Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/13/12

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13 Days until Camp

Q&A with Richard Smith
Linebackers Coach Richard Smith talks about what he expects from Von Miller in 2012, what it's like coaching under defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio and the importance of versatility for a linebacker.

2012 Game-By-Game: Week 8
In Week 8 of the 2012 season, the Broncos welcome the New Orleans Saints to Denver for a Sunday Night matchup on NBC.

Broncos' situation at linebacker looks murky - The Denver Post
Sorry to throw cold water on the pre-training camp Peyton Manning hype-fest.

BARRELS OF LOVE BENEFIT BREW Featured Denver Bronco Players & Silent Auction

at Wystone's World Teas Thursday, July 26 from 5-8:00pm at 7323 W. Alaska Drive, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

Bronco Birthdays

WR John Embree (1969-70) is 68.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Network: Demaryius Thomas on Set
Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas drops by the "NFL Total Access" set to talk about Peyton Manning and all things Denver.

NFL Network: Denver's Batman and Robin
Warren Sapp breaks down what makes Broncos pass-rush specialists Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil so dangerous to opposing QBs.

Brees, Saints Millions Apart - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith, Skip Bayless discuss the report that Drew Brees and the Saints were millions apart on guaranteed money.

Manning backups Weber, Hanie former Manning passing camp counselors | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Not to suggest Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been around a while or anything but he once brought in a couple college quarterbacks named Adam Weber and Caleb Hanie to help instruct kids at the Manning Passing Academy.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Matt Russell picked for University of Colorado Hall of Fame | First-and-Orange
Matt Russell, the Broncos’ director of player personnel, has been elected to join the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame.

Peyton Manning passing camp has begun | First-and-Orange
Thibodaux, La. _ High school hopefuls walked through the field of Guidry Stadium, all of them nervous, some of them cocky.

Thomas Takes Home ESPY " DenverBroncos.com
On Wednesday night, Demaryius Thomas’ 80-yard touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers won the "Best Moment" honor at the 2012 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles.

Division News

Jacob Tamme is a steal for Peyton Manning's Broncos - NFL.com
Adjusted Cap Number: $147.236 million. Cap Room Remaining: $11.719 million

Carson Palmer's re-worked deal gives Raiders cap help - NFL.com
Adjusted cap number: $123.659 million. Cap room remaining: $1.347 million

Ryan Lilja to be pushed out by Chiefs rookie Jeff Allen? - NFL.com
Adjusted cap number: $146.483 million. Cap room remaining: $16.548 million

Future Foes

ProFootballWeekly.com - Mike Smith sees lots of Falcons in Chiefs
It’s a bit down the road, but for Falcons head coach Mike Smith he has thought a lot about his Week One opponent.

Jerry Rice: Julio Jones will be 2012 breakout receiver - NFL.com
Jerry Rice is often asked about today's young receivers. According to the Hall of Fame wideout, the next big thing is playing down in Atlanta.

Mike Smith: I'll be judged by Falcons' playoff success - NFL.com
In four seasons under head coach Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons are 43-21, they've won an NFC South title and, in total, have made three trips to the postseason. The Falcons are 0-3 in those playoff appearances, however, and Smith knows that playoff success will ultimately define his tenure with the team.

Ray Edwards ready to impact Atlanta Falcons in Year 2 - NFL.com
If the Atlanta Falcons want to improve their pass rush this season, defensive end Ray Edwards will need to step up his game considerably.

Jimmy Graham uses altitude training for pre-camp edge | ProFootballTalk
Jimmy Graham soars over opponents on a regular basis. So it’s no surprise the Saints tight end is getting some pre-training camp work in at altitude.

Jonathan Stewart intends to remain a Panther | ProFootballTalk
The Panthers’ decision to sign running back Mike Tolbert as a free agent this offseason, it called into question their plans for the future with Jonathan Stewart, who can become a free agent after this season.

Jon Beason eyes Carolina Panthers' first-team defense - NFL.com
After losing middle linebacker Jon Beason to a torn Achilles at the start of the 2011 season, the Carolina Panthers were cautious with the three-time Pro Bowler during OTAs and minicamps. Beason wanted to be on the field, but understood the team's decision.

Is there hope for the Jags in 2012? | ProFootballTalk
They landed at No. 30 on the PFT Preseason Power Rankings, one spot ahead of the Colts. The more relevant question is whether they’ll be able to fend off the Colts for third place in the AFC South.

NFL News

N.F.L. Asks Saints’ Vilma to Drop Lawsuit - NYTimes.com
The N.F.L. has filed a grievance with the players’ union asking Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma to drop his defamation lawsuit against Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Junior Seau's brain tissue donated by family for research study - NFL.com
Coroner's officials say Junior Seau's family has donated some of his brain tissue for research amid questions about whether damage from his football career contributed to his decision to commit suicide.

Hall of Famer Dermontti Dawson joins concussion lawsuit | ProFootballTalk
We can’t possibly document every concussion lawsuit that’s filed, because the rolls seem to grow every day.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Browns take WR Gordon in supplemental draft
The Browns used a second-round pick in Thursday’s supplemental draft to select former Baylor WR Josh Gordon, according to multiple reports.

Josh Gordon drafted by Cleveland Browns in Round 2 - NFL.com
The Cleveland Browns used a second-round pick in the NFL's supplemental draft Thursday to select former Baylor and Utah wide receiver Josh Gordon, the league confirmed.

It’s a tough road for any of today’s Supplemental prospects | ProFootballTalk
"It’s a catch-up game all the way," running back Harvey Unga told Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange. "No matter how good a learner you are, you have to work so hard to get caught up."

Supplemental draft lottery may have forced Cleveland’s hand | ProFootballTalk
So why did the Browns use a second-round pick in the supplemental draft on receiver Josh Gordon?

Josh Gordon vows not to let Browns down - NFL.com
The Cleveland Browns made the bold move to upgrade their wide receiver corps by expending a 2013 second-round pick on former Baylor and Utah product Josh Gordon in Thursday's supplemental draft.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Playbook: 'Limiting' Sproles in the red zone | National Football Post
Drawing up a 'Boston' call (Cover 7) on the chalkboard

Training Camp Turnarounds - Top NFL Total Offense upgrades | TheFootballEducator.com
These NFL clubs have the distinction of being the bottom 5 in Total Offense (Yards) for the 2011 NFL Season.

Free agency rewind | National Football Post
Looking back at all the key developments that took place during the NFL offseason.

NFL joins military in using helmet sensors to mine head-injury data - News - Stripes
The National Football League, worried about the impact of head injuries, plans to follow the military’s lead by putting high-tech sensors in players’ helmets to gather data on concussions that could benefit both organizations.

Terrell Owens declares his love for Jerry Jones, begs for work | ProFootballTalk
The Terrell Owens "Please Hire Me" tour continues, as the controversial wide receiver tries to get past his ill-fated stint with the Allen Wranglers.

Jim Irsay: Andrew Luck will sign in time for Colts camp - NFL.com
Jim Irsay has tweeted, and so now we must write about it. It's a personal prison from which we cannot escape.

Federal investigation in Utah takes down counterfeit jersey websites | ProFootballTalk
An intercepted shipment of fake NFL jerseys to a Utah man was part of a federal investigation which has taken down 70 websites selling counterfeit NFL jerseys.

Dolphins talking to league office about a logo change | ProFootballTalk
In 1997, one of Florida’s NFL teams made a dramatic shift in logo and uniform design, ditching pastel creamsicle duds and the flamboyant Zorro helmet sticker for a stunning pewter and red combination.

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