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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).

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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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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Robert Mathis, Dannell Ellerbe done for season

Just two years after selecting him 61st overall, San Francisco has waived running back LaMichael James.

According to his agent, James requested his release from the team.

In 15 games, the Oregon product had 41 carries and five catches, returned 23 punts and 26 kickoffs, and fumbled four times.

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Ravens cut Ray Rice; NFL suspends him indefinitely

It took them many months, but the Baltimore Ravens have finally done the right thing, and severed their ties with Ray Rice.

The league has followed suit by suspending Rice indefinitely.

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RIP, Goose Gonsoulin

Original Bronco and Ring of Famer Goose Gonsoulin passed away at 76.

Gonsoulin's 11 interceptions in 1960 remain a single-season franchise record, while his 43 career picks are second only to Steve Foley's 44.

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Report: Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson out for season with torn Achilles

The Chiefs defense was dealt a massive blow on Sunday, as Derrick Johnson suffered what is believed to be a torn Achilles.

Ian Rapoport says the injury is a season ender for Johnson, who graded out at +18.6 over 1,038 snaps in 2013.

The ninth-year linebacker had 4.5 sacks, two picks, seven passes defensed, and 107 total tackles last year.