Open Thread: Thanksgiving 2014

Enjoy the games, and Happy Thanksgiving!

Previews: Chicago/Detroit (PFF, ESPN), Philly/Dallas (PFF, ESPN), Seattle/San Francisco (PFF, ESPN)

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It’s time for Denver’s kick coverage unit to get busy

Good Morning, Broncos fans, and Happy Thanksgiving! Denver's defense was short several players on Wednesday.

Aqib Talib (hamstring), Brandon Marshall (concussion), and Kayvon Webster (shoulder) were held out, while Danny Trevathan returned to practice as he aims to return for Week 15.

But according to Troy Renck, the Broncos expect to have Marshall and Webster back for Sunday night's game at Arrowhead.

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Is it already the end for RG3 in Washington?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! It's hard to believe it's only been two years since Robert Griffin III was emerging as one of the NFL's brightest young stars.

On Tuesday night, for the second time in as many years, RG3 has been benched, this time in favor of one Colt McCoy (!).

Washington is putting out word that Griffin is still in their long term plans, but it's readily apparent that Jay Gruden & Co. are moving on.

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Broncos agree with Connor Barth, waive Brandon McManus

The Broncos swapped kickers on Tuesday, agreeing to terms with Connor Barth and waiving Brandon McManus, who's missed four field goal attempts in 13 tries.

Among qualifying active kickers, Barth has the ninth best career FG percentage at 84.167% in four seasons with Tampa Bay and part of one season with Kansas City.

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Two kickers would be a lot worse than one

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tuesday is tryout day across the league. Most of the time, we hear about them post-fact.

But because Brandon McManus clanged a gimme off the upright on Sunday, word of today's auditionees (fairly) prompted a Breaking News email from the DP.

McManus is under fire, and deservedly so. He's missed four kicks already, although let's not forget that Denver has lost only one close game this year, and McManus made his lone attempt that day in Seattle.

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry done for season with possible lymphoma

If we're all being totally honest, we're never disappointed when a key opposing player is unable to play against our team due to injury.

Rooting for or celebrating an injury is definitely in poor taste, and suggests a complete loss of perspective. But, you know Packers fans were excited when Terrell Davis left SB 32 with his migraine, and who could blame them?

That said, we really wish Chiefs All-Pro safety Eric Berry were available for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.

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Open Thread: MNF Week 12

PFF, ESPN preview Jets/Bills; PFFESPN preview Ravens/Saints. Enjoy the games!

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Broncos to work out Jay Feely, Connor Barth

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos will work out Jay Feely and Connor Barth on Tuesday. Brandon McManus has struggled on field goals, making nine and missing four on the season.

His misses have come from 33, 41, 53, and 53 yards, while his longest make was from 44. McManus's 33-yard miss after halftime on Sunday caromed off the right upright and prevented the Broncos from cutting Miami's lead to one.

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Odell Beckham, Jr. is rather talented

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver came up with a huge, potentially season-saving win on Sunday, but let's be real here: Odell Beckham, Jr. is the story today.

On Sunday night, the rookie Giants wideout made perhaps the greatest catch any of us will ever see, for a diving one-handed 43-yard touchdown.

As amazing as the catch was in real-time, a closer look shows Beckham might have accomplished it using only three fingers.

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