An anonymous law enforcement official says he sent the Ray Rice elevator video to the attention of NFL security director Jeffrey Miller in April.
The report is a followup to the AP story which asserted a woman at the NFL had acknowledged having received and viewed the now infamous video.
Within it, the team reasserted that Rice had misled them, coach John Harbaugh denied seeking Rice's release, and owner Steve Bisciotti downplayed his relationship with Roger Goodell.
Shortly thereafter, Bisciotti held a rambling presser, during which he suggested that all of ESPN's sources were friends of Rice's.
Owner Pat Bowlen has indicated a strong desire to keep specifics of his estate planning private, and the Denver Broncos intend to honor his wishes.
Another bombshell has landed on the NFL and Baltimore Ravens over the Ray Rice case, this time via ESPN's Outside The Lines.
Included within ESPN's report are the following points:
5.5 weeks after he fractured his leg, Danny Trevathan made a limited return to practice on Friday.
The official word is that Trevathan is a gametime decision for Sunday's SB matchup in Seattle.
But Jeff Legwold says Denver's leading tackler from last year will continue to rest through the bye week, and return for Denver's Week 5 game against Arizona.
After his first day back with the team following his reinstatement, Wes Welker admitted the extra time off aided the recovery from his latest concussion.
Welker says he's "sharp and ready to go," but he and others are playing coy about whether he'll suit up in Seattle.
The Vikings have again changed their minds on accused child abuser Adrian Peterson, and have placed him on the Exempt/Commissioner's Permission list.
Peterson has been barred from all team activities, until his abuse allegations have been resolved.
Several Broncos are among the nominees for the Pro Football HOF's 2015 class, including first-time nominee Jason Elam.
Notable ex-Broncos players on the list are Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Tom Nalen, Mark Schlereth, Karl Mecklenburg, Steve Atwater, and John Lynch, along with former coach and new ROFer Dan Reeves.
According to Jason La Canfora, Wes Welker's suspension has officially ended, and he will be eligible to practice on Wednesday and play on Sunday in Seattle.
La Canfora says the NFL and players' union will announce the ratification of the new drug policy on Wednesday morning.
For all the talk of second halves, third downs, penalties, and time of possession, Denver's apparent excellent health is easy to overlook.
Granted, that may be more about luck than something worth commending, but given the particular brutality of last Sunday's games, we're taking note.