Talib not arrested, contrary to early reports

Good Morning, Broncos fans! My apologies for the lack of a Sunday Lard; I got myself embroiled in a project that took far more time than I'd anticipated.

Anyway, today's one item of real note is something of a non-story story.

On Sunday morning, some genius at the Dallas PD tweeted out (in great detail) that Aqib Talib had been arrested some eight hours earlier.

Turns out, Aqib's brother Yaqub was the one in custody.

While Aqib's agent and Denver PR head Patrick Smyth were prompt in setting the record straight, the DPD was not.

In the end, it's probably not worth getting too worked up over.

But sheesh, eight hours, guys?

Broncos

Chris Harris says he's at about 85% in his recovery from ACL surgery, and expects to be cleared in about a month.

Danny Trevathan (video) says there's no offseason for players who strive to be among the league's best.

Sly Williams is singing a similar tune, calling his rookie performance just "okay."

If Wes Welker departs via free agency next year, Cecil Lammey could see Cody Latimer starting outside, with Emmanuel Sanders shifting down into the slot.

Jeff Legwold figures Julius Thomas will see even more snaps once his blocking improves.

Mark Kiszla laughably suggests the Broncos shouldn't be paying Demaryius Thomas more than $10M per year.

Individual tickets are going on sale today.

Ex-Broncos

Miami will work out Steve Vallos today.

Chicago's coaching staff continues to rave about Jay Cutler; QB coach Matt Cavanaugh says Jay has made "remarkable progress" this offseason.

Did Peter King really devote an entire MMQB column to the CFL? Yup. And he finally came to the realization that accuracy issues mean Tim Tebow would still be a terrible quarterback even if he were to head north.

John Clayton thinks Tebowmania (and presumably the zombie effect) ruined Kyle Orton's desire to be an NFLer.

News

Cleveland is reportedly seeking a contract extension with QB Brian Hoyer; former Green Bay DE Johnny Jolly has been cleared following spinal fusion surgery.

Oakland running back Maurice Jones-Drew admits he was so bad in 2013 that he thought about calling it a career.

Joe Gibbs thinks it's meaningful that while he grew up in North Carolinia in the 1940s, folks didn't think the blatantly racist name of the Washington franchise was blatantly racist. Well, shit, Joe - you were TWENTY-NINE YEARS OLD by the time schools in Charlotte were integrated.

Analysis

Khaled Elsayed explains how and why PFF has adjusted its grades.

In ranking the league's special teams units, Mike Tanier rightly acknowledges how the Mile High altitude distorts the stats of Denver's kickers.

Greg Gabriel surveys the prospects of Detroit and Atlanta; Andrew Garda does the same for the Giants.

A pair of trivia questions from Chase Stuart covers Pro Bowler-laden championship teams and teams that lose really big when they lose.

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

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