Apologies for the late tracks. I'm pinch hitting as we're all basking in the glow of actual football happening (wasn't that a long frigging off-season, or was it just me!?). I've got no neat narrative today, but I'll whet your appetite a little...look for a fun discussion post later today on personnel moves that we can make.
Also as a notice to the community, we've noticed the great fan posts happening and our apologies for not front paging the great ones (especially the camp reports by firstfan). We're remedying that situation as we want to make sure you guys get front page exposure when you put together good articles. This site is and always will be about the community.
Denver Broncos rest Peyton Manning, give Brock Osweiler some time - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
Brock Osweiler played with the first-team offense on Monday as the Denver Broncos gave veteran Peyton Manning the day off.
Denver Broncos' salary cap agility helped by limiting dead money - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
John Elway has said "dead money just kills you" and his practice of following that philosophy has given the Broncos spending flexibility. Many of us champion John Elway and the work he's done with our franchise since taking over the GM aspects of it. This is one of the big reasons he gets accolades from me.
Shane Ray taking steps in right direction for Denver Broncos - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
Shane Ray made the most of his opportunities with the first team defense on Monday, as the Denver Broncos rookie OLB impressed his coaches.
Day 4 Training Camp Takeaways: Osweiler tries to make the most of practice
Brock Osweiler knows he'll need to maximize any game work, beginning in the preseason ... Zac Dysert and Trevor Siemian also moved up Monday ... and more from the veterans' rest day at the UCHealth Training Center.
No one's more eager for full-contact work than Joe Don Duncan
His rookie season delayed one year by a broken foot, the Dixie State alumnus is ready to smash open holes with his 270-pound frame. This was a great read. I love seeing detailed work ups on our new guys and Mase knocks it out of the park with this one.
The rest of the NFL
DeSean Jackson: Revis, Sherman can't cover me - NFL.com
Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson believes in himself. Let there be no doubt. "I don't think no one can guard me," Jackson told reporters on Monday. Chris Harris, Jr. would love to test that theory in my opinion.
Ravens' Matt Elam out for season with biceps tear - NFL.com
Matt Elam's bid to make up for two disappointing seasons will have to wait until 2016. Ian Rapoport reports the Baltimore Ravens safety suffered a torn biceps over the weekend and is out for the year. Sucks to see a talented Safety's season end. I like Elam's game a ton and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
Raiders' Khalil Mack to rush QB on nearly every play - NFL.com
Khalil Mack compiled just four sacks as a rookie. The Oakland Raiders plan to get much more out of him in 2015. While he's designated as a linebacker, Mack will rush the passer on nearly every down. Look for JDR to use Mack like Von was used in Denver...yes this means Gronk will catch an easy TD against him as he's "rush(ing) the passer on nearly every down".