Good Morning, Broncos fans! Denver inked seventh-round QB Zac Dysert on Monday, which leaves only Sylvester Williams, Montee Ball, and Kayvon Webster - their top three picks - unsigned.
Mike Klis raises the possibility that the Broncos could end up carrying just two quarterbacks - Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler - on the roster during the regular season. But that doesn't appear to be anything more than his own speculation, unless the Miami (Ohio) alum had some atrocious minicamp that Klis isn't detailing.
Of course, what happens with Dysert will primarily depend upon how he looks in training camp and preseason action, and let's also keep in mind that despite his high pre-draft rating on NFL.com, the kid was twenty picks away from going undrafted.
I think it's a pretty safe bet that Zac sticks on the 53-man roster, especially given that Manning is now 37 years old.
Montee Ball recognizes that he's no longer the big man on campus, he believes his lack of top-line speed dropped him below the first round, and he's prepared to get yelled at by coaches for the first time in a while.
John Fox and Dave Magazu have plenty of great (boilerplate) things to say about Ben Garland as he tries to make the switch from defensive to offensive line. Not exactly stepping out on a limb here, but figure he's at very best a practice squadder in 2013.
Von Miller is asking fans to provide the Denver defense with a nickname, but perhaps this should wait until they achieve something greater than a playoff appearance.
Jacob Feldman finds plenty of reasons to love Montee's FF potential.
Add FO's Mike Ridley to the growing list of analysts who are completely unaware that Joe Mays is almost certainly going to be released by Denver, and he also writes about the prospects of Gary Mason, a day after Denver released him. In other words, don't bother reading the piece.
The Chiefs hosted old friend Ryan McBean on Monday and hired Pistol innovator and former Nevada coach Chris Ault as a consultant; San Diego's search for a left tackle continued with a visit from Winston Justice of the Colts; Oakland made a slew of roster moves, including claiming WR Andre Holmes off waivers from New England.
Philly is adding RB Felix Jones; Browns KR/WR Josh Cribbs visited Detroit and is expected to sign with either the Raiders, Lions, Jets, or Giants; Ravens TE Dennis Pitta signed his RFA tender; New England released DL Brandon Deaderick and added OL Tyronne Green; Cleveland signed former Jets punter T.J. Conley; Arizona waived QB Brian Hoyer after no teams bit on his second-round RFA tender; 2011 first-rounder Gabe Carimi is reportedly in danger of being cut by the Bears this summer; New Orleans signed DL Baraka Atkins, who was once briefly a Bronco; QB Donovan McNabb is finally retiring, as an Eagle.
Bills GM Buddy Nix is stepping down and will likely be replaced by his assistant Doug Whaley. A Doug duo at GM and coach (Doug Marrone)? How could they possibly go wrong?
The Vikings unveiled plans for a pretty cool looking stadium in downtown Minneapolis that would cost a whopping $975M.
Legendary Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith is serving a six-year prison term in Mississippi on drug possession and weapons charges; the father of ex-Lions WR Titus Young thinks his son's recent crime spree is related to a concussion.
Ron Jaworski thinks the Arena League is a perfect place for the Ultimate Teammate™ to learn how to throw a football, and he is trying to sign him to his AFL team.
Gwen Knapp says the departure of CEO Amy Trask from the Raiders was inevitable with Mark Davis in charge, but she says Trask was a rare beacon of frankness under the Crypt Keeper's watch.
Chase Stuart is perplexed by the case of Jacksonville WR Cecil Shorts and whether his 2012 season was a breakout to bigger things, or a flash in the pan.
Judy Battista answers a slew of questions and predicts that Mark Sanchez will end up in Cleveland, while Tim Tebow will be out of the NFL.
Now that the Worldwide Leader inexplicably extended his contract, Rick Reilly is apparently taunting them with his worst work ever - this time a horrific poem about the Jets and their QB problems. Naturally, Mike Tanier and KSK have plenty to say about this latest atrocity from Riles.