The Daily Lard 6-27-11

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Among their latest Whispers, PFW reiterates that Mario Haggan is likely to be playing end (of course, we did hear it from LB caoch Richard Smith, so we already know it's fact) and says the Dolphins will also be interested in signing DeAngelo Williams. I don't know about you, but I really don't like the idea of Denver getting into any sort of bidding war over a 28-year-old running back. Granted, he's only carried the ball 841 times in the NFL (plus 118 receptions), but the lack of carries has been due to injuries, and his body did also endure 969 carries in college (plus 70 receptions). He's missed 16 games over the past two seasons; is that the kind of player you want to see the Broncos giving an eight-figure guarantee to?

Trimmings


Albert Breer sums up the labor talks as they currently stand, with meetings expected to reconvene this week.

In guest-writing for PK's MMQB, old friend Domonique Foxworth shares his perspective on the labor dispute and would like for Baltimore to someday host a Super Bowl.

Terrell Owens reportedly had surgery within the past month to repair a torn ACL and likely would be unable to play before November.

Mike Freeman says Owens is done as an elite receiver, plus the players and owners continued to speak via phone over the weekend, although no significant progress was made.

The Panthers would reportedly deal Steve Smith away for a third-rounder.

Braylon Edwards: not a good driver.

More on Syracuse's hiring of Steve Scarnecchia.

Bucky Brooks thinks Aaron Rodgers has to prove his greatness over a few more years before he's in the class of Brady/Manning/Brees.

Khaled Elsayed shares his list of the top 10 QBs from the past three years (with a snap minimum) which includes Jacksonville's David Garrard.

Matt Bowen examines a few pass routes which are popular in the red zone and explains how to defense them.

Scrapple


BLECH. Some Twins fan shaved a Joe Mauer jersey into his back.

Gilbert Arenas explained via Twitter why he's happy his ex-wife is appearing on the show Basketball Wives.

A second-round pick in last week's NBA Draft is actually 26 years old despite claiming he's 21.

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