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It was good to see and hear that Derek Wolfe was back at practice yesterday. I don't know if he'll play tomorrow, but even if he gets his head in there for a few plays I think it would be a good thing for him moving forward.

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Wolfe: 'Don't Count On Me Playing Scared' |
Defensive end Derek Wolfe said "everything is back to normal" after his neck injury, he's just waiting for his pain to subside before he returns to the field.

Starters Expected Into Second Half vs. Rams |
Broncos Head Coach John Fox said he expects some starters to come back onto the field after halftime against the Rams on Saturday night.

Denver Broncos Videos

Manning, Starters Ready for More Reps |
The Denver starters will play through halftime and into the third quarter, making Saturday's game against the Rams important prep for the regular season.

Wolfe: 'This is What I Love To Do' |
Defensive lineman Derek Wolfe talks about his neck injury and when he thinks he'll be ready to play.

Fox on Wolfe, Plans for Starters Against the Rams |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Thursday's practice.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

2013 Denver Broncos-Post Camp Thoughts Part 2 | Bronco Planet
A rookie college free agent has made the Broncos’ active roster out of training camp in each of the last nine seasons– the 3rd-longest active streak in the league. Overall, 15 college free agents have made Denver’s season-opening roster since 1997.

Derek Wolfe Back Working Out For Broncos, Hopes To Be Ready For Week One - Predominantly Orange
It was a great sight to behold. Derek Wolfe emerged from the Denver Broncos’ team facility Thursday afternoon looking healthy and happy. This comes less than a week after the second-year defensive end was carted off the field in an ambulance during the team’s second preseason game of the year against the Seahawks.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie out briefly at Broncos practice with injury - Denver Post
Broncos cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie suffered an injury scare about 20 minutes into practice Thursday but later returned to the field for scrimmaging and is going to be "fine," coach John Fox said.

Broncos turn to pass rush by committee to replace suspended Von Miller - Denver Post
Shaun Phillips laughed at the question. He was asked about dealing with the pressure to rush the passer in the absence of Broncos star linebacker Von Miller.

Replacing LB Von Miller underway - The Denver Post
No one in football is irreplaceable. Von Miller can see that from the sideline now. Miller practiced with the Broncos on Wednesday, a day after the NFL hit him with a six-game suspension that starts with the season opener.

Kiszla: Broncos rely dangerously on one player: Peyton Manning - Denver Post
On any given Sunday (or Monday or Thursday) that Manning performs at less than MVP form, Im afraid these Broncos will look lost.

AFC West Rival Roundup

AJ Jenkins and his speed is a better fit for the Chiefs offense than Jon Baldwin - Arrowhead Pride
More follow-up to the Jon Baldwin- AJ Jenkins trade. Both GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid give us the football reasons behind making the trade.

Coach Tomlin intends for Steelers starters to play entire first half against Chiefs - Behind the Steel Curtain
The Steelers head coach addressed his plans for his starters in the third preseason game against the Chiefs, and discussed the teaching tool of the short-work weeks ahead.

San Diego Chargers Preseason Week 3 with Loren Casuto - Bolts From The Blue
John Gennaro from Bolts from the Blue and Loren Casuto from Bolt Talk discuss the San Diego Chargers preseason at the half way point and discuss expectations for the team in 2013.

Free Agent CB Richard Marshall visiting San Diego Chargers today - Bolts From The Blue
A visit is just a visit, but it doesn't happen without mutual interest. What would it mean if the San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Richard Marshall, who is visiting with the team today?

Chris Kluwe sees Ray Guy Hall of Fame induction as big step in solving bigger HOF problem - Silver And Black Pride
Chris Kluwe talks about the importance of Ray Guy being elected by the Senior Committee to the Hall of Fame and the greater issues with the selection system.

Chase Thomas cites "communication" as key in reunion with Jason Tarver in Oakland - Silver And Black Pride
Newly signed Raiders linebacker says being waived by the Saints and coming to Oakland is all about communication.

NFL News & Blogs

'The NFL doesn't owe me anything" -
Standing on the sidelines watching players thud full force into each other at Jacksonville Jaguars training camp, former NFL linebacker Jeff Kopp recalls what finally made him realize something had to be done about football's concussion problem.

Adrian Peterson has Eric Dickerson in his sights for this season—and beyond that, he’s coming for Emmitt Smith | The MMQB with Peter King
Reigning MVP Adrian Peterson has Eric Dickerson in his sights for this season—and beyond that, he’s coming for Emmitt Smith.

‘I Am Not Part of the Media’ | The MMQB with Peter King
So says Randy Moss. But the former receiving great will be a regular on FOX’s football shows this season. Will he be as brilliant—and polarizing—on the air as he was on the field?

Hogs Haven Exclusive: A Day In The Life of Pierre Garcon VIDEO - Hogs Haven
An 8-hour, 40 mile trek from Virginia to DC to Maryland, to deliver brand new jerseys to three high school football teams who won a Facebook competition on Pierre Garcon's Facebook.

Buffalo Bills hold out hopes for postseason once again -
Buffalo is miserable. The folks at Forbes recently said as much, ranking the post-industrial city at No. 4 among its recent "miserable sports cities" list.

ESPN pulls out of 'Frontline' documentary on NFL concussions -
ESPN President John Skipper spoke to me Wednesday about achieving a balance between being a rightsholder for a league and producing sometimes negative coverage of the same league. The network made an interesting decision Thursday afternoon that one can't help but look at as a move on the "rightsholder" side of things.

Robert Griffin III's 'Operation Patience' t-shirt earns him a fine -
Robert Griffin III didn't need to appear in Monday night's preseason game between the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers to earn a fine from the NFL. A source close to the league told the Washington Post that Griffin will be docked $10,000 for wearing unauthorized apparel during pregame warmups.

NFL and NFLPA blame each other for HGH testing delay -
The NFL and NFLPA aren't seeing eye to eye again, this time over the installment of a third-party arbitrator for HGH offenses.

Aaron Hernandez indicted for murder -
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been formally indicted by a grand jury on a murder charge in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, according to the Boston Globe.

Take a deep breath, big boys | National Football Post
Can forcing the biggest, slowest guys on the field to run more plays, at a more rapid pace, with less rest, actually make their job easier? This former NFL offensive lineman thinks so. It seems counter-intuitive, but the advantage lies in the inherent differences between offensive linemen and defensive linemen.

Is change always good? The Cowboys move back to a 4-3 defense | Football Perspective
Depending on whom you ask, Tom Landry either revolutionized or invented the 4-3 front. When he became head coach of the expansion Cowboys, Landry’s teams always fielded four down linemen. And by the time he was forced out, the 3-4 fad that dominated the ’80s had subsided, resulting in Dallas running a 4-3 front every season from 1960 to 2004.

Top 10 Thursdays – Top 10 Games to Watch This Season | Fanspeak NFL Blog
There are three things going for this game. First, unlike previous seasons, the defending Super Bowl Champions have to play the Thursday night, season "Kickoff" game on the road – the result of a scheduling conflict with the Orioles.

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