Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/27/12

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Peyton Manning runs 'clinic' at Broncos training camp - NFL.com
Derek Wolfe wasn't the reason that thousands of people flocked to Denver Broncos training camp Thursday, but the second-round draft pick felt that way for a moment.

Notebook: First Camp for Rookies
Broncos rookies took the field for their first training camp practice, Bailey noticed improvements from several younger players, McGahee is ready to keep running at age 30 and Broncos players had some fun with age differences.

Record Crowd Provides Spark
A record-shattering crowd soaked in the first training camp session of the summer on Thursday.

Manning Back in His Element
Quarterback Peyton Manning made it clear he was excited to get training camp started.

Bronco Birthdays

WR Haven Moses (1972-81) is 66

Denver Broncos Videos

Record Crowd Reacts to New Look
The wait is over. Training camp starts at Dove Valley as Peyton Manning and the Broncos run through a high tempo opening day practice.

Training Camp Day 1: Fox
John Fox talks about officially starting training camp and gives his take on the team's first practice.

Training Camp Day 1: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about today's practice, his durability heading into camp and the importance of the next three weeks.

Video: On Peyton Manning's injury - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Stephania Bell examines the spine injury that kept Peyton Manning out last season.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Panthers WR Steve Smith pledges $100,000 to Aurora shooting victims
Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is making a major financial contribution to help victims of the Aurora movie theater shootings.

Broncos training camp: QB Peyton Manning draws cheers on Day One - The Denver Post
The moment Peyton Manning jogged onto the field, the record crowd gave him a rousing welcome.

Broncos coach John Fox asks Rod Smith, John Lynch to motivate team - The Denver Post
There have been times when Broncos coach John Fox has said sometimes players just need to hear an alternate voice to get the most out of the message.

Porter and Manning now on same page - AFC West Blog - ESPN
he cornerback who delivered Peyton Manning his greatest blow now enjoys picking the brain of the maestro quarterback.

Denver will give Hillman chance to shine - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the players I am most interested watching Thursday when the Denver Broncos open training camp is rookie running back Ronnie Hillman.

Peyton Manning shows off health to fans - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Derek Wolfe thought something was strange when he heard a roar as he emerged from the locker room at the Denver Broncos’ practice field.

Broncos generation gap: From 36-year-old Peyton Manning to 20-year-old Ronnie Hillman | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Until recently, Peyton Manning was nothing more than a video game star to Ronnie Hillman.

Broncos position battles at training camp: Unrein, Moore, Woodyard
Some of the notable depth chart developments in Day 1 of Denver Broncos training camp…

Record crowd watches Peyton Manning's debut at Broncos training camp - The Denver Post
The line started to form well before sunrise, and at exactly 7:55 a.m., the first Broncos fans were allowed inside the gates of Dove Valley.

Peyton Manning feeding off fan enthusiasm as Broncos training camp starts - The Denver Post
In a showing that topped the past two summers of Tebowmania, a record 4,372 fans packed the viewing areas at the Broncos' Dove Valley complex Thursday morning.

Peyton Manning starts anew with Denver Broncos receivers - latimes.com
The quarterback could help lesser-knowns like Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas become household names. Veterans Andre Caldwell and former Manning teammate Brandon Stokley are new to Denver.

Peyton Manning already is rallying Denver Broncos, fans - latimes.com
The quarterback, who served the Indianapolis Colts with distinction, impresses boss John Elway with his attention to detail as training camp begins.

MaxDenver " A Rookie’s Honest Mistake
Derek Wolfe can be forgiven for thinking the loud fan ovation was for him. He didn’t know Peyton Manning was right behind him.

MaxDenver " Broncos Training Camp Practice Report: Day 1
Peyton Manning hadn’t seen — or heard — anything quite like the reception he received Thursday morning as he took the field in front of Broncos fans for the first time.

MaxDenver " McGahee Wants to Play ‘Until the Wheels Fall Off’
When Willis McGahee broke into the league in 2003, he was coming off a horrific injury suffered in his last college game — three torn ligaments in his left knee on a hit from Ohio State’s Will Allen in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl.

Wesley Woodyard, D.J. Williams could share LB duties for Broncos
As the Broncos open training camp today, there will be a change at the weakside linebacker position.

Ryan Clady, Broncos reportedly still in contract talks - NFL.com
The Denver Broncos have made a push to extend the contract of two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady, with Mike Klis of The Denver Post reporting that the Broncos are offering a five-year, $50 million extension that included $28 million in guaranteed money.

Dumervil not saying much about his arrest | ProFootballTalk
As expected, Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has reported for training camp. As expected, he’s not saying much about his recent arrest for allegedly flashing a gun at a motorist in Miami.

John Lynch delivers pre-training pep talk to Denver Broncos
The Broncos called on a familiar face to deliver a speech to the team on the eve of training camp.

Division News

ProFootballWeekly.com - Chiefs sign OT Ugoh
The Chiefs signed free-agent OL Tony Ugoh, the team announced Thursday.

Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs strike contract - NFL.com
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed first-round draft pick defensive tackle Dontari Poe.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie agrees they can be a playoff team | ProFootballTalk
For a team that hasn’t had a winning season or a playoff berth since 2002, there’s a lot of confidence flowing through the Raiders organization.

Steve Wisniewski resigns as Oakland Raiders assistant - NFL.com
Oakland Raiders assistant offensive line coach Steve Wisniewski has resigned his position because of personal reasons.

NFL News

Ray Easterling Autopsy Found Signs of Brain Disease C.T.E. - NYTimes.com
An autopsy report released this week, just before N.F.L. training camps opened, concluded that the former Atlanta Falcons safety Ray Easterling, who committed suicide in April, had a degenerative brain disease widely connected to athletes who have absorbed frequent blows to the head.

NFL, locked-out officials meeting Friday | ProFootballTalk
Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the end of the player lockout. Friday could be the day that the officials lockout begins to move toward a conclusion.

'NFL Total Wellness' program launched to improve player health - NFL.com
The NFL took a big step today toward improving the health of former, current, and future players.

Roger Goodell sends letter to NFL fans about player wellness program | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
An email from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell landed in the mailboxes of many, many NFL fans Thursday evening.

8:02am Updated Links

Champ Bailey was groomed for long career - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Champ Bailey has been preparing for these days since he entered the NFL in 1999 with the Washington Redskins.

Eaton native Mitch Unrein works with starters - The Denver Post
In his climb from the waiver wire into the Broncos' defensive huddle, Mitch Unrein has discovered three simple rules.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the man again after steady progress - The Denver Post
Let's go back to that mysterious time at Duke University.

With Day One down, Broncos look forward to rest of season - The Denver Post
One down, plenty of high hopes to go.

Former Broncos safety John Lynch is fired up to speak to team - The Denver Post
Broncos coach John Fox brought in a heavy hitter to speak to the team on the eve of training camp. After the players reported for camp Wednesday, Fox had former Buccaneers and Broncos safety John Lynch address the them at an evening team meeting.

Why couldn't Tim Tebow still be Denver Broncos' No. 2 quarterback? - The Denver Post
The Broncos loved Tim Tebow as a person and appreciated his efforts as well as his work ethic. They simply wanted to move in another direction on offense.

Charlie Whitehurst hurt; Chargers seeking backup - NFL.com
After the first practice of San Diego Chargers training camp, the team is already calling around about adding a veteran quarterback after backup Charlie Whitehurst injured his left knee, reports Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune.


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