Horse Tracks - 6/15/10


Braxton Kelley Waived/Injured "
The Broncos on Monday designated linebacker Braxton Kelley as waived/injured.

Overbay Family Weekend "
Even with a full weekend of minicamp at Dove Valley, Nathan Overbay found time to catch a little baseball at Coors Field.

Deserving Honor for Williams "
It is most deserving that former Denver Broncos defensive end Alfred Williams has been selected for the 2010 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Dumervil signs tender, avoids big hit to pay - The Denver Post
Dumervil, Denver's all-pro pass-rushing linebacker, signed his first- and third-round restricted free-agent tender Monday, ensuring that he will play for no less than $3.168 million this season, two NFL sources confirmed.

Team impressed with Tebow's work ethic - AFC West Blog - ESPN
"See that?" Bailey asks. "That’s Tebow. It’s long after practice and he’s still out there. That’s what he does. That’s not for show. He’s not just doing that because the media is here today. He does that every day."

Restricted free agents truly restricted | National Football Post
Welcome to the unhappy world of the NFL Restricted Free Agents (RFAs). In a year that has not gone well for the players side, we have now reached the date where teams can further their advantage by reducing tender offers made to unsigned RFAs from the amount of their tenders – some over $3 million -- to 110% of the player’s 2009 salary, often a much smaller amount.

Big Red is ready for the Big Ten | National Football Post
Only in college football could the Big Ten actually have 12 teams while the Big 12 represents 10 schools.

Chris Johnson: 'I'm not mad' | National Football Post
Nothing has changed when it comes to the Tennessee Titans and star running back Chris Johnson.

Steelers sign Emmanuel Sanders | National Football Post
Pittsburgh Steelers third-round wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders announced on his Twitter account that he has agreed to terms on a three-year contract.

Chargers cut Marcel Thompson | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers have parted ways with undrafted rookie wide receiver Marcel Thompson, according to a league source.

Patriots reportedly offered Mankins $7 million annually | National Football Post
New England Patriots veteran offensive guard Logan Mankins was offered a five-year deal worth roughly $7 million annually this offseason, according to the Boston Globe.

Texans try out Frank Walker, Willie VanDeSteeg | National Football Post
A pair of former Baltimore Ravens are auditioning for jobs with the Houston Texans.

Texas will remain in a salvaged Big 12 | National Football Post
The Big 12 isn’t going anywhere. Whether there are actually 12 members in the league beyond this season, however, remains to be seen.

Sources: Jackson, McNeill don't plan to sign tenders | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers' impasse with unsigned restricted free agent offensive tackle Marcus McNeill and wide receiver Vincent Jackson remains unchanged.

Titans agree to terms with Myron Rolle | National Football Post
The Tennessee Titans have finalized a four-year deal with sixth-round safety Myron Rolle, a league source confirmed.

49ers sign RB Anthony Dixon | National Football Post
The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms with running back Anthony Dixon, the sixth-round draft pick.

Bucs bring third-round pick Myron Lewis on board | National Football Post
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed third-round draft pick Myron Lewis to a four-year contract, the team announced.

Green Bay's three RFA's remain unsigned | National Football Post
As restricted free agents around the league are finally reeled in – Rocky McIntosh, Ray Edwards and Deuce Lutui signed tenders for NFC teams – the Green Bay Packers remain 0-for-3 in their efforts to bag their own RFA’s.

Browns sign all five restricted free agents | National Football Post
The Cleveland Browns have signed all five of their restricted free agents to their $1.759 million second-round tenders, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Pulling a fast one? Jets' Revis at minicamp but misses some drills
Disgruntled Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis attended the first day of the team's three-day mandatory mini-camp but sat out of some drills in what he implied was a silent protest over his contract.

Nolan poised to lead Dolphins' defense back to the future
The Miami Dolphins have been regarded as a throwback bunch in recent years due to their ability to bludgeon opponents behind an old-school offense that is reminiscent of their glory days of the 1970s.

Young owns up to 'bad decision,' apologizes to Titans
Vince Young had done almost everything right since Tennessee owner Bud Adams gave him his job back last fall.

Hill back with Seahawks, will take part in remaining practices
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Leroy Hill has returned to the team and will participate in the remaining portion of offseason workouts, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Saints RB Thomas signs tender, but will still pursue a better deal
Pierre Thomas signed his one-year restricted free-agent tender offer from the New Orleans Saints on Monday, but he wants to negotiate a longer and more lucrative deal before training camp opens at the end of July, his agent said.

Saints' Payton: Team unfazed by NCAA's findings against Bush
Unopened boxes were piled in Reggie Bush's locker. A football commemorating the New Orleans Saints' NFC title game triumph rested on a top shelf.

Gerald McRath of Tennessee Titans suspended for first four games - ESPN
Titans linebacker Gerald McRath has dropped his appeal and accepted a four-game suspension from the league for a violation of the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, he said.

New York Jets' Mark Sanchez takes it easy in afternoon practice - ESPN New York
As much as he plays the role of the California golden boy, truth is, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez can be a little bit of a renaissance man. Take for example the whole experience of being on stage at the Tony Awards Sunday night.

Great interest in Brady, Manning negotiations - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
For those with an interest in history, there are many people in and around the NFL who view the upcoming negotiations between quarterbacks Peyton Manning(notes) and Tom Brady(notes), and their respective clubs as akin to Fort Sumter in the Civil War.

Vikes' DE Edwards signs, Triplett gets contract - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards(notes) has signed his contract tender.

Will Vince Young ever grow up? - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
So how does the quarterback repay that show of support? By embarrassing his 87-year-old benefactor with a citation for misdemeanor assault early Sunday morning at a Dallas strip club.

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