Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/8/12

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Forrest Gregg recalls an NFL culture of accepting concussions | ProFootballTalk
Pro Football Hall of Famer Forrest Gregg, who played offensive line in the NFL from 1956 to 1971, is now suffering from Parkinson’s disease. And he wonders how much playing football — and playing at a time when the game had a very different attitude toward injuries — contributes to his current health problems.

No progress between Steelers, Wallace | ProFootballTalk
To no surprise, the Steelers and receiver Mike Wallace remain at impasse.

Adrian Peterson, Vikings star RB, arrested in Houston‎ - NFL.com
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested early Saturday at a Houston nightclub on a charge of resisting arrest, a spokesperson at the Houston Police Department told NFL.com and NFL Network.

Bronco Birthdays

DB Billy Jenkins (2000-01) turns 38 today.
OT Ken Lanier (1981-94) is 53.
WR Phil McGeoghan (2001) is 33.

Denver Broncos Videos

Gerell Robinson vs Arizona - YouTube
The Gerell Robinson - Brock Osweiler connection collection of highlights.

Ronnie Hillman: The Second Coming - YouTube
Ronnie Hillman, College Football Running Back Freshman videos from ESPN, CBS and the MTN.

Adrian Peterson Arrested - ESPN Video - ESPN
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson arrested in Houston last night for resisting arrest.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Jaws: Peyton Manning fourth best QB - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Ron Jaworski believes the fourth best quarterback in the NFL resides in the AFC West.

Division News

Playbook: Raiders' Heyward-Bey vs. Cover 0 | National Football Post
Using video to breakdown the 'hot read' vs. Texans

AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Former Raiders defensive back Lester Hayes and former Chiefs defensive lineman Curly Culp are among the finalists for induction into the Hall of the Very Good.

Priest Holmes recalls hits changing the color of the sky | ProFootballTalk
The stories continue, a seemingly daily stream of players talking about the long-term impacts football has had on their health.

Mailbag: Why Berry over Weddle - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Weekend mail call:

Future Foes

Expect defenses of Bills, Giants, Panthers to climb the charts - NFL - Sporting News
If improving at and around the quarterback position is the key to a team executing a big offensive turnaround, it only makes sense that making a similar jump on defense also revolves around the passing game.

Colt McCoy not convinced he'll get fair shot at Browns' job | National Football Post
All signs point to Brandon Weeden

Above all else, Schaub needs to show he can stay healthy | ProFootballTalk
Of the various factors that will determine Matt Schaub’s future with the Texans, the biggest of all falls, to a large extent, beyond his control.

Houston Texans hopeful Brandon Harris will fit in - NFL.com
The Houston Texans' defense made a lot of noise last season. Rookie cornerback Brandon Harris did not.

Jermaine Gresham does a good deed | ProFootballTalk
As it turns out, there’s a way to turn 50 cents into $100 without going to Vegas and betting on the Browns to win the Super Bowl.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Saints OT Brown still looking to prove himself
The Saints’ Charles Brown was viewed as a starting offensive tackle of the future when the team picked him in the second round of the 2010 draft. The club is waiting for him to meet expectations as he enters his third season.

NFL News

Settlement conference set in bounty cases for July 23 | ProFootballTalk
Like last year’s federal litigation involving the NFL and the NFLPA, a magistrate judge will try to broker a settlement.

Source: NFC team assigns Josh Gordon third-round grade | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s 2012 supplemental draft will be held on Thursday, July 12. Former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon is the highest-rated prospect available for this year’s summer draft.

Ex-coach rips supplemental draft prospect Larry Lumpkin | ProFootballTalk
Carson-Newman linebacker Larry Lumpkin is one of eight players available in next week’s supplemental draft, and he’s one of the players who probably won’t be drafted.

Franchise players can still be signed by other teams | ProFootballTalk
None of the non-exclusive franchise players have signed offer sheets with other teams this year. In theory, however, they still could.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Russell Wilson isn’t worried about his height | ProFootballTalk
Doug Flutie thinks the NFL has a bias against short quarterbacks, but Seahawks rookie Russell Wilson has yet to see anything like that.

Agent doesn’t know whether Claiborne will be signed before camp | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys waited until June to start signing draft picks, and they now may have to wait until August to get the last member of the incoming class signed.

A.J. Jenkins, 49ers rookie WR, reportedly needs to get stronger - NFL.com
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver A.J. Jenkins will need to increase his upper-body strength in order to make an impact this season, according to a report.

Michael Oher still looking after his Blind Side little brother | ProFootballTalk
When Michael Oher was being recruited, Sean Tuohy Jr. was there to interrogate visiting coaches.

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