Aqib Talib aims to prove Broncos spent wisely on him

Aqib Talib has something to prove
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The takeaway for the 28-year-old Talib was that new beginnings can trump old baggage. For a man who has been suspended or involved in a legal run-in at every level of his career, Talib is out to prove something critical in his first year in Denver: that the Broncos made a sound investment.

It's boilerplate as these things go, but still interesting to learn more about Talib's background.

More on the Broncos’ release of Matt Prater

OTC's Jason Fitzgerald has cleared up the caponomic questions relating to Matt Prater's release.

Per Fitzgerald, the move saves $2.294M in cash and cap this season.

As for the 2015 impact, there's a savings of at least $3.25M in cash and cap, and a dead money hit of at most $812,500.

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Broncos release Matt Prater

On Friday, the Broncos announced the release of placekicker Matt Prater in favor of Brandon McManus, who stood in for him during the former's suspension.

Prater still has one game remaining on his four-game ban for alcohol use.

Denver will send its 2015 seventh-round pick to the Giants to complete their August trade.

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Thursday Night Football: Must miss TV

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Thursday night brought yet another dud, as the Packers dispatched the Vikings 42-10 in Green Bay.

The season's first two Thursday games were each decided by 20 points, while the three since have featured 30+ point margins. 

Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes and Eddie Lacy added two more on the ground.

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Carson Palmer highly unlikely to face Broncos on Sunday

The Cardinals have not yet officially ruled Carson Palmer out for Sunday's game in Denver, but all signs continue to point that way.

Palmer's throwing shoulder reportedly has no structural damage, and the team apparently hasn't considered putting him on short-term IR.

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Open Thread: Minnesota at Green Bay

PFF, ESPNNFL.com and NYT preview the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Here is the NFL’s worst nightmare

Tom Cutinella, Shoreham-Wading River HS football player, died after 'freak accident,' superintendent says
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Cutinella was the third high school football player to die in the past week, ESPN reported.
A high school player in Troy, Alabama, died after collapsing on the field after a tackle, and a Rolesville, North Carolina, high school player died after collapsing following pregame warm-ups, ESPN said.
Cutinella is the third football player in the metropolitan area in the past month to die. Miles Kirkland, 16, from Curtis High School in Staten Island collapsed on the field during a practice on Sept. 1. In Salem, New Jersey, last Sunday, 12-year-old Jeremiah Pierce died after collapsing during a youth league football practice on Sept. 23.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of these football players, each of whom died far too young.

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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