A behind-the-scenes look at long snapper Casey Kreiter's visit to Children's Hospital Colorado. (photos by Ben Swanson)
Michigan's Amara Darboh improving prospect who also fills a Broncos' need (Jeff Legwold, ESPN)*
For the Broncos Darboh's size and work down the field make him a player worth a long look. The game video showed Darboh had at least one catch of 30 or more yards in seven of Michigan's first nine games this past season, and those are the kind of impact plays that get a guy noticed. *
McCaffrey flashes WR potential at Stanford's pro day (Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post)
Stanford's pro day Thursday was pegged as the day to flash his receiver skills. In front of scouts from all 32 teams as well as 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and Panthers coach Ron Rivera, McCaffrey ran routes with receivers Michael Rector and Francis Owusu and fielded passes from Chris Bonner. After showing out at the combine, McCaffrey decided to not do any testing, such as the 40, bench press and vertical leap. He didn't need to.
NFL owners mull cut of regular-season overtime to 10 minutes (Barry Wilner, AP)*
Another major change would be the reduction of overtime in-season; the extra period in the playoffs would remain at 15 minutes. The powerful competition committee, of which Vincent and Blandino are members, believed it's a player safety issue, noting that number of snaps for games going to OT — especially deep into the overtime — is excessive. Especially if a team has a quick turnaround. *
Raiders' potential Las Vegas move will dominate league meeting (Judy Batista, NFL)*
If 24 of the 32 clubs agree -- they almost certainly will, although reluctantly -- the Raiders will play two more years, the 2017 and 2018 seasons, in Oakland before packing up. They would have to play an additional season in an interim stadium -- the league has already looked into which adjustments would be needed to make the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's stadium a viable host for NFL games -- before the new stadium is completed. *
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Five things you should know about proposed NFL rules and game-play changes for the 2017 season (Andrew Mason)
Improving the game flow, expanding the scope of players defined as "defenseless" and ending leaps to block placekicks are among the potential changes.
2017 NFL Playing Rules Proposals (DenverBroncos.com)
A list of the proposed rules changes that the NFL will consider for the upcoming season.