Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/10/12

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Starting guard Chris Kuper could be A-OK by training camp - The Denver Post
Chris Kuper, a fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft, had surgery soon after his New Years Day injury against the Chiefs.

2012 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Line
Take a look at some of the top prospects on the defensive line leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft.

Denver Broncos Videos

Video: On The Clock -- Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The On The Clock roundtable looks at the impact Peyton Manning will have on the Broncos and if they can contend for the Super Bowl.

Draft Minute: Dont'a Hightower - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay breaks down Dont'a Hightower's gap discipline and ability to get after the quarterback.

Wide Receiver Rankings - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay ranks the top wide receivers in the NFL draft.

QB Camp - Brock Osweiler - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jon Gruden and Brock Osweiler discuss the benefits and disadvantages of Osweiler's size.

Brock Osweiler Projection - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. talks about which round Brock Osweiler will be drafted and which player could move into the top 10 and drop out of the top 10 of the NFL draft.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos Mailbag: Peyton Manning could use some running back help - The Denver Post
In this giant-sized offseason installment, Mike tackles eight Qs, including wondering if Peyton Manning can survive an entire season.

Arizona State's Brock Osweiler fits Denver Broncos' profile for a backup QB backup - The Denver Post
The Broncos were on the hunt for another quarterback even before they traded Tim Tebow to the New York Jets.

Division News

A haven for kickers
It takes a village to raise a child, the proverb goes. Does it also take a village to raise an NFL kicker?

NFL.com news: Raiders GM: Carson Palmer trade doesn't bother me
Hue Jackson behaved in 2011 like a man who wasn't thinking long term. He knew he might have to make the playoffs to keep his job as coach with a new power structure arriving in Oakland, so he went all-in.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chargers' chances shouldn't be discounted
The Broncos have Peyton Manning. The Chiefs can’t possibly run into the injury woes they encountered last season, and they are a gritty group. The Raiders beat each of their division rivals on the road a season ago — and maybe, just maybe, this will be the year the Raiders cut down on the penalties.

NFL News

Goodell Upholds Penalties in Saints Bounty Case - NYTimes.com
If the Saints become the first NFL team to play a Super Bowl on their home field next season, they'll do it with an interim coach and some new faces on defense.

NFL.com news: Saints 'bounty' discipline won't change, commissioner says
The New Orleans Saints, along with coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt, were notified Monday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell decided to uphold the discipline that he imposed for continuing violations of the league's anti-bounty rule over a three-year period

NFL.com news: Report: FDIC sues ex-Bears QB Jim McMahon for bank failure
Former Bears quarterback Jim McMahon reportedly has been sued by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in connection with the 2010 failure of Chicago-based Broadway Bank.

Harvin among Gators players who undermined the program under Meyer | ProFootballTalk
Former Florida coach Urban Meyer delivered to the NFL multiple successful players during his time in Gainesville.

The death of the workhorse running back | National Football Post
As NFL offenses continue to evolve, the demand for a 300-carry running back continues to decrease

NFL.com news: Cook: Jake Locker will push Matt Hasselbeck to be Titans' QB
After his stellar debut with the Tennessee Titans, quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has reason to believe he will keep his starting job this season.

Free Agency

NFL.com news: Marcus Trufant returns to Seahawks' secondary
A lot of nice articles were written in Seattle about Marcus Trufant's run with the Seahawks when the team released the nine-year veteran earlier this offseason.

NFL.com news: Agent: Jets, Patriots, Eagles interested in free-agent safety Bell
Free-agent safety Yeremiah Bell is drawing interest from the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, according to Bell's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Redskins sign James Lee, re-sign Kedric Golston | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins added a little depth at tackle Monday when they announced the signing of free agent James Lee.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Eagles re-sign DT Landri
The Eagles have agreed to terms with DT Derek Landri on a one-year deal.

The Draft

Stock Watch: Part II | National Football Post
Which prospects on defense are moving up draft boards?

NFL.com news: Rams visit with draft prospects Blackmon and Cox
Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Mississippi State defensive tackle Fletcher Cox visited the St. Louis Rams on Monday as the team with the No. 6 pick in this month's NFL draft began hosting prospects.

NFL.com news: Brock Osweiler lands in Miami for Dolphins pre-draft visit
Brock Osweiler said he landed in Miami on Monday for a visit with the Dolphins, three days after the 6-foot-7 Arizona State quarterback reportedly worked out for the Denver Broncos.

NFL.com news: Draft sleepers: Non-combine invitees on the rise
Earlier this week, I mentioned several high-profile players who boosted their draft stock with strong pro-day workouts. Those prospects had either opted against performing at February's NFL Scouting Combine or needed to make up for a disappointing performance in Indianapolis.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Non-combine invitees impress at ECU’s pro day "
Despite not having a player present at the NFL Scouting Combine, East Carolina features two potential late-round draft picks.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Toledo vying for first draft pick since 2008 "
One Toledo player — WR Eric Page — was invited to participate at the NFL Scouting Combine. Page also represents Toledo’s best shot at having a player selected in April.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Three and out: Michael Floyd to St. Louis? "
Gil Brandt believes Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd could be the first WR taken, and not Justin Blackmon, whom everybody has earmarked for the honor since draftologists started breaking this thing down after the season.

ProFootballWeekly.com - NFL Links: Dolphins focused on Tannehill
It might be time for the Dolphins to overpay for a quarterback, says a Miami columnist.

Doug Martin, Second-Ranked Running Back in 2012 Draft - NYTimes.com
Martin reminds me of Ray Rice in the respect that he’s not abundantly fast once he reaches the second or third level, but his initial burst is top notch.

Go Broncos!

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