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Good Evening, Broncos fans! There's a good amount of Raiders-related news today that's worth discussing, if briefly.

The team is reportedly adding former Seahawk and Brown Seneca Wallace to its mix at quarterback. He joins Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor on the roster, and would presumably be the third-stringer behind whoever emerges as the starter, if he makes the team at all.

Oakland was scheduled to visit with Bengals RB Bernard Scott today, and they reportedly worked out Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings.


In his workout which was reportedly attended by scouts for the Broncos, Raiders, Niners, and seven other teams, Oregon safety John Boyett was clocked between 4.57 and 4.67 seconds in the forty-yard dash.

John Elway reiterated this morning that his team lacks "big glaring weaknesses" and should thus be allowed to go best player available in its draft decisions.


According to Mike Florio, there's a chance the NFL's planned release of the 2013 regular season schedule may be pushed back from April 16.

New England re-signed WR Julian Edelman and finally signed WR Emmanuel Sanders to a restricted offer sheet, but Pittsburgh is expected to match the offer. According to Jason Cole, New England's offer sheet with Sanders is worth $2.5M for one year, and would provide a third-round choice as compensation to Pittsburgh, who will have until Sunday to match. Jason Fitzgerald considers the transaction from the perspective of both New England and Pittsburgh.

In the Raiders Draft Bust Department, Baltimore has agreed to a deal with LB Rolando McClain, while nobody wants to see JaMarcus the Hutt work out until he drops more weight.

Seattle is reportedly close to signing Vikings corner Antoine WinfieldCincy cut corner Jason Allen and will host Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby; Houston re-signed LB Tim DobbinsArizona added Bears guard Chilo Rachal.


Here's the proper pronunciation for the name of Christine Michael, who says he's currently visiting the Broncos. Not sure it really makes a difference, though...

23 prospects will attend the draft at Radio City Music Hall; Jacksonville will host Oklahoma tackle Lane Johnson; Miami will host Notre Dame LB Manti Te'o.

Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar evaluate defensive end prospects in their latest podcast; Mike Tanier studies Cal WR Keenan Allen and a bunch of tackle prospects ranked below Luke Joeckel and Eric Fisher; Pat Kirwan lists some prospects he thinks will overcome poor measurables to become quality NFL players.

Andy Benoit discusses the Cardinals roster; Khaled Elsayed revisits the 2008-10 drafts of the Saints.

Daniel Jeremiah and Don Banks each have Denver taking FSU DE Bjoern Werner at #28 in their latest mocks.

Updated 6:42pm ET

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