Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/11/13

Rob Carr

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Another theory for the early boredom | ProFootballTalk
The popular explanation for the unexpected quiet on the first day of pre-free agency is that teams were scared silent by a Friday memo from the league office,

Teams using three-day period to apply leverage | ProFootballTalk
With few free agents who stand out among the rest as must-have acquisitions, the current market belongs to the buyers.

Denver Broncos Videos

Reggie Bush Done In Miami? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN.com NFL scout Matt Williamson reacts to The Miami Herald's report that Reggie Bush won't return to the Dolphins in 2013.

Source: Cullen Jenkins Joins Giants - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN.com NFL scout Matt Williamson breaks down the Giants' decision to sign Cullen Jenkins.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos likely shopping Dumervil’s offer | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos want to persuade defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take less money. If he doesn’t, there’s a chance he’ll be cut.

Elvis Dumervil's contract talks with Denver Broncos at an impasse - Mike Klis
Contract talks between the Broncos and defensive end Elvis Dumervil are lacking talk.

Darrelle Revis drawing interest from Denver Broncos? - NFL.com
While reports of the San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons being hot on Darrelle Revis' trail have been raised and subsequently denied, the Denver Broncos have been flying low on the radar screen. No longer. One source tells ESPNNewYork.com that the Broncos have expressed interest in a trade for Revis.

Free agent Rashard Mendenhall, Denver Broncos could be perfect fit - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
When shopping for free agents, the Broncos would prefer young to old.

Elvis Dumervil's talks with Broncos show business of NFL has many forms - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: In the reporting regarding the Broncos' request that Elvis Dumervil restructure his contract, it mentioned the Broncos talking to Dumervil's agent at the scouting combine.

Top NFL defense prospects Star Lotulelei, Jarvis Jones have health answers - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
After making the rounds in recent days, it's clear two high-profile defensive players on draft boards around the league have told teams they have answers to major medical questions and both plan to take part fully in their coming on-campus pro days.

Division News

Glenn Dorsey, Chiefs working towards contract | ProFootballTalk
Given the Chiefs’ terrible record in 2012 and the presence of a new head coach (Andy Reid) and general manager (John Dorsey), sweeping changes to the roster

Chargers' needs on O-line press on - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Yahoo reports the Titans, Colts and Bills are all chasing top guards, Louis Vasquez of the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo’s Andy Levitre.

Free Agency Signings

Kickology: NFL Kickers & Punters 2013 - Signings & Taggings
Roundup/Recap: so far the NFL off-season has seen ten kickers and punters signed and one tagged.

Rob Jackson, Redskins agree in principle on new deal | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins locked up tight end Logan Paulsen and fullback Darrell Young before they could become restricted free agents and it looks like the same is true of linebacker Rob Jackson.

Bengals re-sign Mike Nugent | ProFootballTalk
Mike Nugent will remain the Bengals’ kicker.

Report: Redskins, Nick Sundberg agree on four-year deal | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins made it clear that they held long snapper Nick Sundberg in high regard when they gave him the designation to return from injured reserve after he broke his arm in the season opener last season and they made it even clearer on Sunday.

Giants land Cullen Jenkins | ProFootballTalk
Cullen Jenkins has found a new home in the same division.

Bengals re-sign Wallace Gilberry | ProFootballTalk
Bengals coach Marvin Lewis wasn’t lying when he said the team plans to use its cap surplus on its own guys.

Sources -- St. Louis Rams to cut safety Quintin Mikell - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams will release veteran safety Quintin Mikell on Monday, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Free Agency Rumors

Brandon Gibson will leave St. Louis, Danny Amendola may go too | ProFootballTalk
The Rams and receiver Brandon Gibson will be parting ways in free agency. Rams receiver Danny Amendola appears likely to go, too.

David Carr drawing interest from two teams | ProFootballTalk
David Carr has thrown three passes for the Giants over the last two seasons and hasn’t started a game since 2007, but that hasn’t stopped him from drawing interest from other teams early in this year’s free agency process.

Redskins aren’t making a play for Eric Winston | ProFootballTalk
The Redskins have a potential opening at right tackle and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was in Houston at the same time as Eric Winston, but there doesn’t appear to be anything happening in terms of bringing Winston to Washington.

Harvin could have a hard time finding a suitor | ProFootballTalk
Vikings receiver Percy Harvin reportedly wants out of Minnesota. He also reportedly wants to be paid like Lions receiver Calvin Johnson.

