Broncos to start cutting down

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The team appears to have emerged from last night's victory without a serious injury, although Omar Bolden will have an MRI on his left ankle today.

Tuesday (at 4pm ET) is the NFL's deadline for teams to cut their rosters down to 75, and the Broncos will reportedly start moving to that number today.

Typically, we might expect the team to lop off the 12 players least likely to make the squad. But with injuries piled up along the offensive line and in the secondary, having enough players to man each position on Thursday night against Arizona will likely factor in these first cuts.

Broncos News

Videos: John FoxPeyton Manning, and several others speak after the game, plus their quotes transcribed.

The NFLPA has apparently advised Von Miller not to speak publicly about the circumstances of his six-game suspension.

Karl Mecklenburg, who is among the thousands of players suing the NFL over head injuries, says he harbors no ill will toward Pat Bowlen, while Simon Fletcher thinks that joining the class-action suit would be a case of him biting the hand that fed him. Here are some more great quotes from Fletcher and Meck from Terry Frei.

Broncos Analysis

Mike Klis and Arnie Stapleton recap the game; Paul Klee sees plenty of cause for concern from Denver's preseason.

Andrew Mason discusses the mercurial performances by the running backs last night and revisits his five questions for the game.

Terry Frei doesn't understand why Denver played Von Miller as much as they did last night, but as Jeff Legwold explains, injuries kind of forced their hand.

Mark Kiszla thinks Ronnie Hillman has coughed up his chance of becoming Denver's starting tailback.

Gary Myers thinks Denver's rough summer could make it easier for the Giants to beat them in Week 2.

Von Miller

Woody Paige lists all the people Miller has let down, and he rewrites history by suggesting the team knew about Von's suspension prior to letting Elvis Dumervil walk.

Klis thinks that if Brandon Marshall can grow up, so can Von, and he bizarrely suggests that BMarsh is getting himself near HOF consideration. Of course, this is the same dude who says Bill Romanowski is worth discussing for entry to Canton.


Green Bay released QB Graham Harrell, which means Vince Young will likely serve as the backup to Aaron Rodgers; Detroit cut four players, including DE Ronnell Lewis, their 2012 fourth-rounder; Chicago cut TE Kyle Moore and S Tom Zbikowski; Baltimore cut TE Visanthe Shiancoe and several others.

The Bills and Jets will each work out quarterbacks Matt Leinart and John Beck.

San Diego scored last night on a play that featured two fumbles and two changes of possession.


Arizona G Jonathan Cooper, April's seventh-overall pick, may be done for the season with a broken leg.

Washington lost PR Richard Crawford for the season to a knee injury.


Andy Benoit on the BillsJaguarsBengals, and Bucs; PFF on the Rams.

Len Pasquarelli hears that Chiefs QB Alex Smith is still not over having been overtaken as the Niners' starting QB last year by Colin Kaepernick.

The original Fat Man himself predicts a Broncos-Niners Super Bowl.


In the Jets' victory over the Giants, Geno Smith threw three interceptions and ran out of the end zone for a panicked safety in a brutal effort to win the starting QB gig.

However, Smith may end up the starter by default, as Buttfumble injured his throwing shoulder while playing behind the second-team offensive line in the fourth quarter, after Rex Ryan bizarrely reinserted him into the game (reportedly against Sanchez's wishes).

Best of all is the postgame presser, during which Rexy became unglued.

Mike Tanier saw in the Jets' performance a fine nightcap to a weekend's worth of slapstick football.


In a hilarious interview with the Times, John Clayton admits he doesn't exactly have a face for TV and addresses rumors of a secret ponytail.

Bob Raissman says that whatever credibility ESPN had left relative to the NFL (not much) is now gone after they pulled out of their concussion doc with PBS.

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