Horse Tracks - 6/5/10 - Broncos Ink Kuper, Thomas Returns To Field


Healthy Friday -
More than a month after being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft, Demaryius Thomas finally feels like a pro player.

Kuper Inks Six-Year Deal -
One of the anchors of the offensive line will make port in Denver for a long time.

Former Dolphins not fishes out of water - The Denver Post
It could be as simple as seeing is believing. As Broncos coach Josh McDaniels and the team's personnel department have gone about constructing a roster, they have stood firm on one of the oldest scouting credos — trust your eyes.

Kyle Orton shoots hole-in-one | All Things Broncos
Earlier this week, Orton sunk a hole-in-one at the Cherry Creek Country Club. Orton used a 7 iron to ace the 190-yard, 17th hole. A 7 to cover 190? Altitude or no altitude, that’s some strength.

Top pick Demaryius Thomas makes practice debut for Broncos - The Denver Post
The Broncos rookie receiver practiced Friday for the first time since breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot while running a cone drill in February.

Chris Kuper deal should help Elvis Dumervil | All Things Broncos
On balance, the new six-year deal for right guard Chris Kuper should help pass-rusher Elvis Dumervil.

Tebow moves up as Broncos release Brandstater - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels brought partial clarity to the quarterback situation Friday by releasing Tom Brandstater.

Broncos sign OL Chris Kuper to five-year, $25.5 million extension - The Denver Post
The Broncos set up their offensive line for the future on Friday, signing lineman Chris Kuper to a six-year contract, with an extension worth more than $25 million.

Memorial service for ex-Broncos coach Stan Jones - The Denver Post
A memorial service is being held for former Denver Broncos defensive line coach Stan Jones, who died last month from complications of heart disease.

Jet engines are rumbling | National Football Post
There’s a bit of trouble in paradise (if you consider Florham Park, New Jersey paradise). The Jets flow of positive vibes this offseason – beating out the Vikings for LaDanian Tomlinson, trading for Santonio Holmes and the, uh, productive Antonio Cromartie, signing Jason Taylor and having their stadium selected as a Super Bowl site – came to a halt yesterday as two or the team’s core players voiced some rumbles of discontent. Along with the inevitable contract gripes of this time of year -- "me time" as I call it -- there appears a hint of distrust of the front office, something more worrisome.

Inside the playbook: A.P. runs over Cleveland | National Football Post
Over the past couple of weeks we have been breaking down aspects of the passing game: the Tampa 2, Cover 3 and a sample of an open side fire zone. Plus, we used some TV tape to examine how they play out on Sundays. Today, let’s examine the running game, using Adrian Peterson and the Vikings as a model.

Demaryius Thomas back on the field | National Football Post
Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was back on the field Friday, returning for the first time from a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot while preparing for the NFL scouting combine.

Tom Brady: 'You just have to go with the flow' | National Football Post
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady isn't sweating his unresolved contract situation.

Terrell Owens surprised he doesn't have a job yet | National Football Post
Veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens remains without current NFL employment, a surprising development to the former Pro Bowl wide receiver.

One-year deal might wind up being best for Atogwe | National Football Post
Will a former standout defensive player for the St. Louis Rams struggle to find work for the second consecutive year?

Patriots sign Thomas Welch | National Football Post
The New England Patriots signed seventh-round offensive lineman Thomas Welch to a four-year contract.

Chiefs sign Cody Slate | National Football Post
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed undrafted rookie tight end Cody Slate, the team announced.

Jeremy Shockey sidelined in minicamp | National Football Post
Add a Comment New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey was held out of the team’s minicamp practice today but coach Sean Payton said it had nothing to do with his seizure-like collapse a week ago in the team’s workout facility.

Roger Saffold sidelined with knee sprain in St. Louis | National Football Post
That is about all you can say this afternoon after the St. Louis Rams announced that Roger Saffold, the team’s second-round draft pick (No. 33 overall), has suffered a sprained knee and will be sidelined for the remainder of the team’s voluntary offseason workout program.

Risk outweighs reward when it comes to signing Owens
Terrell Owens can't get a job in the NFL doing what he does best, which is catching passes.

Chiefs hope making secondary a primary focus will produce results
Conventional wisdom suggests that defenses are built from front to back, but the Kansas Chiefs are attempting to revive their dismal defense by restoring the proud tradition of their secondary.

Vikings' Shiancoe, Saints' Sharper put an end to their Twitter fight
Visanthe Shiancoe and Darren Sharper have called a ceasefire in their Twitter trash-talk war.

Good news for Colts: Manning's neck pain gone; Sanders healthy
Peyton Manning could be an even bigger pain in the neck for NFL defenses next season, now that he's finally healthy.

Bills RB Lynch shows up at team facility to work out, not practice
Disgruntled Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch has worked out on his own at team headquarters while continuing to skip practice.

Minnesota Vikings' E.J. Henderson expects to be OK for training camp, opening night - ESPN
Minnesota Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson is confident that he will be healed from a broken leg and ready to play when training camp starts in eight weeks.

New Orleans Saints' Pierre Thomas, Jammal Brown skip minicamp, extend holdouts - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints' first mandatory practices since winning the Super Bowl opened Friday with their leading rusher from last season and a former two-time Pro Bowl left tackle both conspicuously absent.

Self-representation backfires on Johnson - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
An adage in the legal profession is that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.

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