Update 10:07am EST. I knew I was forgetting something this morning as I put Tracks together...today is Broncobear's birthday. Happy Birthday, Doc! Hope it's a great one, my friend!
DB - Taking a Long Look - Chris Gentilviso
Josh McDaniels reminded the rookies that tomorrow's game is time for them to prove they belong.
DB - Day 13: Orton - Broncos TV
I wonder if this guy gets excited about anything. Certainly doesn't matter, but Kyle doesn't seem to like talking to the press - like it's quite a chore...
DP - Marshall takes in alma mater's practice before trial
BMarsh dropped in on UCF's football practice on his way to Atlanta for trial today and possibly tomorrow.
SI - Postcard from camp: Broncos - Ross Tucker
Tucker thinks Kyle Orton's cerebral persona and supporting cast make him a good fit for the Broncos. He likes Josh McDaniels' thick skin but isn't sold on the front seven. Andre' Goodman apparently thinks Alphonso Smith will be one of the five-best nickel corners by season's end. Tucker expects a big year out of Knowshon and was impressed by Richard Quinn and Chris Baker.
LTC - Broncos’ Williams vying for more playing time
Brian Howell profiles Jack Williams
DP - Davis part of veteran look at LB - Jeff Legwold
McDaniels says 3-4 inside linebackers are a difficult commodity to find, with college programs looking for faster players at LB.
9NEWS - The only Shanahan on the sidelines
Kyle Shanahan is proud to be the only Shanahan working this year, and he says his allegiance is still with the Broncos as far as being a fan goes, and that after Texans games he rushes home to watch Denver.
DP - Broncos' schedule: Potential woes with tough foes
Klis reminds us that Denver has a tough schedule looming (had you heard?). Apparently the over/under has dropped to 7 wins as the under bets have poured in.
DP - Fans, 49ers can expect to see plenty of top selection Moreno - Jeff Legwold
Torain apparently has a strained LCL and was expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Meanwhile, Darcel McBath will reportedly start in BDawk's free safety position.
DP - Mailbag: Practice picks a concern?
Woody thinks we should worry about Orton's practice INTs. Plus, somehow it matters that the Broncos' opponents have better QBs.
AP - Broncos Cut Oft-Injured Ryan Torain - Arnie Stapleton
Peyton Hillis points out that he's now the only remaining RB from '08 on the roster.
NFP - Tavern talk: blue-chip players, part 3
Lombardi counts Marshall and Clady as Denver's blue chips, with Champ falling a bit below. He thinks McDaniels will be successful in Denver if he's given enough time.
FOX - These teams will challenge Lions for futility in '09
Peter Schrager is expecting horrid seasons from the Rams, Bucs and Browns.