Buttfumble to the Bucs? Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! No, the LOLJets haven't yet traded Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay. Yes, it's still being discussed. Ad nauseum.

As we'd mentioned earlier in the week, there's been talk that New Jersey could end up using the inevitable trade as a way to unload some bloated salary on the Bucs, which would be a nice bonus to whatever draft picks they get as compensation for their best player.

Jason Fitzgerald had speculated that WR Santonio Holmes and jack-of-no-trades Tim Tebow were ideal candidates for such a salary dump.

But according to Mike Florio, it could be the team's other scattershot quarterback who heads south for the fall and winter.

Yes, Buttfumble would go to the Bucs in such a scenario, to either compete with Josh Freeman, back him up at a hefty price tag, or even get cut.

Of course, the denials followed swiftly, with Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo both reporting the Bucs wouldn't take on the Sanchize in any Revis deal.

Here would be the cap implications, according to Fitzgerald.

Broncos

WR Andre Caldwell, whom we'd be surprised to see make the 53-man roster, says he's using his (understandable) lack of an invitation to Duke as motivation (also understandable). Hilariously, and consistent their always high journalistic standards, someone on the "MHS Staff" doesn't have the spine to put their name to this miniature hit piece on Caldwell. Here we go, folks...Andre Caldwell is Brandon Lloyd is Randy Moss is Terrell Owens. Glory boy diva wide receivers unite!

Peyton Manning says he's still dealing with some physical issues stemming from his neck injury and nerve regeneration, and he of course threw his public support behind new Vols coach Butch Jones.

He doesn't particularly care whether they move up or down, but for some reason, Mark Kiszla thinks the worst thing Denver can do is stay put at #28.

Andrew Mason discusses the Broncos' recent draft history with linebackers and a few propects they may consider.

Bill Will looks to Ronnie Hillman as Denver's potential breakout player for 2013.

News

Kansas City added Titans LB Zac Diles and is right up against the salary cap; old friend D.J. Williams will be Chicago's starting middle linebacker, and didn't he hate playing in the middle for Denver that one year?

It took a bit longer than expected, but Seattle agreed to terms with Vikings CB Antoine WinfieldCincy added Panthers lineman Mike Pollak, retained RB Bernard Scott, and is close to adding Browns TE Alex Smith; Ben Roethlisberger is reportedly lobbying the Steelers to match the Pats' offer sheet for WR Emmanuel Sanders; Cleveland claimed LB Ryan Rau off waivers from Philly, while Buffalo claimed Eagles LB Marcus Dowtin; Packers center Evan Dietrich-Smith signed his RFA tender.

Former head coach Mark Mike Mularkey says the Jags would not have started the Ultimate Teammate™ over Blaine Gabbert last year, had they acquired him. Meanwhile, the UT™ says he'll be flipping tires and pulling trucks attending the LOLJets' conditioning program with a "great attitude," as if he has options. LOL.

The witch-hunt for the NFL's gay players is unfortunately underway, and Cards safety Kerry Rhodes says he's not one of them.

Welfare queen Jerry Richardson is getting a public handout to renovate his ancient stadium (which was built WAAAAAY back in 1996), albeit not one as big as what he had begged for.

Draft

San Diego worked out Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson and hosted Alabama guard Chance Warmack, among others.

According to one NFL assistant coach, LSU corner Tyrann Mathieu has told teams he flunked at least 10 drug tests during his college career, and Mathieu is justifiably unhappy with this anonymous coach.

Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar discuss linebacker prospects in their latest podcast; Farrar studies USC wideout Robert Woods; Mike Tanier evaluates LSU pass rusher Barkevious Mingo and Alabama CB Dee Milliner.

Tanier evaluates smallish WR prospects and sees a whole lot of Percy Harvin in Tavon Austin; Bucky Brooks agrees, but believes Austin is vastly overrated and shouldn't command a top-ten pick.

Russ Lande compares Travis Frederick of Wisconsin and Barrett Jones of Alabama, who are considered the top center prospects in this year's class.

Analysis

Andy Benoit discusses the Seahawks roster; Khaled Elsayed reviews the 2008-10 drafts of the Eagles and Steelers.

John Elway ranks surprisingly low on the list of QBs with the most late game-winning touchdown passes in history.

As we've been suggesting here for quite some time now, the current CBA is far less player-friendly than it's been portrayed, as Jason Fitzgerald illustrates quite well here.

Miscellany

If ever there were a doubt as to why it was Chris Mortensen who first broke news of Peyton Manning agreeing to join the Broncos, this awesome GIF should quell it.

Here's Peyton as Iron Man, and when will we see him using his laser rocket arm to toss a cat?

Not a good day for superstars of the nineties and aughts, as Tiger Woods was nearly disqualified from the Masters for a rules violation after a terribly unlucky bounce, Kobe Bryant is thought to have a torn Achilles, and Alex Rodriguez is alleged to have purchased records of his steroid use to keep them out of the hands of MLB. Let's all hope the old "bad news comes in threes" things is true, and Peyton is spared.

I hate the Yankees with the passion of a gajillion burning suns, but this unprecedented triple play they turned last night was pretty cool.

For the food lovers out there, new series by Anthony Bourdain (his CNN reprise of No Reservations) and George Motz (a continuation of his two-episode pilot Burger Land) kick off over the next few nights.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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