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Denver Broncos have yet to sign any of their 2014 NFL Draft picks - Horse Tracks

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Justin Edmonds

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.

Round Pick Bonus 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total
1 31 $3,376,384 $1,264,096 $1,580,120 $1,896,144 $2,212,168 $6,952,528
2 24 $1,017,200 $674,300 $842,875 $1,011,450 $1,180,025 $3,708,650
3 31 $521,200 $550,300 $645,300 $737,800 $827,800 $2,761,200
5 16 $191,160 $467,790 $557,790 $647,790 $737,790 $2,411,160
6 31 $91,000 $442,750 $532,750 $622,750 $712,750 $2,311,000
7 27 $48,600 $432,150 $522,150 $612,150 $702,150 $2,268,600
Total -- $5,245,544 $3,831,386 $4,680,985 $5,528,084 $6,372,683 $20,413,138

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.

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."

I prayed to God and asked him to just to give me an opportunity - Kapri Bibbs

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.

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