Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/18/11

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Photos: Invesco Field At Mile High Sign Comes Down | Denver Post Media Center — Denver, Colorado, Photos and Video
The removal of the Invesco Field at Mile High sign, Wednesday, August 17, 2011. Sports Authority is racing to post its name around the home of the Denver Broncos.

Sports Authority racing to post signs at Mile High - The Denver Post
Sports Authority is racing to post its name around the home of the Denver Broncos​ after winning the naming rights for the stadium.

Camp Confidential: Denver Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
For a franchise that was accused of turning stale a few years ago, the Denver Broncos have become pros at taking fresh approaches.

John Elway is rebuilding the Denver Broncos - ESPN
For close to two decades, Denver Broncos fans lived and died by the arm of John Elway. Starting this season, they will survive by his mind. Elway, whose football skills elevated the franchise above its mile-high perch in the Rockies, runs more than just the offense as the president of the Broncos. If Broncos fans can be patient, they may find doing football the "El-Way" will offer more long-term satisfaction than the collateral damage done by two years of roster decisions by Josh McDaniels.

Time to rev the run game - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton​, walking away from a team drill Wednesday at Broncos training camp, pulled off his helmet, exposing the biggest grin on his face

Denver DT not going on IR - The Denver Post
For now, the Broncos are not placing Warren on season-ending injured reserve. Recovery time for torn triceps is three to six months. The odds aren't good, but because Warren's injury isn't a full tear, there is hope his recovery time could be closer to three months.

Krieger: Dump can be Broncos' treasure - The Denver Post
It's looking more and more like Sept. 3 will be one of the biggest player personnel dumps in NFL history, with nearly 1,200 players coming on the market at once. The Broncos, with second priority on the waiver wire and certain . . . ahem . . . talent gaps, want to be ready to take advantage.

Former Miami players now with Broncos refuse to talk about scandal - The Denver Post
The newest scandal to hit the University of Miami's football program was the talk of sports fans Wednesday, but mum was the word among former Hurricanes who play for the Broncos.

Analysis: Injuries to Ty Warren and Marcus Thomas make Broncos' rebuilding job more difficult - The Denver Post
The Broncos have spent much of the last eight months rebuilding a roster that produced a 4-12 record last year. But there are holes that still need to be filled.

Q&A: After arrest, Broncos' Matt Prater has strike against him in NFL courtroom - The Denver Post
Q: How will a DUI charge affect Denver kicker Matt Prater? Can he get suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell​?

Broncos giving young RBs Minor, Johnson a look at training camp - The Denver Post
When the Broncos released running back LenDale White on Tuesday, they said it was, in part, to get a better look at their young running backs in camp as they try to fill out the depth chart.

Broncos claim DT DeMario Pressley - The Denver Post
DeMario Pressley​, a 25-year-old journeyman defensive tackle who played in seven games for the Super Bowl-champion New Orleans Saints in 2009, was claimed off waivers today by the Broncos.

Denver Broncos training camp: Team to use running back committee - NFL - Sporting News
With free-agent pickup Willis McGahee in the picture, the Broncos clearly will go with a committee at running back.

Denver Broncos training camp: Team to use running back committee - NFL - Sporting News
With free-agent pickup Willis McGahee in the picture, the Broncos clearly will go with a committee at running back.

Broncos player reacts to Miami scandal | 9news.com
Allegations of sex parties, lavish gifts and cash for past and current University of Miami football players has reached into the ranks of the Denver Broncos, 9Wants to Know has learned.

NFL.com news: Bucs WR Briscoe looking for his own beast mode this season
Unlike former Kansas City Chiefs return man Dante Hall, no one calls second-year Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe "The Human Joystick." But maybe they should: Briscoe told the St. Petersburg Times Wednesday that he learned to read defenses playing the video game NCAA Football from EA Sports.

NFL.com news: 'Skins RB Torain takes baby steps in return from broken hand
Washington Redskins running back Ryan Torain made a limited return to the field on Wednesday after being sidelined the last 13 days with a broken left hand suffered in practice.

