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Broncos sign Talib, Ware
The Broncos have made two major splashes in free agency, signing former Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year, $57 million deal that includes $26 million in guaranteed money, and giving former Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware a three-year, $30 million deal with $20 million guaranteed. The oft-injured Talib was one of the few bright spots on an inconsistent Patriots defense last season, and though he was knocked out of the AFC Championship Game against the Broncos by a hard hit from Wes Welker, he appears not to hold any lingering resentment. Ware's six sacks in 2013 were the lowest single-season total of his career, but evidently, the Broncos think he'll rebound outside of Dallas.
Peyton Manning surpassed Dan Marino for the second spot on the NFL's all-time passing yards list with a 414-yard, four-touchdown game against the Cowboys. Jimmy Graham is proving to be one Drew Brees' favorite targets as he leads the league in receiving yards and is just one game shy of setting the record for consecutive 100-yard games for a tight end. Below are the 10 players NFL Nation reporter Dan Graziano has in his weekly MVP watch. Who's tops your list after five weeks of play?
2013 NFL MVP Watch
1,722 yards, 12 TD, 4 INT, 69.7 CMP%
78 ATT, 376 yards, 3 TD
37 REC, 593 yards, 6 TD
23 tackles, 8.5 sacks
1,144 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT, 62.2 CMP%
96 ATT, 410 yards, 3 TD
1,884 yards, 20 TD, INT, 75.8 CMP%
1,331 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT, 66.4 CMP%
14 tackles, 2 sacks, FF
15 tackles, 4 INT, FF
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