Broncos add defensive end Sanford

Denver signed former Browns and Raiders defensive end Brian Sanford (6-2, 280) on Tuesday. He joins a long list of players who were first signed by Tom Heckert in Cleveland, and again with the Broncos.

Undrafted out of Temple in 2010, Sanford saw 108 snaps last season for Oakland and Cleveland, grading out at -2.5 according to PFF. He was officially credited with four tackles and four assists in seven games, including one start.

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Montee may miss only two weeks

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Fortunately, Montee Ball's appendicitis was caught before the organ could rupture.

His surgery reportedly went well, and the second-year runner is expected to make a full recovery in time for Denver's season opener against Indy.

But in a best case scenario, he could miss as few as two games and return in a couple of weeks.

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Aww, crap

Be well, Montee. h/t Justin Weber

Favre, Packers finally mend fences

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! Four years into his retirement, the Packers will finally honor Brett Favre in a proper manner.

Yes, he was (and is) vastly overrated, and his annual should I/shouldn't I retire exercise was the worst part of many NFL summers.

But there was never any doubt that Favre deserved to have his number retired and be inducted to Green Bay's HOF.

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Gut Reaction: First depth chart of 2014

With Denver set to open the preseason on Thursday against some squad from Seattle, the team released its first depth chart on Sunday evening.

Andrew Mason and Mike Klis have it pretty well covered, so rather than go line-by-line, we'll just share a few impressions:

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Ward avoids jail time

For having allegedly thrown a glass at a bartender in a Denver strip club in May, T.J. Ward will perform community service.

Ward had pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges.

Tamme TD highlights stadium scrimmage

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The team held its annual stadium scrimmage on Saturday, in front of 38,620 appreciative (and appreciated) fans.

Julius Thomas, Chris Harris, DeMarcus Ware, and Kevin Vickerson were among those who were held out.

Thomas suffered a thigh bruise on Friday, but is expected back at practice on Monday.

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Opioid use and chronic pain

The July 2014 issue of Consumer Reports includes an investigation into the dangers of painkilling medication - particularly opioid use and abuse.

I’d touched on these issues in Pro Sports: Beyond Cannabis Part 2, but this article takes them to a new level.

Included was this comment:

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Goodell agrees with Goodell, Goodell, and Goodell

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Commissioner Roger Goodell finally spoke to reporters about Judge Roger Goodell's two-game suspension of Ray Rice.

Interestingly, he says he agrees with Goodell's decision, and thinks Jury Roger Goodell does as well.

It's believed that Appeals Judge Roger Goodell would have upheld the length of the ban, had Rice been foolish enough to have challenged it. 

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Quinn follows Tebow’s reluctant exit

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It took nearly six months, and wide ranging criticism to get there.

But Ray Rice has finally publicly apologized to his wife, Janay, and spoken out against domestic violence.

On Thursday, Rice took questions from reporters for the first time since his two-game suspension was announced.

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