Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/28/13

Nevada Wolfpack defensive back Kayvon Webster - USA TODAY Sports

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Manning Visits Troops with USO
Quarterback Peyton Manning is on a USO Tour visiting troops overseas.

Watching the Mocks: Feb. 27
A look around the Internet at the 2013 NFL Draft prospects that some are predicting to head to Denver.

Final Combine Draft Stock Watch
The defensive backs closed out this year's Combine drills. Take a look at which ones helped their draft stock.

Denver Broncos Videos

Chiefs To Get Alex Smith - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards and Tedy Bruschi discuss San Francisco agreeing to trade QB Alex Smith to Kansas City.

Breaking Down The Smith Deal - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter breaks down the deal that sends 49ers QB Alex Smith to the Chiefs.

NFL Live OT: Good Move For Both Teams - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi and Herm Edwards say both Kansas City and San Francisco benefit from the Alex Smith trade.

Kiper Updates Big Board - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the latest changes to his NFL draft board.

Te'o A First-Round Mistake - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mark May says it would be a mistake to draft LB Manti Te'o in the first round.

Terrell Suggs: Teams Hate Patriots - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN AFC North Blogger Jamison Hensley on Terrell Suggs saying he "guarantees the other 31 teams hate the New England Patriots."

Giants Re-Sign OT Will Beatty - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk discusses Will Beatty's new five-year deal with the New York Giants.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Nate Irving, Steven Johnson to get first chance to be MLB for Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: This year's draft class lacks quality depth at middle linebacker. In previous seasons, the Broncos have had little success defending tight ends or slot receivers over the middle

NFL combine revealed winners and those with work still to do - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Defensive backs completed their workouts Wednesday, closing another NFL scouting combine.

Bill Romanowski, ex-Denver Broncos LB, owes $5 million, tax court says - The Denver Post
A federal judge has ruled that ex-Denver Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski is on the hook for about $5 million in back-taxes stemming from a horse-breeding scheme he says he got caught up in.

Elway, Fox back at Dove Valley headquarters | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
The NFL scouting combine has concluded. Scouting reports on the 330-plus draft-eligible are in the process of getting updated.

Colorado's Nick Kasa at center of NFL probe of questions at combine - The Denver Post
The NFL says it will look into whether questions asked of Colorado tight end Nick Kasa at the combine violated any laws or league policies banning employers from inquiring about a possible employee's sexual orientation.

Division News

Report: Raiders interested in Geno Smith | ProFootballTalk
The cheesecake may soon stand alone.

Chiefs decision to trade for Smith says plenty about their options | ProFootballTalk
Last year, when Alex Smith was an unrestricted free agent, the Chiefs didn’t make a play for him. This year, they opted to send the 34th overall pick in the draft and a conditional selection in 2014 to San Francisco in order to secure the final two years of his contract.

Chiefs apparently taking Alex Smith contract as is, for now | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs are giving up plenty for quarterback Alex Smith — especially since he’s under contract for only two more years.

What's next for Kansas City? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs two biggest needs coming out of a disastrous 2-14 2012 season were to improve at coach and quarterback.

Dilfer likes Smith fit in Kansas City - AFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer was teammates with fellow quarterback Alex Smith in San Francisco; last month, Dilfer said he thought Andy Reid and Kansas City would go after Smith because Reid has long liked Smith.

Eric Winston excited about arrival of Alex Smith | ProFootballTalk
Last year, Chiefs tackle Eric Winston called out Chiefs fans who cheered an injury suffered by quarterback Matt Cassel. Now, Winston is rolling out the red carpet for Cassel’s replacement.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update—February 27, 2013 "
For the complete release, click here

NFL Communications - 22 Players Selected for 2nd Annual "NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp" at Universal Studios "
Twenty-two current and former NFL players including 2005 NFL MVP SHAUN ALEXANDER and four active first-round draft picks

Johnny Jolly reinstated by the NFL after serving jail time | ProFootballTalk
Whether anyone wants to hire a 30-year-old defensive tackle who hasn’t played since 2009 remains to be seen.

Matt Cassel could be on Cardinals radar | ProFootballTalk
With Alex Smith heading to Kansas City, there’s not much chance that Matt Cassel will be returning to the Chiefs for the 2013 season.

Free Agency

Brady Quinn could join the Jets | ProFootballTalk
New York. Where quarterbacks go to model underwear.

