Demaryius is apparently doing fine, thanks

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! So, turns out that Demaryius Thomas is alive, well, and present at Duke University with Peyton Manning & Friends.

He did not suffer a separated shoulder in SB 48, contrary to what was reported on Tuesday over at the Worldwide Leader.

The gulf between what was reported by Jeff Legwold...

Thomas is still recovering from a left shoulder injury he suffered in Super Bowl XLVIII...Thomas could still be limited in some of the OTA work in the weeks to come, but the Broncos don't expect issues when training camp opens.

...and the reality that Thomas is at Duke in a t-shirt, shorts, and sneakers, is so wide, that it makes one wonder what the bar was for Legwold having become Denver's HOF voter.

Who knows. Maybe Demaryius is just there hanging out, and isn't working out or catching passes.

Eventually, we'll all know the truth.

But it likely won't come in the form of a correction from Legwold, who apparently can't be bothered with such trivialities.

Really, if your job is to report facts, and you don't care about facts, what is the point?

Broncos

Von Miller's foundation will provide eyeglasses to underprivileged children during an event at SAF@MH next week.

Andrew Mason considers the impact of the preseason and suggests the progress of Vinston Painter will determine whether Denver drafts a tackle.

Legwold revisits the Broncos' 2009 and 2010 draft classes. Dude has been turning out some real dreck of late.

PFF's data says Montee Ball was awful against base defenses last season, but fared better against nickel and dime groupings than Knowshon Moreno did.

Demaryius Thomas will host a football camp next month at Mullen High; SB 32/33 champ Byron Chamberlain helped run a camp across the pond last weekend.

Former Broncos

New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis says the team signed Champ Bailey to play corner, not safety.

Meanwhile, Brodrick Bunkley took a huge pay cut to stick around and be reunited with Champ.

Brandon Lloyd is reportedly considering a comeback with San Francisco, who originally drafted him.

News

Jacksonville is expected to sign center Alex Mack to a five-year offer sheet, but Cleveland is expected to match and thus retain their transition player. Add Jason Fitzgerald to those who think the Browns screwed up by not using their franchise tag on Mack.

San Diego re-signed lineman Rich Ohrnberger.

The next Pro Bowl will be played in Arizona, a week ahead of and at the same site of SB 49; the game will return to Hawaii the following year.

Draft

The unfortunate ACL injury suffered by Brandon Thomas has agents reconsidering whether to allow their clients to work out for teams prior to the draft.

SI's countdown continues with five more prospects, including Florida corner Marcus Roberson and BYU LB Kyle Van Noy.

Russ Lande shares his observations from LSU's pro day.

Greg Gabriel and Chris Burke rank tight end prospects; Matt Waldman scouts Pitt DT Aaron Donald; Greg Bedard compares top tackle prospects Greg Robinson (Auburn) and Jake Matthews (A&M).

Andy Benoit recommends Seattle draft an outside linebacker and corner high in this year's draft.

In their latest mocks, Will Brinson and Don Banks have Denver taking UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo at #31, while Nate Davis has them going with OSU LB Ryan Shazier.

Analysis

Doug Farrar thinks DeSean Jackson will do wonders for the Washington offense, while Joe Fortenbaugh wonders why people are making such a big deal of him having missed a voluntary workout.

Mike Tanier and Gil Brandt (Sly Williams) discuss players they expect to make big leaps in their sophomore seasons.

Joel Corry says Cincy should only extend Andy Dalton's contract if it's for a relative bargain.

Chase Stuart examines wide receiver stats through the prism of how pass-happy their teams were.

Bill Barnwell threw away $20 on the Broncos potentially missing the playoffs in 2013. Dumbass.

(M)assholes

Unsurprisingly, Darren Rovell lacks self-awareness and a sense of humor; PFT Commenter chats with the KSK reader whom Rovell tried to narc out on Twitter.

Brandon Spikes is the latest former Patriot to celebrate his exit from Foxboro, doing so by benignly predicting his Bills would beat the Pats. Over in New England, this apparently registers as treason.

PFT Commenter reviews Draft Day.

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