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

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Getting Familiar
As Keith Brooking adapts to a new role on a new team, he will also help a young linebacking corps learn the tricks the trade.

Notebook: 'A Good First Step'
Head Coach John Fox on the first practice after the preseason opener, linebacker Nate Irving's big game and quotables from day 17 of training camp.

Training Camp 2012: Day 17 " DenverBroncos.com
For the first time since Thursday’s 31-3, preseason-opening win in Chicago, the Broncos were back on on the fields at Dove Valley for another training camp practice. Here are notes from the session, which featured plenty of defensive highlights.

Depth Chart a Work in Progress « DenverBroncos.com
The first preseason game is in the books and there is even more excitement among Denver Broncos fans now, if that is even possible.

Bronco Birthdays

DB Billy Hardee (1976) is 57.

DB Randy Montgomery (1971-73) is 65.

Denver Broncos Videos

Training Camp Day 17: Brooking
Veteran linebacker Keith Brooking talks about his first day in pads.

Making His Point
Nate Irving is making the most of his playing time after taking advantage of having an offseason program.

Charles Help Chiefs Down Cardinals - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jamaal Charles returns to help Chiefs win.

Cedric Benson To Sign With Packers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sources: Packers to add running back Cedric Benson.

Texans Top Panthers 26-13 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Texans win in Matt Schaub's return.

Denver Broncos Blogs

New focus, same foundation in Denver Broncos' offensive line - The Denver Post
There is greater strength in pass protection without lifting a weight.

Denver Broncos rookie defensive lineman Derek Wolfe a big hit so far - The Denver Post
Finally, as Derek Wolfe planted his hand in the Soldier Field dirt Thursday night, he was staring down a live target. After weeks of being told "Don't touch the quarterback," Wolfe couldn't wait to start a pass rush and finish it.

Kickin' it with Kiszla: Broncos' Peyton Manning's place includes room for improvement - The Denver Post
The game of football is better with Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning playing in it.

Jack Del Rio's message heard by Denver Broncos' defense - The Denver Post
Sure, the Broncos were barely 36 hours removed from their preseason opener, but that didn't mean players received any slack as they returned to the practice fields at Dove Valley on Saturday morning.

Jack Del Rio motivating starting defense with some tough love - The Denver Post
Usually, it is the wide receivers who draw the biggest cheers during training camp practices. But it was the young defensive backs that shined in Saturday's practice,ProFootballWeekly.com - Five minutes with a legend: Ted Hendricks

For 15 seasons, Ted Hendricks lived in the nightmares of NFL quarterbacks. The Mad Stork used his long arms to disrupt passing lanes and wrap up opposing passers.

Fox pushes the Broncos for a little more at Saturday practice - The Denver Post
Two days following the Broncos preseason opener in Chicago, head coach John Fox decided the time was right for a little physical challenge.

Broncos navigating logjam at running back; who won't make the cut? - The Denver Post
Running back is one of the positions that will be most difficult for the Broncos to evaluate when they do make their roster cuts.

Broncos preseason opener rewind - The Denver Post
Preseason football can be the ultimate phony.

Denver Broncos discover offensive balance in their preseason opener - The Denver Post
It was only a smattering of plays on a rainy August night in Chicago in a game that didn't count, but Broncos running back Willis McGahee said it's a sign of things to come.

Denver Broncos backup QB Adam Weber impresses in win over Bears - The Denver Post
Jim Miller is a former Bears quarterback who worked the team's preseason game Thursday on a Chicago television station.

Peyton skips No. 1 reps in final practice period | First-and-Orange
It appeared the Broncos may have had quarterback Peyton Manning on a pitch count Saturday

Division News

Jamaal Charles shakes off hit to surgically repaired knee | ProFootballTalk
Eleven months after suffering a torn ACL, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was back on the field on Friday night,

ProFootballWeekly.com - Crennel says no knowledge of Bowe sighting
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel says he has no knowledge of holdout WR Dwayne Bowe being spotted in Kansas City.

Future Foes

Mike Adams expected to miss about two weeks | ProFootballTalk
Steelers rookie left tackle Mike Adams didn’t have the best debut, allowing 2.5 sacks in nine plays before leaving with a knee injury.

Source -- Cincinnati Bengals lose guard Travelle Wharton for season with knee injury - ESPN
The Cincinnati Bengals' worst fears were realized Saturday when they found out guard Travelle Wharton will be lost for the season.

Stewart gets $23 million guaranteed | ProFootballTalk

A year after the Panthers gave running back DeAngelo Williams $21 million guaranteed on a five-year deal, running back Jonathan Stewart received $23 million guaranteed on a five-year extension.

LeGarrette Blount thinks Bucs could have league’s best backfield | ProFootballTalk
The biggest statement LeGarrette Blount made Friday night wasn’t his touchdown run.

NFL News

Brain study offer draws sparse response from former players | ProFootballTalk
Now that football is back (sort of), there will be fewer hours in the day to devote to stories about the concussion crisis.

O.J. Murdock’s brain to be studied | ProFootballTalk
The mother of O.J. Murdock, the Tennessee Titans receiver who committed suicide last month, has decided to donate his brain to researchers studying whether football injuries can lead to depression and other health problems.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Source: Haden took Adderall as a "pick-me-up" in Vegas | ProFootballTalk
What happens in Vegas apparently doesn’t always stay in Vegas.

'OK' rookie, let's see you do it again | National Football Post
'Consistency' is the goal with these rookies in August

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