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Good Morning, Broncos fans! Let's open with some notes from Peter King's MMQB column:

  • Jay Cutler's preseason-opening throw was an interception (LOL).
  • Add PK to the list of those who see Andy Reid as reborn in KC
  • Shanny & Co. appear to be taking RG3's health very seriously...in August
  • Ozzie Newsome suggests that Baltimore would not have been able to afford Elvis Dumervil, had they not dealt away Anquan Boldin.
  • Ravens TE Dennis Pitta is not necessarily done for the season

Broncos News

Britton Colquitt received a $3M signing bonus to go along with his $1.275M salary (lowered from his $1.323M tender figure) for 2013. In addition to the $13M value of the four-year deal, Colquitt has $1.2M in incentives available to him, and a $500K roster bonus due in March, which means Colquitt has about $4.775M in guarantees; Matt Prater received $4.25M in guarantees with his deal last year.

C.J. Anderson says the players are often told of the expectation-defying careers of sixth-rounder Terrell Davis and the undrafted Rod Smith.

Shaun Phillips says the learning curve of OTAs had him full of self-doubt, and that his responsibilities are much more diverse in Denver than they had been with San Diego.

Montee Ball says that having played in his first preseason game has already had a positive impact on him in practice.

Broncos Analysis

Andrew Mason shares some notes from his second viewing of Thursday's game.

Since he's joining an already talented WR corps after having been the only quality wideout on his Pats teams, Wes Welker may have more room to operate in Denver.

There's something surreal about Mike Klis admitting that it was Tim Tebow's fault he took so many sacks in 2011, rather than the offensive line's.

If you're interested in Woody Paige's thoughts on how the Broncos could utilize the Pistol, be my guest. But don't say I didn't warn you...

News

Not only did the Ravens sign PMFM favorite Brandon Stokley, but they've also added ex-Colts TE Dallas Clark, who we'd figured would be a Bronco in 2012.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was carted off the practice field with an injury this morning.

Chicago signed safety Derrick Martin; the Jets re-signed RB Kahlil Bell and released RB John Griffin, who'd suffered a broken leg; Carolina lost FB Michael Zordich for the year with a torn ACL; Tennessee waived S Robert Johnson and DE Thaddeus Gibson, and added LB Gary Guyton and S Cory Lynch; Dallas has extended a contract offer to G Brian Waters.

The No Females League's bag policy continues to draw rave reviews across the country.

Analysis

Mike Tanier discusses developments around the league as evidenced by the opening week of preseason.

Shaun Powell on the NFL debut of the exonerated Brian Banks.

Andy Benoit on the Seahawks; PFF on the Colts.

Chase Stuart begins a study of how workload may affect the health of a running back.

Gil Brandt ranks his top 100 college seniors by their NFL prospects.

Richard Deitsch and Jay Bilas discuss Bilas's pwning of the NCAA and their hypocritical marketing of player jerseys.

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