When the Patriots made headlines with their receiving-corps shakeup this week, the news reverberated around the country, especially in Denver and St. Louis. Here's a rundown of some of the reactions from media covering the Broncos and Rams:

Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla gives Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway some serious kudos for bringing Wes Welker to Denver. In so doing, Kiszla says, Elway has filled out Peyton Manning's offense with a complement of weapons that may remind Manning of what he had for years in Indianapolis: Instead of Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison on the outside and Brandon Stokley in the slot, he now has Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas on the edge with Welker playing Stokley's role. What's that mean for Stokley, Manning's good friend whose contract with the Broncos expired with the start of free agency on Tuesday? Swallow hard, Peyton. He could be gone. And Stokley knows it.
Oh, and for a glimpse of how the Denver fan base feels about the Welker deal, a poll embedded in Kiszla's column had 89 percent of its 11,000 voters on Thursday night saying that they "love it." High fives all around in the Mile-High City.