Happy 72nd Birthday, Floyd Little!

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans, and Happy Fourth!

The NFL handed down a trio of drug-related suspensions on Thursday.

Backup Chiefs lineman Rokevious Watkins was hit with a four-game penalty for violation of the substance-abuse policy.

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Graham’s a tight end, and so is Julius; what’s next?

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! An arbitrator has ruled that, for the purpose of his franchise tender amount, Jimmy Graham is indeed a tight end.

In explaining his decision, Stephen Burbank says that, at the snap of the ball, Graham was within four yards of an offensive tackle 54% of the time.

Why four yards?

As Jason Lisk notes, the line had to be drawn somewhere, and the point can and will be argued.

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Back to the other kind of football…

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Well, the USMNT's 2014 World Cup run is over.

To this casual observer, they sure did look overmatched for most of yesterday's 2-1 loss to Belgium.

The result felt inevitable for long stretches, but as they seem to do every four years, our boys made a game of it.

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Raiders cede battle in the War on Women

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! While yesterday brought extremely upsetting news (from SCOTUS) for those who think women are people, the NFL was a surprising source of the opposite.

The group of lawsuits brought by current and former cheerleaders against the No Females League has brought at least one positive result.

Although the team is not exactly trumpeting the news, the Raiders will finally pay its cheerleaders the minimum wage (via KSK) for their tireless work.

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Talib not arrested, contrary to early reports

Good Morning, Broncos fans! My apologies for the lack of a Sunday Lard; I got myself embroiled in a project that took far more time than I'd anticipated.

Anyway, today's one item of real note is something of a non-story story.

On Sunday morning, some genius at the Dallas PD tweeted out (in great detail) that Aqib Talib had been arrested some eight hours earlier.

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Do the Browns know they drafted Johnny Football?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We're often told that NFL teams are stepping up their research on draft prospects.

There's the standard poking and prodding of the combine, pro days, and official visits.

There are the scouting reports, psych evals, background checks, and probably even personal investigations.

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Clowney reportedly played with sports hernia in 2013

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! For many months leading up to the draft, we heard time and again that Jadeveon Clowney had motor issues.

Never mind that he was still in college only because of the NFL's ridiculous age policy that preserves its cost- and consequence-free minor league system (otherwise known as the NCAA).

As the story went, Clowney was either protecting his body (and his livelihood) last season, or was a (insert derogatory African-American code word) glory boy diva.

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Magid still on the hook for Dumervil debacle

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The latest iteration of the NFL's concussion settlement features a pair of significant improvements.

First, the league has agreed not to cap payouts at the previous level, which had been $765M.

This is meant to address ex-players' concerns that the settlement fund might run dry sometime over the next 65 years.

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Happy 46th Birthday, Shannon Sharpe!

Chargers pick Flowers to spruce up secondary

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just a few days ago, Chargers GM Tom Telesco tried to laugh off suggestions that he'd authored too quiet of an offseason.

In typical haughty fashion, Greg Bedard was all too happy to play along, suggesting that San Diego, despite its brutal pass defense, was a threat to Denver in the AFCW.

But Telesco's bravado turned out to be just talk, as he made a big move to shore up that secondary on Tuesday, by agreeing to terms with former Chiefs corner Brandon Flowers.

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