Cut that meat! Tuck that shirt!

Good Morning, Broncos fans! We all know, unofficially, that the hardest working man in sports is Peyton Manning.

Two months after the embarrassment (yes, Peyton, that's what it was) of SB 48, he's gathered up his receivers for their annual workouts at Duke.

Manning* is apparently there with Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, Andre Caldwell, and new teammate Emmanuel Sanders.

Absent is Demaryius Thomas, who is apparently still recovering from the shoulder injury he suffered in the SB.

According to Jeff Legwold, Thomas is expected to be limited through OTAs but fully ready to go come training camp.

* Is anything more Peyton than him being the only guy with his t-shirt tucked into his shorts?


Andrew Mason reminds us that Ben Garland still has a year of practice squad eligibility remaining.

Jeff Legwold discusses Denver's other players who are recovering from injury, once again completely ignoring the team's 2015 option on Von Miller.

As noted by both Jason Fitzgerald and Mike Klis, Will Montgomery received zero guarantees as part of his one-year deal.

Klis seems to think PMFM will play out his contract, which would mean another three years of us all being spoiled rotten.

Legwold offers up another doozy, this time with a column about draft overanalysis.

Peyton Manning is pulling down $105K to speak at Oklahoma State.


Judging by a tweet from the Bills, it appears they will be playing at Detroit on Thanksgiving.

Chicago added former Pats TE Matthew Mulligan and claimed WR Josh Bellamy off waivers from Washington, who lost (former Broncos practice squadder) DE Brandon Moore to a four-game suspension for substance abuse.

Carolina re-signed DT Colin Cole; Atlanta added safety Dwight Lowery and corner Josh Wilson.

New England is expected to eventually sign former Saints DE Will Smith, while ex-Jets WR Santonio Holmes is reportedly waiting until after the draft to find a new team.

Draft News

LSU QB Zach Mettenberger was scheduled to meet with Oakland and New England on Tuesday.

The ACL injury to Clemson guard Brandon Thomas was apparently suffered during a workout for New Orleans.

Draft Analysis

Russ Lande scouts his top five big running backs, while Mike Tanier focuses on the smaller ones.

Tanier studies guard prospects Xavier Sua-Filo (UCLA) and David Yankey (Stanford); Robert Mays discusses A&M wideout Mike Evans; Matt Bowen loves the prospects of Oregon State's Brandin Cooks as an NFL slot receiver.

SI's prospect countdown continues with five more players, including Notre Dame DT Stephon Tuitt and Mississippi State guard Gabe Jackson.

Eric Edholm predicts Denver will take OSU LB Ryan Shazier at #31 but thinks they'd be better off going with FSU wideout Kelvin Benjamin.

Jack Bechta wades through some of the bullshit that gets distributed prior to each year's draft.


Mike Freeman says both the league and union are paying very close attention to the sordid details of Jim Irsay's troubled life.

Via Freeman, here's a terrific column from Ojibwe writer David Treuer on the blatantly racist name of the Washington franchise.

Chase Stuart notes that 2013 wasn't the first year of Matt Schaub's statistical decline.

Obviously, Christmas Ape also found it ridiculous that Greg Bedard thinks he could have prevented Aaron Hernandez's alleged murdering ways.

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

The Lard