Jets are expected to make a push for Victor Butler | ProFootballTalk
The Jets don’t have the cap space to splurge in free agency. But a bloodletting at the linebacker position forces them to find replacements.

Giants, four others reportedly showing interest in Sen’Derrick Marks | ProFootballTalk
Defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks didn’t generate a ton of headlines over the last four years with the Titans, but he did enough to attract the interest of several NFL teams during this weekend of negotiation before free agency.

Ravens want Boldin to take $2 million pay cut | ProFootballTalk
So what will it take for the Ravens to keep receiver Anquan Boldin?

Bidding war expected between Colts, Browns for Kruger | ProFootballTalk
As the legal non-tampering tampering period continues to unfold, the negotiations-without-offers process has yielded an intriguing prediction as to what will happen once Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET arrives.

Greg Jennings sheds light on his decision process | ProFootballTalk
In seven NFL seasons, Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has primarily caught passes from Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre.

Revis trade bogged down by disconnect between Jets, agents | ProFootballTalk
The Jets want to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis doesn’t want to be traded.

Will LeGarrette Blount interest Detroit Lions in trade? - NFL.com
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed LeGarrette Blount to a one-year, $1.75 million contract Saturday, with a a $1.25 million base salary.

Bill Polian doesn’t think Reggie Bush is worth much | ProFootballTalk
In Bill Polian’s years as an NFL general manager, he spent first-round draft picks on running backs five times: Edgerrin James, Joseph Addai and Donald Brown with the Colts, Tim Biakabutuka with the Panthers and Ronnie Harmon with the Bills. So Polian values a good running back.

Browns reportedly interested in Captain Munnerlyn | ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said recently that he anticipated returning to the Panthers if the team released Chris Gamble, which Carolina did late last week.

Cardinals have decision to make on Kolb | ProFootballTalk
Last year at this time, the Cardinals had until the fifth day of the league year to decide whether to pay quarterback Kevin Kolb a $7 million roster bonus.

Jared Cook also high on Dolphins target list | ProFootballTalk
Though the entire world expects them to throw piles of money at Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace, he might not be the only pass-catcher the Dolphins target.

Dolphins focusing on Mike Wallace | ProFootballTalk
Of all the potential 2013 free-agency moves, the most obvious involves the Miami Dolphins targeting Steelers receiver Mike Wallace.

Eagles to make an offer to Danny Amendola | ProFootballTalk
In 2009, the Eagles signed Danny Amendola to a league-minimum contract and had him on their roster throughout the offseason,

2013 Draft/Pro Days


March 11: California (Pa.), Central Michigan, Penn State

California (Pa.) - Rontez Miles, FS
Central Michigan - Eric Fisher, OT
Penn State - Jordan Hill, DT; Gerald Hodges, LB; Michael Mauti, LB; Matt Stankiewitch, C

Teams get a positive medical report on Jarvis Jones | ProFootballTalk
Teams interested in drafting Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones have likely been looking into his medical condition for some time and now they have a new, positive report to consider.

Eddie Lacy still not ready to run for NFL teams | ProFootballTalk
Alabama’s Eddie Lacy, who’s widely regarded as the best running back in this year’s NFL draft, is still being held back by a hamstring injury.

Steve Tasker’s son enters the draft pool | ProFootballTalk
Another father-son NFL combination could be making it to the NFL.

Thirty NFL hopefuls participate in Florida International’s pro day - NFL.com
Twenty-five teams were represented at Florida International on March 8, including the Miami Dolphins defensive back coach, to watch 19 FIU and 11 small-school players perform drills outdoors on a grass field.

Twenty NFL teams watch Clemson pro day - NFL.com
Twenty NFL teams including New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik, and five NFL receiver coaches watched 12 Clemson players and one Southern Illinois player work out on March 7.

Sorting through the noise of NFL draft pro days. | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article
Most NFL fans pay at least a little bit of attention to the combine

Miscellaneous Stuff

Pat White working to make the most of second chance | ProFootballTalk
It’s easy to suggest that former Dolphins draft bust Pat White was simply ahead of his time.

NFLPA, NFLCA settle their mutual lawsuits | ProFootballTalk
After months of public fighting, management of the NFL Players Association and the NFL Coaches Association quietly have settled the pending legal actions that indirectly pitted pro football players against the men who coached them.

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