So much for that Lard 11-20-10

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Unfortunately, the nearly-complete health of the team didn't last long, as Eddie Royal missed Friday's practice with a hamstring injury - no word yet on the seriousness of it. Robert Ayers and Darcel McBath were again limited participants, Jamal Williams got his customer third-down Thursday off, and Andre' Goodman is still out. By the way, Yahoo! got confirmation from Nike that the supposedly-leaked uniform designs I cited the other day are indeed a fake. However, I am sticking by my theory, because very little of it had to do with those pictures - I think a decision to switch back to orange pre-dated Dave Krieger's questions on Monday. For what it's worth, Krieger hasn't responded to an email I sent - but that's certainly understandable, since he's likely received thousands this week. I know, I know - what could be more obnoxious than referencing myself in the Lard?

Broncos

Josh McDaniels met with the press yesterday before practice.

Legwold on Jamal Williams heading back to San Diego for the first time.

Brandon Lloyd is most certainly outplaying his salary, and although he's saying the right things now, we can be sure there he will get a raise to show up in 2011 (and rightfully so). Plus, other notes from Klis.

Mason on the similarities between Tim Tebow and Philip Rivers and how they got to the NFL.

More on Tebow and his progression from LJ.

Klis examines the best-case and worst-case scenarios in terms of the standings for Denver this weekend.

Patrick Saunders places Rod Smith and Howard Griffith among his top-five blue-collar Colorado athletes.

Dolts

2009 first-rounder Larry English is still waiting to make an impact for San Diego.

RB Ryan Mathews is unlikely to play Monday, and the same may be the case for TE Antonio Gates. Plus, WR Malcom Floyd had a bit of a setback.

Notes on the Dolts from Acee.

The Dolts barely avoided another blackout.

Enemies

Handshake Haley will be reunited with his pupil WR Larry Fitzgerald this weekend.

Notes on the Chefs, who may be without Tony Moeaki (who may have suffered a concussion on that onsides-kick hit from Joe Mays).

Some notes on Jokeland, who will have a healthy Zach Miller back at TE.

Now that he's got some cash, LB Rolando McClain is being sued by a student from his alma mater. The claim is that McClain purposely hit his then-classmate with his car. Typical Jokeland player...

In case you feel bad about some of Denver's 2009 draft busts, here's a nice reminder that it wasn't just us...

Trimmings

Skins QB Colt Brennan was seriously injured in a car crash.

Kevin Curtis tried out for the Lions after having had Lance Armstrong surgery. Yeah, that one.

Here's what Mike Lombardi expects to see this weekend.

Mike Silver on Pats/Colts and what else he's anticipating tomorrow.

Andrew Brandt on Michael Vick's future earning potential and his homeboy Favruh.

PK previews the weekend.

Bill Simmons is taking the Broncos and the (10) points.

Mike Tanier is going with the Dolts on Monday.

Believe it or not, Brian Billick (of all people) called QB ratings "useless" after the Bears' victory over Miami. Wow.

Vikings coach Brad Childress confirmed that former CU Buff Eric Bieniemy is a candidate for the CU job.

Here were FO's favorite quotes from the week.

Neil Paine of PFR found a neat link of Super Bowl art throughout the years.

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