Von’s appeal rescheduled Lard

Happy Friday, Broncos fans! Denver wrapped up training camp on Thursday morning and will fly tonight to Seattle for tomorrow's preseason game.

Von Miller's appeal for his four-game suspension has been rescheduled for Tuesday, and a decision would be expected by August 30.

Nate Irving and Shaun Phillips filled in for Von in his absence from practice, providing a glimpse of how the team would carry on if his suspension is upheld.

The injury to C.J. Anderson and continued absence of Knowshon Moreno and Jeremiah Johnson mean Montee Ball may see extended action on Saturday.


Videos: Highlights from Thursday's practice and a BTV summary; John Fox, Peyton Manning, and Champ Bailey speak afterward.

Artificial crowd noise was pumped onto the practice fields yesterday to simulate the loudness of playing in Seattle; Champ Bailey and Eric Decker were among the day's standouts.

Andrew Mason expects Wes Welker to have a vast impact on Denver's offense, and for Ronnie Hillman and Stewart Bradley to start at their respective positions.

Mike Klis wraps up camp.


BFFs Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers each turned the ball over twice in the first half of Chicago's win over San Diego.

Detroit signed two-time Bronco Justin Bannan and will host CB Rashean Mathis; Miami extended LS John Denney.

Three-time AFC title game loser Bernie Kosar caught a lot of misplaced heat for doing his job as a color commentator for the Browns, and thankfully, he's not really apologizing.

As more details of Aaron Hernandez's past come to light, it becomes nearly impossible to believe Patriots brass when they claim to have been duped by the accused murderer. (via LBS)


Raiders LT Jared Veldheer has chosen to have his torn triceps surgically repaired; the recovery is expected to take three months.

The Browns lost several players to injury during their win over the Lions; RB Dion Lewis is likely done for the year with a broken leg, first-rounder LB Barkevious Mingo was hospitalized with a bruised lung, and G Jason Pinkston suffered a severe ankle sprain.


Over at PFF, Steve Palazzolo is anxious to see how Duke Ihenacho fares tomorrow night, plus a look at the Vikings' 2013 prospects.

Brian Burke wonders why NFL coaches aren't willing to try anything truly revolutionary during preseason.

ESPN is rehiring Jason Whitlock, who, like Keith Olbermann, apparently didn't bring burn his bridges at the Worldwide Leader that badly.

If you're in need of a name for your FF team, here are some splendid suggestions from KSK.

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