Supplemental draft to be held today

Good Morning, Broncos fans! The 2014 supplemental draft will be held today at 1pm ET.

Four players have been declared eligible:

Lynchburg DT Lakendrick Ross, UNC LB Darius Lipford, UNM WR/RB Chase Clayton, and SMU RB Traylon Snead.

Eleven teams - including Kansas City, Oakland, and New England - were represented at Ross's workout on Monday.

As with any supplemental draft, if a team selects a player, they will lose their corresponding pick in the 2015 draft.

Several former Broncos have entered the league via the supplemental draft, including Bobby Humphrey, Jamal Williams, and Rob Moore, who attempted a comeback with Denver in 2002. Tackles Gary Zimmerman and Don Maggs were part of the special 1984 draft of USFL players.

Other notable (non-USFL) draftees include Cris Carter, Bernie Kosar, and Brian Bosworth.

Meanwhile, Cleveland wideout Josh Gordon, the last player drafted in this manner, remains in the news for all the wrong reasons.

According to Mike Florio, the Browns are considering cutting ties with their top playmaker, who faces a yearlong drug-related suspension.

Mike Freeman expects Gordon's suspension will be for less than a full season.

Broncos

Videos: Peyton Manning was named NFLN's top player in the league; he discusses the honor, plus more highlights from BTV; BTV catches up with Julius Thomas and Steven Johnson and discusses the changes on the offensive line.

Jason Lisk ponders the FF value of Montee Ball as he takes over for Knowshon Moreno.

Chris Harris spoke about a former KU teammate who has come out as gay.

Wes Welker's horse will be racing in England this weekend.

News

Houston wideout Andre Johnson sounds like he might not show up for training camp. For speculation on how he'd fit on the Broncos, you know where to go...

Washington safety Tanard Jackson was again suspended indefinitely for violation of the substance-abuse policy, just two months after he'd been reinstated from his last ban.

The Raiders are trolling their roommate A's with talk of destroying O.co Coliseum.

Another potential buyer for the Bills would reportedly seek to keep the team in Buffalo.

Donte Stallworth spoke about his fatal mistake with players at the rookie symposium.

Rams DE Michael Sam is on the cover of this month's Out Magazine.

Analysis

Andrew Brandt says that, as usual, the NFL emerges a big winner with the revised concussion settlement.

Andrew Healy details the NFL bets he's placed this summer, plus the ones he ultimately chose not to make.

Gil Brandt expects San Diego TE Ladarius Green to break out in 2014. Unfortunately, it's hard to disagree with him there.

Robert Mays thinks Minnesota wideout and return man Cordarrelle Patterson will assume the mantle of the league's most exciting player this season.

Andrew Garda discusses Seattle's 2014 outlook; Greg Gabriel checks in on St. Louis.

PFT Commenter reminds white supremacists how they should take in NFL games and offer his strong take on abortions.

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