New DirecTV deal portends huge contracts for Broncos’ Thomases, Knighton, Harris

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As anticipated, the NFL and DirecTV have reached a lucrative extension to their exclusive broadcast agreement.

The deal will include an expansion of DirecTV's rights to stream games via mobile and broadband devices.

Incredibly, the reported figures are far higher than had been speculated earlier.

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Unearthing the 2000s time capsule: Gruden, Gannon, Orton, and McDaniels

Wednesday was an aughts-heavy news day, with all sorts of blasts from the not so distant past.

Jon Gruden issued a tepid dismissal of a potential return to Oakland, claiming he's "not thinking about coaching."

But the Raiders might have the young QB that Chucky covets, in Derek Carr.

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Injury Report: Carson Palmer has setback, misses practice

It appears Drew Stanton will be the Cardinals' starting quarterback this Sunday in Denver.

Carson Palmer reportedly suffered a setback in his recovery from a nerve condition in his throwing shoulder.

The 11th-year veteran missed practice on Wednesday to seek another opinion on the injury, which he suffered Week 1 against San Diego.

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Cowboys special teamer C.J. Spillman accused of rape

Dallas special teams player C.J. Spillman is being investigated by police in Grapevine, TX for an alleged sexual assault.

The assault allegedly took place at the Cowboys' team hotel on September 20 (presumably late Friday night/early Saturday morning).

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It’s been fun, but I have to go

Happy Wednesday, friends. I'm writing today for the first time in a few weeks, and I'm not feeling that great about it.

About a week ago, I let the other guys know that I've decided that continuing to promote the NFL is misaligned with my personal ethics, and that consequently, I wouldn't be doing so any longer. I really didn't want to write this article, or make a big deal about myself with it, but Doug asked me to write something so that everybody would at least know what happened.

It's taken me a week to figure out what to say, and as I write this, I still don't know. Please bear with me as I feel my way through it.

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Study finds CTE in brains of 76 out of 79 deceased NFLers

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the Raiders have fired their latest coach, what's next for them?

Owner Mark Davis danced around questions after introducing Tony Sparano as interim coach on Tuesday.

But Tim Kawakami still expects Davis to make a serious run at Jon Gruden.

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Raiders to name Tony Sparano interim coach

According to Jim Trotter, Oakland will promote assistant head coach Tony Sparano to interim head coach.

Sparano went 29-32 as the Dolphins' head coach from 2008 to 2011, leading them to the playoffs in his first year but failing to reach .500 in the following seasons.

Dennis Allen was fired over the phone after having gone 8-28 over two-plus seasons, finishing with a ten-game losing streak.

Goodbye, blackout rules!

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Earlier today, we noted that Jim Harbaugh has been floated as a possible replacement for Dennis Allen in Oakland.

But what about his current gig across the Bay?

Harbaugh spent much of his Monday presser fighting back reports - including from Deion Sanders and Trent Dilfer - that he's losing the Niners locker room.

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Reports: Jon Gruden is Raiders’ top coaching choice

According to Tim Kawakami, Ian Rapoport, and Mike Florio, the Raiders will likely try to bring back Jon Gruden following the firing of Dennis Allen.

Each report cites the close relationship between owner Mark Davis and Gruden, who had coached the team from 1998 to 2001.

A longer list of possible candidates, from Bill Williamson, includes Denver coordinators Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase.

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Greg Bedard ready to eat some crow?

Remember when perennial Patriots ass kisser Greg Bedard said that Darrelle Revis was more durable than Aqib Talib, Tom Brady was physically superior to Peyton Manning, and the Broncos would lose to a more physical Patriots team in the AFC?

Well, someone is already backtracking--sort of--after watching the Chiefs go all Hannibal Lecter on the Patriots tonight:

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