Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/12/12

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Same Number, New Name
Broncos fans will recognize No. 20 in the defensive secondary in 2012, but this year the jersey will be worn by safety Mike Adams, who hopes to live up to Brian Dawkins' lofty play.

Broncos' Julius Thomas will find playing time tough to get in NFL in 2012 - The Denver Post
Julius Thomas rookie season went downhill on the first reception of his NFL career. So where does that leave him now with the Broncos?

Denver Broncos Videos

Keeping An Eye On RG3 - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody joins SportsCenter and discusses why former Baylor QB Robert Griffin III is his offensive rookie to watch this season.

Ray Lewis’ Madden 13 trailer for E3 - NFL.com
We got a chance to preview Madden 13 at E3 in Los Angeles last week, and it looks pretty good. And if that doesn’t motivate you enough for the game, perhaps the above video of Ray Lewis will do the trick.

Denver Broncos Blogs

ProFootballWeekly.com - Managing expectations for Broncos this season
Tuesday starts three days of minicamp days for the Broncos and, no stunner here, three days of reports on the arm strength of one Peyton Manning.

Broncos face looming question with linebacker D.J. Williams
There is an NFL head coach who, before the rumble of electronic progress could be heard, would fine his players $100 per page for a lost playbook.

Broncos Mailbag: With Peyton Manning's tools, can Denver win in 2012? - The Denver Post
The Posts Broncos reporter responds to your questions in Mike Klis Broncos Mailbag. In this special offseason installment, Mike tackles six Qs, including one wondering what the Broncos expectations should be with Peyton Manning.

Division News

Chiefs center Rob Bruggeman assaulted in Des Moines | ProFootballTalk
Downtown Des Moines is not normally thought of as a place fraught with danger.

No Dwayne Bowe progress in K.C. - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Kansas City general manger Scott Pioli offered no update on the situation with receiver Dwayne Bowe

Is Ryan Mathews ready for increased role? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
San Diego running back Ryan Mathews will be one of the most interesting players in the NFL to watch develop in 2012.

Ranking the defensive linemen - AFC West Blog - ESPN
We continue our AFC West positional rankings with a very young and overly unproven group of defensive linemen:

Future Foes

Steve Bisciotti fought "like hell" to get the Ravens in prime time | ProFootballTalk
For Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, having a winning football team is not enough: He wants to make sure his team is seen by as wide an audience as possible.

BenJarvus Green-Ellis buys in to Bengals' plan - NFL.com
The Cincinnati Bengals appear to have an ego-free backfield in place for the 2012 season.

Maurice Jones-Drew won't get new deal, GM says - NFL.com
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew might want a new contract, but general manager Gene Smith doesn't seem interested in giving him one.

Maurice Jones-Drew won't report to Jaguars minicamp Tuesday - NFL.com
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew will not attend the first day of the Jacksonville Jaguars mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Jaguars' Smith had right idea with Kampman signing
Here are some whispers we've been hearing from our sources around the NFL:

Procedure on ailing back affecting Patriots’ Sebastian Vollmer | ProFootballTalk
Back problems have bothered Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer for much of his football career, and those problems are continuing.

Coach calls Vincent Jackson a great influence on young Bucs | ProFootballTalk
In seven seasons in San Diego, Vincent Jackson clashed so often with the Chargers that the team sometimes questioned aloud whether his great talent was worth having to put up with his prickly personality.

Falcons hope a healthy Baker can protect Ryan’s back | ProFootballTalk
After drafting quarterback Matt Ryan with the third overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff made a bold move to get back into the first round to protect Ryan’s blind side.

NFL News

Mike Carey says game "unquestionably" will be different with replacement officials | ProFootballTalk
For the most part, NFL officials are seen and rarely heard. Don’t be shocked if we hear more and more from them in the coming weeks and months.

Roger Goodell's authority to discipline Hargrove upheld - NFL.com
Arbitrator Stephen Burbank ruled Monday that Packers defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove can be disciplined by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell,

Concussion lawsuits continue | ProFootballTalk
Last week’s filing of a 2,000-player "master complaint" hardly represented the beginning of the process — and if definitely wasn’t the end.

Goodell: Concussion tests could be taken on tablet - NFL.com
Roger Goodell began his run as NFL commissioner in 2006 with an emphasis on discipline and player safety. Six years later, not much has changed. Player health and safety are even bigger topics of discussion than ever.

Roger Goodell considering mandatory tests for retirees - NFL.com
In the wake of Junior Seau's death, Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher suggested that mental health counseling be available for players after their careers are over.

NFL still needs stiffer DUI penalties | ProFootballTalk
While the NFL currently holds its players accountable for drunk driving, recent events indicate that the current system of discipline isn’t completely effectively preventing misbehavior.


Miscellaneous Stuff

Siri is now ready for your sports questions - NFL.com
Good news for those of you who use Siri: The Apple application will be answering sports questions, which is good apparently

Earl Campbell’s life and beyond to be a documentary - NFL.com
Former Houston Oilers running back Earl Campbell was one of the most dominating running backs in NFL history.

Taking Your Team (Football or Business) to the TOP | TheFootballEducator.com
This past Sunday I had the pleasure to sit down with Susan Roberts, an actionCOACH for business consultation in Denver, to discuss the progress on my new book regarding TEAM building.

A look at the Cowboys play action scheme | National Football Post
Using video to break down Romo's pass to beat the 49ers.

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