NFL to finally take domestic violence seriously

The NFL and Roger Goodell have made a drastic (and welcome) change to their policy on domestic violence, with the commissioner apologizing for his recent bungled handling of the Ray Rice case.

A first offense will now draw a six-game suspension which could be increased in certain circumstances, while a second offense will prompt a lifetime ban.

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Broncography: Marvin Austin

Marvin Austin was born to his single mother, Donna Johnson, on January 10, 1989, in Washington, DC. Athletic as a child, by the time he was in high school, Austin was already a rising star.

He began high school at Coolidge HS, although other, bigger schools had made a run at bringing him on. As a junior in 2005, he helped Coolidge to the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association title game for the first time since 1986. It ended badly, though, with a 43–14 loss to rival Dunbar.

Coolidge assistant coach Moses Ware moved over to Ballou HS in 2006 and took Austin with him. That turned out well, as Ballou met Dunbar in that year's title game. This time, Austin, Ware, and Ballou triumphed 34-33. Austin made the All-Metro HS First Team as chosen by the Washington Post, in both 2005 and 2006.

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Is tonight the last we’ll see of Kevin Vickerson?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Wes Welker continues to progress in his recovery from his latest concussion.

According to Mike Klis, Welker has been cleared to fly to Dallas for tonight's preseason finale.

But he has not yet received clearance for on-field contact, so he won't yet be practicing or playing.

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Appeals Judge Goodell upholds Josh Gordon’s one-year ban (by Commissioner Goodell)

Roger Goodell is the worst, people.

Each day is another chance for Greg Bedard to bow at Bill Belichick’s feet

Good Morning, Broncos fans! With final cuts only a few days away, transactions continue to flood the wire, and they're getting more interesting by the day.

New England traded guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay in exchange for tight end Tim Wright and a 2015 fourth-rounder.

Best known around these parts for his 2005 nutshot on Ebenezer Ekuban, the 32-year-old six-time Pro Bowler reportedly refused a pay cut.

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Broncos acquire kicker Brandon McManus from Giants

The Broncos acquired kicker Brandon McManus (6-3, 201) from the Giants in exchange for a conditional 2015 seventh-rounder.

According to Mike Klis, Denver will only owe New Jersey the pick if McManus remains the Broncos' starting placekicker beyond Matt Prater's four-game suspension.

The Giants were set to waive McManus after naming Josh Brown their starting kicker, but apparently got wind that their NFCE rival Eagles were interested in the youngster.

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Cris Collinsworth buys PFF stake; Mike Zimmer doesn’t approve

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Kicker watch continues here in Broncos Land.

The Giants chose Josh Brown over Brandon McManus, who spent last summer in Colts camp.

A Temple alum, McManus reportedly boots kickoffs out of the end zone with ease and has made a 75-yard field goal in practice.

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Broncos place Jordan Norwood on IR

The Broncos got down to Tuesday's 75-man roster limit when they placed wideout Jordan Norwood on IR and waived defensive tackle Cody Larsen.

Norwood had been Denver's likely punt returner before tearing his ACL; Larsen spent the 2013 season on Baltimore's practice squad and signed with Denver late last month.

Rosters must be pared to the 53-man limit by 4pm ET on Saturday.

Kickers Jay Feely, Giorgio Tavecchio among latest cuts

Jeff Legwold and Mike Klis have each reported that Denver will be watching the waiver wire for kickers to step in during Matt Prater's four-game suspension.

A pair of candidates came available on Monday, as Arizona cut Jay Feely, and Detroit waived Giorgio Tavecchio.

Far be it from us to provide scouting reports on these guys, but here's what we know:

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Obviously, Andy Dalton is not the next Peyton Manning

We could spend all day on this one, really. But we won't, because quite frankly, anyone dumb enough to buy that Andy Dalton is Peyton Manning 2.0 won't be swayed by our logic.

So, just a few key points, and no, this doesn't stand as proof that stats are useless.

As usual, it's instead a reminder that stats in the hands of the intellectually lazy (in this case, probably some NBC intern) can distort anything.

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