The Patriots trying to steal back signing bonuses is just another Patriots story

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Peyton Manning should have all of his top offensive weapons for tomorrow's rematch at Qualcomm.

Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, C.J. Anderson, and Wes Welker were full participants in Friday's practice and are listed as probable.

Meanwhile, Denver is expected to activate Danny Trevathan from short-term IR sometime on Saturday. They'll have to waive a player to make room for him; our guess would be fellow linebacker Todd Davis.

Also probable are Will Montgomery, David Bruton, Juwan Thompson, and Quanterus Smith.

Jacob Tamme made a limited return to practice and is listed as questionable, along with Ronnie Hillman and Kayvon Webster.

Paul Cornick, Montee Ball, and Cody Latimer are out, while Quinton Carter is doubtful.


John Fox knows he's always at risk of losing his coordinators to other head coaching gigs.

Malik Jackson was fined for his latest idiotic move, which inexplicably did not draw a personal foul call, of which he has four on the season.

Arnie Stapleton chronicles Brandon Marshall's amazing rise from a three-time Jaguars discard; his PFF grades are solid across the board.

Irv Moss discusses the role of Will Montgomery in Denver's rushing resurgence.

NFL Films previews Broncos/Chargers; Andrew Mason responds to questions.


Ryan Mathews (ankle) again sat out but is listed as questionable; Corey Liuget (ankle) and Ladarius Green (concussion, ankle) were limited and are also questionable.

Without Mathews, San Diego would probably hand the ball to Branden Oliver and Donald Brown.

As Jeff Legwold reminds us, Keenan Allen and Antonio Gates have killed the Broncos.

Tom Krasovic expects Philip Rivers to target Eddie Royal when he's matched up against Bradley Roby.

A potential move to Los Angeles would mean tomorrow could be the Chargers' last home game in San Diego.


The latest hit on the Patriots' image is a story implicating Bill Belichick and the team's former doctor in a scheme to get a former player to forfeit his signing bonus. Granted, we wouldn't be surprised if every NFL team has pulled stunts like this at some point.

Oakland lost WR Rod Streater (foot) for the season.


Arizona QB Drew Stanton has a sprained knee and is considered week-to-week.

Will Leitch considers just how screwed the Cardinals are; Jason Lisk wouldn't want to have to write about Tim Tebow every week.

Chase Stuart considers Arizona's place among the worst 11-win teams in history.

Crime & Punishment

Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson lost his suspension appeal and says he's considered retirement. Poor guy...

Johnette Howard says the biggest problem with the NFL's new conduct policy is Roger Goodell's continuing role as appellate judge.

Former longtime NFLer Darren Sharper was indicted on more rape charges in Louisiana.

Speaking of the Patriots and their classiness, the judge in the Odin Lloyd murder trial will not allow the jury to be told about the double homicide charges against Aaron Hernandez, or about text messages Lloyd sent to his sister preceding his death.


Burke/FarrarJudy Battista, and Albert Breer (who says Tom Heckert and Matt Russell figure to be future GM candidates) preview Week 15.

Mike Tanier, Don Banks, and Bill Simmons make their weekly picks; Jeff Legwold and Eric Williams predict a Denver win.

Randy Covitz digs into Kansas City's history of personnel struggles to explain their drought of WR touchdowns.

Doug Farrar says Seattle's defense has improved to the point of making the team a significant threat to repeat as SB champs.

Robert Mays on the uphill climb for defensive players to win MVP awards; Bill Barnwell sifts through the Saints' salary cap mess.

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