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Schefter: Wes Welker could be reinstated tonight

Well, that would explain the roster vacancy.

Broncos re-sign Nathan Palmer to practice squad

The Broncos have filled their practice squad vacancy by re-signing wideout Nathan Palmer, who was on the active roster for Week 1 (but was a game day inactive).

Oddly, they have not yet filled the opening on their 53-man roster, perhaps holding out hope for a last-minute reinstatement of Wes Welker.

But Welker cannot practice during his suspension, so we'd expect Palmer to end up back on the active roster within the next day or two.

Chargers lose center Nick Hardwick for season

Not only did the Chargers blow an 11-point fourth-quarter lead on Monday night, but they also lost their starting center, Nick Hardwick.

The 11th-year player had been troubled by stingers for much of 2013, and says he faced the possibility of suffering one weekly in 2014.

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Report: NFL personnel viewed Ray Rice video in April

An anonymous law enforcement official tells the AP that he sent the Ray Rice elevator video to the NFL in April:

The official played The Associated Press a 12-second voicemail from an NFL office number on April 9 confirming the video arrived. A female voice expresses thanks and says: "You're right. It's terrible."

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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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