- Jason La Canfora has spoken with some executives who believe the Broncos could be open to trading up for Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins, even after trading a fourth-round pick for Joe Flacco.
- According to Janet Oravetz, former Broncos QB Chad Kelly pled guilty on Wednesday to second-degree criminal trespassing.
- As part of the plea to the misdemeanor charge, Kelly will serve no jail time, perform 50 hours of community service and serve one year of supervised probation.
- The original charge was first-degree criminal trespassing, which could have meant up to three years in prison and a fine of $100,000.
- Kelly is in probable violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy and faces a suspension if he signs with another team, per Mike Klis.
- The plea ends the legal process for Kelly and frees up a possible return to football, as a trial could have extended into the season.
- The Broncos will host Missouri QB Drew Lock for a visit. (Mike Klis)
- Denver has an official visit scheduled with San Jose State TE Josh Oliver. (Matt Barrows)
“Quarterbacks are leaders; it is what it is,” Bell said via Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas. “(But) you’re still a teammate at the end of the day. You’re not Kevin Colbert. You’re not [team president Art] Rooney.”
Bell also says Roethlisberger is controlling and has a tendency to play favorites.
“The organization wants to win. Tomlin wants to win. Ben wants to win — but Ben wants to win his way, and that’s tough to play with,” Bell said. “Ben won a Super Bowl, but he won when he was younger. Now he’s at this stage where he tries to control everything, and [the team] let him get there.
“So if I’m mad at a player and I’m not throwing him the ball — if I’m not throwing A.B. the ball and I’m giving JuJu [Smith-Schuster] all the shine or Jesse [James] or Vance [McDonald] or whoever it is, and you know consciously you’re making your other receiver mad but you don’t care — it’s hard to win that way.”