It was all that Dan Marino’s fault; everyone knows that

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Add Dan Marino to the group of ex-players suing the NFL over its handling of head injuries.

That list already included more than 40 HOFers, but make no mistake about it - Marino's is the biggest name.

It's somethiing of a puzzling move, though, given that the pending $765M settlement already covers all retired players.

Perhaps Marino wanted to lend the class action suit more credibility, if that were necessary.

Or, it could just be a money grab by his lawyer.

FWIW, Marino's having joined the suit stands in sharp contrast to comments he made about concussions back when he was employed by CBS as an NFL analyst.

Broncos

Videos: John Fox, Derek Wolfe, and Louis Vasquez speak after practice; BTV on Wolfe's return to action; John Elway visits with CBS4.

Wolfe is all the way up to 290 pounds but says his health scares of 2013 taught him the importance of not overdoing it.

Meanwhile, Ronnie Hillman has packed an additional 10 pounds atop his listed weight of 195.

Emmanuel Sanders calls Denver's playbook "a lot harder" than the ones he had in Pittsburgh.

Vinston Painter took some snaps at guard on Monday; Vasquez recently got in the first dog sledding and snowmobiling of his life.

Denver got half of its draftees under contract on Monday, inking Corey Nelson, Cody Latimer and Matt Paradis. They're reportedly close to deals with Michael Schofield and Lamin Barrow.

Andrew Mason and Cecil Lammey offer thoughts on Monday's OTA practices.

If You Care

Luke Richesson claims Peyton Manning "could play another three to five years."

Bradley Roby and Cody Latimer were considered to be three-star recruits out of high school.

Tim Tebow hasn't given up on the NFL; for his sake, let's hope he's not still working on his accuracy by flipping tires and pulling trucks.

Not sure what took so long, but Denver's SB 48 Champs gear is finally being put to good use.

News

The Giants waived thrice suspended safety Will Hill; New Orleans is bringing center Jonathan Goodwin back from San Francisco; Cleveland signed CB Aaron Berry; Detroit cut DT Vaughn Martin.

New England hosted TE Jermichael Finley; for speculation on how he'd fit in Denver, you know where to go.

It appears that Knowshon Moreno's underwhelming foray into free agency led him to a few too many donuts.

The NFLPA is considering a change to how players are paid, in order to help them better manage their money. Clearly, this is part of some soshulist plot by Obummer.

Analysis

Benjamin Hochman says it's time the No Females League treated domestic violence as a worse offense than smoking weed. Obviously, he's right.

MIke Tanier reminds us that Peyton Manning makes Denver's offensive line appear far better than it really is, and he discusses Arizona's and Atlanta's offseason moves.

Robert Mays discusses some big scheme changes around the league, including the first non-Kubes Texans offense since 2005.

Gordon McGuinness checks in on the Chiefs roster, using Alex Smith's inconsistency to explain his average PFF rating.

Doug Farrar thinks Buffalo's Sammy Watkins could be the rare wideout who makes a big impact as a rookie.

Happy Anniversary to Peter King, who celebrates 25 years at SI in his MMQB column; Christmas Ape translates.

Maths

Obviously, PFF's breakdown of quarterbacks by downs, by down and distance, and by formation reflect well upon Manning.

Chase Stuart analyzes receiver production by measuring target percentages and quarterback quality; Demaryius Thomas ranks fifth overall by this method.

Andrew Healy finds that running backs who thrived in college without being surrounded by NFL level talent have often succeeded in the pros.

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

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