Fox: Emmanuel Sanders is Denver’s new return man

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! It's a particularly rough time for Bills fans, and our thoughts are sincerely with them.

The health of their HOF quarterback is failing, they've lost their founder, and the team may be next.

Earlier in the week, it was learned that Jim Kelly had suffered a recurrence of his oral cancer, and is reportedly not faring well.

On Tuesday, owner and AFL pioneer Ralph Wilson passed away at 95.

Given his age, this obviously was not a shocking event.

But worst for Bills fans, the loss of Wilson might accelerate the team's exit from western New York.

It has been reported time and again that the franchise would likely not remain in the Wilson family following Ralph's passing. Potential buyers who would keep the team in place have apparently been far and few between, with Kelly among them.

Just months ago, New York State controversially gave the Bills $227M in subsidies to renovate Ralph Wilson Stadium. In return, the Wilsons only promised to keep the team around through 2019.

Mike Tanier, Peter King, and Richard Goldstein offer remembrances of Wilson.

Broncos

Videos: John Fox (Part 1, Part 2) and Joe Ellis speak from the owners meetings.

John Fox says Emmanuel Sanders will be Denver's new return man, and he expects plenty of more growth from 2013 draftees Montee Ball, Kayvon Webster, and Sly Williams.

The Broncos and Niners have decided not to hold joint practices this summer.

Like Eric Decker before him, Wesley Woodyard says the team never made him an offer to stick around, and he didn't appreciate the manner in which he was benched by Jack Del Rio.

Andrew Mason reviews the team's current depth and draft options at wide receiver.

News/Rumors

Gay former NFLer Wade Davis spoke to league officials, owners, and coaches this week about supporting gay players. His presentation drew supportive comments from Joe Ellis and John Fox.

San Francisco GM Trent Baalke says he'd like to get QB Colin Kaepernick a new contract prior to training camp.

The Eagles are reportedly open to trading guard Evan Mathis, who is apparently seeking a bigger contract.

According to Adam Schefter, the Jets made a late play for Jared Allen. Of course, most of their free agent activity has been too little, too late.

Analysis

Joel Corry was surprised by how much money DeMarcus Ware got from Denver, but many predicted that pass rushers would get more money after a weak 2013 market.

Patrick Hruby and Tomas Rios discuss Dan Snyder's attempt to distract us from the blatantly racist name of his franchise.

Greg Bedard doesn't see Andy Dalton as Cincy's QB of the future, even if they do.

Like Jason Lisk, we find the idea of lengthening PATs to be gimmicky. Either keep them, or eliminate them entirely.

Draft

The Bridgewater/Bortles debate has Bill Barnwell questioning the effectiveness of pro days.

Chris Burke has Denver taking UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo at #31 in his latest mock.

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