Women and gays playing football? Tough times to be a neanderthal…

Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, what will be long-term results of the Wells Report and the coming out of Michael Sam?

According to Peter King, the Commish has met with more than 30 players over the past two months, seeking input for how to turn NFL locker rooms into more tolerant and professional environments.

Surely, this news will prompt many responses about the league turning soft, or about so-called political correctness (a term that happens to be used only by racists, sexists, bigots, and homophobes).

We have another term for what's about to happen: the NFL is going to do a better job of ensuring players aren't complete assholes to one another, which is a rather noble pursuit.

Broncos

Videos: BTV's top ten offensive plays of the year, plus highlights of Julius Thomas.

Jeff Legwold agrees that Joel Dreessen is a likely cap casualty, but he strangely fails to mention anything about lowering Tamme's cap number, which would make all the sense in the world.

Legwold agrees that there's no way the Broncos are going to use a franchise or transition tag on any of their pending UFAs.

News

Baltimore lowered the cap number for Terrell Suggs with a multiyear extension.

Giants RB David Wilson is expected back in 2014 after having undergone neck surgery.

A sports psychologist named Jen Welter became the first woman to play in a men's professional football game at a non-kicking position.

Dolphins

One potential outcome of the mess in Miami is a completely new starting offensive line (and coach).

Dan Le Batard wonders why Jonathan Martin's teammates haven't been more vocally supportive of him.

Michael Sam

In an interview with Charles Barkley, of all people, President Obama lauded Sam's having come out.

Esera Tuaolo, who came out in retirement, says the time is right for an openly gay player in the NFL.

small survey conducted by ESPN suggests NFL players aren't nearly as bigoted as folks try to paint them.

Rosterbation

Jason Fitzgerald presents an overview of how franchise and transition tenders work, and his numbers say the Broncos currently have about $12.7M in cap room.

Here's a look at the free agent classes of edge rushers and quarterbacks, the latter of which isn't looking nearly as impressive as it was said to be just a few months ago.

Rivers McCown on the cap situations for the AFCS teams; Andrew Cohen examines the Cowboys' latest caponomics nightmare.

Eric Edholm provides offseason plans for Buffalo and Detroit.

Analysis/Mockery

With the combine set to begin on Wednesday, here are the full list of invitees and schedule of events.

Mike Tanier expects the combine to be all about Michael Sam, and he's relieved that Jeff Ireland won't be among the neanderthals who get to quiz him.

As with everything, John Clayton says there will be several trends to follow during the combine.

Matt Waldman sees a lot to love about the pro prospects of Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.

Chase Stuart digs into the strange statistics from the rookie seasons of Mike Glennon and Geno Smith.

Miscellany

This butt-check by the Slovakain goaltender calls to mind Andy Reid and Philip Rivers.

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

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