Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/5/12

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Baylor's Ganaway an intriguing big back for Broncos' draft - The Denver Post
This draft is filled with smaller running backs — fleet, athletic players who are what most NFL offenses would look at as part-time, change-of-pace players.

Broncos give Ramzee Robinson his latest chance to land a job - The Denver Post
Like a good neighbor, the Broncos were there.So, maybe this will be the time for Ramzee Robinson. Maybe Denver will be the place, the Broncos the team. Thats what Robinson hopes as he lives life with his fingers crossed, his arms clamped tightly around a dream.

2012 NFL Draft pro day schedule - NFL - SI.com
March 5: Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, McNeese State

Kickology
State-of-the-art practice facilities are all well and good, but some times, many times, other accommodations have to suffice. Some times, special conditions prevail. We asked specialists what was the most unusual place/scenario where they ever practiced kicking/punting.

Denver Broncos Videos

Combine: Best and worst from skill positions - Video - SI.com
SI.com's Tony Pauline discusses which skill-position players impressed and disappointed at the NFL Combine.

Source: Cowboys Likely To Tag Spencer - ESPN Video - ESPN
Calvin Watkins discusses the Cowboys plans to franchise linebacker Anthony Spencer.

Bounties in the NFL? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Giants Amani Toomer and Antonio Pierce discuss NFL bounties and Gregg Williams on ESPN New York 1050.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Brandon Brooks of Miami (Ohio) won't be blocked from the NFL draft - The Denver Post
They could form a support group in the months leading up to the NFL draft. They are the Players Not Invited — the PNIs, the guys who werent invited to the high-profile scouting combine in Indianapolis but deserved to be there.

Q&A: Collective bargaining agreement determines length of NFL draft - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Mark Esposito: Why does the NFL draft have only seven rounds?

2012 Mock Draft: Denver Broncos Thinking Defense - Predominantly Orange
25. Denver Broncos Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State

Day before franchise tag deadline, where NFL teams stand
We're less than 24 hours away from the NFL's franchise tag deadline (Monday, 4:00 PM ET) as several clubs have yet to designate a potential free agent to retain with a one-year deal.

How much stock goes into Combine interviews? | National Football Post
An interesting discussion when looking at top talent.

NFL Combine interviews: who passed the test? | National Football Post
RGIII, Harrsion Smith stand out, while Floyd, Kirkpatrick take a step back.

Division News

ProFootballWeekly.com - OL Shields to be enshrined in Chiefs Hall of Fame
After never missing a beat — or a game — in 14 seasons with the Chiefs, OL Will Shields will be the team's 2012 inductee into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame,

NFL News

Gregg Williams Will Meet Again With N.F.L. Officials - NYTimes.com
Williams has apologized for his role in the bounties — the investigation said Williams administered a pool over a three-year span that grew as large as $50,000 — and said he knew it was wrong when he was doing it.

N.F.L. Bounties Could Lead to Lawsuits - NYTimes.com
The New Orleans Saints will almost certainly receive fines, suspensions and/or the loss of draft picks because of the bounty system administered by the former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

ProFootballWeekly.com - Redskins' bounty program ended after Williams departed
Mike Wise, a columnist for The Washington Post, wrote Sunday that he has spoken with eight former Redskins players who played under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and discovered that the bounty system used during Williams' time with the team was discontinued after Williams left Washington.

NFL.com news: Evans: Titans players ran system to reward big plays, not injuries
Former Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Josh Evans said Saturday the team had a player-run incentive program for big plays when Gregg Williams was an assistant coach.

James Harrison eager to see the NFL’s punishment for the Saints | ProFootballTalk
"I’ll just say this, if that was me I would have been kicked out of the NFL!"

Seahawks Lock Up RB Lynch to 4-Year Deal - NYTimes.com
Seattle Seahawks fans might want to consider stocking up on Skittles. Marshawn Lynch is staying put.

Titans expected to franchise tag safety Michael Griffin | ProFootballTalk
Conflicting reports surfaced late this week regarding the Titans’ 2012 franchise tag. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora said the team would "likely" assign it to free agent cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

In St. Louis, Redskins viewed as favorites to trade up with Rams | ProFootballTalk
With the Rams almost certain to trade the second overall pick in the NFL draft to some team that wants Robert Griffin III, the big question in St. Louis is which team that will be.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Small-school corners follow road less traveled
For Oklahoma State, it was a blip on the radar screen. The Cowboys' 61-34 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette was never close enough to cause any fear. Their season opener served mainly as a warm-up for Big 12 play.

Freeman, Blount Vie for Madden Cover
On Sunday, EA Sports revealed the two Buccaneer players who are in the running for the Madden NFL 2013 cover

Free Agency and the Draft

Lamar Miller says he’s the best back in the draft | ProFootballTalk
A week ago, former Miami running back Lamar Miller generated the fastest 40-yard dash for any running back at the Scouting Combine, at 4.4 seconds.

Paul Soliai will probably hit the open market | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins used their franchise tag on nose tackle Paul Soliai last season, but it doesn’t look like it will happen twice.

Flynnsanity | National Football Post
Packers' decision to Tag or not due today

ProFootballWeekly.com - Free-agent scouting report: Bengals RB Cedric Benson
Once again, the Bengals are left with a decision on whether to re-sign Benson, who has been their featured runner the past four seasons.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Free agency could shake up Ravens' O-line, LB corps
With RB Ray Rice receiving the franchise tag, the major piece of the Ravens' free-agency puzzle is firmly in place. However, the team has a number of other issues to address, particularly along the offensive line.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Corner weighs heavily on Bucs minds
The use of the franchise tag will keep one potential target for the Buccaneers (Falcons CB Brent Grimes) from hitting the open market, but sources still expect that signing a starting cornerback will be one of the Bucs' priorities in free agency.

NFL.com news: Browns, Redskins reportedly have limits in RG3 chase
Popular thinking has the Browns and Redskins as the favorites to trade up for the Rams' No. 2 overall pick and land Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III in next month's draft.

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