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Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just a year and a half ago, Quinton Carter was seen by many as being more ready to start in the NFL than Rahim Moore, whom Denver had taken 63 slots ahead of him in 2011.

But two injuries and operations on his left knee have derailed his career, and he's still not been cleared to practice after last fall's microfracture procedure.

Carter has been running during practice, and performing individual drills, and it's expected that he'll be ready to go for training camp.

For his own sake, he'd better be, because he's competing with Moore, Mike Adams, David Bruton, and Quentin Jammer for what figure to be four spots. And if Jammer and Kayvon Webster are seen as players who can shift all over the secondary and ease the glut at cornerback, then Quinton's spot becomes that much more tenuous.

Can he get and stay healthy, and also beat either Adams or Jammer for a roster spot?

We're still 2.5 months from decision time, and this is nothing more than speculation, but it's not hard to imagine Quinton ending up on IR with a (convenient) reaggravation of his knee injury, essentially redshirted with a chance to make good in 2014, the final year of his rookie contract.

Broncos

We can all hope that the absence of Ryan Clady is helping Chris Clark become a more useful backup tackle, rather than just a tight end acting as a third tackle.

Von Miller addressed one of life's biggest philosophical questions on Wednesday, and he probably got it correct.

On the topic of deep thoughts, Mike Klis likes his own theories on getting to Super Bowls versus not getting to Super Bowls that he wrote it twice.

A group of Marines toured Dove Valley last week and came away with some tips from Denver's strength and conditioning staff.

News

The NFLPA is offering LGBT pride t-shirts with the names and numbers of a few current and former players, including old friend Domonique Foxworth.

New Orleans LB Victor Butler tore his ACL on Tuesday and is expected to miss the entire season; Washington signed wideouts Donte' Stallworth and Devery HendersonCincy waived 2011 fifth-rounder CB Robert Sands; San Francisco waived TE Cameron Morrah and added WR Brandon Carswell; Eagles LT Jason Peters was arrested on charges of drag racing and resisting an officer by flight in Louisiana.

Tampa Bay is reportedly close to an extension with WR Mike Williams, which prompted Chase Stuart to countdown the top Mike Williamses in NFL history.

As only he would, Terrell Owens claims he'd be a great fit for the Chiefs and Andy Reid, who dumped him in Philly for having been an awful teammate. Randy Covitz says there's no chance of a reunion in KC.

Mo Clarett, who has turned his life around in a big way in recent years, will share his own cautionary tale at this month's rookie symposium.

Analysis

Does Dan Snyder's hiring of a Republican pollster signal that he realizes he's losing the battle to protect the blatantly racist name of his football franchise? As Jarrett Bell stresses, it's rather selective, and probably just an outright lie, when the Ginger Hammer claims that the name was originally meant as an honor, while completely ignoring the ugly history of the Washington franchise when it comes to race relations.

Jason Fitzgerald examines the factors that go into the decision of whether to extend a young QB early, or let him play his contract out to free agency.

Joel Corry thinks Giants WR Victor Cruz screwed himself over by not having his agent pursue RFA tenders from other teams.

KSK captionizes minicamp, plus Mt. Flushmore for the AFCS teams.

Tim Tebow

Tebow's two-year deal in New England includes minimum base salaries, but he can make more in 2014 with playing time incentives. If he's on IR in 2013 though, he'll make less than the minimum.

Gregg Doyel says it's up to readers and viewers to ignore Tebowmania if we're all to be free of UT™ stories.

Gil Brandt cannot for the life of him figure out why Bill Belichick signed the lefty who throws like he's a righty.

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

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