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

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Cox, Thomas facing civil suit over alleged rape | ProFootballTalk
The woman whom former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox allegedly raped after she had passed out in his apartment will now be filing a civil suit against Cox and Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Manning's SNL 'United Way' Skit - ESPN Video - ESPN
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning performs in a parody while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2007.

Colts Plan For Luck - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bob Holtzman reports from Indianapolis with Indy's plan for Andrew Luck as minicamp opens and how the Colts will improve this season.

NFLPA Appeals Suspensions - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFLPA files grievance challenging Roger Goodell's authority to suspend four players for their involvement in Saints' bounty program.

Division News

AFC West holes to fill: Health will be Chiefs' biggest concern - NFL.com
With the 2012 NFL Draft and the bulk of free agency in the rearview mirror, NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison is examining each team's offseason activity and identifying remaining holes to fill.

Broncos: One big question - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Did the Broncos improve enough on defense?

Raiders: One big question - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Can the Raiders stay in the race in 2012?

San Diego Chargers reportedly interested in Drayton Florence - NFL.com
Free-agent cornerback Drayton Florence may be headed back to the San Diego Chargers, sources told U-T San Diego Friday.

Chargers: One big question - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Did the Chargers do enough on defense?

Chiefs: One big question - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Is quarterback Matt Cassel ready to lead this team on a deep playoff run?

Three and out: McFadden a fantasy ‘workhorse’ - NFL.com
McFadden to be a "workhorse?": New Raiders coach Dennis Allen told the San Jose Mercury News that he thinks Darren McFadden can be a workhorse running back in 2012.

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen defines an ideal Raider - NFL.com
In the post-Al Davis era, new head coach Dennis Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie are attempting to find players who embody what it means to be an Oakland Raider.

Peyton Hillis open to any role to help Kansas City Chiefs - NFL.com
Peyton Hillis signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs almost two months ago, and although he’s still unsure what his role will be, he recently said he'd be willing to do whatever is asked, according to the Kansas City Star.

Doubting Brandon Weeden is 'ready' to start right away - NFL.com
Brandon Weeden is not your average rookie quarterback. He's 28 years old, and it's clear the Cleveland Browns are looking to him to start sooner than later. Like right away.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Panthers DE Johnson undergoes minor surgery
Panthers DE Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Panthers DE Charles Johnson undergoes knee surgery - NFL.com
Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on Friday, GM Marty Hurney confirmed on Friday.

Baltimore Ravens Bryant McKinnie at camp to lose weight - NFL.com
Looking to get back into Pro-Bowl form, Baltimore Ravens tackle Bryant McKinnie is treating the team's voluntary offseason workout as if it was mandatory.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Buccaneers sign DT Gibson
The Buccaneers announced Friday that they have signed veteran DT Gary Gibson to a two-year contract.

NFL News

NFL players' union files grievances over New Orleans Saints bounty suspensions - ESPN
The NFL Players Association has filed a pair of grievances challenging the authority of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend four players for their involvement in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program.

Ex-Ohio State Buckeyes, Indianapolis Colts QB Art Schlichter gets 11 years in prison - ESPN
The painful saga of ex-Ohio State Buckeyes and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Art Schlichter came to a close Friday when a federal judge sentenced him to nearly 11 years in prison for scamming participants in what authorities called a million-dollar sports ticket scheme.

Schlichter has brain damage, donates it for study after death | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter, sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday, has brain damage, a court-ordered mental examination of Schlichter concluded.

Larry Izzo once gave "going for two" new meaning on the Patriots sideline | ProFootballTalk
We’ve heard stories about NFL players going to the bathroom on the sidelines before.

Football Great Junior Seau's Brain to Be Examined - NYTimes.com
Football great Junior Seau's brain will be examined for evidence of repetitive injuries from his playing days following the retired linebacker's suicide in his California beachfront home, a pastor for the family said on Friday.

Seau's Brain Could Hold Clues About NFL Injuries' Impacts - NYTimes.com
When 300-pound professional football players repeatedly slam into each other like runaway freight trains, what impact does that have on their brains?

Another Ex-NFL Player Who Had Concussions to Donate Brain - NYTimes.com
A judge in Ohio on Friday sentenced former NFL quarterback Art Schlichter to more than 10 years in prison for a phony ticket scheme and granted his request to have his damaged brain donated to science after he dies.

Union files grievance in bounty case - The Denver Post
The NFL players union has challenged Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend players who participated in the New Orleans Saints' pay-for-pain scandal and wants him removed from hearing appeals.

Union Files Grievance for Suspended N.F.L. Players - NYTimes.com
In the first move of what figures to be a contentious fight, the N.F.L. players union launched its defense of four New Orleans Saints players suspended for their roles in the team’s bounty program with a three-pronged attack on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority.

Free Agency

Buffalo Bills release DB Drayton Florence - NFL.com
The Buffalo Bills have released cornerback Drayton Florence, a source with knowledge of the situation said Friday.

Chad Clifton has no plans to retire | ProFootballTalk
Chad Clifton admitted in a radio interview Friday that it is difficult for him to accept the fact that he’s not a member of the Packers any longer.

The Draft

Tannehill says "65-70 percent" of Dolphins playbook is same as A&M | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins started rookie minicamp on Friday.

Redskins sign a pair of seventh-round picks | ProFootballTalk
The new CBA apparently will be accelerating the season for signing draft picks.

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