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NFL NOTEBOOK: Manning moving into Shanahan's old house

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, June 9 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

Peyton Manning is taking over John Elway's old job — and living in Mike Shanahan's old house.

The Associated Press learned about the arrangement the Broncos new quarterback made with the Wadshington Redskins' coach, who before going to Washington teamed with Elway in the 1990s to bring two Super Bowl titles to Denver.

Though Denver and Washington are in different conferences and only play once every four years, some might still call this a case of sleeping at the enemy's digs. Regardless, Manning is certainly living in style. Shanahan's house is a 35,000-square-foot mansion in Cherry Hills Village, one of the Denver area's fanciest neighborhoods. It's only expected to be a temporary deal until Manning finds a permanent place to live in the Mile High City.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen once called Shanahan his coach for life, which might help explain why the coach built the colossus of a house, which has an elevator, a bowling alley and a 3,603-square-foot garage.

Right around the time the house was being finished in early 2009, however, Shanahan got fired. After a year away from the game, he took over for the Redskins, but the coach and his wife never had any intention of selling their Denver home.

Earlier this year, when Manning was hopping around the country visiting teams, one of the coaches he met with was Shanahan. But the meeting came shortly after the Redskins made a trade for the second overall draft pick that would land them Robert Griffin III.

That took Washington out of the market for a quarterback. But it didn't prevent Shanahan from hooking up Manning with a new home.

SUGGS WILL RECEIVE ENTIRE SALARY: Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs will get his entire $4.9 million salary in 2012 regardless of how he tore his Achilles tendon, team owner Steve Bisciotti said Friday.

Suggs sustained the injury in April. He insists it happened while he was running through a conditioning drill, but several witnesses say he was hurt playing basketball in Arizona.

Bisciotti doesn't care.

"I would be more upset if he hurt himself sleeping on the couch all offseason," he said. "If our players are engaged in activities that get them in shape, then I'm proud of them for doing it. I don't know if I would be working out in April the way these guys do what they do. I'm proud of Terrell. It gets pretty boring in the weight room. He wasn't kite boarding. If he's playing basketball, that's great."

Suggs immediately underwent surgery and hopes to be playing again sometime this season.

Under the NFL collective bargaining agreement, the Ravens could have chosen to not pay Suggs entirely or reduce his salary because it was a non-football injury. But Bisciotti said cutting Suggs' salary would not be good for team morale.

"I'd be scared to come to work," Bisciotti said. "I think it would be a terrible message."

The Ravens also announced Friday that they had agreed to a two-year contract with former Cincinnati Bengals offensive guard Bobbie Williams.

Williams fractured his right ankle against the Houston Texans last season and ended the year on injured reserve.

Williams, 35, has started 130 career games. He is a potential replacement for Pro Bowl offensive guard Ben Grubbs, who signed a $36 million deal with the New Orleans Saints.

The newcomer will compete at left guard with rookie second-round pick Kelechi Osemele and former third-round pick Jah Reid.

CHARGERS SIGN VETERAN RB BROWN: The San Diego Chargers say they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with running back Ronnie Brown.

The 6-foot, 230-pound Brown ran for 136 yards and a touchdown last season while backing up LeSean McCoy with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2005 NFL draft, Brown spent his first six seasons with the Miami Dolphins.

He ran for 4,815 yards and 36 touchdowns and caught 184 passes for 1,491 yards and two TDs while with Miami.

He ranks third on the Dolphins' all-time list for rushing yards and touchdowns, and he's tied with Hall of Fame running back Larry Csonka for the second-most 100-yard rushing games in team history.

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