Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/11/13


Nothing beats getting that first look at your new girlfriend, ah, I mean rookie draft pick in uniform. Plenty of good reads and videos in today's tracks. Enjoy!

Denver Broncos' rookie minicamp an introduction to the NFL grind - The Denver Post
The easy part for the 31 players who participate in the Broncos' rookie minicamp at team headquarters will be practice.

Welcome to the NFL |
For the first time as professionals, Broncos rookies and first-year players practice together at Dove Valley as rookie mini-camp gets underway.

Fox on Breaking in the Rookies |
Head Coach John Fox talks about finally getting back on the field and introducing the team's rookies to how the Broncos run things.

Williams Wants to Earn Time |
First-round draft pick Sylvester Williams talks about his first practice and why he's ready to prove he was worth a draft selection.

Ball on First Practice |
Second-round draft pick Montee Ball talks about what he hopes to take away from this weekend's rookie camp.

Webster Ready to Work |
Third-round draft pick Kayvon Webster talks about practicing as a pro for the first time.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Rookies Embark on 'Trial Run' |
Head Coach John Fox said this weekend's rookie minicamp is all about seizing an opportunity.

First Day on the Job |
Sylvester Williams, Montee Ball and Kayvon Webster reflect on their first day in the NFL.

First Look: Broncos Rookies Take the Field |
View photos from the first practice session of the Broncos' 2013 Rookie Minicamp.

Stories Behind the Numbers |
Many a jersey number tells a story about the athlete who wears it. But sometimes, you just have to take what’s available -- and find reasons to embrace the digits that now help define your career.

Sylvester Williams among Broncos' rookies in camp - The Denver Post
Elvis Dumervil owned No. 92 with the Broncos all the way until the first day of rookie minicamp.

2013 Denver Bronco CFA’s: Ross Rasner | Bronco Planet
The Denver Broncos did not select a Safety in the 2013 NFL Draft last month. Having six already on the roster may have had something to do with it. However, they did bring in a College Free Agent Safety by the name of Ross Rasner. Let’s see what we can find out about him.

John Fox Reflects On Rookie Minicamp, Broncos Sign Two Rookies - Predominantly Orange
It was a busy day for the Denver Broncos on Friday. The team held its first day of rookie minicamp in order to soften the NFL blow before the young guys take part in OTAs with the veterans.

Que Free Agent o Broncos ainda precisa? "
Após excelentes e pontuais contratações no mercado de free agency, além de um draft com escolhas muito sólidas e promissoras, o Denver Broncos parece ter preenchido todas as necessidades do time para a temporada 2013.

Is Peyton Manning one of the least likely to win? -
And you know my feelings on Peyton Manning. But even with his shoddy playoff record, he's not going to make this list. Because no trolling. And before you run to the comment section to list Tony Romo, show me the same courtesy. Or so help me, Manning is going to the top of this list.

Six best NFL rivalries of 2013 -
2t. Denver Broncos-Patriots/Ravens-Patriots/Ravens-Broncos: I don't relish ties, but this three-way timebomb arguably could chew up half the list. Whoever emerges on top should win the AFC.

NFL News & Blogs

New York Jets rookie Geno Smith doesn't resent critics -
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith met with reporters after Friday's rookie minicamp practice and insisted that the microscope he's lived under since the draft hasn't affected him.

Rex Ryan harps on Quinton Coples' weight-room work -
Rex Ryan heaped praise on his New York Jets rookies Friday. Second-year linebacker Quinton Coples was a different story. Ryan said Coples needs to "do a better job in the weight room."

Manti Te'o felt 'like a freshman' at Chargers practice -
Manti Te'o made his debut with the San Diego Chargers on Friday at rookie minicamp. So we wrote about it. It includes quotes and pithy jokes, without much football information.

Geno Smith struggles; Marcus Lattimore not against sitting out 2013 -
Rookie minicamps are in full swing, and some of the biggest names from the 2013 NFL Draft are getting a rude awakening.

This guy apparently wants to pay $2 million to make Tim Tebow a Jaguar -
Meet John Morgan, Esquire. He's either extremely passionate about Tim Tebow, very bad at math, or both.

First wave of 2013 NFL win totals hit the board | National Football Post
Last Friday evening we were alerted to the fact that it is now possible to wager on any 2013 NFL game that takes place from Week 1 through Week 16. One week after the appetizers were brought out to our table, the main course has arrived.

Simpson gets a shot at a new trial | ProFootballTalk
On the surface, it seems like the perfunctory, garden-variety, Hail Mary pass from one of the thousands of convicted felons who happen to actually be innocent. Closer inspection shows that Hall of Fame running back O.J.

Kubiak impressed so far with Collin Klein | ProFootballTalk
Like Tim Tebow, Collin Klein stubbornly has refused to relinquish his dream of playing quarterback in the NFL. Like Tebow, Klein currently doesn't have a job playing quarterback in the NFL. Unlike Tebow, Klein is auditioning for a team.

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