NFL State of the Franchise: All 32 Teams

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Jan 11, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) prepares to pass in fourth quarter of the 2014 AFC Divisional playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Free Agency Signings:

  • G Shelley Smith
  • TE Owen Daniels
  • DE/DT Vance Walker


  • ILB Steven Johnson
  • CB Tony Carter
  • S Virgil Green


  • S Rahim Moore
  • TE Julius Thomas
  • NT Terrance Knighton
  • G/OT Orlando Franklin

Draft Picks:

  • OLB Shane Ray
  • OT Ty Sambrailo
  • TE Jeff Heuerman
  • C Max Garcia
  • CB Lorenzo Doss
  • NT Darius Kilgo
  • QB Trevor Siemian
  • DB Taurean Nixon
  • DB Josh Furman

State of the Franchise: Descending

Look up at the lost section and tell me how a team gets better after all those losses plus left tackle Ryan Clady is out. That zone-blocking scheme isn’t going to save quarterback Peyton Manning, who looked like his arm was falling off at the end of last year. Then they used their first-round pick on an edge-rusher when that’s already the strength of the team.

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