Good Morning, Broncos fans! Tuesday brought some of the best news the Broncos could have asked for.
Derek Wolfe was a full practice participant, only 10 days after having suffered a frightening neck injury which had him taken off the field in Seattle via ambulance.
The squad wasn't in full pads, and the second-year lineman admits his conditioning had already fallen off a bit, but most importantly, Wolfe says he felt no pain or soreness.
Like the rest of the projected starters, Wolfe doesn't figure to suit up tomorrow night against Arizona, but the team expects him to play in next week's season opener versus Baltimore.
Robert Ayers and Omar Bolden returned to practice on Tuesday, while Champ Bailey seems confident he'll be ready for the opener, even though he's still in a walking boot.
Just like it wasn't a big deal that Montee Ball got the bulk of first-team carries on Monday, it's not that interesting that Ronnie Hillman got them on Tuesday. And of course, don't forget about Knowshon Moreno.
Joe Flacco suggests that Peyton Manning's teammates play in a constant state of fear that they'll make mistakes and draw Peyton's ire, theorizing that "it's tough to play in that environment."
Here's the current 75-man roster, broken down by position and listed by depth chart standing.
Mike Klis thinks the Broncos could have trouble sneaking QB Zac Dysert through to their practice squad, and he doesn't expect much from Quanterus Smith in the season's first half.
Louis Vasquez has the second highest preseason grade among the league's guards according to PFF.
Robert Mays isn't worried about the Von Miller-less Broncos, what with PMFM running the show.
The upcoming issue of Rolling Stone focuses on Aaron Hernandez, who they report was a heavy user of PCP, carried a gun at all times, was close to being cut by Bill Belichick prior to the murder allegations that have him awaiting trial, and may have had help from holier-than-thou coach Urban Meyer in covering up failed drug tests, a drive-by shootout, and an assault while the two were at Florida.
The NFL and NFLPA are discussing the possibility of having stimulants and diuretics be covered by the substance abuse policy instead of the PED policy.
Oakland added K Justin Medlock, placed LB Miles Burris on their PUP list, and stashed CB Joselio Hanson and fifth-round RB Latavius Murray on IR; Jacksonville claimed QB Ricky Stanzi off waivers from Kansas City; Arizona signed epic Denver draft bust TE Richard Quinn.
The LOLJets replaced K Billy Cundiff with Dan Carpenter and added QB Graham Harrell, whom Green Bay had waived; Seattle cut CB Will Blackmon; New England claimed DT Gilbert Pena off waivers from Green Bay; Miami cut G Lance Louis.
Mike Mayock thinks the Bills have the potential to surprise us all this season; Pete Prisco may be the only analyst not surprised that Buffalo's likely Week 1 starting QB Jeff Tuel is better than expected.
The Daily News didn't take too kindly to Chris Christie's attack on their Jets reporter Manish Mehta, while Keith Olbermann surprisingly devoted 20 minutes of his show to picking up where Christie left off.