Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/4/13

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Antoine Winfield and the Vikings are likely to be reunited in the coming days, negating the Broncos somewhat tepid interest in the aging defensive back. Also, in the play that essentially lost the game for the Broncos in the playoffs, Robert Ayers was within millimeters of deflecting the Joe Flacco 70 yard touchdown pass. Note to Ayers, grow bigger hands...

Broncos Old School: "Three Mile Lyle" | Bronco Planet
The former Bronco, Brown and Raider once promised to behead Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann prior to Super Bowl XVIII.

Jon Heath Sports Media: EA Sports Discredits Denver's Von Miller
In 2012, Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller recorded 68 tackles (including 28 for losses), six forced fumbles and 20 sacks (if given full credit for half-sacks). Playing 915 snaps, Miller only missed two tackles all year, according to ProFootballFocus.com.

Denver Broncos: Stay The Course - Predominantly Orange
In the wake of Elvis Dumervil stepping out of character to play the part of Judas, I felt the need to to step back and assess the big picture of how the Denver Broncos should proceed in relation to personnel moves over the next few weeks in both free agency and the approaching draft.

Broncos' Robert Ayers had hand in fateful play vs. Ravens in playoffs - The Denver Post
As far as Ayers is concerned, Broncos coach John Fox has always said he believes Ayers has more to give in his game. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio rode Ayers hard during last summer's training camp, and the team liked how Ayers responded.

Denver Broncos Videos

A Change To Climb - ESPN
Tavon Austin has boosted his draft stock since January. Who else has helped himself? Who hasn't?

Denver Broncos Blogs

Our Greatest Latest Picks " DenverBroncos.com
1964—Back then the draft was 26 rounds, and the very last selection by Denver was Oregon quarterback Bob Berry. He was drafted so late because Denver assumed he would sign with the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL (the Broncos were in the AFL).

Broncos Position Breakdown: Wide Receiver | DenverBroncos.com
Once Wes Welker signed his two-year contract last month, the Broncos' top tier of wide receivers was set -- for this year, at least.

Draft Notes: TE superlatives and rankings - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Today, we pick up where we left off in our Draft Superlatives series with the tight end position. In the modern NFL, most of the best innovations in the passing game are coming from teams finding creative ways to employ tight ends.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Sam Montgomery (DE) " BroncosBrasil.com
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do defensive end Sam Montgomery. Ele provavelmente vai estar disponível no pick #28 e sem dúvidas é um possível nome para se juntar ao Denver Broncos.

Why Denver Broncos Absolutely Must Draft Le'Veon Bell | Bleacher Report
With the NFL draft quickly approaching, the Denver Broncos may just be in the market for a new running back.

AFC West Division News

Chiefs will sign free agent Frank Zombo, former Packers linebacker - Arrowhead Pride
For the second time today, there is a report that the Kansas City Chiefs have signed a new player. And for the second time it's a player with connections to the Green Bay Packers.

Luke Joeckel, Dion Jordan and others KC should be considering - Arrowhead Pride
Who will it be? The guessing game on the KC Chiefs and the No. 1 pick continues. My current predictions for the Chiefs top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft are below.

Plenty of options for Raiders number 3 overall pick - Silver And Black Pride
With the acquisition of Matt Flynn at quarterback the draft for the Raiders is now back to being wide open. Without the trade for Flynn the Raiders might not have had much of a choice but to go with a QB but now they can go best player available again.

Tracy Porter finds a positive in missing playing time - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders new cornerback, Tracy Porter, missed most of last season with injury. He sees that as somewhat of a good thing.

San Diego Chargers Free Agency 2013: Grades - Bolts From The Blue
New Chargers GM Tom Telesco has made a few moves this offseason, so let's grade some of the new signings and look at how well they may work out.

San Diego Chargers Sign DE Jarius Wynn - Bolts From The Blue
Needing depth along the defensive line, Chargers General Manager signed former Packers and former Titans Defensive End Jarius Wynn.

Kansas City Chiefs: Best and worst draft picks - NFL.com
In the days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, NFL.com will allow users to determine the best and worst draft picks for every team. We kick off the proceedings with the team that owns the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, the Kansas City Chiefs.

Oakland Raiders: Best and worst draft picks - NFL.com
In the days leading up to the 2013 NFL Draft, NFL.com will allow users to determine the best and worst draft picks for every team. The series continues with the team that owns the No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft, the Oakland Raiders.

NFL News

NFL Gives Ticket Buyers A Locker Room Peek | News - Advertising Age
One of the NFL's biggest marketing challenges is how to lure fans to attend live games when they can sit at home and watch for free on TV.

Mike Mayock defends writer of Geno Smith critique - NFL.com
Pro Football Weekly's harsh scouting report of West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith raised eyebrows throughout the football community because it doggedly questioned Smith's work ethic and love for the game.

Donte Stallworth gives first account of hot air balloon accident - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Donte Stallworth woke up before dawn on March 16 to travel several miles south of his downtown Miami condo. A close friend, Soleil Guerrero, celebrated her birthday earlier in the week and the NFL wide receiver had planned an unusual excursion as a gift — a hot air balloon ride. It was on Soleil’s "bucket list."

