Concussion plaintiffs feared dismissal

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The 53-man roster is set, at least for now.

Short-term injuries to Champ Bailey and C.J. Anderson and the suspension of Von Miller surely informed the decisions at their respective positions, so we should expect changes as those three return to action.

For now, the Broncos will be constructing their eight-man practice squad, and we can assume it will be mostly stocked with players who were just waived this weekend.

Think two of the three wideouts Gerell Robinson, Lamaar Thomas, and fifth-rounder Tavarres King, sixth-round tackle Vinston Painter, ends John Youboty and Jeremy Beal, safety Ross Rasner, and 2012 fourth-rounder Philip Blake, provided they haven't completely given up on him.

Usually, you end up with one or two players from another team.

We'll find out soon enough.

Broncos News

Videos: John Elway and John Fox discuss the 53-man roster; Zac Dysert and C.J. Anderson talk about having made the squad.

C.J. Anderson learned via text from RB coach Eric Studesville that he'd made the team; Anderson says he's already jogging and may be back practicing soon.

As Elway correctly states, as your team becomes better, there's just less room for draftees like King and Painter to stick.

Elway says Quanterus Smith's surgically-repaired knee never looked right this summer, and he basically says the team knew it couldn't sneak Zac Dysert through waivers.

Broncos Analysis

Mike Klis sees a few win-now hints in the roster construction, but those may owe to those aforementioned health issues.

Klis considers whether a fast-paced offense would mean more time on the field for Denver's defense. Of course, the scoreboard would be more of a determinant there, and this is kind of a funny concern, since Klis spent so much time fluffing Tim Tebow as his countless three-and-outs ran the 2011 Broncos defense ragged.

Jeff Legwold thinks Tavarres King got squeezed out by Dysert and perhaps Quentin Jammer.

Here's a nice profile of Wesley Woodyard's rise from undrafted rookie to NFL starter and his friendship with fellow Kentucky Wildcat Jacob Tamme.

Leave it to Woody Paige to suggest that any QB with two championships ranks higher than Peyton Manning in history. This would have to include Eli Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, and Troy Aikman. Sorry, Woodrow, but your reasoning is beyond flawed.

News

According to ESPN, the ex-players had been seeking $2B in compensation from their concussion suit, but were talked down by fears that it would be dismissed.

Kansas City sent LB Edgar Jones to Dallas for a draft choice; Jacksonville dealt DT D'Anthony Smith to Seattle for what is believed to be a conditional pick.

Bucs kicker Lawrence Tynes is done for the season with a MRSA infection he believes he contracted at the team facility. The Bucs are not handling the situation to Tynes's liking, and the NFLPA may file a grievance on his behalf.

Analysis

Chase Stuart on the Raiders and QB Terrelle Pryor.

Gary Myers wonders if Buffalo could be the next landing spot for Tim Tebow.

The retirement of Aaron Curry reminds Len Pasquarelli of the randomness of the draft, and of the general crappiness of the 2009 one.

Here's what NFLN has on tap for A Football Life this year.

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