Broncos: Bowlens face no deadline to sell

In an apparent response to Sunday's article in the DP - which we summarized here - the Broncos have released a statement regarding succession plans for the team's ownership:

Owner Pat Bowlen has indicated a strong desire to keep specifics of his estate planning private, and the Denver Broncos intend to honor his wishes.

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Open Thread: Sunday Week 3

Enjoy the games, and Go Raiders (at New England) and Chargers (at Buffalo)!

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DP: Broncos ownership likely to come down to Bowlen children or John Elway

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Over at the DP, David Migoya has written an extensive article on the succession plan for the Broncos. Per Migoya:

  • The NFL has given the Bowlen family a potentially flexible two-year window within which to find a new ownership leader.
  • Ownership is currently split between Pat Bowlen (60%) and his brother, John (40%).
  • Whenever John Bowlen passes, his stake will be sold back to Pat's side of the Bowlen family.

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Fingers crossed for Wes Welker, John Abraham

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The team can only be thrilled to have Wes Welker back on the field tomorrow.

This is especially true in light of Denver's second-half offensive struggles through two weeks.

But several observers will be holding their collective breath, focusing more on Welker's health.

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OTL: Baltimore brass knew Rice details, influenced Goodell’s light suspension

Another bombshell has landed on the NFL and Baltimore Ravens over the Ray Rice case, this time via ESPN's Outside The Lines.

Included within ESPN's report are the following points:

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Roger Goodell finally speaks, says very little

Even Roger Goodell's harshest critics had to be expecting more out of him on Friday.

After all, he'd been hunkered down for more than a week, having remained completely silent throughout the entirety of the Vikings/Adrian Peterson affair.

As often as Goodell has made himself and the league look bad in recent months, this was his chance to impress, even if through powerful statements written by his lawyers or PR staff.

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Danny Trevathan practices Friday, not expected to face Seahawks

5.5 weeks after he fractured his leg, Danny Trevathan made a limited return to practice on Friday.

The official word is that Trevathan is a gametime decision for Sunday's SB matchup in Seattle.

But Jeff Legwold says Denver's leading tackler from last year will continue to rest through the bye week, and return for Denver's Week 5 game against Arizona.

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Devin Hester brings us back to the halcyon days of Todd Sauerbrun’s Broncos

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Week 3 got off to a lopsided start, as Atlanta demolished Tampa Bay 56-14.

Along the way, Devin Hester broke Deion Sanders' all-time return touchdown record with a 62-yard punt return.

Hester paid tribute to Neon Deion (who was in the house) by reprising his familiar high step into the end zone.

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Open Thread: Tampa Bay @ Atlanta

Mike Tanier says Lovie Smith has been a dud so far in Tampa; Chris Phillips (PFF) and Brett Michael Dykes (NYT) discuss the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Nate Irving’s long road to Denver’s starting lineup

It started with an innocent, bad decision. On June 28, 2009, Nate Irving was tired, but wanted to sleep in his own bed.

Irving aimed his car at North Carolina State.

At 4:40 am, he fell asleep at the wheel.

The one-car accident resulted in severe injuries, including a collapsed lung.

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