Monday, July 22, 2013
Links: Terrell Davis joins NFL Network
By ESPN.com staff
Paul Klee of the Colorado Springs-Gazette says of Peyton Manning: "The Broncos quarterback is the face of the NFL. The league arranged its 2013 schedule to make Denver its featured attraction. ... Still, I don't think we truly grasp what Manning did last season."
Manning's Broncos jersey ranks as the fifth top-selling jersey in the league from April 1 to June 30, reports ESPN's Darren Rovell.
Former Broncos RB Terrell Davis, who recently signed a two-year contract with the NFL Network as an analyst and reporter, tells the Denver Post that he's not so sure he'll make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame through the regular voting procedure.
Who are the Broncos' highest-paid players?
Eric Decker and his fiancÚ, Jessi James, will be featured on an E! Network reality TV show, but Mike Klis of the Denver Post writes, "what Broncos fans most want from Decker is another season like the one he had in 2012, when he made 85 catches for more than 1,000 yards and ranked second in the NFL with 13 touchdown catches."
Klis examines the Broncos' 2013 schedule and predicts the math will play out for Denver to finish 11-5.
Kansas City Chiefs
Few observers expect the Chiefs, who have rookies and quarterbacks reporting Monday for the start of training camp, to overtake the Broncos and win the AFC West this year. But, as the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher reports, "many expect the Chiefs to make rapid improvement and challenge for a wild-card playoff berth."
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith discusses with the NFL Network what it's like to work with coach Andy Reid.
Could the Chiefs play the spoiler role in the division this season?
New general manager John Dorsey "is thrilled to be in the thick of the transition on the eve of his first Chiefs camp," writes Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star.
The Raiders' linebacker corps was inconsistent at best, and the 2013 season will serve as a role call of new faces at the starting positions.
In John Clayton's latest mailbag, one reader wants to know how Ryan Clady's new deal could affect Oakland rising star Jared Veldheer as his contract is set to expire at the end of the '13 league year.
San Diego Chargers
The team's official website takes a look at the Chargers' deepest position group on the roster -- wide receivers.
Among just drafted rookies, Manti Te'o's No. 50 Chargers jersey was the most popular based on sales from April 1-June 30 on NFLShop.com.
On the offensive line, only center Nick Hardwick returns at the same position he lined up at last year.