DB - Roster Trimmed to 75 - Zach Eisendrath
Denver released P Britton Colquitt, WR C.J. Jones, TE Jeb Putzier and C Blake Schueter yesterday to get down to the 75-man roster limit. Friday comes the final cut, to 53 players. Obviously, expect some players you had high hopes for. It happens every year, folks...
DP - Moreno back at work - Lindsay Jones
Not only did Knowshon practice yesterday, but so did LaMont Jordan.
DP - Brandstater shifts to driver's seat - Mike Klis
Sounds like Chris Simms will be starting in Cincinnati (speculation on my part). Although the Broncos did put a claim in on QB Kevin McConnell, Detroit snatched him up with their own QBs Culpepper and Stanton banged up. Tom Brandstater will start Thursday, and Ingle Martin will see some action.
DP - Versatility will be a big factor in finalizing roster - Jeff Legwold
The Browns and Jets also put claims in on O'Connell (not the Chefs). DL Marcus Thomas also returned to practice yesterday.
FOX - On the Mark: Diva WRs don't impress Rice - Mark Kriegel
Jerry Rice is (obviously) not happy with how Brandon Marshall and others have soiled the image of his position.
FOX - NFL trades that need to happen before kickoff - John Czarnecki
Czarnecki thinks the Ravens or Colts should give it up for Brandon Marshall.
DP - Security on alert for Broncos game after vehicles broken into at RTD lots
Umm, I guess you should take the bus to the Big IF on Thursday...
SI - NFC North, not NFC East, might be best division in NFL - Peter King
PK says don't compare JC to The Greatest Ever. Plus, lots more on Floyd Little. Not really in a good way, either...
AFC West News
SDUT - Picture is bleak for watching live tilts - Jay Posner
Way to go, Dolts fans. You're supposed to be SB contenders, and you don't even show up?
NFL - Bad break: Bengals rookie OT Smith out two weeks with foot injury
Is it just me, or does every lengthy rookie holdout seem to result in injury?
NFP - DMN: Real action is off the field - Mike Lombardi
Lombardi says this week is all about the waiver wire, not the final preseason games.
PFW - Teams overspending on 'name' players - Audibles
Not expecting much from the Cutler-Bennett connection.
NFL - QB group rankings reveal teams in trouble if starter goes down - Pat Kirwan
Denver's group comes in at #26
ESPN - Small rookie giving Steelers big lift - Len Pasquarelli
Obviously, Pasquarelli must be friends with Stefan Logan's agent; it's the only way he comes up with these individual stories...
NFP - What's the matter with Michigan? - Ray Gustini