Troubled Russell sentenced to seven months in jail

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Director of player personnel Matt Russell was sentenced to seven months in jail for his drunken escapade of last summer.

According to the DP, Russell could be released as soon as halfway through his term.

The Broncos issued a statement expressing their continuing support for the former CU Buff.

Of course, "troubled" does not precede Russell's name in the same manner it did Bradley Roby's in the DP.

Mind you, Russell blew three times the legal limit, caused two accidents, and injured a police officer.

Roby, meanwhile, blew one-tenth the legal limit, and injured nobody, since it's hard to injure people while sleeping in one's car.

Broncos

According to his agent, T.J. Ward was issued a ticket/citation and was not arrested for his recent strip club incident. According to the DP, Ward was accompanied by Terrance Knighton and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie that night.

Former Tar Heels QB Bryn Renner explains why he chose Denver as an undrafted free agent.

Andrew Mason discusses the returns from injury of Quinton Carter, Quant Smith, and Lerentee McCree.

Neil Hornsby is impressed by Denver's offseason, with Nate Irving and the right corner (in nickel) as his biggest question marks.

Jeff Legwold thinks the team's best offseason move was signing DeMarcus Ware.

Once Denver inevitably cuts Joel Dreessen, Cecil Lammey could see Gerell Robinson making the 53-man roster as their fourth tight end.

While facets of their schedule appear rather unkind, the Broncos will be logging an average-ish number of travel miles in 2014.

Ray Rice

Ray Rice issued a deplorable so-called apology over his recent domestic violence arrest. For some reason, his then-fiancee and current wife apologized for her "role" in having been knocked unconscious by the Ravens running back.

Just another day in the No Females League, right? Eric Edholm and Tomas Rios react.

News

Colts owner Jim Irsay is facing a pair of misdemeanor OWI charges for his recent arrest. Strangely, no adjectives like "troubled" appear in the piece. Irsay apparently just has a "situation."

Bravo to the Seahawks, who waived sixth-rounder Garrett Scott due to a heart condition, but knowingly signed him to a contract before doing so.

Michael Vick is apparently resigned to a role with the Jets as Geno Smith's backup.

Raycessism

The Washington franchise employed antiquated arguments to defend its blatantly racist name in a letter to the Senate.

PFT Commenter assesses the level of racism in American society today.

Analysis

Arian Foster apparently dislikes libertarians and cats. Good man.

Greg Gabriel likes what Kansas City accomplished this offseason and expects them to challenge Denver in the AFCW.

On the flip side, Doug Farrar thinks Oakland has another cellar-dwelling season ahead of them, and he explains how Norv Turner can help Teddy Bridgewater grow into an NFL quarterback.

Greg Bedard's claim that ex-players should be suing individual doctors for malpractice rather than the NFL as a whole, because NFL=HMO is the dumbest thing I've read all week.

Bucky Brooks discusses the Pittsburgh defense and running back prospects for 2015.

Gil Brandt thinks Tampa Bay and St. Louis are ready to finally make the playoffs again.

Matt Bowen offers a primer on zone running schemes.

Maths

Jason Fitzgerald wonders if what Kyle Orton really wants isn't retirement, but a bigger salary from the Cowboys, given Tony Romo's health issues. Honestly, I'm kind of rooting for this to be the case, because there would be something particularly funny about people calling Orton a selfish diva.

Chase Stuart's data shows no trends as to when first-round quarterbacks make their NFL starting debuts.

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

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