John Clayton sees no problem with paying Jay Cutler $1M/year less than PMFM

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! The Kyle Orton Watch of 2014 continues.

No, it's not quite as dramatic as his last QB controversy, but for the dog days of late June, it'll have to do.

Apparently, Kyle remains silent on his plans for the season.

Head coach Jason Garrett says the Cowboys are still expecting Orton to show up for training camp.

But as Mike Florio sees it, the former Bears and Broncos starter appears to be playing a game of chicken.

The thinking is that Kyle wants to get Dallas to cut him, therefore allowing him to hang onto the entirety of the $5M signing bonus they gave him in 2012. If he were to retire, Orton would owe the team $3M.

Obviously, that's not happening.

Broncos

In calling them the league's best group, Mike Tanier explains why Denver's receivers shouldn't be knocked for playing with Peyton Manning.

Among Denver's tight ends, Cecil Lammey expects Jacob Tamme to stick, while he thinks Joel Dreessen and Gerell Robinson are competing for one roster spot.

Jeff Legwold doesn't see Isaiah Burse sticking as strictly a return specialist, and he thinks the team may even keep two undrafted rookie running backs.

T.J. Ward is due in court today over his strip club incident.

Manning is in Knoxville today, for his annual golf classic and to meet with his alma mater's football squad.

News

Former Chiefs corner Brandon Flowers is expected to find a new home this week.

Pittsburgh has its players practicing with helmet cameras.

Former MLB pitcher Tom House claims to be tutoring half of the league's QBs in some form; here's what he works on with Tom Brady.

Analysis

Mike Tanier discusses Kansas City's offseason, predicting regression for them in 2014 as Andy Reid and John Dorsey build for the longer term.

Greg Gabriel explains how NFL scouting has changed over the past thirty or so years.

As John Clayton attempts to justify Chicago's paying Jay Cutler $18M/year (prompting Alex Smith and Andy Dalton to demand the same), does he realize that Peyton makes $19M per year?

Chase Stuart's data on coaches reminds us that Dan Reeves tended to coach low-scoring affairs.

In his turn as PK's MMQB guest writer, Bears coach Marc Trestman offers a primer on how the CFL differs from the NFL.

USA! USA!....ugh

Not to reopen old wounds or anything, but didn't that 95th minute feel like the end of the playoff debacle against Baltimore?

Here are the Americans' scenarios for advancement to the Round of 16.

Grant WahlDan Wetzel, Will LeitchChuck Culpepper, and the Grantland staff discuss the 2-2 draw.

Since we all wonder, the answer is seven miles (How far do soccer players typically run during a game?).

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