wilson went to Seattle in the third round.
Jan 30 - 12:10 PM

LeGarrette Blount had his marijuana charges withdrawn after he completed 50 hours of community service.

Blount and Le'Veon Bell were arrested in August and popped with pot charges. Blount had until February 4 to complete his court-mandated community service. With the case now resolved, the league can step in and take action against Blount. It's possible he and Bell receive a fine or short suspension in 2015.
Jan 30 - 11:41 AM

ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright writes that "nobody knows" whether Brandon Marshall will be back with the Bears in 2015.

The Bears signed Marshall to a new four-year, $39 million deal last May, but the regime that handed him that extension is gone. Marshall is still a fine player and worth the money, but there's some question whether he'll be able to coexist with Chicago's new staff. OC Adam Gase was the Broncos' WRs coach when Mike Shanahan banished Marshall from Denver. Marshall also had a 2014 falling out with Jay Cutler. Per the website OverTheCap.com, the Bears could save $3.95 million in cap space by cutting Marshall this offseason.
Jan 30 - 10:13 AM

Saints RE Junior Galette's initial court date is set for February 26.

Galette was arrested on domestic violence and simple battery charges earlier this month. The woman accuses Galette and his cousin of "jumping" her at Galette's place in Kenner, Louisiana. Galette could be facing a six-game suspension.
Jan 30 - 9:33 AM

Bears RE Jared Allen has a $12.5 million cap number for 2015.

It's fully guaranteed, too, so the Bears would take on a $12.5 million dead money hit if they were to release Allen. The Bears are expected to switch to a 3-4 defense under new DC Vic Fangio. Allen expressed some concern about the change, but believes he'll be a pure edge rusher at outside linebacker. He did admit that, if he had his choice, Allen would prefer to be a 4-3 right end.
Jan 30 - 9:09 AM

Seahawks FS Earl Thomas (shoulder) is practicing in full for Super Bowl XLIX.

Thomas' status was never in doubt, but this confirms he'll be ready to rock against the Patriots.
Jan 29 - 9:40 PM
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