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Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Newly-elected Ring of Famer Tom Nalen says he's not looking forward to the daunting task of speaking in front of ~76,000 fans during his Week 4 induction ceremony.

Nails admits that by the time he retired in January of 2009, he was sick of going to meetings and the monotony of his role in the same blocking scheme, and instead preferred to play NFL Blitz with his fellow linemen.

The radio personality claims he was never a dirty player, and that it was always the guys to either side of him doing the cut blocking, although he does admit to having tried to injure Igor Olshansky to avenge an uncalled facemask infraction by the Chargers NT on the previous play.

Broncos

Ronnie Hillman, who says he plans to play at 195 this season, had apparently dropped all the way to 175 pounds during his rookie campaign, after having weighed in at 200 during the combine.

Jake Plummer offers lofty praise for his old Denver center.

Arnie Stapleton says the Broncos have the quietest group of wide receivers around, but will that remain the case when the contracts of Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are up during the next two offseasons?

Tom Brady continues to stress that when renegotiating his own contract, he made no demands of the Patriots regarding whether to keep Wes Welker.

News

QB Matt Flynn reportedly restructured his contract for the second time since joining the Raiders; Jason Fitzgerald breaks down the numbers.

Safety Husain Abdullah is back with the Chiefs after taking the 2012 season off to make a pilgrimage to Mecca along with his family, including old friend Hamza.

Atlanta is reportedly discussing a contract with DT Richard Seymour; the Giants re-signed WR Ramses Barden; Giants FB Henry Hynoski, Philly TE James CaseyCleveland RB Trent Richardson, and Washington WR Pierre Garcon will miss the balance of their teams' OTA's with injuries, although Hynoski's rehab could extend into the regular season.

RG3 is already quite active in his rehab from knee surgery, but it's still not clear whether he thinks Shanny handled him properly last season.

An anonymous LOLJets player estimates that 80-90% of the team thinks it's time for Buttfumble to ride the pine. Is it okay for unnamed players to speak now, since the Ultimate Teammate™ isn't the subject? Just checking...

The Bears will retire Mike Ditka's #89 jersey.

Analysis

It's expected that Jay-Z will become a major force in sports representation, and MLB super agent Scott Boras is already whining about that possibility.

Jason Lisk considers the possibilities opened up by the NFL's new deal with Microsoft to put electronic tablets in the hands of coaches.

Tony Pauline and Chris Tripodi evaluate the Packers and Bears drafts.

Gwen Knapp thinks the presence of Colin Kaepernick will cover for the loss of Michael Crabtree in San Francisco; Bill Barnwell largely agrees, but he says the Niners' luck has already started to turn in the wrong direction.

Chase Stuart ponders Geno Smith's future with a look back at QBs selected in the back half of the first round and top half of the second round.

Elvis Dumervil ranked 11th in pass rush productivity among 4-3 defensive ends in 2012.

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