Dayne's deal close to becoming done:
As the NFL's labor outlook dizzyingly shifted throughout Sunday, finally pushing back the start of free agency again, the Broncos worked to figure out their own house.

Before getting a three-day reprieve late Sunday night, it appeared the Broncos were close to re-signing Ron Dayne, the leading in-house candidate to become their starting tailback.

According to a source close to negotiation, Dayne and the Broncos were close to an agreement on financial terms and incentives packages, but were working on the length of the contract. It's believed it will be a two- or three-year contract.

Dayne, who signed a one- year deal last April, would compete for the starting tailback job after the Broncos released Mike Anderson. Denver is expected to draft a tailback in the early rounds to compete with Dayne and Tatum Bell.