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Broncos hurting, Panthers healing in early free agency


March 10, 2016

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After spending most of his career as a backup quarterback for the Denver Broncos, Brock Osweiler (17) decided he wanted to begin his role as a starter for the Houston Texans as he agreed to a multi-year deal worth $72 million on Wednesday.

(AP) - While the Super Bowl winner lost its second quarterback in less than a week, the loser of the big game held on to two key performers.

With Peyton Manning retired, his supposed successor Brock Osweiler heading to Houston, defensive end Malik Jackson going to Jacksonville, and linebacker Danny Trevathan now in Chicago, the Denver Broncos clearly have been weakened. At least Super Bowl MVP Von Miller has been franchise tagged and won't be going anywhere.

Carolina, which fell 24-10 to Denver in the Super Bowl, meanwhile retained All-Pro fullback Mike Tolbert and re-signed defensive end C...

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