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Ryan Clady suffered an ACL tear during OTAs in Denver this past week. He is expected to miss the season. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos:  The Broncos have lost their starting left tackle, Ryan Clady, to an ACL tear.  It is expected that Clady will miss the entire 2015 season.  With Peyton Manning’s limited mobility, this could become a serious issue.  The Broncos have Chris Clark, who played left tackle in place of Clady in 2013, and 2015 second round draft pick, Ty Sambrailo, as other options.  The Broncos also signed former Chiefs right tackle, Ryan Harris, to help fill in.

  • Chiefs take:  The Broncos have been at the top of the division, but this is another major blow to their roster.  The Chiefs need to be able to take advantage of this and finally grasp control of the division by beating the Broncos in Week 2.

Houston Texans:  The Texans have agreed to participate as this year’s subject of the HBO series, Hard Knocks.  The team will open its doors to cameras and production crews to film their training camp and preseason.  This gives fans an inside look at how NFL teams operate in the offseason.

Eric Berry has completed treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma. He is awaiting the results from his doctors. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs:  Reports from Kansas City camp is that Eric Berry has completed his treatments for Hodgkin lymphoma.  If he gets a clean bill of health from his doctors, he should be able to begin his rehab soon.  That would lead to the possibility of his returning at some point in the 2015 season, though he should still be expected to start the year on the Non-Football Injury List.  In Offseason Team Activities news, Justin Houston was a no-show, as expected.  Houston likely won’t be at any offseason functions until mid-July at the earliest.

Miami Dolphins:  The Dolphins are confident that left tackle Branden Albert will be ready to go by the start of the season.  Albert is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL sustained last November.  Getting Albert back is a huge need for the Dolphins who did not invest very heavily in an offensive line that struggled to protect the quarterback in 2014.

  • Chiefs’ take: Chiefs fans were largely split over the decision to let Albert leave via free agency.  While Albert doesn’t have an extensive injury history, it is steadily growing with both of his last two seasons being shortened.

Minnesota Vikings:  Running back Adrian Peterson is holding out of offseason activities for the Vikings.  This is reportedly part of his attempt to get the Vikings to trade him out of Minnesota.  At this time, it isn’t believed that Peterson has any real leverage to demand a trade.

Philadelphia Eagles:  Chip Kelly fired back at LeSean McCoy over the former Eagles running back’s remarks about Kelly making moves based on race.  Kelly claims to have reached out to McCoy without having heard back.

  • Chiefs take: Keep pissing off former Andy Reid players, Chip.  There are a couple more guys on that roster I wouldn’t mind seeing brought to Kansas City.

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