RFA market should be active this year, in theory | ProFootballTalk
Not long ago, NFL owners were squabbling with each other about the disparity in revenue among the high-earning and low-earning franchises. (Coincidentally or otherwise, those gripes disappeared once the most recent CBA was completed.)

Jermichael Finley of Green Bay Packers says he won't accept pay cut - ESPN
Jermichael Finley told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Wednesday that he wouldn't be willing to accept a pay cut in order to stay with the Green Bay Packers.

ProFootballWeekly.com - Jaguars release OT Whimper, DB King, QB Wilson
The Jaguars released OT Guy Whimper, DB Brandon King and QB John Parker Wilson, the team announced.

Cullen Jenkins: You can’t just bring in a bunch of superstars | ProFootballTalk
When the Eagles released Cullen Jenkins earlier this week, it was the latest rebuke to the idea that the group of players acquired before the start of the 2011 season made up a dream team.

Report: Dolphins looking at free-agent wide receivers | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins were No. 26 in passing yards in 2012, and the development of second-year QB Ryan Tannehill is key to the club’s future.

Report: Ravens don’t expect to sign McKinnie before free agency | ProFootballTalk
One way or another, the Ravens are almost certain to have Joe Flacco locked up for at least the 2013 season before the start of free agency.

Mike Patterson to visit Lions, Washburn | ProFootballTalk
After being released by the Eagles, defensive tackle Mike Patterson is going to visit with a familiar face.

49ers reportedly "poised" to make a run at Darrelle Revis | ProFootballTalk
The trade sending quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City can’t be officially completed for a while yet, but that isn’t stopping people from talking about what they might be thinking about doing next.

Alex Smith trade impacts Chiefs, 49ers, Geno Smith and more - NFL.com
No trades can be made official until the league year starts on March 12,

Ten players who could restructure their contracts | National Football Post
Tom Brady did so on Monday. So which NFL player will be next to rework his current deal?

2013 Draft

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: North Carolina Guard Jonathan Cooper
There was an important decision to be made at the offices of Futures this afternoon: the boss or the wife?

The Kaepernick Project: FSU QB E.J. Manuel | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
The attitude towards the term "project" is often a glass half-full/half-empty proposition. Colin Kaepernick was the glass half-full. Terrelle Pryor was the glass half-empty. Which one is Manuel?

Mathieu thinks he can cover Megatron, but respects him | ProFootballTalk
Give former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu credit for two things during his comeback attempt at the Combine — his confidence, and self-awareness.

League will investigate questioning of Nick Kasa at Combine | ProFootballTalk
On Tuesday, Colorado tight end Nick Kasa told ESPN Radio Denver that he was asked, by at least one team at the Scouting Combine, "Do you like girls?"

Post-Combine draft chatter with Corey Chavous | ProFootballTalk
Of all the NFL draft experts, none spent more than a decade in the NFL.

Smith trade would give 49ers a second- or third-round pick in 2014 | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers won’t only acquire the Chiefs’ 2013 second-round pick in the planned trade for quarterback Alex Smith. San Francisco is also set to get a valuable pick next year.

Niners are in position to dominate the draft, and the NFL | ProFootballTalk
Three years ago, former Eagles coach Andy Reid fleeced the Redskins for a second-round pick for quarterback Donovan McNabb. Now, it looks like Reid could be the fleecee.

Lane Johnson talks strange Bengals combine interview - NFL.com
Lane Johnson did wonders for his draft stock at the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFP Scout Talk | National Football Post
A look at the prospects who were all-star interviewees at the NFL combine

Five notes from the 2013 NFL Combine | National Football Post
This year’s Combine had several themes you may not have picked up on unless you were there.

14 Players Who Helped Their Draft Stock Most At Combine | National Football Post
NFP breaks down 14 players who helped their draft status the most with their performance at the Combine.

Jeremy Mincey says Jags should draft Bjoern Werner | ProFootballTalk
If defensive end Jeremy Mincey has any pull, the Jacksonville Jaguars will be adding some talent to the defensive line during the NFL draft in April.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Trio charged for counterfeit Super Bowl tickets - ESPN
Federal authorities say three Atlanta men are accused of trafficking counterfeit Super Bowl XLVII tickets that were destined for New Orleans.

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