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Ben Garland, a Denver Broncos guard and captain with the 140th Colorado Air National Guard, shares a message for Memorial Day.

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Better wordsmiths than me have taken the time to speak and pen tributes to our veterans and soldiers this Memorial Day. My heart swells with gratitude in remembrance of those who have fought and fallen for our freedom - my freedom.

Memorial Day 2015 - Football Perspective
It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the

Memorial Day | The Big Lead
Rest in peace.

Memorial Day thoughts about NFL war veterans, Tom Brady, Deflategate | The MMQB with Peter King
Editor's Note: Peter King is off this week, in California for his youngest daughter's wedding. He'll return to the column next Monday. While you prepare/recover from your Memorial Day activities, and before we get into the "serious" business of covering professional football...

Denver Broncos

Chris Harris Jr. eager for start of OTAs
With the 2015 season just around the corner, CB Chris Harris Jr. is more than ready to return to action.

Gary Kubiak: Broncos will prepare for strategy changes on extra points - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
Kubiak has floated the idea of having a two-point specialist on the Denver roster.

Gary Kubiak sees NFL teams signing two-point specialists | ProFootballTalk
"I think there [are] going to be two-point specialists from the standpoint of how you go about doing it. Coaching, those are things that you work on," Kubiak said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today. "You probably practice those things during camp. It’s not very much and, all of a sudden, it becomes part of the game. That’s a big part of practice. It’s going to change the way you go about doing things. I know that."

Most underrated, overrated on the Broncos - Bleacher Report
Overrated: RT Chris Clark Clark was the Denver Broncos left tackle for the majority of 2013 when Pro Bowler Ryan Clady went down. He was switched to right tackle in 2014 but to be fair, the entire offensive line of the Broncos was an enigma this past season. Could he possibly face a challenge from rookie second-round pick Ty Sambrailo this summer?   Underrated: OLB Brandon Marshall Yes, there are two Brandon Marshall in the NFL and while the wide receiver began his career in Denver, it’s the linebacker that’s opening some eyes these days. In 2014, he led the Broncos with 113 tackles, adding two sacks and nine passes defensed for the league’s third-ranked defense.

Denver Broncos: Why Vance Walker Deserves More Playing Time in 2015 | Bleacher Report
One of the best free-agent additions they picked up this offseason was former Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Vance Walker. The Broncos signed Walker to a two-year deal worth $4 million with a $1.5 million signing bonus and $1.5 million guaranteed. Walker is going to compete to start this year for the Broncos at defensive end, but he could end up playing at multiple positions in 2015.

Is 2015 Peyton Manning's Last Year? - Denver - Scout
Is 2015 Peyton Manning's last season? MHH Lead Analyst Chad Jensen examines the empirical evidence to conclude that there's no reason to believe Manning will retire after this season.

Roster Battles: Making The Case For Kapri Bibbs - Predominantly Orange
With the Denver Broncos focusing more on the running game, it makes sense as to give Kapri Bibbs an equal chance to make the roster. He also has quite the skill set, most notably his speed and his ability to make cuts to get to the opening on the field. Any time a player has a chance to score whenever he touches the ball because of those abilities is always a force on the offensive side of the ball.

Broncos Podcast: Looking at position competition
The podcast is back as Ben and Mase take you through the positions poised to have the thickest competition, and with a sidebar about Wade Phillips' father, Bum, the only NFL coach to be the central figure of an opera (we think).

Derek Wolfe hopes new season brings back old form - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
As the Broncos work through this year's offseason program Derek Wolfe said he feels more like the player he was as a rookie.

Deflategate

Renck: Deflategate reveals growing credibility gap between players, commissioner - The Denver Post
Regardless of the resolution to Deflategate, it won't bridge the credibility gap between commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFLPA.

Newlyweds refuse to go on honeymoon until Tom Brady is ‘free’ | For The Win
Tom Brady is suspended for the first four games of the NFL season because he was found to have more probably than not deflated footballs and was uncooperative in the NFL's ensuing investigation.