J.J. Watt cashed in, and Von Miller is licking his chops

The full details are in on J.J. Watt's extension with the Texans, and Von Miller says his draft classmate is underpaid.

Prior to the deal, Watt was signed through 2015, with salaries of ~$900K this year and ~$10M the next, with the 2015 salary (the fifth-year option) only guaranteed for injury.

At the time of signing, $20.9M was fully guaranteed, and by next week, another $10M will be fully guaranteed.

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2014 Broncos Preview: Defense

Happy Wednesday, friends. Yesterday, we covered the offense in detail. Anybody who has been a Broncos fan the last couple of years knows that the offense has been the primary reason for us to be so optimistic.

Honestly, it will continue to be so in 2014. Any team that has Peyton Manning will always be offense-dominant.

However, this Broncos team has a chance to sport both a top-five offense and defense.

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Broncos promote Nathan Palmer to take Welker’s roster spot

With Wes Welker headed to the reserve/suspended list, the Broncos promoted wideout Nathan Palmer from the practice squad on Wednesday.

The former Colt and Dolphin caught one pass for seven yards during the preseason.

Colorado native Ryan Miller was added to the practice squad in Palmer's place.

Report: Oakland offers to forgive Raiders’ debt, help build new stadium

According to the SF Chronicle, the city of Oakland has proposed to give the Raiders free land on which to build a new stadium.

Per the report, taxpayers would not be burdened with paying construction costs for a new Black Hole.

However, Alameda County residents would be saddled with $120M of the Raiders' 1990s-era debt from a renovation of the O.Co Coliseum. (via PFT)

Give it a rest, Wes

Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, here's the latest explanation from the Wes Welker camp regarding his four-game ban, via Mike Klis:

Welker wasn't sure what exactly flagged his positive test but he was incensed at a report he took a Molly at the Kentucky Derby. He does wonder if someone put something in his drink at the Derby.

“I wouldn't have any idea where to get a Molly or what a Molly is,” he said. “That's a joke. I don't do marijuana, I don't do drugs. I don't do any drugs.”

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Wes Welker responds to suspension news, uses LOUD writing voice

You know how on the internet when someone types in CAPS they are either:

  1. Really, really serious
  2. Really, really loud
  3. On amphetamines

Well, guess what? Wes Welker is all three. He emailed the Denver Post tonight to defend himself after a four-game suspension.

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Does Greg Bedard know he doesn’t work for the Boston Globe anymore?

We get it. The Patriots have been the league's model franchise for nearly 15 years now.

Bill Belichick is a football genius, and Tom Brady is a GOAT.

None of this is in question.

But for crying out loud, does Greg Bedard even know that other teams exist anymore?

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Broncos lose Vinston Painter to Browns, sign long snapper Kevin McDermott

Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.

According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.

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Wes Welker suspended four games for amphetamine use

According to Adam Schefter, Wes Welker has been suspended four games for amphetamine use.

It's always something, huh?

Well, at least this will buy Welker time to recover more fully from his latest concussion...

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2014 Broncos Preview: Offense

Happy Tuesday, friends. I decided to write some season preview content over the next few days, since I spent most of the month of August buried with fiscal year-end work, and since I’ll spend half of September traveling. When the time to write presents itself, I’ll write.

Today, I want to write about the Broncos. This article will cover offense, and another one discussing the defense will follow tomorrow. I’ll also get into projecting the rest of the AFC and the NFC.

That’ll take us right to kickoff of the Packers-Seahawks season opener, and from there, we’ll see what we’ll see.

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