Broncos Ink Former CSU QB Caleb Hanie as Backup
Colo. (AP) - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Denver
Broncos have signed former Chicago Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie
to a two-year deal to back up Peyton Manning.
person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because
the deal hadn't been announced by the team. ESPNChicago.com first
reported the deal earlier Saturday.
26, who played at Colorado State, spent the last three seasons in
Chicago. He replaced an injured Jay Cutler in the NFC championship two
years ago and nearly rallied the Bears past the Packers. But he went 0-4
in place of Cutler last season, including at loss at Denver.
Broncos signed Manning on Monday and then dealt Tim Tebow to the New
York Jets. They also considered signing free agent Billy Volek.