In Case You Missed It, News around the NFL, May 31, 2017

What did you miss? Pressers, galas, injury update, camps and more.

Thoughts, prayers and well wishes go out to the Graham family.

Source: Former Denver Bronco linebacker Tom Graham has passed on. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

One of the popular narratives regarding Colin Kaepernick’s lingering unemployment is that he has only himself to blame after opting out of his 49ers contract. This flawed assumption overlooks the fact that the 49ers would have cut Kaepernick if he hadn’t opted out. “HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?!?!?” some of you have said in response.…

Source: John Lynch: 49ers would have cut Kaepernick if he hadn’t opted out | ProFootballTalk

 

Trading away a future Hall of Famer is never a good decision. Hindsight is always 20-20, and no one can predict what will happen decades in advance, but the Colts trading away John Elway in 1983 is one of the worst decisions in NFL history — even if he forced their hand by threatening to play baseball instead of suiting up for Baltimore.

Source: 6 things you didn’t know about the 3rd biggest trade in NFL history: John Elway to the Broncos | FOX Sports

Chris Harris, Jr joins John Elway, Terrell Davis, Rod Smith, Champ Bailey and Von Miller as previous honorees.

Source: Chris Harris, Jr. to receive the Denver Athletic Club Award • Denver Broncos Zone

 

The Vikings got a slower start than some of their NFL peers when it came to signing their 2017 draft picks, but they went quickly once they got going. Running back Dalvin Cook signed his four-year deal with the team on Wednesday. The second-round pick is the 11th of 11 picks to agree to terms…

Source: Vikings wrap up draft class by signing Dalvin Cook | ProFootballTalk

CJ is upbeat and is emerging as a leader, don’t be surprised if he becomes a Captain.

Source: CJ Anderson says he wants to be productive for all 16 games. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

Mike Shanahan looked natural wearing a 49ers-issued grey sweatshirt and black shorts Wednesday, when he showed up to watch practice for the first time since his son, Kyle, became the 49ers’ coach. How many years ago did the elder Shanahan roam these fields, 1992-94?

Source: 49ers special guest observes practice from afar

“better people and uplift people. That’s what we’re trying to do.”

Source: Emmanuel Sanders’ foundation gala will provide kids in need with sports equipment • Denver Broncos Zone

 

When the Cleveland Browns pulled off their stunning trade for Brock Osweiler, many assumed the 26-year-old would be shipped out of Cleveland shortly thereafter. Even Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown was more enthusiastic about the second-round pick the Browns acquired in the deal with the Texans than Osweiler himself.

Source: Hue Jackson has nothing but praise for Browns QB Brock Osweiler | FOX Sports

The LB who grew up idolizing Peyton Manning may have just seen his odds increase.

Source: Shaq Barrett injury may kick the door open for Deon Hollins, Jr. • Denver Broncos Zone

 

Good news Broncos Country, he wants more passes and thinks Lynch is “making guys ready to play”

Source: Devontae Booker has been “working his butt off”. • Denver Broncos Zone

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