Report: NFL personnel viewed Ray Rice video in April

An anonymous law enforcement official tells the AP that he sent the Ray Rice elevator video to the NFL in April:

The official played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."

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Pegulas win bidding for Bills

Good Morning, Broncos fans! At the end of this month, the FCC will vote on ending the NFL's blackout rule.

In an op-ed for USA Today, the agency's chairman, Tom Wheeler, explains why he supports an end to the antiquated rule:

With the first weekend of professional football in the books, two things should be abundantly clear: The NFL is king; and the Federal Communications Commission's sports blackout rules are obsolete and have to go.

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Drug policy vote tabled; Broncos may have cleared spot for Wes Welker

The NFLPA's 32 team reps did not vote on the latest drug policy proposal on Tuesday, as they'd been expected to.

Among the sticking points is the league's desire to suspend players for DUI arrests, before they've been convicted of the crime.

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Julius Thomas named AFC Offensive POW

For the first time in his career, Julius Thomas has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Thomas caught seven passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns to key Denver's 31-24 win over Indy.

Broncos players earned the award five times in 2013 (Peyton Manning three times, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker once each).

On Roger Goodell: A compendium of thoughts

It's been particularly difficult this week to focus/care about last weekend's games, or any upcoming action.

The NFL is in crisis, and its commissioner is under fire.

Roger Goodell's bungling of the Ray Rice case is a watershed moment for the league.

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Broncos waive Nathan Palmer, lose Gerell Robinson to Browns

On Tuesday, Denver waived wideout Nathan Palmer, who had been promoted from the practice squad following Wes Welker's suspension.

Oddly, no corresponding roster addition has been announced, so that would leave a vacancy on the active 53-man roster.

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Chargers loss gives Broncos lead on entire AFCW

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver has a full game lead on the rest of the AFCW today, thanks to a late comeback win by the Cardinals on Monday.

Arizona scored 12 fourth-quarter points to knock off San Diego 18-17, with Carson Palmer directing a game-winning 91-yard drive.

Philip Rivers was intercepted once and had a key late fumble that pushed San Diego out of field goal range.

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Chiefs replace DeVito with Kevin Vickerson

Having lost two defensive starters in linebacker Derrick Johnson and end Mike DeVito, the Chiefs signed former Broncos defensive end Kevin Vickerson on Monday night.

Big Vick was among Denver's final cuts; the two teams will face off at SAF@MH on Sunday afternoon.

Report: Teams with suspended players would protest reinstatement of Wes Welker

The league's 32 player reps will vote on a revised drug policy on Tuesday. The proposed policy is said to include HGH testing and relaxed rules on marijuana and amphetamines.

It's been speculated that an agreement would be followed closely by a reinstatement of wideouts Wes Welker and Josh Gordon.

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David Bruton has separated shoulder; Kevin McDermott waived

Special teams ace David Bruton suffered a separated shoulder on a questionable hit delivered by Colt Anderson during a Denver kickoff on Sunday night.

But according to John Fox, the injury is only of the day-to-day variety, so Bruton could return in time for Sunday's game against Kansas City.

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