Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/28/12

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2012 Training Camp Schedule

The second story in a three-part series. Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson and his staff bring a new philosophy to the Broncos' strength program.

Doctors warn that repeated concussions can lead to - 12.19.94 - SI Vault
It turns out that Doctors actually knew what they were talking about in this piece from1994. -- KK

Many NFL players refuse to see the signs that their career is over.

Bronco Birthdays

John Elway turns 52 today.

Denver Broncos Videos

Blogger Blitz: Tight End Trend - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about how the division has been on the wrong side of the tight end trend, and what might change in 2012.

NFLPA Wants Brees Contract Investigation - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton on the NFLPA asking the NFL to investigate the Saints contract negotiations with Drew Brees.

NFL32OT: Can MJD Break Emmitt's Rush Record? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 161: Mort discusses Brett Favre's comments on Tony Romo. Herm breaks down whether Maurice Jones-Drew can break Emmitt Smith's rushing record. Merril says Bengals will be playoff contenders.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos Pledge $50,000 to Wildfire Relief Efforts
On Wednesday, Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen announced that the team has pledged $50,000 to assist relief efforts for the wildfires burning in Colorado.

The Top 5 Turnarounds in NFL/AFL Regular Season History | TheFootballEducator.com
Cheer up Colt and Ram fans, you’ve done it before and you can do it again in the 2012 NFL Regular Season!

Division News

DHB’s lawyer sees procedural problems with DUI arrest | ProFootballTalk
The case against Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey continues to work its way through the California court system. And his lawyer thinks that there may be a way to avoid a conviction.

A first for Chris Berman in Oakland - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The AFC West is going to be the center of some special ESPN history.

Poll results: Clayton nails Oakland call - AFC West Blog - ESPN
In our AFC West poll this week, we reviewed John Clayton’s projected 2012 win count for each AFC West team.

Eric Berry says he's back to '100 percent' for Chiefs - NFL.com
When Eric Berry went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the season opener against the Buffalo Bills last season, the Kansas City Chiefs lost a rising star in their secondary they never adequately replaced.

Future Foes

Rob Gronkowski, Maurice Jones-Drew to strip down for ESPN | ProFootballTalk
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be taking off his shirt again, although it probably won’t generate quite as much controversy as his topless gyrations following the Super Bowl.

Ryan Mallett’s progress may give Patriots options | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots have been willing to go with two quarterbacks in the past. Something about having a guy like Tom Brady can give you that confidence.

Thomas Davis appreciates the Panthers’ patience | ProFootballTalk
Since you are all daily readers of our one-liners, you already know that Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is trying to become the first NFL player to return to the field after three torn ACLs.

Brees' Franchise Tag Arbitration Hearing Held - NYTimes.com
An arbitrator expects to rule within a week on arguments presented Wednesday concerning the Saints' use of the NFL's franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, NFL Players Association outside counsel Jeffrey Kessler said.

NFL News

Hines Ward: Players are learning they gave Goodell too much power | ProFootballTalk
When the NFL players accepted the new Collective Bargaining Agreement last year, only one of the 32 teams dissented: The Steelers, whose players voted 78-6 against the CBA. Now one player on last year’s Steelers team says the rest of the players are finding out why they should have been more skeptical.

NFL’s carrot could be keeping coaches in line | ProFootballTalk
Regardless of whether Sean Payton and Gregg Williams fear the NFL’s stick, they have good reason to be concerned that the NFL will remove its carrot.

Four former players sue the NFL and six teams over concussions | ProFootballTalk
Yet another lawsuit has been filed by former players against the NFL over concussions, but this time the players’ former teams are listed as defendants as well.

Rodney Harrison: New practice rules extend careers - NFL.com
Looking back, it feels as though Rodney Harrison played forever, but he believes his career could have been longer in today's NFL.

Former NBA player warns NFL rookies on drug use | ProFootballTalk
The laundry list of current and former NFL players to speak to the incoming crop of NFL players quietly included a former NBA player whose career collapsed under the weight of drug addiction.

NFL Rookie Symposium aims at preparing players for life in, after NFL - NFL - SI.com
This week's Rookie Symposium has been a hot topic lately --

NFL Rookie Symposium could stay in Ohio in future | National Football Post
Proximity to Hall of Fame a big boost

Miscellaneous Stuff

A.J. Hawk pushes person into lake during pickup game
Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk decided to have a little fun during a pickup football game at a charity golf tournament in Ohio, although one man might not have had such a great time.

Playbook: Andre Johnson vs. Pacman Jones | National Football Post
Using video to break down the 'Out and Up' from the AFC Playoffs.

ProFootballWeekly.com - The big four
Producer of the second-most popular helmet in the NFL, Schutt entered the market in the late 1980s. The company began in 1918 making basketball nets.

Quarterbacks help make limited offseason work successful for their teams | ProFootballTalk
One of the biggest changes put into place by the new Collective Bargaining Agreement were cuts in the amount of time and types of work teams can do during the offseason.

Lions "can" take action against players with off-field issues | ProFootballTalk
A law school professor of mine once suggested a stock answer to the inevitable question posed by potential clients who believe their rights have been violated: "Can they do that?"

Aaron Rodgers humbled by No. 1 ranking in 'Top 100' - NFL.com
NFL Network's "Top 100: Players of 2012" list exists on a certain level for fans and the media, but it's quickly become an entity that carries heft for players in the league.

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