Funny you mention it, Joel

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Are tight ends underpaid?

It's a valid question, put in the spotlight by Jimmy Graham's recent franchise tag dispute with the Saints.

Graham led the league in receiving touchdowns, trailed only Jamaal Charles in total scores, and ranked 13th and 15th in receptions and yards, respectively.

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Good on you, Brandon Marshall

Good Morning, Broncos fans! With a dozen days until training camp begins, we're in the ultimate football news dead zone.

However, I did come across a terrific article about an old friend, in the current ESPN magazine.

The subject? Brandon Marshall, his maturation, and his role in spreading mental health awareness.

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Johnson wants out of Houston

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Houston star wideout Andre Johnson has reportedly requested a trade.

According to Ian Rapoport, four teams have expressed interest in acquiring Johnson, who turns 33 today.

However, Rapoport adds - and the Chronicle's John McClain reinforces - that the Texans have no plans to shop or deal the franchise's best player.

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Gabriel: Broncos aren’t AFCW shoo-in

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I look for Ball to have an outstanding year in 2014. He is a physical inside runner who knows how to score…The Broncos signed former Steeler Emmanuel Sanders and he will be an upgrade over Decker. While Sanders lacks Decker’s size, he has more speed and toughness. Sanders will be able to play both inside and outside.

Williams was a first-round pick a year ago, filled in nicely when Vickerson got injured and actually may have played a little better. He has big-time potential…A player to keep an eye on is Quanterus Smith. Smith was a 2013 draft choice who missed last year recovering from an ACL tear. He has good outside pass rush talent.

Pretty run-of-the-mill stuff as far as the team's outlook goes. But since Gabriel's a scout, it's his takes on individual players that are really worth paying attention to.

Supplemental draft to be held today

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The 2014 supplemental draft will be held today at 1pm ET.

Four players have been declared eligible:

Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross, UNC LB Darius Lipford, UNM WR/RB Chase Clayton, and SMU RB Traylon Snead.

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Pro Sports and Cannabis, Part 1

Cannabis, as it is legalized for many medical conditions, has been changing the treatment of many disorders.

I believe that recent discoveries about the cannabis family will change the face of pro sports as well.

One branch of that family is the recent ability to extract a specific class of substances derived from the hemp plant, the fertilized cousin of marijuana.

That branch isn't smoked. It's ingested orally or used topically, on the skin. It's safe, and it's legal in all 50 states.

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Talib says Foxy a little louder, more hands on than the Hoodie

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Back in Ohio during the OTA-training camp lull, Bradley Roby spoke about his first taste of the NFL.

Roby says he's received plenty of great advice from the team's veterans.

Mostly, the first-rounder is excited about having picked off Peyton Manning in practice.

Roby, whose early role may be determined by the pace of Chris Harris's recovery from ACL surgery, says he expects to be targeted by opponents.

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Judge approves revised concussion settlement

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Judge Anita Brody has given preliminary approval to the NFL's reworked concussion settlement.

The move was no surprise, given that Judge Brody helped mediate the new agreement, which removes what had been a $765M cap on total payouts.

Ex-players will now be able to vote on the deal, and their approval is expected.

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Another way of saying TD should be a HOFer

Examining the variation in rushing throughout NFL history
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Among running backs eligible but not yet in the Hall of Fame, it’s not Jerome Bettis who ranks highest on the list. Bettis, who ranks 6th in career rushing yards, finishes two spots behind Terrell Davis using this methodology. Should Davis be a Hall of Famer? That’s outside the scope of this post. This analysis tends to support his case, though, and it even ignores his touchdowns and his postseason play (it also ignores his lack of receiving and the value he gained from playing in Denver).

While this is again preaching to the choir, it never hurts to have more ammo to support TD's case for enshrinement.

Johnny Manziel is definitely not toning it down

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We hope you were able to enjoy the holiday weekend.

As to whether you had as much fun as Johnny Manziel did, well, that's your business.

Is it our business what Johnny Football was doing, apparently tightly rolling money while in a Vegas bathroom?

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