Manny Ramirez claims the Broncos offensive line never gets any credit (LOLZ)

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Recently waived veteran running backs Ben Tate and LeGarrette Blount have already found new (and old) homes.

Tate was claimed by Minnesota, which had a pressing need at the position due to Adrian Peterson's suspension.

Blount is, of course, headed back to New England, where he spent the 2013 season.

The move makes sense on multiple levels, as the Pats have lost Stevan Ridley for the season and won't need to teach Blount a completely unfamiliar playbook and system.

That sort of concern is exactly why the Broncos weren't interested in Blount, as Mike Klis first reported on Tuesday.

Blount may not do a whole lot, especially with the emergence of Jonas Gray, but he will provide the Patriots with solid insurance at a low cost.


Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) pronounced himself "questionable" for Sunday, while Julius Thomas (ankle) assessed his own status as "day-to-day".

Neither player practiced, but Virgil Green (calf) made a limited return; Ryan Clady (groin) and Quinton Carter (knee) were limited too.

If Sanders is unable to go, there's always the chance that Cody Latimer sees more action.

Like John Fox and Orlando Franklin, Manny Ramirez offered a boilerplate (and completely inaccurate) reaction to Mark Schlereth's criticism, as if Manny and his linemates weren't heaped with praise last year.

Mike Klis discusses Peyton Manning's recent spate of interceptions.

Cecil Lammey says Sunday is a must-win for Denver, given that the Chiefs get to play the Raiders tonight.

Mark Kiszla thinks Denver must dumb down the offense for its shuffled line.

Unfortunately, Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call Sunday's game for CBS.


Guard Daryn Colledge practiced again and appears likely to play; corner Cortland Finnegan was again held out, and it appears he'll miss the game.

If right tackle Dallas Thomas again struggles, it could mean playing time on Sunday for Jason Fox.

Domestic Violence

As they tend to do with societal issues, the NBA showed with its suspension of Jeff Taylor that it better understands how to handle domestic violence than the NFL does.

It's nice that the league is encouraging high school and college coaches to stand up to domestic violence, but how about making sure their own coaches do the same?

One guy with whom they should start is Marvin Lewis, who's been offering up some sadly antiquated responses to concussions and domestic violence of late.


Indeed, Matt Bowen expects the Dolphins to ratchet up the A-gap pressure, just like the Rams did last week.

Doug Farrar studies tape of wideout Josh Gordon and explains how he'll impact the Browns offense.

Interestingly, Gil Brandt thinks the Broncos should prioritize re-signing Julius Thomas over Demaryius Thomas, if they have to pick only one.


NFL coaches are still a bunch of risk-averse wimps, as if that's any surprise.

Denver's Elo rating took a huge hit last week, but a loss on Sunday would deal a much larger blow to their playoff outlook.

According to Chase Stuart's Game Scripts, the Broncos were more pass-happy last week than any team has been all year.

Jason Lisk thinks KC will knock off Denver next week and take the AFCW crown.

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