Denver announced the signing of eight more players to future contracts on Wednesday, bringing their total number to 13.
Joining the collection of Browncos will be LB Jamar Chaney, T Ramon Harewood, LB Jerrell Harris, TE Jameson Konz, S Charles Mitchell, TE Cameron Morrah, CB Jerome Murphy, and RB Jerodis Williams.
Per the NFL (and VP of NFL Officiating Dean Blandino), we learned tonight that Wes Welker is just another football player, which is sure to disgust Bill Belichick:
Blandino on Broncos WR Wes Welker's hit on Patriots CB Aqib Talib: "It was a legal hit."— NFL Media PR (@InsideNFLMedia) January 23, 2014
No word yet from Belichick. In the meantime, the Seattle Seahawks can breathe a sigh of relief. The monstrosity that is Wes Welker will not be targeting their defensive backfield--at least according to league rules.
Obviously, he may eventually change his mind, but this is unequivocally great news for the prospects of the 2014 Broncos.
Knowshon Moreno (rib) and Tony Carter (arm) departed Sunday's title game victory with injuries and did not return, but they are expected to be ready for the Super Bowl.
Browns waiting on Broncos OC Adam Gase; Josh McDaniels if changes mind; Bills DC Mike Pettine 2nd interview; same w Seattle DC Dan Quinn— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 19, 2014
The Vikings announced their hiring of Bengals DC Mike Zimmer as their new head coach on Wednesday.
With Zimmer's departure, it's said that Cincy will promote LB coach Paul Guenther to take over their defense.
The Broncos made a handful of roster moves on Tuesday, including ending the seasons of Derek Wolfe and Chris Harris by placing them on IR.
Harris suffered a torn ACL on Sunday, while Wolfe has missed Denver's past six games after having suffered seizure-like symptoms on the team bus.
Denver's divisional round win over San Diego came with a heavy price, as corner Chris Harris suffered a torn left ACL.
Harris left in the third quarter with knee and ankle injuries, and was replaced in incompetent fashion by Quentin Jammer, who allowed three receptions in five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown, according to PFF.
An MRI on Monday morning confirmed the injury to the stalwart third-year corner.
Derek Wolfe has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game, while the nine other Broncos listed on the injury report this week are probable.
The Chargers' injury situation is quite a bit murkier, although center Nick Hardwick did return to practice Friday after having been cleared from the concussion he suffered on Sunday.
For the first time since he became eligible, John Lynch is one of 17 finalists for the Hall of Fame. Among the other 16 finalists? A punter and a kicker.
The voters have deemed a punter and a kicker more worthy than Terrell Davis (a league MVP, SB MVP, 2,000-yard rusher, and best player on two SB-winning teams), Karl Mecklenburg, and Steve Atwater.
They're not as bad as the hacktastic baseball voters, but they're not that far behind.