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Friday, July 12, 2013
Links: 'Sorry' not enough for Broncos execs

By ESPN.com staff

Denver Broncos

Wideout Eric Decker doesn't think the recent DUI arrests of director of player personnel Matt Russell and director of pro personnel Tom Heckert will distract the players, writes Mike Klis of the Denver Post. "This is a great organization," Decker said. "They'll find the right manner to handle it. As players, our focus is on getting ourselves ready for a great season."

It's unclear how the team will discipline Russell and Heckert, but Broncos president Joe Ellis said Thursday that any apologies from the two men are not enough. "We're not perfect. We've made our errors. We admit," Ellis told AP via NFL.com. "You can say we apologized for it -- but I think an apology rings hollow when you run into the back of a police car or you're blowing a blood-alcohol limit that's three times the legal limit. I don't think fans, I don't think the public, I don't think anybody wants to hear an apology."

NFL.com's Marc Sessler profiles cornerbacks Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in his series on players poised to "make the leap" next season.

Kansas City Chiefs

How will the Chiefs do in their first season under new coach Andy Reid? The Kansas City Star's Sam Mellinger has game-by-game predictions for the 2013 season.

Running back Jamaal Charles, scheduled to earn $3 million in cash compensation this season, is the best bargain on the Chiefs' roster, writes Brian McIntyre of Yahoo! Sports.

Oakland Raiders

The team's official website takes a look at the matchups between the Raiders and the Chicago Bears -- a preseason opponent of Oakland's -- through the years.

San Diego Chargers

Rookie offensive tackle D.J. Fluker talks with Bleacher Report about the emotions of being drafted, buying his mother a house and how money isn't going to change him.

"The Chargers' championship window has closed, and there's not much reason to be excited for their 2013 prospects," writes Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports in his preseason preview of the Chargers.