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Just when he thought he was out, they pulled him back in. “This was just too good an opportunity for me to pass up, to come out here and play with these guys.” You're part of "The Family" now Ryan. Your one and only job is to make sure the Don stays upright cappish?

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Denver Broncos 2013 Training Camp: Fights and Falls to start Week Two - Mile High Report
The Buffalo Wild Wings sprinkler was at it again.

Photos: Denver Broncos 2013 Training Camp: Day Seven - Mile High Report
And on the seventh day he rested and watched Broncos training camp.

2013 Broncos Training Camp-The Kaptain’s Log Day 7 | Bronco Planet
Day 7 of Broncos Training Camp has me at the 46 yard line, just like yesterday. One full week of Camp has elapsed without a lot being resolved, the lone exception being Dan Koppen’s injury. Two players have stood out so far this week; Wide Receiver Greg Orton on the Offense and Safety Duke Ihenacho on Defense.

Five Thoughts from Day Eight
Independent analyst Andrew Mason shares his five takeaways from Thursday's physical practice.

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Broncos an Opportunity Lilja ‘Couldn’t Pass Up’
Ryan Lilja talked about coming out of retirement to play for the Broncos.

Denver Broncos camp notes: Ryan Lilja should fit in fast - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- News and notes from Broncos training camp Thursday: Ryan Lilja, who arrived in Denver on a Thursday morning flight and was set

What Ryan Lilja Brings to the Table for the Denver Broncos | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos ' starting center was J.D. Walton, but he is out until at least October— if not the entire season —after having surgery on his ankle. Backup center Dan Koppen tore his ACL , so he’s also out for the season...

Lilja on Coming to Denver
Offensive lineman Ryan Lilja talks about why he signed with the Broncos and reuniting with Peyton Manning.

Fox on Lilja Addition and Physical Play
Head coach John Fox speaks with the media following practice on Thursday.

Manny Ramirez unfazed by Broncos' signings at his position of center - The Denver Post
Manny Ramirez wasnt taking it personally. The veteran offensive lineman Thursday morning continued to line up at center with the Broncos first offense.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Film Room: Cornerback Nigel Malone vs. TCU (2012 Season)
The Denver Broncos claimed rookie cornerback Nigel Malone off waivers on Thursday. In the East-West Shrine Game in January, Malone shined, returning an interception 30 yards for a score.

Report: Broncos Talked to Saturday & Amano - Mile High Report
Ryan Lilja was not the only retired center that the Denver Broncos attempted to coax out of retirement this week.

MHR Community Mailbag: Training Camp ya dig? - Mile High Report
This week the Emperor Calikula, Rodney Adams, CH74, and Fabio will be answering your questions, and they're all about training camp baby!

Jake Plummer, Peyton Manning powwow; first team scrums at Broncos camp - The Denver Post
There was a nice moment after practice when Peyton Manning walked out of the cafeteria for the sole purpose of kibitzing with former Broncos QB Jake Plummer.

Exclusive Highlights from Day 8
Long touchdowns, 1-on-1 drills and inside runs drive today's exclusive BTV highlights from training camp.

3-Yard Line, Goal-to-Go
Goal line periods are always competitive during training camp and the Broncos did it for the first time Thursday.

Wolfe: 'I Feel 100 Times Better'
Defensive lineman Derek Wolfe talks about his growth and physical play during training camp.

Trevathan Making 'Huge Strides' in Year Two
Linebacker Danny Trevathan is looking more comfortable in his second training camp.

Welker Enjoying Broncos Experience
Wide receiver Wes Welker has enjoyed his initial Broncos experiences and is looking forward to what's still to come.

Denver's young QBs must 'keep up' - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- At the top of the Denver Broncos' depth chart at quarterback is Peyton Manning, a future Hall of Famer with four MVP awards, 12 Pr

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Most Important Chargers Players: #24 Johnny Patrick - Bolts From The Blue
With training camp underway, we preview the 25 most important players on the San Diego Chargers roster in 2013. Next up is cornerback Johnny Patrick.

What we learned in Raiders first week of training camp - Silver And Black Pride
It's hard to believe after waiting all off-season for Raiders training camp to begin that we are already a week in, but here we are. So, what have we learned about the Raiders thus far? Terrelle...

Dennis Allen: Denarius Moore "responding to the challenge" - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen put a challenge to Denarius Moore earlier this week. Today Denarius responded with his play on the field.

KC Chiefs training camp 2013: Day 7 practice report includes drops - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up another day of practice at training camp in St. Joe. See what you missed with this practice report.

