Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/26/12

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Broncos officials join NFL ritual of grilling draft prospects - The Denver Post
Each evening of the NFL combine here, hundreds of NFL prospects pass through the train station, chased by scouts from each NFL team. Once caught, the player is brought over to a table to meet with NFL position coaches and personnel officials.

Saturday Notes: Catching Up With Four DTs
Most of the defensive tackles at the Scouting Combine spoke to the media on Saturday. Given the Broncos’ need for interior pass rush — and the dearth of viable helpful options on the free-agent market — it’s a logical starting point for the weekend.

Baylor RB Ganaway Hasn’t Talked to Broncos, But He’d Like That to Change
Baylor running back Terrance Ganaway says he’s talked "to just about everyone" in the NFL … but that doesn’t yet include the Broncos.

Kickin' it: Tebow the answer? Better put your faith in another QB - The Denver Post
Sports columnist Mark Kiszla combs his inbox for extraordinary feedback and exceptional analysis, then responds in kind online each Sunday.

Denver Broncos Videos

Giants To Make Tough Decisions - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ohm Youngmisuk reports from the NFL combine on the tough decisions facing the Giants during the upcoming free-agency period.

2012 Combine - Day Three: Ingram
South Carolina DE/LB Melvin Ingram talks to the press at the combine in Indianapolis.

2012 Combine - Day Three: Brockers
Louisiana State defensive tackle Michael Brockers talks to the press at the combine in Indianapolis.

2012 Combine - Day Three: Hightower
Alabama linebacker Dont'a Hightower talks to the press at the combine in Indianapolis.

2012 Combine - Day Three: Coples
North Carolina defensive end Quinton Coples talks to the press at the combine in Indianapolis.

2012 NFL Scouting Combine: Day Three " DenverBroncos.com
t’s day three of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine here at Lucas Oil Stadium, and it’s going to be another busy one.

Rape trial to start for ex-Bronco cornerback Perrish Cox - The Denver Post
With no memory of being raped, the woman accusing former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox of sexual assault called him and asked whether the pair had sex after a night out on the town in September 2010.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Klis: Tim Tebow still on minds at NFL combine - The Denver Post
With a new crop of draftable prospects competing here this weekend at the annual scouting combine, the NFL has moved on to its 2012 season.

Division News

Chiefs hint Orton could return to battle Cassel for QB job
Asked what he learned during his first head coaching stint with the Cleveland Browns, newly promoted Chiefs HC Romeo Crennel smiled: "Try to avoid quarterback controversies for one."

Crennel: Chiefs "would be crazy not to consider" Manning if available | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli wouldn’t discuss the possibility of adding Peyton Manning. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was a little more revealing when asked about Manning at the Scouting Combine on Saturday.

Chargers tell Vincent Jackson’s agents that franchise tag is "improbable" | ProFootballTalk
It’s becoming more clear that, if the Chargers keep receiver Vincent Jackson, it won’t happen via application of the franchise tag for a second straight season.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Cowboys covet Chiefs' Carr
Here are some whispers our sources have been hearing from around the NFC:

NFL News

Jim Irsay seizes full control of Colts from Peyton Manning, ready to rebuild with Andrew Luck - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The diminutive rock legend stopped in mid verse, a disgruntled scowl on his face. As Stephen Stills paused during the iconic Buffalo Springfield classic "For What It’s Worth" to complain about unsatisfactory amp levels and the overall acoustics at the Indiana State Museum, his good friend Jimmy Irsay –

2012 NFL Free Agency: Tight End Rankings - CBSSports.com
Leading up to the start of free agency on March 13, we're compiling the best 2012 NFL free agents by position. These are the tight ends

Source: Pats Likely to Franchise Welker - ESPN Video - ESPN
A league source tells ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that the Patriots will apply the franchise tag to wide receiver Wes Welker.

Bottom five spenders in NFL didn't find success | National Football Post
NFLPA points out frugal clubs didn't win

Franchise tags will start flying soon | ProFootballTalk
Nearly six full days into the period for applying the franchise tag, no team has done it. One league source suggested earlier this week that teams are holding off due to concerns that the players to be tagged haven’t been fully informed of the fact that this year’s franchise tenders will be considerably lower than last year’s numbers, given the new formula for calculating the amounts.

Free Agency and the Draft

Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III: Two sides of a golden NFL coin - latimes.com
Luck and Griffin, quarterbacks expected to go 1-2 in NFL draft, played in different systems and with different styles at Stanford and Baylor

Five things at the NFL Combine you won’t see on TV | National Football Post
Indianapolis has turned into a convention-like atmosphere during the Combine.

NFL Combine: tight end workout breakdown | National Football Post
Who stood out among the draft’s top tight ends?

Arizona State’s Osweiler claims he has sprained foot | ProFootballTalk
Brock Osweiler of Arizona State is not considered an elite quarterback prospect like Robert Griffin III or Andrew Luck, so he stood to benefit from participation in passing and athletic drills at this year’s Scouting Combine.

Now the real 'stress' begins at the NFL Combine | National Football Post
Why I still value the workouts in Indy.

Report: Packers unlikely to tag Matt Flynn | ProFootballTalk
Since the moment that Jermichael Finley signed his new two-year deal with the Packers, there has been speculation in Green Bay about whether the team would place the franchise tag on Matt Flynn.

NFL Combine: Offensive line workout breakdown | National Football Post
Who stood out among the draft’s top O-linemen?

ProFootballWeekly.com - Alabama's Upshaw embracing the Combine craziness
Alabama's Courtney Upshaw, the top rush linebacker in this year's draft, arrived at the Scouting Combine looking to solidify his status as a first-round lock.

Five things at the NFL Combine you won’t see on TV | National Football Post
Indianapolis has turned into a convention-like atmosphere during the Combine.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Crick out to prove he will return to form
Jared Crick entered his senior year in a pretty nice situation. His Nebraska Huskers were in their first season in the Big Ten, and he entered as one of the conference's top players — a first-round draft prospect who decided to stay in school.

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