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Aqib Talib excited about the Rams’ confidence level

Cornerback Aqib Talib played for three different franchises that reached varying levels of success over his first 10 NFL seasons and those experiences have left him with some thoughts about what a team needs in order to have a winning season. Talib is now on his fourth team after being traded to the Rams this [more]

Randy Moss, Shannon Sharpe settle whatever differences they had

A day ago, Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Shannon Sharpe had beef. And now they don’t. “Just got off the phone with @RandyMoss. Had a great conversation and provided context into why I mentioned his name yesterday,” Sharpe tweeted. “I believe misunderstandings/disagreements can be handled thru civil conversation.” Said Moss, on Twitter: “So glad [more]

Drew Brees, Tom Brady in a race toward Peyton Manning’s touchdown record

Heading into the 2018 season, Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are tied on the career passing touchdowns list: Both have thrown exactly 488 touchdowns in their career. That puts them 51 behind Peyton Manning’s all-time career record of 539, and over the next couple years they’ll race to see which one [more]

Case Keenum was honored that a Hall of Fame quarterback wanted him

Case Keenum was never a highly sought commodity in his NFL career. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent, has been cut twice, once got traded for a seventh-round draft pick, and finally became a starter last year because two other quarterbacks were hurt. So when Keenum became a free agent this offseason [more]

Randy Moss, Shannon Sharpe don’t see eye to eye

Terrell Owens won’t be attending the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony next month. But Randy Moss will be there. And if Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe also attends, it could get interesting. Or awkward. Or both. Moss on Thursday evening tweeted this message at Sharpe: “DO U HAVE A PROB WIT ME? everytime u mention me [more]

Former NFL tight end Desmond Clark rails against doctors employed by teams

Desmond Clark spent 12 seasons playing football in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Now retired from football, Clark is working in the financial sector as an advisor. However, he has a sore spot when it comes to reflecting on his career in football. In an interview with Mark Carman [more]

Broncos Stadium at Mile High finally gets new signage

The Broncos have the same stadium, but it has a new name after Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy. The team began hanging temporary signs at the stadium Monday, Denver’s Fox31 reports, with a “Broncos Stadium at Mile High” banner going up on the south side of the venue. The Metropolitan Football Stadium District board approved [more]

Jay Cutler doesn’t sound interested in another broadcasting job

When Jay Cutler came out of retirement to play for the Dolphins last year, he walked away from a FOX broadcasting job. Now that he’s out of football again, he doesn’t sound all that interested in getting back into broadcasting. Cutler is on TV now, but as the sidekick to his wife, Kristin Cavallari, on [more]

Vance Joseph: I have to fix “hard times” quicker

There was some chatter around the league at the end of the 2017 season that the Broncos were considering firing head coach Vance Joseph after his first year on the job, but General Manager John Elway opted to bring Joseph back in hopes of better results in 2018. One of the reasons Elway cited for [more]

Browns put Donald Stephenson on reserve/retired list

The Browns signed Donald Stephenson as a free agent this offseason, hoping for some veteran depth. But after realizing they wouldn’t have him for at least two games, now they won’t have him at all. The Browns announced Friday that Stephenson had been placed on the reserve/retired list. He didn’t show up for minicamp after [more]

Broncos signing Royce Freeman on Thursday

The Broncos are set to get their final 2018 draft pick contract out of the way on Thursday. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team will sign third-round running back Royce Freeman to his four-year rookie deal. Freeman is the last of 10 Denver picks to agree to terms on a deal and there [more]

Bill Carollo has a Brett Favre story

It seems like pretty much anyone who ever interacted with Brett Favre has a Brett Favre story. Former NFL referee Bill Carollo definitely does. Via Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, it happened in late 2003. The Packers hosted the Broncos. And Denver coach Mike Shanahan had a concern about Carollo’s place of residence, [more]

Saquon Barkley leads the way in rookie skill-position Madden 19 ratings

Rookies typically enter the league with relatively low Madden ratings. Of this year’s class, the second overall pick leads the way. Via NFL.com, Giants running back Saquon Barkley received an 82 in the game, the highest rating for any first year player. (But check the update below.) Next comes Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Bears [more]

Chicago Blitz used a wide net, but a six-time Pro Bowler slipped through it

My summer reading list has been greatly enhanced by a book that officially debuts in September. It’s the latest from Jeff Pearlman, dubbed Football For A Buck: The Crazy Rise And Crazier Demise Of The USFL. It’s the perfect companion for the annual sliver of slow time in the NFL, allowing me to be consistently [more]

Tom Heckert leaves Broncos to focus on his health

Longtime NFL executive Tom Heckert has left the Broncos to focus on his health, Mike Klis of Denver’s 9News reports. The senior personnel advisor’s contract expired, leaving Gary Kubiak alone in that role. “I’m going to take some time off and not work anywhere for a little while,’’ Heckert told Klis. “The Broncos have been [more]

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