Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/17/12

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8 Days until the players show up for Camp and 9 days before the public can attend

2012 Training Camp Schedule

As he enters his fourth season in the NFL, Broncos running back Lance Ball is looking to build on his production from a year ago.

In the weeks leading up to training camp, DenverBroncos.com will take you inside the roster, position-by-position. Next up in the series: the running backs.

2012 Game-By-Game: Week 10
In Week 10 of the 2012 season, the Broncos travel to Carolina to play the Panthers.

Bronco Birthdays

OT Brandon Gorin (2009) is 34.
LB Bill McKoy (1970-72) is 64.

Denver Broncos Videos

Next Level: Elvis Dumervil - ESPN Video - ESPN
Next Level examines the Broncos defense last season with Elvis Dumervil on and off the field.

Elvis Dumervil Arrested - ESPN Video - ESPN
Elvis Dumervil charged with aggravated assault with a firearm on Saturday.

Ditka: 'It's A Good Decision' - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Mike Ditka joins SportsCenter to talk about Matt Forte's new contract with the Bears.

Wiley: 'Pats Best in AFC' - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Marcellus Wiley previews the Patriots 2012 season and decides if they can make it all the way back to the Super Bowl.

Welker and Pats Have No Deal - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter joins NFL Live to discuss the latest on Wes Welker's contract negotiations with the Patriots.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Police report from Elvis Dumervil's arrest in Miami
Embedded below is the complete police report from Elvis Dumervil’s arrest in Miami. Certain personal information has been redacted.

Elvis Dumervil not carrying a gun at his arrest in Miami, sources say - The Denver Post
A road rage incident in the South Beach area of Miami Beach, Fla., precipitated the arrest of Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon,

Elvis Dumervil’s camp claims the gun wasn’t his | ProFootballTalk
Elvis Dumervil’s defense after his recent arrest in Miami for felony aggravated assault with a firearm will apparently be that the gun found in the car he was driving didn’t belong to him.

Elvis Dumervil allegedly showed gun in traffic dispute - NFL.com
Miami Beach police detective Vivian Hernandez confirmed to NFL.com and NFL Network on Monday that Denver Broncos outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was in fact charged with felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon Saturday night in Miami Beach, Fla. Previously, it had been reported that Dumervil had just been arrested and not charged.

Mark Kiszla: Professional athletes need more common sense - The Denver Post
For a bounty hunter or a bootlegger, carrying a weapon in the car makes sense to calm the paranoia.

Division News

Chargers will let fans pick next member of Hall of Fame | ProFootballTalk
Whenever a debate emerges regarding the process for determining membership in a Hall of Fame, one important constituency rarely receives significant consideration.

Preseason Power Rankings No. 16: San Diego Chargers | ProFootballTalk
Folks covering the team were convinced late last season that coach Norv Turner and G.M. A.J. Smith were on the outs in San Diego.

Ricky Stanzi backed by Kansas City Chiefs' Scott Pioli - NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs are sleeper Super Bowl contenders. Their young talent on both sides of the ball is ready to bloom. They get a number of key players back from injury.

Linebacker has been a place for undrafted rookies to make the Chiefs roster
Dexter Heyman is trying to add his name to a long list of undrafted rookie linebackers who’ve gone on to make the Chiefs roster

Speed has never been an issue for Chiefs rookie DB Chandler Fenner
Fenner was a dual-athlete in track and football at Holy Cross

Future Foes

Josh Gordon signs Cleveland Browns rookie contract - NFL.com
The Cleveland Browns and their 2012 NFL Supplemental Draft pick, Josh Gordon, have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, Adam Caplan of The Sideline View reported Monday.

Greg Hardy apparently didn’t learn his lesson about speed | ProFootballTalk
Well, at least Greg Hardy has four doors and fenders this time.

Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars reach four-year deal - NFL.com
Remove Josh Scobee from the list of franchise-tagged players looking for long-term deals.

Ray Rice, Baltimore Ravens agree to five-year, $35M deal - NFL.com
The Baltimore Ravens and running back Ray Rice reached an agreement on a five-year, $35 million contract Monday.

NFL News

ProFootballWeekly.com - NFL, NFLPA extend Legacy benefits
The NFL and NFLPA announced Monday that they have agreed to extend the Collective Bargaining Agreement’s new Legacy benefits to approximately 330 widows and other survivors of eligible pre-1993 players.

In-stadium Wi-Fi won’t be ready for 2012 | ProFootballTalk
As the league tries to enhance the in-stadium experience, the key word could be "try"

Franchise players: 3 unsigned, 6 sign tender, 12 get deals done | ProFootballTalk
The deadline for franchise players to sign long-term contracts has passed, and three players remain unsigned: Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, Lions defensive end Cliff Avril and 49ers safety Dashon Goldson.

40-year-old broadcast lands on YouTube | ProFootballTalk
Since I’m on vacation (i.e., working somewhere other than my house), the rest of the crew is keeping up with the bulk of the "news."

Eric LeGrand: NFL kickoffs were fine where they were - NFL.com
First things first: Read Eric LeGrand's entire guest-writing spot in SI.com's Monday Morning Quarterback.

Eli vs. Romo
Often times the simplest solution is the best one. I usually tend to believe that variation of Occam's Razor, the 14th century principle that is used (and misused) so often. But not always. Certainly not in the case of evaluating quarterbacks in the National Football League.

Miscellaneous Stuff

ProFootballWeekly.com - Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued
You could argue that the Saints will look back and regret they didn’t give Drew Brees his $20 million per year sooner. Enveloped in the Bounty scandal, this franchise badly needed its rudder this offseason.

Earl Campbell says he has nothing to complain about | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell is often mentioned as one of the primary examples of how the game of football can take such a physical toll on the men who play it that the sport simply isn’t worth the risks.

Craig Newsome fights painkiller addiction | ProFootballTalk
At a time then some in the media would wag their fingers at players who try to get more money for the risks they assume, here’s another example of why players should get what they can, when they can, however they can.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Texans' Schaub, wife donate $200K to hospital
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub isn't quite ready to talk football.

Chris Chambers still wants to play | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL wideout Chris Chambers, a second-round pick back in 2001, hasn’t played pro football since 2010. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to permanently call it quits.

Matt Barkley's arm strength much improved - NFL.com
One benefit from working at NFL.com: I see the columns written by guys like Daniel Jeremiah, Albert Breer and Michael Lombardi before they go online.

Robert Griffin III reportedly absent at open workouts - NFL.com
Washington Redskins rookies were scheduled to report to Redskins Park for pre-training camp workouts Monday. According to Alex Parker of WJLA.com, one member of the rookie class not in attendance was No. 2 overall draft pick Robert Griffin III.

Nothing wrong with rewarding Forte and Rice | National Football Post
NFL may be a 'passing league,' but production still sells.

Dez Bryant arrested on domestic violence charge | National Football Post
Cowboys WR in trouble again

Police: Seahawks' Marshawn Lynch arrested on suspicion of DUI - NFL.com
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence in Oakland,

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