In a long expected move, the Broncos have released tight end Joel Dreessen with one year remaining on his three-year contract.
Dreessen failed a physical after having had three knee surgeries over the past two offseasons.
The Coloradan and CSU alum might have been a cap casualty anyway, but his knee issues are apparently severe enough for him to have missed the season.
With training camp a week away, John Elway has already backed off his self-imposed deadline for extending the contracts of Demaryius and Julius Thomas.
Following a Tahoe practice round with John Fox and Joe Sakic, Elway told Lindsay Jones that he's willing to negotiate with the pending 2015 free agents through the first couple weeks of the preseason, suggesting a new deadline of mid-August.
The Cowboys have surprisingly relented their game of chicken with Kyle Orton, opting to release the backup quarterback.
Throughout the offseason, Orton made clear that he had no intention of reporting to the team, skipping OTAs and offseason workouts.
He reportedly prefers to retire.
Now that the Vikings have completed their investigation into the homophobia alleged to have been rampant in their organization, they are refusing to release the findings.
Obviously, the independent probe must have confirmed Chris Kluwe's accusations, the ones that hacks like Kevin Seifert suggested were ill-founded.
The Broncos made a sextet of roster transactions on Monday, following the weekend's rookie minicamp.
Denver added safety Charles Mitchell (who'd been waived last Monday), former CSU-Pueblo linebacker Chase Vaughn, and wideout Greg Hardin.
Colts DE Robert Mathis, the NFL's leading sack man in 2013, has been suspended four games for violation of the league's PED policy.
Indy opens the season at Denver on SNF, so this figures to bolster the Broncos' chances that night.
Aaron Hernandez has now officially been implicated in the deaths of three human beings.
The former Patriots tight end was indicted Thursday on two first-degree murder charges stemming from a 2012 Boston drive-by double homicide.
The indictment includes three counts of armed assault with intent to murder, and one count of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon.
Having agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, the Broncos needed to release two other players to honor the 90-man roster limit.
With the seventh-round pick they acquired from San Francisco in the trade up for Cody Latimer, the Broncos drafted Oklahoma linebacker Corey Nelson.
The 6-0, 231-pounder played in 45 games (27 starts) before a partially torn pectoral muscle cut short his senior season last October.
With the 31st pick in the sixth-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Broncos chose Boise State center Matt Paradis.
Denver hosted the 6-3, 306-pounder in early April.
His 4.46-second 20-yard shuttle time was fifth best among linemen at the combine.