Julius Thomas fined for chop block; Broncos add running back

The NFL fined Julius Thomas $8,268 for his chop block against Cards end Calais Campbell, who is expected to miss several weeks with a sprained MCL.

Meanwhile, Denver signed former Raiders running back Jeremy Stewart (5-11, 215) to their practice squad on Wednesday; a spot had opened on Monday, when tackle Ryan Miller was cut.

Demaryius Thomas named AFC Offensive POW for second time

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Demaryius Thomas has been named the AFC Offensive POW for his Week 5 explosion.

After a slow start to the season that included several drops, Thomas caught eight passes for two touchdowns and a franchise record 226 yards.

Over Denver's first three games, Demaryius had totaled only 13 catches for 141 yards and one score.

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Lions sign Matt Prater; Chargers bring back Ronnie Brown

Tuesday saw a handful of transactions of at least tangential interest to Denver:

- Detroit is expected to sign Matt Prater, having chosen him over Jay Feely after the two tried out on Tuesday. Mike Klis suggests Prater's agent is playing hard to get, if you can believe that, but Adam Schefter says Prater will sign a one-year deal.

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Broncos work out veteran backs, release Ryan Miller

With Montee Ball expected to miss several weeks, Denver worked out veteran running backs Mikel Leshoure and LaRod Stephens-Howling on Tuesday. Both players left without contracts.

In what appears to be an unrelated move, the team released tackle Ryan Miller from their practice squad.

The Jets are one hot mess

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Seattle (3-1) continued its winning ways on Monday night with a 27-17 decision at Washington (1-4).

Russell Wilson passed for two scores and rushed for another, adding 122 yards on the ground to 178 net passing yards.

Neither touchdown pass went to Percy Harvin, who maddeningly had three scores called back by penalty.

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Raiders claim Kenbrell Thompkins; Giants cut Trindon Holliday

Just a few more notes of interest on this Monday evening:

- Mike Holmgren downplayed his visit last week to Raiders HQ, chalking it up to something of a favor to his former Green Bay colleague, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie. The SB 32 loser says he just went to review some film and offer an outside opinion on what's gone so wrong for the Raiders this year.

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John Fox, Julius Thomas defend ‘cut’ block; Montee Ball to miss several games

According to Mike Klis, Montee Ball's groin strain will cause him to miss "several weeks" of action.

Starting on Sunday, Denver will play three games in 12 days - at the Jets, versus San Francisco a week later, and versus San Diego the following Thursday.

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Open Thread: Seattle @ Washington

PFF previews the matchup. Enjoy the game!

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Lions cut Alex Henery, will work out Matt Prater

The Lions cut their second kicker of the season, this time Alex Henery, formerly of the Eagles.

Henery replaced 2014 seventh-rounder Nate Freese two weeks ago, and the two combined to go just 4/12 on field goal attempts.

Detroit will reportedly work out former Broncs kicker Matt Prater today, along with Jay Feely and Connor Barth.

NFL: Julius Thomas committed illegal chop block against Cards

On the third play of the second half of Sunday's win over Arizona, Julius Thomas was flagged for an illegal chop block on Calais Campbell.

The penalty was offset by a holding call on Arizona corner Antonio Cromartie, and wiped out what would have been a 77-yard touchdown catch by Demaryius Thomas.

Campbell suffered a sprained MCL on the play, and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

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