Kansas City Chiefs training camp standouts: From Travis Kelce to Justin Houston - Arrowhead Pride
After attending KC Chiefs training camp all week, Nick Jacobs of Time Warner Cable Metro Sports drops in with the top five training camp standouts and the top five veteran camps thus far.

Alex Smith of Kansas City Chiefs is best QB, Doug Pederson says - ESPN
The Chiefs paid a steep price to acquire Alex Smith this offseason but according to offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, Kansas City got a steal as he considers the quarterback the best in the NFL.

The AFC West Blog | Bleacher Report
Get the latest The AFC West Blog news, photos, rankings, lists and more on Bleacher Report

Fisher has rough start but is making progress, Reid says -
Chiefs rookie tackle Eric Fisher has had a rough go at training camp blocking Pro Bowl pass rushers Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. But Chiefs coach Andy Reid sees improvement by Fisher, the first overall pick in the NFL Draft from Central Michigan.

Chiefs’ Dontari Poe quits barbecue, sheds weight -
Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe, a Memphis native who now lives in Kansas City, says he has sworn off barbecue. "It might be the hardest thing I’ve had to do since I’ve been here," said Poe, the Chiefs’ first-round draft pick in 2012.

The All-22 All-Star Team: Eric Weddle, the Secret Superstar - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Urban Meyer was not impressed. It was winter 2003, and Meyer, then the head coach at Utah, sat in a living room in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where

Branden Albert’s reaction to Ryan Lilja signing with Broncos: (darn) -
Branden Albert hadn’t heard the news about a former Chiefs teammate, Ryan Lilja. So when he was told after Thursday’s practice that Lilja had signed with the Denver Broncos, Albert’s first reaction was to drop an expletive.


'Kickalicious' off to great start at Detroit Lions camp -
Havard Rugland got on the NFL's radar with a spectacular YouTube video of his kicking exploits. Now with the Detroit Lions, Rugland made his first 11 kicks in game-like conditions.

Chris Culliver tears ACL at San Francisco 49ers camp -
The San Francisco 49ers received bad news on cornerback Chris Culliver, who is likely done for the season after suffering a torn ACL in practice Thursday.

NFL rules changes to affect WRs, DBs such as Broncos' Champ Bailey - The Denver Post
Champ Bailey hasnt worn leg pads since he was in college. For the past 14 years, the Broncos cornerback has chosen to play football without significant padding protecting his knees or thighs. He no longer can choose.

NFL's Official Rules Changes Video
Watch the video every player will watch this year that outlines all the rules changes and points of emphasis for the 2013 season.

Eagles' Riley Cooper: 'I didn't sleep or eat last night' -
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is dealing with the fallout of his racially insensitive comment that surfaced on Wednesday. He's battling his own regret and some anonymous teammates who aren't ready to forgive.

LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia Eagles loses respect for Riley Cooper after slur - ESPN
LeSean McCoy said Thursday that, like teammate Michael Vick, he forgives Riley Cooper for his use of a racial slur but that it has changed his relationship with the wide receiver, whom he had considered a friend.

New York Jets Rookie Geno Smith Reportedly Outplaying Mark Sanchez at Camp | Bleacher Report
New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith is gaining ground on veteran starter Mark Sanchez at training camp this summer, according to's Rich Cimini ...

Latest Updates on Aaron Hernandez's Murder Investigation | Bleacher Report
Latest: UPDATE: Thursday, August 1, by Ian Hanford reporter Dan Hanzus supplies Roger Goodell's first comments about the Hernandez case: "It's a bl...

2013 Fantasy Football Preseason Rankings and Cheat Sheet: Quarterback - Graphic -
Jason and Justin Sablich will provide fantasy football advice throughout the 2013 season on The Times’s N.F.L. home page. They will regularly update their preseason rankings.

Dick Kazmaier, a Heisman Winner Who Passed on the N.F.L., Dies at 82 -
Mr. Kazmaier, a Princeton halfback who won the Heisman in 1951, was drafted by the Bears but declined to join the team, or any other, saying he had achieved all he wanted in the sport.

Goodell deposition moved to next Friday | ProFootballTalk
Commissioner Roger Goodell will still be questioned under oath in the Super Bowl seating lawsuit, per prior court order. But it won't happen as scheduled on Friday, August 2. A spokesperson for lawyer Michael Avenatti advises PFT that the deposition has been moved to Friday, August 9.

After rocky start, DHB drawing praise in Indy | ProFootballTalk
During free agency, Colts owner Jim Irsay generated intrigue via a series of tweets suggesting that the team was targeting a big-name receiver. It turned out to be Darrius Heyward-Bey, a top-10 draft pick who never really lived up to his potential and hype in Oakland. That could be changing.