Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
The entire Denver rookie class is expected to attend a voluntary minicamp this weekend.
My take: It's never too early to get going, especially in Denver where several rookies will play key roles on this new-look team. I'd expect, at least, half of the 10-member draft class -- beginning with top picks Knowshon Moreno, Robert Ayers and Alphonso Smith -- to be significant contributors to the 2009 Broncos.
Owner Clark Hunt is happy with the early days of the Scott Pioli regime.
My take: There has been a lot of talk that Pioli has been slow to impact his roster. In some ways, I believe that is true. He hasn't brought in a ton of big-money, big-name players. But it is a work in progress. Pioli knows what he is doing and he is following his own plan.
Darrius Heyward-Bey wants to sign with the Raiders early.
My take: Good plan, kid. The knock on Heyward-Bey is that he is a bit raw. He needs some seasoning and coaching to go along with that world-class speed. Thus, it wouldn't be a bad idea for him not to miss any training camp time.
Receiver Vincent Jackson wants evidence in his drunken-driving case thrown out.
My take: If Jackson is convicted, he could face league discipline. HE is on the brink of stardom and he doesn't need any off-field distractions. He has maintained his innocence in this case.
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