Horse Tracks - 6/2/10


Broncos Claim Davis --
The Broncos on Tuesday claimed linebacker Bruce Davis off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Broncos Mailbag: Elvis Dumervil headed for holdout? - The Denver Post
Let's get down to brass tacks, Mike. WHEN are the Broncos finally going to give Elvis Dumervil a new contract? So many other players with less talent have gotten new contracts in this market.

Paige: Broncos' McDaniels will succeed in the long run - The Denver Post
Josh McDaniels, like all math majors, knows the square root of pi, but, unlike his predecessor, does not know the square footage of the home he has bought.

Q&A: The X's, Y's and Z's on Broncos' receivers - The Denver Post
Welcome back, and I will try to answer some questions from time to time as the offseason rolls along. Today's comes from Jim Burnett:

Broncos, like other NFL teams, evaluate risks of taking injured players - The Denver Post
The most important set of eyes in April's NFL draft did not work for a team. They did not belong to a scout, a coach or a personnel executive.

Roethlisberger returns to Steelers work - The Denver Post
A slimmed-down Ben Roethlisberger whistled practice passes to his receivers for the first time in five weeks, and a teammate didn't need to watch video to know what he had just seen.

Is Atogwe worth big money? | National Football Post
The Rams’ O.J. Atogwe officially became a free agent at midnight, and now that the safety is on the market, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a couple of clubs make him some strong offers.

Lost in translation | National Football Post
After a long holiday weekend starting the summer of 2010, here is another weekly feature taking a look at the news of the NFL with another edition of what they say followed by what they mean:

Royster lacks big-time prospect skill set | National Football Post
The size, power and production are certainly there for Penn State running back Evan Royster to at least warrant a draftable grade in the 2011 NFL Draft. However, when watching him on tape, I simply can’t figure out how this guy is being considered one of the top running back prospects for next year’s draft. Therefore, today the National Football Post breaks down Royster’s game and projects what kind of pro running back we see him developing into at the next level.

Marion Barber slimming down | National Football Post
It makes for an interesting debate. Marion Barber isn’t talking about his plans in Dallas according to Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, but his actions are worth talking about. Per Fraley, Barber has recently dropped 10 pounds from his frame of last season when the Cowboys listed him at 222 pounds. Now, whether he was actually 222 or maybe a little more isn’t known, but the feeling is that Barber has regained some quickness and elusiveness that might have been loist.

Bills intrigued by undrafted rookie safety | National Football Post
The Buffalo Bills are excited about undrafted rookie safety Brett Johnson.

Terrence Cody off to quick start | National Football Post
Between massive rookie nose guard Terrence "Mount" Cody's surprising athleticism, brute strength and developing technique, the Baltimore Ravens are extremely excited about his potential.

Texans want Holliday to polish game | National Football Post
The Houston Texans are looking for more than speed from rookie wide receiver Trindon Holliday, an All-American sprinter in the 100 meters.

Crowder says he'll be ready by training camp | National Football Post
Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder is on the mend from a fractured foot.

Seahawks claim Stanback off waivers | National Football Post
The Seattle Seahawks have claimed quarterback/wide receiver Isaiah Stanback off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Seahawks sign Anthony McCoy to $1.895 million deal | National Football Post
The Seattle Seahawks have signed sixth-round rookie tight end Anthony McCoy to a four-year, $1.895 million contract, according to a league source.

Marlin Jackson suffered ruptured Achilles tendon | National Football Post
The worst fears of the Philadelphia Eagles were confirmed when the team announced that veteran defensive back Marlin Jackson suffered a ruptured right Achilles tendon during a voluntary workout today, an injury that will end his season and casts doubt on his future in the NFL.

Wayne, Mathis, Bethea skip voluntary workout | National Football Post
Another annual rite of the offseason is taking place in the Indianapolis Colts' camp.

Cowboys resubmit tender to Austin; Cardinals do same to Lutui
The Dallas Cowboys re-issued their restricted free agent tender on wide receiver Miles Austin, the team's official Web site reported Tuesday.

Goodell moves grads; says 2014 Super Bowl to help tab future sites
Roger Goodell sent 40 letters to the NFL office in New York City looking for a job in 1981. Forty rejections came back.

Talks are slow, but Suh doesn’t want to hold out -
" Roundup: Seahawks shopping for running back? Roundup: Patriots’ Moss plans to represent himself " Around The Web Talks are slow, but Suh doesn’t want to hold out Posted: May 30th, 2010 | Staff | Tags: Detroit Lions, Ndamukong Suh According to The Grand Island Independent, Ndamukong Suh likely won’t be signing with the Detroit Lions anytime soon. Suh’s agent, Eugene Parker, said the process of closing a deal with a first-round draft pick takes time and that "when there’s a sense of urgency by both parties, things get done."

Kokinis Back In Baltimore " Baltimore Ravens Blogs
The Ravens added some familiar firepower to their personnel department this week by bringing George Kokinis back to Baltimore.

With McNabb shadow still looming large, Kolb faces tough task
You walk through the Philadelphia Eagles' practice facility at NovaCare Complex, and decades of history -- captured in black-and-white and color photographs on the walls -- are everywhere. Poster-sized newspaper and magazine pages, with photos and headlines documenting memorable Eagles moments, are everywhere.

Signs point to players like Charles, Henne having breakout seasons
You don't have to be a first-round pick to become a star in this league. Rosters are filled with players who have earned accolades after initially being overlooked.

Party's over: Defending champion Saints focus on task of repeating
This region has spent recent years living under the credo of rebirth. Now, the message is repeat. While the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints are the basis for this new way of thinking, the team is very much part of the region's soul, so this is a big picture way of life now. And as much as the Saints used their run to inspire a city, the inspired city is now hoping the Saints don't dim the lights.

Miami has become home for NFL's bad boys - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
No matter that Phillip Merling was in jail on the eve of minicamp after being charged with aggravated battery against a girlfriend who is two months pregnant with their second child. The defensive end still worked with the starting unit during last weekend’s practices as if nothing had happened.

Dez does it all: Diving catches, cartwheels, dunks - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Dez Bryant(notes) sat at his locker Monday afternoon talking about his day—about making a diving catch of a pass from Tony Romo(notes), about cartwheeling into the end zone at the end of a high-stepping punt return, and about being wooed by shoe companies eager to have him wearing their gear.

Who you callin' NY?! Super Bowl 2014 is in Jersey - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
It’s a geographical fact: The 2014 Super Bowl will be played in New Jersey—not in New York.

Chiefs looking for more sacks under Crennel - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Kansas City set a dubious pass-rushing standard in 2008, taking down the quarterback an NFL record-low 10 times. DeMarcus Ware(notes) had twice as many and 10 other players surpassed the Chiefs’ total.

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