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Know the Enemy Daily Links 9/5: Wes Welker's suspension could be reduced, NFL players read mean tweets

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Wes Welker's suspension could be reduced - Mile High Report

The NFL and NFLPA are making "real progress" to a revised drug-testing policy.



Welcome to Mile High Report's look at the 2014 Denver Broncos season, featuring predictions galore.



Watch the conversation unfold in real time as Bolts from the Blue and Revenge of the Birds preview the upcoming season-opening matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the Arizona Cardinals.


The Chargers open up with the late game on Monday night (surprise!), and here are some match-ups that could be a heavy factor in deciding the winner. Will the Chargers suffer another early season slump or start off with a huge win in Arizona?



Donnie Avery caught just 40 passes in 2013, his debut season for the Kansas City Chiefs. It's tempting to think of that as disappointing for a starting wide receiver, particularly one the Chiefs thought would be a difference maker.


Quarterback Alex Smith, armed with a brand new contract extension, will lead the Chiefs into Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans looking to move past a disappointing finish to an otherwise solid season from a year ago.

This Week's Opponent - New York Jets



This is why it's sometimes difficult to take ESPN seriously.


We are ready for some football and we have just two days to wait, but if the Jets want any respect this year, they are going to have to earn it.

NFL


Talk about being a good sport! The NFL's 95th season began Thursday, and to celebrate, Jimmy Kimm...


It's not just the start of the season for the players, the NFL is big business. Here's 5 key story lines for the business of the NFL off the gridiron as the 2014-15 season gets underway.