Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/11/12

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15 Days until Camp

Offensive Line Coach Dave Magazu sat down with DenverBroncos.com to talk about the progress of the group, the importance of continuity on the offensive line and how signing Peyton Manning changes things for his position group.

In the weeks leading up to training camp, DenverBroncos.com will take you inside the roster, position-by-position. Fourth up in the series: the offensive line.

2012 Game-By-Game: Week 6
In Week 6 of the 2012 season, the Broncos travel to Qualcomm Stadium to take on Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers.

Demaryius Thomas soaks up life with Peyton Manning - NFL.com
Imagine you're Demaryius Thomas. It's March and you're watching along with the rest of America as Peyton Manning plays the belle of the ball in free agency.

Bronco Birthdays

DT Antwon Burton (2006-07) is 29.
DT Jerry Johnson (2001) is 35.
QB Jacky Lee (1964-65) is 73

Denver Broncos Videos

Gordon: 'I'm Grateful To Get A Chance' - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Baylor Wide Receiver Josh Gordon talks about his pro day workout and preparing for the NFL's supplemental draft.

Brees To Skip Camp Without Deal - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen talks about Drew Brees skipping camp if he doesn't have a long-term contract in place by Monday's deadline.

RG3 Looking Forward To Season - ESPN Video - ESPN
Robert Griffin III talks about his contract status, offseason and how he will provide leadership and stability for the Redskins.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning drives …. a Buick?
This behind-the-scenes clip of Peyton Manning filming his latest commercial has started making the Internet rounds.

Two Amigos – Mark Jackson, Vance Johnson – on Broncos caravan
The Broncos caravan will continue Thursday in Grand Junction, followed by a stop Friday in Rifle and will then conclude its tour in Breckenridge on Saturday.

D.J. Williams Appears To Be A Keeper In Denver Despite Off The Field Issues-Predominantly Orange
Over the past few seasons, D.J. Williams has been arrested for a DUI and he’s had his captaincy revoked.

Broncos Mailbag: Denver fans, was pain of McDaniels worth Manning? - The Denver Post
Mike, with all the drama the Broncos have gone through since Mike Shanahan's firing, I think it's time to re-evaluate the Jay Cutler trade and the impact it's had on the makeup of this year's team.

Division News

San Diego Chargers sorry for K.C. Chiefs fans ticket flap - NFL.com
Behold the power of the Internet.

Report: Raiders, Tyvon Branch making progress toward contract | ProFootballTalk
Raiders safety Tyvon Branch has signed his franchise tender for the 2012 season, but he’d still like to sign a long-term deal with the team and, like those who haven’t signed their tenders, only has until July 16 to do it.

Future Foes

Jacoby Jones’ drops a concern in Baltimore | ProFootballTalk
Two months after free agent receiver Jacoby Jones signed with the Ravens, there are some concerns about his hands.

Courtney Upshaw feels blessed he wound up in Baltimore | ProFootballTalk
For many people, hearing the old saying about making lemonade when life gives you lemons causes a negative reaction because of the overly simplistic and appallingly cutesy way it attempts to deal with crushing disappointment.

No deal imminent between Ravens and Ray Rice | ProFootballTalk
With the clock ticking toward next Monday’s deadline for franchised players to sign long-term deals, you can tell who has leverage, and who doesn’t

Steelers’ Steve McLendon: I can play nose tackle at 280 pounds | ProFootballTalk
At 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, Steve McLendon is not a small man. At least, he would not be a small man if he were something other than an NFL defensive tackle.

QB coach: Josh Freeman has "burning desire" to improve | ProFootballTalk
For the Buccaneers to make strides in 2012, it’s going to take more than new coach Greg Schiano’s discipline.

Jeff Lageman: Blaine Gabbert better than Chad Henne - NFL.com
The Jacksonville Jaguars are committed to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback, but if he looks anything like he did last season, it won't be long before Chad Henne sees the field.

Goldson wants long-term security, knows he may not get it | ProFootballTalk
With all the talk about whether Drew Brees will get a long-term deal from the Saints, it’s easy to forget that 13 other franchise players have yet to get long-term deals, either.

Kyle Arrington fine moving to slot in Patriots defense - NFL.com
As the NFL moves to a more passing league, teams need at least three starting-caliber cornerbacks as nickel packages are becoming more prevalent.

NFL News

NFL players union launches online shop for player apparel
Even as they enter the second season of a 10-year collective bargaining agreement, the NFL and NFL Players Association are at odds over plenty of matters these days.

Mara calls claims of concealed concussion information "ridiculous" | ProFootballTalk
ndividual NFL owners haven’t said much about the ever-growing list of former players who have sued the league for concussions

Debate continues over Kevlar padding and concussions | ProFootballTalk
Rob Vito sells Kevlar padding. So it’s in Rob Vito’s best interest to promote the safety effects of Kevlar padding.

Times are tough for unemployed NFL vets | ProFootballTalk
Each of the NFL’s 32 teams has 90 roster spots at the moment, and most teams have filled that allotment in this short window before the start of training camp.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Larry Fitzgerald's 'DWI' works on Cards' Michael Floyd - NFL.com
Arizona Cardinals rookie Michael Floyd has responded to Larry Fitzgerald's "DWI" accusation in appropriate fashion. Fitz chided the rookie receiver for "Don't want it" when Floyd missed his third straight workout with Fitzgerald on Monday.

ProFootballWeekly.com - USA Football to teach safety for youth football players at NFL sites
USA Football wants to drive home the importance of player safety with a "Protection Tour."

Robert Griffin III feels Redskins’ fans hunger for success | ProFootballTalk
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III knows he was drafted by a team with a rabid fan base, and he knows that fan base is sick and tired of all the losing. And he says he likes that.

Supplemental prospect Larry Lumpkin to work out Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
While former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon apparently impressed at Tuesday’s workout, fellow Supplemental Draft prospect Larry Lumpkin will work out Wednesday.

Is Josh Gordon being overhyped? | ProFootballTalk
As we hear more and more about how many teams are interested in former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon and

More details on Josh Gordon’s Pro Day workout | ProFootballTalk
Supplemental draft prospect Josh Gordon wrapped up an impressive individual Pro Day showing on Tuesday,

Josh Gordon tries to put marijuana suspension behind him | ProFootballTalk
By nature, if you’re in the Supplemental Draft, there’s a problem.

Coaching up 'Cover 0' | National Football Post
My notes on technique, alignment, footwork, etc.

Playbook: Breaking down Goldson's INT vs. Brees | National Football Post
Using video from the NFC Playoffs to talk FS technique.

Fifteen Minutes With Former Football Agent Leigh Steinberg - Sports Agent Blog
You are going to have to wait until at least Winter 2014 to read Leigh Steinberg’s anticipated memoir, but you do not have to wait that long to watch and listen to him discuss his life as a sports agent.

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