Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/28/12

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Trial opens for former Broncos CB Perrish Cox - NFL - CBSSports.com News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Jury selection in the sexual assault trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox began Monday, with opening statements expected this week and testimony from two current Broncos players possible later in the trial.

NFL Combine: Breaking down the linebacker workouts | National Football Post
One of the fastest linebacker groups in years…

Undrafted rookies tend to find a golden opportunity with the Broncos - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Tait Solberg in Highlands Ranch: Can the Broncos bring in a lot of undrafted players to find a hidden gem?

2012 NFL Combine Results - "Offensive Men of Steel" | TheFootballEducator.com
Lock and load, we’re in full NFL Combine mode. I guess we have been throughout the weekend

Videos

Combine Rewind: Mayock
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock breaks down many of the prospects who attended this year's combine.

RG3 Or Andrew Luck? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith, Hugh Douglas and Skip Bayless debate whether they would rather take Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III.

Denver Broncos News

While preparing for NFL draft, beware of baggage at cornerback - The Denver Post
Coach John Fox wants the Broncos to fill the holes in their defense. So during the April 26-28 draft, the Broncos will be looking for impact players at defensive tackle and in the secondary.

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe impressive at NFL scouting combine - The Denver Post
In their draft meetings before the NFL scouting combine, the Broncos discussed Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe a lot.

Division News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Free-agent scouting report: Chargers RB Mike Tolbert
Four years after making the Chargers' roster as an undrafted free agent, Tolbert is one of the top priorities this offseason for GM A.J. Smith.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Report: Chargers OG Dielman to retire
Chargers OG Kris Dielman is expected to announce his retirement in the coming days, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Chargers plan to cut Luis Castillo | ProFootballTalk
We noted early this month that defensive lineman Luis Castillo would either take a pay cut or get cut, and it appears that the Chargers are going with what’s behind Door No. 2.

NFL.com news: Chiefs reportedly willing to apply franchise tag to WR Bowe
The Kansas City Chiefs will use their franchise tag on receiver Dwayne Bowe if they don't reach an agreement with him on a long-term contract, according to ESPN.

NFL.com news: Browns said to be unlikely to use franchise tag on Peyton Hillis
According to the Plain Dealer, the Browns won't use their franchise tag on running back Peyton Hillis.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - AFC free-agent moves, by team
: UFA means unrestricted free agent; RFA means restricted free agent; FFA means franchise free agent. Any RFA who was not tendered by his team became an unrestricted free agent as of March 13.

Jets give Bart Scott permission to seek trade | ProFootballTalk
The Jets restructured Bart Scott’s contract before last season to save cap room. Now they are paying for it.

Free Agency and the Draft

PFW's top 100 free agents - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
We can say this much for the 2012 free-agent class: There have been worse years to be looking for WR help. - National Football League news

Catching Up on Combine; 346-Pound Man Runs Like Deer - NYTimes.com
Would you like to see a 346-pound man run the 40-yard dash in 4.87 seconds? Do you think you could beat that time? Here’s Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

Browns Sign Linebacker Jackson to Multi-Year Deal - NYTimes.com
The Cleveland Browns have signed linebacker D'Qwell Jackson to a multi-year contract extension,

Video: Robert Griffin III does well in the classroom | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Contrary to the opinions of those who see Robert Griffin III as just another single-read spread offense quarterback who will need to be wet-nursed through a more complex offense at the NFL level, it seems that RGIII has been doing his homework.

With 44 reps, Dontari Poe is the Combine’s strongest man | ProFootballTalk
Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe is the strongest player at the Scouting Combine.

Irvin, Coples run well at Combine | ProFootballTalk
Every year, the defensive linemen seem to get bigger and faster at the Combine. The start to Monday’s early workout was no exception

Rams see three windows to trade No. 2 pick | ProFootballTalk
NFL teams usually pretend that they aren’t set on trading out of a certain draft position; just that they are "open" to making a move.Rams see three windows to trade No. 2 pick | ProFootballTalk

NFL teams usually pretend that they aren’t set on trading out of a certain draft position; just that they are "open" to making a move.

Whitney Mercilus shows off his quick first step | ProFootballTalk
Whitney Mercilus of Illinois was one of the best pass rushers in college football last season, and he’s showing at the Scouting Combine that he has just the kind of quick first step that NFL teams look for in a pass rusher.

Vontaze Burfict’s rough Combine continues | ProFootballTalk
First came Mike Mayock’s strong, negative comments about Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict before the Combine.

Cal’s Mychal Kendricks has a big day at the Combine | ProFootballTalk
Few players have helped themselves more at the Scouting Combine than Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who had an outstanding day on Monday afternoon.

Luke Kuechly had a very good day | ProFootballTalk
Plenty of mock drafts have had Boston College’s Luke Kuechly as the first linebacker off the board and that doesn’t figure to change after his combine performance on Monday.

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