The second-oldest child of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, Beth Bowlen Wallace, informed the NFL and team officials she wants to be named controlling owner of the team.
"My father's legacy is very important to me and my family," Bowlen Wallace said, in part, in a news release. "It is my desire to lead this team with the same passion my father did and help the Broncos become Super Bowl champions again. I have the ambition, experience and drive, and my mentor in running a winning NFL franchise is the best in the business -- my father."
Bowlen Wallace said Thursday she met the criteria laid out by her father to assume the most prominent position in the flow chart of the Broncos' franchise. But the trust established by Pat Bowlen disagreed, releasing a statement through the Broncos that directly counters her claims.
"As trustees honoring the clear wishes of Pat, we have thoroughly evaluated whether Beth is capable of succeeding her father as controlling owner. We have determined that she is not capable or qualified at this time," the statement said, in part.
--Colin Kaepernick's collusion case against the NFL "is about to take a dramatic turn," according to his attorney.
Lawyer Mark Geragos made the comment Wednesday night on CNN, according to Pro Football Talk. Geragos followed up by saying, "Somebody has decided they were going to dime out the NFL for what they were doing."
Free agents Kaepernick, a quarterback, and Eric Reid, a defensive back, previously filed a grievance against the NFL, maintaining that clubs are refusing to sign them strictly because they have refused to stand for the national anthem before games.
The NFL recently implemented a new policy ordering players to stand for the national anthem if they are on the field. Players are allowed to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand for the anthem. Stills hasn't decided if he will abide by the new rule, which could cause the team to be fined for his actions.
"We've got plenty of time," Stills told reporters after a Dolphins' offseason practice. "I think I'm gonna continue to do the work that I've been doing as far as being in the community and trying to lead and do things the right way and try to make change. When the time comes where I have to make a decision, I'll make a decision."
--Veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall called his foray into free agency "a humbling process" after the six-time Pro Bowler received little interest on the open market before agreeing to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks this week.
"I didn't have a ton of options," Marshall said at Seahawks' OTAs. "I think the sentiment around the league is that I'm done, and I get it. Rightfully so. When you get on the other side of 30 and your production slips and you have a big injury, people just count you out. So it was an interesting process. It was a humbling process, to say the least.
"There were some really tough days that I had to push through, mentally and physically, so for this to be an opportunity and come to (fruition), you can't ask for a better situation. You've got probably a top-three quarterback, you've got one the best franchises, you've got a young nucleus, guys that are hungry and ready to compete."
The team didn't immediately provide details of when Thomas had the surgery or the severity.
Thomas, who turns 27 in July, caught seven passes for 67 yards and one touchdown last season. A former quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, he switched positions when he joined the Bills in 2016.
--Field Level Media