Wheelin' and Dealin'
Apparently, John Elway really loves negotiating contracts... or just hasn't gotten around to it. The Denver Broncos are one of a few teams that have not yet signed a single one of their draft picks. It shouldn't be all that hard to put together, since everything is based off of a rookie wage scale. Even Over The Cap roughly knows what the Broncos are going to do from their chart of expected rookie pool estimates.
Stip club altercations almost always bad
In case you were living under a rock yesterday, news broke everywhere that T.J. Ward had a warrant out for his arrest from a strip club altercation involving alcohol smuggling and bouncer busting. It's not really that big of a deal other than its a slow Broncos news cycle, which means this is the biggest story of the week. Opps! Fortunately, Ward is handling it like an adult and this will likely be no big deal in a week or two.
Per Denver Police, #Broncos safety T.J. Ward appeared in court today and was issued a summons. Back in court June 23 on assault charge.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 23, 2014
One fascinating link was shared in yesterday's post on Mile High Report by fellow staffer here, Topher Doll. Apparently, the San Diego Union Tribune keeps a tally of all arrests related to NFL players. I didn't know this, so it is definitely worth sharing for those of you who were curious.
Local star gets his shot
A lot of local fans are really high on Colorado State running back, Kapri Bibbs, who went undrafted and was subsequently picked up by John Elway. He has brushed off the snub he received from the NFL in the 2014 NFL Draft and is focused on securing a roster spot in this years training camp.
"I expected to get drafted, but at the end of the day, I can only be happy that I’m here," the 5-foot-11, 203-pound running back said after the first workout of the Denver Broncos’ rookie minicamp Friday. "I remember when I prayed to God and asked him to just to give me an opportunity, I didn’t ask him to get drafted, I just asked him to give me an opportunity and that’s what he did."
The kid sounds like he has tons of heart. From the highlights I've seen, he looks like he could be a serviceable backup this year. As an unbiased observer, the only running back I am really sold on today is Montee Ball, so as far as I am concerned the rest of the depth at that position is wide open.
- A nice little piece out of NFL.com about how the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos are going about planning for the succession of their Hall of Fame quarterbacks. History is definitely not on their side.
- Cody Latimer doesn't mind taking things slow when it comes to playing time, but at the end of the day he is here to find a way to get on the field and play football.
- Bradley Roby has had a rough go at it off the field, which brought his draft stock from a potential Top 10 pick all the way to the Broncos at #31. Good for the Broncos, but as far as Roby is concerned, he's got a clean slate and must earn the rest.
- Some more post-draft analysis from the mothership and I can say that I am pleased the Broncos draft class isn't mentioned anywhere other than a brief mention of Bradley Roby being in the "solid" category for individual picks.
- I like to make fun of Jay Cutler, but I've always liked Brandon Marshall. It made me happy to read that he has finally found a home with the Chicago Bears and has gotten his life straight on the maturity side of things. I'd still take Demaryius Thomas at wide receiver over him though!