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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.

Which player is a more significant addition to the Broncos?

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  • Is Aqib Talib still an elite cornerback?

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  • What do you make of Aqib Talib's six-year, $57 million contract ($26 million guaranteed) with the Broncos?

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  • How many games will Aqib Talib start this season?

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  • What kind of defense will the Broncos have with Aqib Talib and DeMarcus Ware?

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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

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

Saints QB
1,722 yards, 12 TD, 4 INT, 69.7 CMP%

Frank Gore

Frank Gore

49ers RB
78 ATT, 376 yards, 3 TD

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

Saints WR
37 REC, 593 yards, 6 TD

Justin Houston

Justin Houston

Chiefs LB
23 tackles, 8.5 sacks

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Colts QB
1,144 yards, 7 TD, 2 INT, 62.2 CMP%

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch

Seahawks RB
96 ATT, 410 yards, 3 TD

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Broncos QB
1,884 yards, 20 TD, INT, 75.8 CMP%

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Packers QB
1,331 yards, 9 TD, 3 INT, 66.4 CMP%

Ndamukong Suh

Ndamukong Suh

Chiefs DT
14 tackles, 2 sacks, FF

Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
15 tackles, 4 INT, FF

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