Jason Elam among 2015 nominees for Pro Football HOF

Several Broncos are among the nominees for the Pro Football HOF's 2015 class, including first-time nominee Jason Elam.

Notable ex-Broncos players on the list are Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Tom Nalen, Mark Schlereth, Karl Mecklenburg, Steve Atwater, and John Lynch, along with former coach and new ROFer Dan Reeves.

Report: Wes Welker reinstated, can play at Seattle on Sunday

According to Jason La Canfora, Wes Welker's suspension has officially ended, and he will be eligible to practice on Wednesday and play on Sunday in Seattle.

La Canfora says the NFL and players' union will announce the ratification of the new drug policy on Wednesday morning.

The latest on Adrian Peterson

On Monday, Adrian Peterson issued a statement regarding his recent arrest on child abuse charges in Texas.

Within it, Peterson says he disciplines his children much in the same way he was punished by his own parents.

But what Peterson views to be functional parenting is apparently not just a Peterson family-specific thing.

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Evaluating Brandon Marshall

When the news broke that Danny Trevathan would go out with an injury, so did the hearts of many Denver Broncos fans. Last summer, Terrance ‘Pot Roast’ Knighton was asked who the most important defensive player was. Without hesitation, he named Danny Trevathan.

The only good news was that Denver was flush with talented young linebackers. They have Von Miller back from injury and starting to develop his old skills, while Nate Irving is opening some eyes. Denver’s young linebackers looked good in camp and preseason. 

Denver had again picked up a quality player. This time, the lowly Jaguars didn’t see a future for him. Richard Smith and Jack Del Rio disagreed. As I’ve said before, I don’t argue with those two regarding linebacking.

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At least the Broncos have their health

For all the talk of second halves, third downs, penalties, and time of possession, Denver's apparent excellent health is easy to overlook.

Granted, that may be more about luck than something worth commending, but given the particular brutality of last Sunday's games, we're taking note.

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Much of Chargers’ win over Seahawks is nearly impossible to replicate

Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, what was behind the Broncos' five offside penalties on Sunday?

As John Fox sees it, the Chiefs weren't quite playing by the rules.

The coach says KC center Rodney Hudson's "squatting and turning of the head fairly abruptly" was bad enough to warrant sending to the league for review.

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Second child abuse allegation against Adrian Peterson comes to light

Hours after the Vikings reactivated Adrian Peterson and announced that he'd be playing next week, another child abuse accusation has come to light.

The second case involves another four-year-old son of Peterson's, from a different mother than in the first case.

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Open Thread: Philly @ Indy

Enjoy the game, and Go Eagles!

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John Fox doesn’t really know why he didn’t use his timeouts on Sunday

From Keith Goldner at Advanced Football Analytics:

Last, the fact that John Fox did not use any timeouts on the Chiefs' last drive of the game is flummoxing. Kansas City had a 1st-and-Goal from the nine, down seven points with 1:45 left in the game. The only way that drive lasts longer than four plays is if there is an automatic first down penalty.

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Renck: Von Miller, Lerentee McCray expected to face Seahawks

According to Troy Renck, linebackers Von Miller (groin) and Lerentee McCray (knee) are expected to play at Seattle on Sunday.

Per Renck, John Fox offered no official update on the players' injuries.

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