Quinn follows Tebow’s reluctant exit

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! It took nearly six months, and wide ranging criticism to get there.

But Ray Rice has finally publicly apologized to his wife, Janay, and spoken out against domestic violence.

On Thursday, Rice took questions from reporters for the first time since his two-game suspension was announced.

Rice, of course, was videotaped dragging his then-fiancee out of an Atlantic City elevator, presumably after having knocked her unconscious.

A disastrous presser in May (no questions) featured Janay acting more apologetic than the man who'd knocked her out.

Finally, Rice acknowledged yesterday that his actions "were totally inexcusable," and spoke about having to someday explain the incident to his daughter, who is two years old.

Rice says that once his own counseling is done, he and Janay aim to speak out against domestic violence.


Some may argue that "rules are rules" regarding the length of suspensions, but as Jarrett Bell reminds us, rules often need changing.

Did the NFL handle this case in such a manner because it actually thinks Janay is equally to blame here?

Broncos

Videos: BTV on Thursday's practice; John Fox and Orlando Franklin speak afterward; Montee Ball was mic'd up for Wednesday's practice.

DeMarcus Ware (lower leg) made a limited return on Thursday but says he'd have been able to play in a game; Derek Wolfe tweaked his back again.

Quant Smith and Kayvon Webster continue to thrive.

Fox realizes that less hitting during camp means his players will be healthier when it counts.

Eric Studesville says Ronnie Hillman is a completely different player this summer, in a good way.

As a lifelong Broncos fan, Will Pericak admits it was tough being a member of the Ravens last summer.

To anyone who's followed this team for any length of time, there has to be a double-take when seeing Broncosdefensive tackles, and depth in the same article.

The Steelers understandably don't like him talking about it, but it's great to see Emmanuel Sanders staying late with Peyton Manning.

Andrew Mason details this season's rule changes.

The team will host 50 military members and their families prior to Saturday's scrimmage.

News

Donald Trump's bid to buy the Bills was not dismissed, at least not immediately.

The Niners and Jim Harbaugh have reportedly agreed to again put off their reportedly contentious contract negotiation.

Brady Quinn is (sort ofcalling it a career and joining FOX Sports as an analyst.

Transactions/Injuries

Kansas City lost safety Sanders Commings to a broken ankle, prompting them to sign former Charger and Patriot Steve Gregory.

Seattle gave RB Marshawn Lynch an extra $1M this year to end his holdout, and they placed TE Anthony McCoy on IR.

Pittsburgh extended kicker Shaun Suisham through 2018.

Baltimore lost fourth-round defensive lineman Brent Urban to a torn ACLGiants RB David Wilson is reportedly unlikely to play again after his latest neck injury; Atlanta DT Peria Jerry is retiring.

Analysis

Team previews/camp reports: Buffalo, Minnesota (Andy Benoit); Cleveland (Mike Tanier); Carolina (Bill Barnwell); Seattle (Frank Schwab); San Francisco (Robert Klemko); Jacksonville (Peter King).

Andrew Sharp discusses the NFL's baffling drug policy

Chris Burke would take Aaron Rodgers over Peyton Manning, which is obviously fair.

Is Mark Sanchez better off as a backup in Philly than the starter up the Turnpike? In a word, yes.

Chase Stuart's latest trivia covers running backs who left at the top of their games.

PFT Commenter gets an extra day out of White History Month by celebrating his All-Grit Team.

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

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