Is Kyle Orton the new Brett Favre? Perhaps, at least in the worst way.
Six weeks after having been cut by Dallas under the guise of retirement, Orton has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Buffalo.
It's widely being reported as a one-year contract, but Tim Graham says Orton holds a hefty option for a second year.
According to the Denver Post, the Broncos trimmed their active roster to 66 players on Friday, ahead of Saturday's deadline to reach the 53-man limit.
Seven players were reportedly waived or cut: defensive tackle Sione Fua, tight ends Cameron Morrah and Jameson Konz, corners Jordan Sullen and Jerome Murphy, tackle Ryan Miller, and linebacker L.J. Fort.
Defensive end Kenny Anunike (elbow) will apparently be stashed on IR, while kicker Matt Prater is headed to the reserve/suspended list.
The NFL and Roger Goodell have made a drastic (and welcome) change to their policy on domestic violence, with the commissioner apologizing for his recent bungled handling of the Ray Rice case.
A first offense will now draw a six-game suspension which could be increased in certain circumstances, while a second offense will prompt a lifetime ban.
Per sources, Browns WR Josh Gordon has been suspended for a year.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 27, 2014
Roger Goodell is the worst, people.
The Broncos acquired kicker Brandon McManus (6-3, 201) from the Giants in exchange for a conditional 2015 seventh-rounder.
According to Mike Klis, Denver will only owe New Jersey the pick if McManus remains the Broncos' starting placekicker beyond Matt Prater's four-game suspension.
The Giants were set to waive McManus after naming Josh Brown their starting kicker, but apparently got wind that their NFCE rival Eagles were interested in the youngster.
The Broncos got down to Tuesday's 75-man roster limit when they placed wideout Jordan Norwood on IR and waived defensive tackle Cody Larsen.
Rosters must be pared to the 53-man limit by 4pm ET on Saturday.
According to SportsBusiness Journal, the NFL and DirecTV are nearing a renewal of their exclusive deal for Sunday NFL Ticket.
By the end of the deal - reported to be either 2021 or 2022 - DirecTV will be paying $1.3B-1.4B per year for the broadcasting rights.
Their current agreement is worth a total of $4B over the 2011 through 2014 seasons, or an average of $1B per year.
For the second consecutive year, the Rams have lost quarterback Sam Bradford to a torn left ACL.
The former first overall pick got off to a fast start in 2013, but tore up his knee during a Week 7 loss at Carolina.
St. Louis had faced a big decision on Bradford last offseason, with his base salary skyrocketing to over $14M.
The Broncos cut 11 players on Sunday night, including tackle Winston Justice and running backs Brennan Clay and Jerodis Williams.
Along with the two backs, wideouts Greg Wilson and Greg Hardin, LB Jerrell Harris, DT Will Pericak, S Charles Mitchell, and QB Bryn Renner were waived.
LB Jamar Chaney and DE Chase Vaughn were let go with injuries.
The Broncos are about to find out just how (un)important a placekicker is to their squad.
As first reported by Mike Klis, the team will be without placekicker Matt Prater for the first four games of the season due to an alcohol-related suspension.
Per Klis, there will be no appeal, as Prater had been facing a one-year ban as a repeat offender under the league's substance abuse policy.