The Daily Lard 5-6-12

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The Chargers will hold a public tribute for Junior Seau at Qualcomm on Friday afternoon. Tim Brown says Seau was in good spirits at a golf tournament two days before he committed suicide.

Despite an announcement earlier in the week by the Seau family's pastor that they would allow CTE researchers to study Junior's brain, they have apparently taken a step back to reconsider their decision.

By now it's well known that Seau is the eighth member of the 1994 Chargers to have passed, but sadly the string of tragedies that has struck them began even before the end of their magical run to the Super Bowl.

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Former ASU OC Noel Mazzone says Brock Osweiler's biggest advances have been his growth into a student of the game.

According to Mike Klis, undrafted rookie Eric Page is the only punt returner on Denver's roster, with Eric Decker expected to carry a larger role in the offense this season.

Peyton Manning says he feels like a rookie in Denver, and he announced that his old teammate Joseph Addai will sign with the Patirots.

Brandon Stokely again says he's excited to reunite with Mannin, and he's feeling 100% healthwise.

HOFer Floyd Little was honored in his hometown.

In an open letter, Nate Jackson tells Andrew Luck and RG3 what to expect from their NFL careers.

Trimmings

Former Raiders LB Jon Alston, who retired due to a series of concussions, says the transition from the NFL to retirement is already difficult on its own, but exacerbated by the long-term effects of head injuries.

Merril Hoge labeled Kurt Warner's comments about not wanting his sons to play football as "uneducated and irresponsible," while Rex Ryan says he's fine with his son playing football despite having suffered a concussion last year.

George Martin resigned as head of the NFL Alumni Association.

In his Sunday column, Dan Pompei lists Denver LB Jerry Franklin among his favorite undrafted players.

Eli Manning hosted SNL last night, announcing plans in one sketch to stick up for tormented little brothers everywhere.

Doug Farrar and Greg Cosell summarize the draft in their latest podcast.

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