Good Morning, Broncos fans! Everyday, there's some funny news out of Oakland.
The latest? Jared Allen took less money from the Bears than the Raiders would have given him.
Granted, this report comes with nothing better than an AAV ($9M per year), and no talk of guaranteed money, which is, of course, everything.
But hey, we'll never let the absence of facts get in the way of an opportunity to laugh at the Raiders' expense.
FWIW, Allen says Chicago swooped in at the last minute with their $15.5M guarantee.
Meanwhile, Matt Schaub reportedly accepted a pay cut from $10M down to $8M in order to become Oakland's new ragdoll.
His 2015 salary was whacked from $12.5M all the way to $5.5M, with nothing guaranteed, and he can make an additional $3M in incentives each season.
Schaub's deal with Houston had run through 2016, but the reworked contract expires after 2015.
Finally, it appears the Raiders will cut QB Terrelle Pryor next month if they're unable to find a trade partner.
Benjamin Hochman considers the Broncos' apparent replacement of Knowshon Moreno with Montee Ball.
Paul Klee discusses the loudness with which T.J. Ward delivers his hits. Honestly, it's a bit of a discomfiting read, given what we now know of the long term health effects of the sport.
Wait, does Gil Brandt really think Denver just handed DeMarcus Ware $16.5M in guarantees just so he can play 15 snaps per game?
Colts owner Jim Irsay reportedly had more than $29K in cash on him - in a briefcase and laundry bag - at the time of his arrest.
According to Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins have already been shopping wideout Mike Wallace; Armando Salguero of the Herald says otherwise.
The Cowboys apparently maintain a tight set of off-field rules for wideout Dez Bryant, including a midnight curfew and alcohol ban. The reporting of this drew a reaction from Bryant which explains why Dallas may go to such lengths...anyone still wish Denver had drafted him over Demaryius Thomas?
NFL executive Troy Vincent says he played with six openly gay players during his career, and says there was never an issue. Somehow, straights and gays were able to shower in the same facility without incident. Shocking. Of course, that whole argument recalls the bullshit reasons why female reporters were supposedly a problem a couple decades ago.
Roger Goodell says 90% of the people who buy stuff with the blatantly racist nickname of the Washington franchise emblazoned on it think the name isn't blatantly racist. Go figure.
Jeff Fisher, who had Kyle Orton's BFF Cortland Finnegan on the past seven teams he's coached, suddenly has a problem with players taunting each other on the field.
Matt Bowen wonders if the Seahawks have inspired teams to evaluate defensive backs differently.
Andy Benoit is baffled by the Jets' signing of Michael Vick, who he figures will beat Geno Smith fairly easily for the starting gig.
Dan Pompei hears the Texans are interested in moving down from #1, and that the Bills are potential trade partners for the pick.
Russ Lande discusses a handful of quarterback prospects who figure to be late-rounders, but who he thinks could turn into NFL starters.
Like many others, Greg Gabriel has Denver taking at UCLA guard Xavier Su'a-Filo at #31 in his latest mock.
The SoE guys have Denver going with either Su'a-Filo, Stanford guard David Yankey, or OSU corner Bradley Roby.