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Good Morning/Afternoon, Broncos fans! Obviously, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is not practicing today, following the high ankle sprain he suffered on Wednesday. He's expected to remain out for two or three weeks.

DRC's absence figures to provide Tony Carter, Omar Bolden, and Kayvon Webster with more repetitions.

Sylvester Williams and Jacob Tamme are also being held out on Thursday, while Quinton Carter and Jeremiah Johnson are working without pads on.

Broncos

Videos: Highlights from Wednesday's practice; John FoxChamp BaileyEric DeckerChris HarrisWes Welker speak afterward; Chris Hall discusses the receiving corps for BTV.

Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman were among those who shined on Wednesday.

Andrew Mason says Chris Harris would figure to start opposite Champ while DRC is injured, but he adds that Montee still has work to do in pass blocking.

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady finished birdie-birdie to win a recent best-ball match they played together at Pebble Beach, and yes, Peyton does indeed drive a Buick.

News

Data shows that concussed players are kept off the field longer; it's too bad that it likely took a class-action suit to get to this point, but it's still progress.

The Pro Bowl is undergoing some major format changes, none of which will inspire me to watch it. At least Champ Bailey likes the alterations.

Oakland added DT Miles WadeWashington agreed with LB Nick BarnettMiami added two receivers, dropped two, and worked out WR Laurent RobinsonDetroit released S Ricardo Silva

So, Philly WR Riley Cooper is apparently a racist POS, and the Eagles have reportedly fined him for it. Les Carpenter thinks Chip Kelly will need to mete out further punishment, but Doug Farrar thinks that keeping him around will help Cooper become a better person.

Analysis

Aaron Schatz offers his thoughts on the Defensive Scheme Type Indicator as developed by some guy named Ted.

Chris Brown breaks down the lead draw as run by Adrian Peterson and the Vikings.

Bill Barnwell explains the methods behind the greatness of Packers GM Ted Thompson.

Andy Benoit on the Steelers; PFF checks in on the Ravens and Bills, and from Bills camp; the SC guys discuss the Patriotson-field and caponomic outlooks, plus the Packers' on-field and caponomic outlooks; Robert Mays on the Packers.

Obviously, no season of Matt Prater's has been good enough to rank among the best by kickers as graded by PFF since 2008.

Maths

John Abraham's deal with Arizona is for just $4.6M over two years and $1M guaranteed, while Eric Winston's is a one-year contract for just $1.25M.

Andrew Brandt suspects there's lots of blame to go around for the $2M workout bonus lost by Niners CB Tarell Brown, and he thinks the episode will factor into Brown's next contract.

Chase Stuart discusses the greatness of Wes Welker in terms of some FF mumbo jumbo.

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

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