Denver Broncos: Peyton Manning and HGH? That’s the rumor. Manning has stated that he will potentially be going after Al-Jazeera for a defamation lawsuit, as he obviously disputes the claims. In the meantime, Manning has been officially named the backup to Brock Osweiler…officially named the backup to Brock Osweiler…officially named the backup to Brock Osweiler…yeah, doesn’t matter how many times I type it, still doesn’t look right.
- Chiefs’ take: I don’t think it gets mentioned enough, but as of now, the Chiefs are responsible for ending the Manning Era in Denver.
- Author’s take: Well, let me start by correcting Mike Ditka…Al-Jazeera is very much a credible news source. However, they may not be as well-versed in sporting news as the major US-based networks are. And I think that is the case here. While I’d love to throw one more thing in the face of the Donks, I really just don’t see it. Especially since the source has now recanted his story. There is definitely more to come here, so be sure to check back next week.
Indianapolis Colts: The Colts have suffered yet another setback at quarterback with Charlie Whitehurst being the latest to go down. This has led to the team turning to Josh Freeman, who apparently does still exist, and Ryan Lindley to lead them in Week 17. On top of that, the Colts will now be without Dwayne Allen who is also headed to Injured Reserve, and maybe Free Agency after the season. These recent issues, along with a host of others are why head coach Chuck Pagano is already out and General Manager Ryan Grigson is expected by many to be let go after this season.
: If Dwayne Allen isn’t on your offseason wish list for the Chiefs, you need to stop what you’re doing and fix that.
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have placed wide receiver DeAnthony Thomas on the Non Football Injury List, ending his 2015 season. Thomas had previously missed five games with concussion symptoms, but was finally cleared for practice before being sent to the NFI.
: I did consider this for the Lead Story this week. But without knowing the details for why he has been placed on NFI, I couldn’t justify it. There simply isn’t enough known right now for me to do anything more than speculate.
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