Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/30/12

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Denver Broncos 2012 Organized Team Activities - Mile High Report
(From 4-16-12)The Broncos resume OTA's today. Here are the new rules they must abide by.

Broncos tried to fix bad draft in 2009 with their 2012 draft - The Denver Post
And with their 2012 draft, the Broncos attempted to make a final correction on their embarrassing draft of 2009.

Local woman is looking toward Broncos' sidelines | VailDaily.com
Hayley Beard strutted onto center stage April 15 and looked like she was born to be there — which, of course, she was.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Manning Takes In Rockies Game - ESPN Video - ESPN
Peyton Manning talks baseball at Mets-Rockies game.

Parting Shot - The Softer Side Of Goodell - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jemele Hill was happy to see a much different Roger Goodell during the NFL Draft than the one we are used to.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Manning's effect on Brock Osweiler - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN's Tedy Bruschi brought up a good point during the NFL draft on Saturday.

Denver Broncos' Draft Grade - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
With the 2012 NFL Draft in the books, it’s that time to grade the Denver Broncos draft.

Broncos add 13th UDFA, WR Eric Page | First-and-Orange
It took a little longer than the Broncos hoped it would to lock down undrafted rookie wide receiver Eric Page from Toledo

Woody Paige: John Elway is Broncos' wizard in 2012 NFL Draft, but he's in front of the curtain - The Denver Post
The B-roncos. The Broncos draft must be given a grade of B-minus — today. Or perhaps an "E" for Erudite, Efficient, Eclectic, Esoteric and Elway for tomorrow.

Grading the NFL draft: Denver Broncos double down on defense - The Denver Post
It was a draft with a capital D, as in Defense. The Broncos used four of their seven picks on defense, including their first pick of the draft — Cincinnati defensive tackle Derek Wolfe — in the second round (36th overall).

Division News

NFL.com news: Chandler Harnish had deal in place with Chargers
By the looks of it on YouTube, Mr. Irrelevant, Chandler Harnish, had a party Sunday to celebrate his name finally being called in the 2012 NFL Draft. The Colts, as you know, selected the quarterback from Northern Illinois 253rd.

Chargers work deals with 20 undrafted free agents | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers have been among the NFL’s most active teams when it comes to rookie free-agent signings.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chiefs opt to not add to LB corps
A lot can be taken from the Chiefs' draft class, mainly that the team wants to get younger and stronger up front on both sides of the ball.

Reggie McKenzie shows fondness for hoops in first Raiders draft - NFL.com
New Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie looked to another sport in his first draft, taking two converted basketball players who are relatively new to football.

Raiders donating large chunk of season-ticket sales to local schools | ProFootballTalk
The Oakland Raiders have had some creative programs in the past couple of years.

ProFootballWeekly.com - McFadden set to be a one-man rushing attack for Raiders
By ignoring the RB position in the draft, it looks like the Raiders are set with their depth at running back.

Ben Roethlisberger 'excited' about Steelers O-line draft focus - NFL.com
"I'm really excited," Big Ben said at a speaking engagement on Saturday. "We got some good guys on offense and defense to help add to a team that was good already."

ProFootballWeekly.com - DeCastro could be a foundation piece for Steelers
The Steelers did not expect to see Stanford OG David DeCastro on the board at No. 24.

Steelers announce a dozen rookie free agents, including Marquis Maze | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers are the latest team to disclose the acquisition of rookie free agents who have signed with the team after the conclusion of the draft.

Ravens agree to terms with 20 undrafted rookies | ProFootballTalk
Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times has a full list of undrafted rookies who have agreed to terms with the Baltimore Ravens. 20 of them are known.

Mike Holmgren: Browns had to trade up for Trent Richardson | ProFootballTalk
The Cleveland Browns gave up three picks to move up one spot in the NFL draft and select Alabama running back Trent Richardson, a trade that has some analysts questioning the Browns’ decision

ProFootballWeekly.com - Browns betting on Weeden's readiness
Rookie QB Brandon Weeden will get every chance to start from the get-go in Cleveland.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Improved Bucs still have room for OT upgrade
The Buccaneers’ draft class is being heralded as one of the best in the league.

NFL News

Disconnect grows between former, current players regarding concussions | ProFootballTalk
One of the biggest hurdles facing the former players suing the NFL for concussions suffered during their playing careers arises from the claim that the NFL failed to warn the players regarding the risks of concussions.

The Draft

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive This was a really strange NFL Draft… so let’s go over five things we’ll remember "
Not sure what it was this year. The Draft was, well, awesome as usual.

N.F.L. Draft More Closely Resembles Swap Meet, Only With Top-Quality Talent - NYTimes.com
No two N.F.L. drafts are alike.

Tracking the confirmed undrafted rookie signings | ProFootballTalk
Many NFL teams will not formally announce undrafted rookie signings until Monday or perhaps even Tuesday because they’re waiting for players who’ve agreed to terms to pass physicals and officially put pen to paper.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Trades made during draft week
Of the 221 picks that could have been traded in this year's draft — compensatory picks cannot be dealt — 101, or 45.7 percent, were traded at least once, including those that changed hands prior to the draft.

Kellen Moore Not Drafted? No Reason to Feel Blue - NYTimes.com
The denizens of my hometown, Boise, Idaho, learned a cold, hard lesson this past weekend. In the N.F.L., measurables do count.

Go Broncos!

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