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This day is never easy to watch, even for us rabid fans. Dreams come to an end or continue elsewhere. It's pretty tough to think about. All I can hope for is that the best 53 players continue on and the rest get a chance to catch on somewhere.

Doug Pensinger

NFL roster cuts: The Broncos' path to 53 - Mile High Report
Stay locked onto this story stream for the latest on the Denver Broncos' path to finalizing their 53-man roster. Denver has to have its 53-man roster finalized by 4:00 p.m. MDT Saturday, August 31, 2013.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Last-Minute Position Shift Buoys Bolden |
Thursday night against the Cardinals, Omar Bolden -- drafted as a cornerback -- made his first career start at safety.

Next Day Notebook: vs. Cardinals |
Notes from the Broncos' preseason finale vs. Arizona, including Omar Bolden playing safety and physical play from Kayvon Webster.

Shots of the Game: Arizona |
View the best shots from the Broncos 32-24 loss to the Cardinals in the final game of the preseason.

Broncos vs. Cardinals: How Denver fared in preseason finale - Denver Post
Heres a look at how the Broncos fared in the five goals Denver Post beat writer Mike Klis set for them in their fourth preseason game Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals

Gerell Robinson, Lance Ball, Aaron Hester cut by Broncos - The Denver Post
Always dependable during a running back crisis, Lance Ball was a professional to the end. Making way for undrafted rookie C.J. Anderson, the Broncos released Ball on Thursday.

Debating Broncos RBs, Nuggets offseason, "Seinfeld" - The Denver Post
Hochmans Happy Hour: Each weekday near quittin time, Denver Post sports columnist Benjamin Hochman primes the barstool banter. In this installment, Hochman takes questions.

Zac Dysert may be a better quarterback than Brock Osweiler | First & Orange
In the second half against Arizona Thursday night, Denver quarterback Zac Dysert was 9-for-20, for 163 yards and one touchdown, a 25-yarder to Gerell Robinson.

Karl Mecklenburg of Broncos comments on NFL concussion settlement | First & Orange
I spoke with former Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg Thursday night in the wake of the news of a proposed settlement in the NFL concussion-related lawsuits, and we added his quotes in the wire-service story that ran in the newspaper this morning. (I wasn’t credited.)

Broncos' Von Miller still getting bad advice | First & Orange
In search of a story for the Saturday paper — the Broncos don’t practice today and players aren’t available — I approached Von Miller after Denver’s exhibition loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

Denver Broncos' Backfield May Be Set With Hester, Anderson Cracking Final 53 - Predominantly Orange
If players are to be believed via Twitter, or you are a big reader of tea leaves, then two Denver Broncos tailbacks fighting for roster spots have broken a bit of news on Friday night, and it’s of the positive variety.

Recapping Initial Denver Broncos Cuts - Predominantly Orange
Cuts are starting to pile in, and while it’s simply a bit of interesting news to us fans to see who makes the team and who doesn’t, this is also the livelihood of a lot of guys around the league.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Terrelle Pryor misses opportunity to lock down starting job in Oakland - Silver And Black Pride
The starting quarterback job was Terrelle Pryor's for the taking and he failed to step up and take it.

Pat Sims return breathes life into Raiders stagnant Dline - Silver And Black Pride
Pat Sims played his first game as a Raider Friday night and his presence made a big difference on the line.

Can Tyler Bray move up Chiefs depth chart? 'That's not where we're at right now' - Arrowhead Pride
We spoke with KC Chiefs head coach Andy Reid this afternoon and of course Tyler Bray came up. See what Reid said about the rookie QB.

11 players released released, including Max Starks and Stephen Schilling - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers made 11 roster cuts on Friday evening, one day ahead of the NFL roster cut deadline. Teams must cut their rosters down to 53 players by 3 p.m. (PT) on Saturday. The Chargers roster now stands at 64 players, which means more cuts are to come.

NFL News & Blogs

Jadeveon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater top first list | The MMQB with Peter King
What’s that, you ask? It’s that period between January and April in which the value of future NFL players is determined largely by how they perform in their underwear and not based on what they put on tape in college.

Damages -
The NFL settled its lawsuit against more than 4,500 former NFL players for $765 million. For the NFL, it's an inexpensive legal solution to a problem the league has no idea how to solve. For everyone else, it's more of the same.

Is Tim Tebow finished & more lessons from Week 4 -
Did you get a good look at him? Thursday night's preseason finale between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants may have been Tim Tebow's last game in the NFL.

Kevin Kolb injury: Bills QB placed on injured reserve, per report -
The 29-year-old Kolb suffered a serious concussion last week against the Redskins, which knocked him out of the game. It was the third one of his career; he missed several games in Philadelphia and Arizona due to similar injuries.

ENHANCE: The 'NFL Rush Zone' cartoon -
This week in ENHANCE, we take a look at the Nickelodeon NFL cartoon. The one that exists and is currently on television.

The Super Bowl coach you almost had -
You don't need a coach who's already won a Super Bowl to succeed in the NFL. After all, 11 of the last 14 champions have managed to reach the top without a head coach who already had a ring. But if you had a choice, you'd pick someone who'd won it all for your team, right?

Roster cuts for all 32 NFL teams -
Cuts to 53: RB Lance Ball - Cuts to 75: WR Kemonté Bateman, CB Mario Butler, T Manase Foketi, QB Ryan Katz, LB Uona Kaveinga, CB Nigel Malone, WR Quincy McDuffie, WR Greg Orton, TE Deangelo Peterson, C/G Quentin Saulsberry, DE Lanston Tanyi

NFL Fantasy Sleepers Going Into 2013 Season: AFC Edition - NFL Mocks
The one position that haunted the Denver Broncos at times last year was tight end. Nowhere did it show up more than their heartbreaking defeat againstBaltimorewhen they struggled to attack the middle of the field.

Witnesses to Greatness: Aaron Rodgers Edition | Football Perspective
Let’s be honest: we all know Aaron Rodgers is great, so we don’t spend much time talking about him. Debating his ability is pointless, so we instead spend countless hours discussing Tony Romo’s intangibles, Tim Tebow’s throwing motion, Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos, and Joe Flacco’s eliteness.

Making a schedule for a London NFL team | Football Perspective
Bill Barnwell wrote an interesting article about the hurdles the NFL must jump to successfully place a team in London. We don’t know whether the NFL would move an existing team or place an expansion team in London (presumably with the introduction of a second expansion team, likely in Los Angeles, as well).

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