The Oakland Raiders are both old and bad

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Sorry for the delay in the Lard today. I didn't know I'd be filling in for Doug until about an hour ago, so I had to rush from my pedicure to my laptop.

Better late than never, right?

Obviously, the big news of the day was the Broncos' final roster and their subsequent depth chart. There were only a few surprises during the cuts.

First, the Broncos were much higher on Juwan Thompson than expected (my view: they are lower on Ronnie Hillman, despite his position on the depth chart). Second, Mitch Unrein beat out Kevin Vickerson.

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Broncos announce final 53-man roster

As expected, the Broncos got down to the 53-man limit by waiving tight end Gerell Robinson, wideout Bennie Fowler, and corner Louis Young.

RB Juwan Thompson and WR/returner Isaiah Burse made the final cut as undrafted rookies.

Sixth-round center Matt Paradis was the only 2014 draftee to be waived, while Kevin Vickerson and Duke Ihenacho went from Week 1 defensive starters in 2013 to cut in 2014.

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Broncos waive Matt Paradis; Juwan Thompson sticks

The Broncos have waived another of their recent draft choices, this time center Matt Paradis.

Paradis was selected in May out of Boise State, but sat behind veterans Manny Ramirez and Will Montgomery on the depth chart.

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Broncos waive Kapri Bibbs, Nathan Palmer

Neither of the rookie free agents out of Colorado State has stuck on the team, as Denver has waived running back Kapri Bibbs.

Bibbs, who tied for the most touchdowns in the country in 2013, scored three times in the preseason, including twice at Dallas on Thursday night.

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Broncos waive Duke Ihenacho, Shaquil Barrett, John Boyett

The Broncos have waived safeties Duke Ihenacho and John Boyett, and linebacker Shaq Barrett.

Ihenacho's cometlike Denver career took him from an undrafted rookie in 2012 to an opening day starter in 2013.

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Broncos waive Zac Dysert

Denver has waived 2013 seventh-rounder Zac Dysert, who had served as their third-string quarterback last season and this summer.

That leaves only Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler at the position.

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Broncos waive Vinston Painter

For the second time in 365 days, Denver has waived 2013 sixth-round tackle Vinston Painter.

Painter spent most of the season on the Broncos' practice squad, but was promoted late in the year to prevent San Francisco from poaching him.

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Broncos release Kevin Vickerson

In a confirmation of their newfound defensive line depth, the Broncos have released veteran tackle Kevin Vickerson.

Big Vick totaled 108 tackles, five sacks, one interception, seven passes defensed, and two forced fumbles in 47 games (41 starts) over four seasons with the team.

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Broncos working out kickers, waive Brian Sanford

After Brandon McManus's scattershot performance on Thursday, the Broncos are working out more young kickers on Saturday.

Mike Klis reports that WSU alum Andrew Furney is among those who are auditioning.

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Bon Jovi won’t be giving Bills a Toronto name

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Apologies for the lack of a Friday Lard; let's get caught up a bit, shall we?

The most discussion worthy item from Thursday was probably that Peyton Manning was fined for getting in the face of D.J. Swearinger, who was not fined for his hit on Wes Welker.

Manning's penalty is kind of ridiculous, but since Welker kind of ducked into the hit, we get the lack of a fine for Swearinger.

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