Pair of Denver castaways find new homes

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Now that the DeSean Jackson storm has mostly blown over, Chris Johnson is the next hot topic.

The Jets and Atlanta are said to be leading the way for the running back's services, with Dallas and Buffalo also reportedly interested.

Earlier in the week, Tennessee put out word that Johnson's work ethic contributed to his release, but the Jets say they're not swayed by such concerns.

It's been reported that Johnson will pick a new team sometime this week.

Meanwhile, Matt Bowen and Chase Stuart offer their opinions on what CJ2K has remaining in the tank.

For suggestions that Denver sign Johnson, you know where to go.

Broncos

Jeff Legwold says the Broncos are basically done in free agency and have about $4M in cap room remaining.

However, Jason Fitzgerald has them at about $5.5M.

Naturally, Legwold works in one "long look" into a lame column about drafting wide receivers.

Matt Borcas can't believe the frog-suited Montee Ball was kept out of the Badgers fan section the other night.

The team's annual fan caravan kicks off next week.

News

It's expected that the early season TNF games on CBS will feature the juiciest of matchups.

Houston added RB Andre Brown; Detroit added CB Cassius VaughnCarolina added WR Jason Avant; New Orleans matched Atlanta's RFA offer sheet to safety Rafael Bush; Tennessee and LB Kam Wimbley agreed to a restructure; 36-year-old safety Yeremiah Bell is expected to retire.

Chicago worked out QB Josh Freeman.

Draft

Clemson guard Brandon Thomas, who has been tied to Denver in some mock drafts, unfortunately tore his ACL during a workout.

SI's prospects countdown continues, including corners Bradley Roby (OSU) and Kyle Fuller (VT).

Greg Gabriel discusses his top five offensive tackle prospects.

Bucky Brooks scouts the Heisman runners up and Pitt QB Tom Savage.

Russ Lande studies Notre Dame defensive linemen Louis Nix and Stephon Tuitt.

Gil Brandt thinks nine prospects are worthy of being taken first overall.

Jeffri Chadiha believes KC's quiet offseason means they'll have to score big in the draft to stay competitive in 2014.

Analysis

Brandt lists complementary players he thinks are ready to assume leading roles.

Dan Pompei discusses the leaguewide realization that safeties are incredibly important in today's game.

Miscellany

Drew Magary's Bitchy Bracket bonanza has come down to the Zombies versus the morons who raise their children based upon the advice of Jenny McCarthy and Jay Cutler's wife.

Greg Bedard is so arrogant to think he had the power to prevent Aaron Hernandez from having become an alleged serial murderer. Good grief.

Christmas Ape interprets Bedard's MMQB column for the non-Massholes out there.

Last week's awful encounter between a Native American and a racist Indians fan was a sad case of life imitating art.

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

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