Anderson slimmed down a bit for second season

Good Morning, Broncos fans! All offseason long, it's been suggested that Montee Ball is locked in as Denver's starting running back.

For his part, Montee says he's far more confident heading into his sophomore campaign, and he hopes to break the 250-carry barrier.

The 23-year-old admits that the length of the NFL season wore him down a bit, even though his best performances came down the stretch run.

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Those clever Pats are at it again

For the third time in the last four years, the Patriots have essentially stolen a player off another team's roster.

New England claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers from Carolina, who'd intended to place their 2014 sixth-rounder on IR with a torn meniscus.

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Harris cleared; Ware reportedly has bone bruise

Chris Harris was fully cleared by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, although it's unclear when the Broncos will activate him from their PUP list.

According to Mike Klis, Harris is not likely to see any action in Denver's four preseason games.

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Ware, Austin banged up in stadium practice

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Sunday's practice at SAF@MH was mostly about the red zone.

There were a pair of apparently minor injuries, as DeMarcus Ware suffered a leg bruise, and Marvin Austin banged up his hand.

Sly Williams continues to thrive, while Shaq Barrett and Corey Nelson are standing out among the backups.

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More players dropping like flies

Good Morning, Broncos fans! As we'd discussed yesterday, the next several weeks will be all about staying healthy, for the Broncos and every other team.

As John Fox told Arnie Stapleton:

Really, regardless of what time of the year, as a head coach and an organization, you hold your breath. Football is combative and injuries are part of the game, whether it's the offseason, training camp, regular season or even in the playoffs.

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Welcome back, Wolfeman

On Day 2 of training camp, Derek Wolfe blew past Ryan Clady and dropped Montee Ball for a three-yard loss. It’s just one play, without pads, but it’s great to see the man getting his old form back.

Andrew Mason noted that it was more Wolfe showing skill than Clady trying to work back to his form. At the same time, DeMarcus Ware was apparently abusing Chris Clark at RT.

Consider this: One DL formation could have Terrance Knighton at nose tackle, Wolfe and Malik Jackson at defensive tackle, with Ware and Von Miller attacking from the edges. It’s just one option, but it’s one that would have to make a lot of quarterbacks nervous.

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Pads mean it’s finger crossing time

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Starting today, it's time we start holding our collective breaths.

Pads are going on, and hitting will start.

The term real football is overused at every juncture of the NFL calendar, and this is most definitely not that.

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Broncos intend to maintain grip on blue balls

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Although camp has kicked off, this week continues to be all about the great Pat Bowlen.

As tends to happen in times like this, words of tribute and appreciation have come from all over.

But it's Bowlen's former players who have offered the most poignant comments.

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Beta feature: What we’re reading

For a long time blogs have had blogrolls1. Until they didn't. Although some still do. It's a nice gesture, and we're appreciative to see IAOFM on any of them.

We wanted to create something a little more useful for you, our dear readers2.

We created our own river of news. There are currently over 10 sources, and we'll be adding more shortly. The most recent stories are shown, with a byline, the date, and a quick blurb. The page will update frequently throughout the day.

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Harris could leave PUP list as soon as Monday

Good Evening, Broncos fans! The team got down to business on Thursday, the first day of training camp.

Of those in attendance, only Chris Harris did not participate in team drills.

But Harris will be examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, and expects to be cleared and removed from Denver's PUP list.

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