Four rules to effectively serve NFL players | National Football Post
If you are a service provider such as a financial advisor, insurance specialist, financial planner, attorney or CPA, you know that it can be sometimes difficult to do business with an NFL player or any pro athlete for that matter. Based on my 27 years as an agent and 10 as a financial advisor, here is how I breakdown the essential components of working with NFL players.

League, union disagree on collusion | ProFootballTalk
At a time when the NFL and the NFL Players Association don’t agree on much, they definitely don’t agree on whether teams are colluding in free agency.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Unknown, Unsung, and Underappreciated
When you’re in my line of work, the most memorable players are often the unknowns, the underappreciated, and the underdogs.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Miami Dolphins
A lack of downfield receiving weapons limited the Dolphins in their first season under Joe Philbin. The offense may have been a bit limited anyway given the inexperience of quarterback Ryan Tannehill, though he showed a lot of impressive veteran-like traits (pocket poise, pre-snap diagnosis, accuracy on the move).

Coaching candidate Greg Roman a victim of his own, Niners' recent success - Yahoo! Sports
The disheveled, unshaven man pacing underneath Interstate 80 in the South of Market district is coming hard off the blindside, cackling nonsensically into the whipping wind.

NFL Free Agency News

Dwayne Bowe flies under-the-radar despite elite production and payday - SBNation.com
The Chiefs wide receiver stands alongside the best in the game, even if very few seem to notice.

Bengals acquire QB John Skelton off waivers from Cardinals - SBNation.com
The Bengals already signed Josh Johnson as a backup quarterback to Andy Dalton, but on Wednesday they also acquired John Skelton off waivers from the Cardinals.

Washington Redskins re-sign Rex Grossman, according to report - SBNation.com
That followed a 2011 season in which Grossman started 13 games. In that time, he completed 58 percent of his passes for 3,151 yards, 16 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He did not throw a pass last season.

Redskins rumors: Pat White will reportedly sign on Wednesday - SBNation.com
White, originally a 2009 second-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins, will be brought in to compete for the third quarterback spot on the roster behind Kirk Cousins and Robert Griffin III.

Clay Matthews' extension with Packers could top $13 million per year - SBNation.com
Clay Matthews could soon be one of the highest-paid defensive players in the NFL as he and the Packers are close to a contract extension which would pay him at least $13 million per season.

Aaron Rodgers wants extension with Packers by April 15 - SBNation.com
Aaron Rodgers is expected to receive a contract extension from the Green Bay Packers at some point this offseason -- and the extension is likely going to make him the highest paid player in NFL history.

Vikings still want Winfield back | ProFootballTalk
At a time when the Redskins and cornerback Antoine Winfield reportedly have "high mutual interest," the Vikings remain interested in a reunion.

2013 NFL Draft News

Chart of NFL scouting combine averages for last 5 years | Green Bay Press Gazette
Here's a chart you might want to keep handy when you're looking at the test results for players in this year's draft.

2013 NFL Mock Draft 4.0 - NFL - Don Banks - SI.com
The Broncos' need for an Elvis Dumervil replacement still could be met in the veteran free-agent market, with Dwight Freeney and John Abraham remaining available. But Denver also must improve in the middle of its defensive line, and Williams is a powerful and at times disruptive force as a 4-3 tackle.

2013 NFL Mock Draft Update - NFL Mocks
28. Denver Broncos – Tank Carradine, DE, Florida State The Broncos feel pretty good about their DE situation with Robert Ayers and Derek Wolfe, so there’s not a lot of risk involved here taking Carradine, who finally got a chance to prove he can be an elite pass rusher last year at Florida State. He will work out before the draft, so they’ll know if he’s healthy enough and worth this selection.

Draft Grader: Carolina Panthers | ProFootballFocus.com
Incredible to think that Hardy would fall to the sixth round despite projections of a much higher nature. Still, with a chip on his shoulder he’s gone on to deliver, and he was our sixth-ranked 4-3 defensive end for 2012. He’s proven a lot of teams wrong to become one of the ascending players in the league at his position.

Draft Grader: Chicago Bears | ProFootballFocus.com
Since a disappointing sophomore campaign in 2009, Forte has shown himself to be one of the most complete backs in the league. Someone you can base your offense around, he hasn’t always been helped by the Bears’ offense line, but he’s made the most (and then some) of the help afforded to him.

2013 NFL Draft: New York Giants Team Needs | GridironGrit.com
The New York Giants didn’t do too much to bolster their roster on the open market, but Big Blue looks to be slightly better off—if anything—after about three weeks of 2013 NFL Free Agency. Let’s take a look at the Giants’ updated team needs heading into the 2013 NFL Draft.

Scout Talk | National Football Post
It has been 50 years since the NFL has gone through the first round of a draft without a running back being selected. And some front office men suspect a back will not go in round one this year for the first time since John F. Kennedy was president.

NFP Mock Draft - Version 10.0 | National Football Post
28. Denver Broncos: Corey Lemonier, DE, Auburn, Junior: While Lemonier lacks the bulk right now that the Broncos want at defensive end; he is an explosive athlete with the speed to threaten the corner. Coach Fox would love to put him opposite Von Miller in passing situations to give Denver two of the most explosive edge rushers in the league.

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