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Good Morning, Broncos fans! While it's somewhat exciting that players have been back on the field this weekend, that development is already accompanied by talk of injuries.

DE John Youboty, who spent last season on the practice squad, suffered an Achilles injury that's thought to be serious. Sounds like he'll be headed to IR.

RB Kapri Bibbs admits he's not fully recovered from a turf toe injury that hampered the end of his one season at CSU.

Meanwhile, Cody Latimer is primarily getting mental reps as he recovers from foot surgery.

Broncos

Videos: Jack Del Rio, Adam Gase, Bradley Roby, Cody Latimer, and Michael Schofield speak after practice.

Among Denver's undrafted rookies, Isaiah Burse and Shaq Barrett got five-figure signing bonuses, while Bibbs got only $2K to sign.

Mike Klis says the Broncos are likely to add a veteran free agent running back sometime this summer.

Roby says adjusting to Denver's playbook has been a lot to handle; Michael Schofield and Matt Paradis share that sentiment.

To get away from the negative influences of growing up in Baltimore, Barrett followed his brother to Boys Town.

Mark Kiszla is somehow ready to declare that Brock Osweiler can't be a successful NFL quarterback.

Peyton Manning spoke on Saturday during the valedictory exercises at UVA, his wife's alma mater.

Wes Welker met up with Tom Brady and Mike Tyson at the Preakness yesterday.

News

According to Mike Florio, the next drug policy will likely allow the NFL to give specifics of why players are suspended.

Dallas is expected to sign former Cardinals RB Ryan Williams; Tampa Bay released TE Tom Crabtree; Carolina worked out tackle J'Marcus Webb.

The Saints signed paralyzed former Tulane player Devon Walker to an official contract.

A woman accused Jets DC Dennis Thurman of slapping her at a bar in New Jersey, but witnesses don't corroborate with her claim.

Analysis

Greg Gabriel reviews the drafts of the AFCE and AFCS teams.

Chase Stuart kicks off trivia season with a look at teams loaded with former first-round picks on the defensive line.

Media

Bob Raissman argues that Michael Sam should have carried through with his reality series for its potential societal value.

Here's a fine example of the football media's hypocrisy - it criticizes Sam for his reality show, calling it a distraction, but then bitches and moans when it's not allowed to make a circus of Johnny Manziel's time at Browns minicamp. As Raissman states, distractions are okay in the eyes of the football media, as long as they get their cut$.

Denver PR boss Patrick Smyth threw some shade Cleveland's way.

And finally, will there be any blowback from Marshawn Lynch's involvement in a biopic? To compare, Lynch is a dude who hit a pedestrian with his car and ran, and was arrested for DUI in a separate incident. Sam, of course, has no apparent criminal record, but is gay.

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

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