NFL.com news: Next chapter for McNabb: proving his doubters wrong
Resoundingly, the Vikings players and many of their coaches say quarterback Donovan McNabb is a swell guy.

NFL.com news: Harrington: Playing for Lions like being hit by an SUV
Former NFL quarterback Joey Harrington is feeling better after a serious bicycle accident two weeks ago that left him in the intensive care unit.

NFL.com news: Steelers will use age to their advantage to keep defense going
The Pittsburgh Steelers reached the Super Bowl last season, largely because of the play of an experienced defense. But as quickly as things can change in NFL, a strength can become a point of contention. Fast forward to 2011 and a defense that now features nine players over the age of 30 in the rotation (see box), which begs the question, is the unit too old to compete at a high level?

NFL.com news: Unhappy Suh plans to appeal $20K NFL fine for hit on Dalton
Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh acknowledged Wednesday that he's clearly "not happy" with the $20,000 fine the NFL slapped on him for his hit on Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Andy Dalton in last week's preseason opener.

NFL.com news: Campbell, Detmer among NFL stars victimized in scheme
The former CEO of an Austin-based investment firm was convicted Wednesday of running a scam that targeted former professional athletes and cheated hundreds of people nationwide out of more than $50 million.

NFL.com news: Return to sender: Browns' Cribbs won't resort to touchbacks
Josh Cribbs has figured out a way to combat the NFL's rule changes on kickoffs. He'll return everything.

NFL.com news: Quarterback storylines make Week 2 of preseason compelling
Usually it's the third week of preseason games that are worth paying attention to because starters go longer. But consider some veteran quarterbacks -- and who they're playing this week -- and you might get a better look at how this season will play out, starting with Superman playing in Pittsburgh against the NFL's best defense.

Is the Panthers QB competition coming to an end? | National Football Post
Cam Newton is going to make the start for the Panthers on Friday night vs. the Dolphins, and we know where this is going if the rookie puts up some solid production.

Is Jay Cutler trying to win back the heart of Kristin Cavallari? | National Football Post
The formerly engaged couple were reportedly seen together in Chicago last weekend in the West Loop despite calling off their engagement last month. The 28-year-old Cutler had proposed to the 24-year-old Cavallari in April during a vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Hey Mike, run that football in Chicago | National Football Post
Let’s keep this simple in terms of play calling in the NFL. 3rd and 8-plus eliminates half of the playbook. The number of routes you can run up the field vanish. And outside of the screen and draw game, the options you have are limited.

Jeremy Maclin upbeat after tests conclude he's cancer free | National Football Post
The Philadelphia Eagles and wide receiver Jeremy Maclin have reason to be excited after tests determined the playmaker is cancer free.

Terrell Owens 'way ahead of schedule' in surgery rehab - ESPN
Free-agent receiver Terrell Owens told ESPN.com earlier this week that he's ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from surgery to repair a torn ACL, and hopes to contribute to an NFL team early this season.

Leon Hall, Cincinnati Bengals to discuss extension, source says - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals will soon begin contract negotiations with starting cornerback Leon Hall, a source familiar with the situation told ESPN.com. Hall is entering the final year of his rookie deal and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in 2012.

Chris Johnson of Oakland Raiders to sit; Louis Murphy out indefinitely - ESPN
As if that wasn't enough, wide receiver Louis Murphy will be sidelined indefinitely and likely miss the team's regular-season opener after undergoing a medical procedure.

Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted rookie Mike Lockley fined $20K for hit - ESPN
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Mike Lockley has been fined $20,000 for a hit on New England Patriots receiver Taylor Price.

Some NFL execs resistant to 18-game schedule - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The NFL has three years to convince players to agree to an 18-game schedule for the 2014 regular season. But it might first want to make sure all the owners are on board, particularly those in cities where the winter winds blow brutally cold.

Burress has first significant Jets practice - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
"I think it went pretty well," Burress said Wednesday. "It feels like football and it felt great. It was pretty much everything I expected to feel, just to get back out there and kind of get in a groove and participate in every drill."

 


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