Rosterbation

Report: Browns shopping wideouts, but not Joe Thomas

According to Mike Silver, the Browns have turned away several calls about the potential availability of left tackle Joe Thomas via trade.

Rumors of a Browns fire sale, coupled with the season-ending injury to Denver LT Ryan Clady, had led some to speculate that the Broncos might call about Thomas.

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Injury Report: Phillips questionable with back spasms

There's a chance the Broncos will get back one key defender Monday, in Champ Bailey. But Champ's possible return could be offset some by the potential absence of Shaun Phillips, who missed practice Saturday due to back spasms.

Bailey, Phillips, and Joel Dreessen are listed as questionable on Denver's final injury report for the week, while eight others are probable.

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Injury Report: Bailey, Dreessen make limited return

It doesn't quite make up for the loss of Ryan Clady for the season, but Denver received welcome news with Thursday's limited return to practice by Champ Bailey (foot) and Joel Dreessen (knee).

Duke Ihenacho (shoulder) was also limited, although he's said he fully expects to play on Monday night against Oakland. Six other Broncos are listed on the injury report but were full participants Thursday.

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Browns deal Richardson to Colts, plan to sign McGahee

In a stunning move, the Browns have sent running back Trent Richardson to Indianapolis in exchange for a first-round pick next year.

Cleveland selected Richardson third overall in 2012, when the team was owned by Randy Lerner and led by Mike Holmgren, Tom Heckert, and Pat Shurmur.

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Broncos announce signing of Winston Justice

As expected, the Broncos have signed Winston Justice (6-6, 317) to take the roster spot of All-Pro Ryan Clady, who was placed on season-ending IR.

Justice, whom Denver hosted for a workout on Tuesday, was a second-round pick by the Eagles in 2006, and in seven NFL seasons has started 43 of the 59 games in which he's played.

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Gut Reaction: Ryan Clady goes on IR

Happy Wednesday, friends. I wanted to weigh in briefly on the Ryan Clady news, because it’s obviously of material importance to a Broncos team that’s off to a terrific start this year.

A Lisfranc injury is serious, and it’s definitely the sort of thing that would prevent a LT from performing at a high level, or really, being able to perform at all.

I know what some of you are thinking – did a championship season just go up in smoke with one injury? I’m pretty sure the answer is no. Clady is an excellent player, but he’s not as impactful as several other players on the team. If the defense can survive the loss of both Von Miller and Champ Bailey, the offense can withstand the loss of Clady.

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Report: Clady expected to miss time with Lisfranc injury

Sunday's beatdown of the Giants has come with a price for Denver, as All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady is reportedly expected to miss several weeks due to a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot.

According to the Denver Post, Clady's injury is serious enough to possibly threaten his availability for the rest of the season.

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Report: Broncos extend Chris Clark through 2015

According to the agent for Chris Clark, the Broncos have given their backup swing tackle a two-year extension through the 2015 season.

Clark is currently making $1.323M on a restricted tender and had been scheduled to reach unrestricted free agency after the season.

The fifth-year player out of Southern Miss took four snaps during Sunday's win after not playing in the opener.

Ramirez earns two-year extension, vote of confidence

Just one NFL game at center was apparently enough for the Broncos to lock up Manny Ramirez through the 2015 season.

Granted, that game featured perhaps the toughest assignment Ramirez will face all year, in Ravens NT Haloti Ngata. And while Ngata was credited by PFF with two QB hurries, neither of them came at the expense of Ramirez, who had a clean grade sheet in his positional debut.

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Stop worrying: Analyzing the Broncos’ roster cuts

Happy Saturday, friends. In the wake of the Broncos' roster transactions from today, I looked at Twitter to get the pulse of Broncos Country. What I mostly saw was some misplaced freakouts happening. I thought I'd quickly talk you off the ledge if you're super-worried. Alternatively, if you think you know better than Johns Fox and Elway, I thought I'd let you know that you don't. All is well, Broncos fans.

Kerfluffle #1 Not enough WR depth

I love the word kerfluffle and used it at work yesterday to describe, well, a kerfluffle. I saw a lot of this when word came out that dime-a-dozen fifth-round WR Tavarres King had been waived.  How can you not have backups for the outside WRs, went the wailing.

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