So who's on the market? The only veteran name that comes immediately to mind is Willis McGahee, of whom Peyton Manning spoke very highly when McGahee was released by the Broncos last summer. Here's a guy who was familiar with Mike McCoy's offense in 2012 and very familiar with working with Peyton in his first year in Denver. While McGahee is 32 years old and only averaged 2.7 yards per carry with Cleveland last year, his familiarity with Denver could give him a shot with the Broncos should they start working out veterans.
Outside of McGahee, the Broncos have Kapri Bibbs on the practice squad, who looked good enough in training camp and preseason to make the team on my 53-man roster projection. He could definitely get a look.
But signing any running back would mean the Broncos would have to make a corresponding roster move to make room, and we all know those 53 slots are at a premium for this Denver team. I don't realistically see the Broncos bringing anyone in while Ball recovers the next 2-3 weeks. I think Schefter's report is an indication of Denver's due diligence rather than an impending signing.
Update: A Broncos source confirms to MHR that Denver is working out RBs this week but had no names to offer.
Denver Broncos Drive For Life XVII to take place Tuesday
The Broncos will host the Bonfils Blood Center's 17th annual Denver Broncos Community Blood Drive, this year with added fan benefits for donors.
Montee Ball: 'I most definitely will be back'
The Broncos' starting running back vows to return this season after suffering a groin injury against Arizona on Sunday.
13 things you need to know about Peyton Manning’s 500 TD passes | For The Win
Manning has as many TD passes in his career as the Cleveland Browns do since 1983.
'Coaches Show': John Fox on Manning's record - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox joins "The Coaches Show" to discuss Peyton Manning joining the 500 touchdown club and Demaryius Thomas setting a record for most receiving yards in a game.
John Fox expresses confidence in kicker Brandon McManus - The Denver Post
"He's got plenty of leg. You watched the kickoffs, right?" Fox said. "You work with a new snapper, a new holder a new football team, you need reps. He's definitely plenty talented enough."
Peyton Manning promises to freeze out receiver who joked about his age | For The Win
Someone made a crack about Manning's age, so Manning responded with a joke of his own.
Juwan Thompson takes advantage of opportunity with touchdown
"I was prepared for it from the beginning of the week, even from the beginning of the season," Thompson said. "Coach always told me he wants to see me play and wants me to get in at some point and he just felt that this week was going to be that opportunity, not knowing that Montee would go down. He was just saying ‘Just be prepared’ because we only carried three backs that week."
'No intention to hurt' Cards' Campbell
It was the first time the officials penalized the Broncos for a chop block since Fox's arrival in January 2011.
J. Thomas: 'No intent to hurt anybody'
Julius Thomas talks with the media on Monday.
As expected, Matt Prater to work out for Lions | ProFootballTalk
In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, perhaps the best available kicker is working out for the NFL's worst kicking team tomorrow. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, former Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be among the kickers trying out for the Lions.
Chronicling Josh McDaniels's Expanding Wake of Self-Destruction "
McDaniels is a legend when it comes to feuding with others, as evidenced by his brief stint as Broncos head coach. In two short years, he managed to infuriate Pro Bowlers, scrubs, opposing head coaches, his own defensive coordinator, and seemingly everyone in between, until he was fired during the 2010 season for creating a toxic workplace and an even worse football team.
Giants release Trindon Holliday from injured reserve | ProFootballTalk
The Trindon Holliday era has ended in New York. There was one? The Giants have released Holliday from injured reserve, per a league source. The Giants had placed Holliday on IR in August. The move allows Holliday to sign with any other team, assuming he's healthy.
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Richard Sherman: Pierre Garcon ‘doesn’t matter in this league’ | For The Win
Seahawks CB has terse words for Redskins WR after Monday's matchup.
Nate Burleson: Seattle Seahawks not as invincible as last year - NFL Videos
Despite a victory against the Washington Redskins, did the Seattle Seahawks expose weaknesses that make them less dominant than last year? Nate Burleson thinks so.
Raiders considering Holmgren for coaching job? - ContraCostaTimes.com
Holmgren, who worked with general manager Reggie McKenzie while coach of the Green Bay Packers, told KJR-AM host Mitch Levy "they phoned me up, I went down for a day and looked at some film. They had the bye after the London game. And just to float some ideas and get another opinion of the team and what was going on. No jobs were discussed."
Kenbrell Thompkins claimed by Oakland Raiders - ESPN
Second-year wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, who was waived by the New England Patriots on Saturday so the team could address short-term needs at linebacker, has been claimed by the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.
NFL players, coaches banned from wearing Beats headphones
As first reported by Re/Code, the NFL reached an agreement with Bose to be the league’s exclusive headphone provider, and players and coaches are now banned from wearing any other headphones during televised interviews — in training camp, preseason games, practice sessions and game days. The ban goes into effect before kickoff on game days and extends through postgame interviews in locker rooms, until 90 minutes after the game has ended.