Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/10/13

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One Denver Broncos Executives arrested and another formally charged in just two days for driving while intoxicated, though I am sure Heckert lost in the battle of blood alcohol levels. Next up, John Elway! Come on baby, let's make it a triple double! Not....seriously WTF guys?

Broncos break out another strong statement | ProFootballTalk
For the second time this week, the Broncos have had to issue a stronger version of the normal "we're aware of the situation" statement so many teams use when a player gets in trouble.

Tom Heckert, another Broncos exec, arrested on DUI charges in Parker - Denver Post
Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis said the team has been humiliated with recent drunken driving charges against Matt Russell and Tom Heckert, the top two assistants to football operations boss John Elway. Ellis promised severe discipline.

Broncos' Matt Russell faces legal troubles, NFL discipline for arrest - Denver Post
Broncos officials spent much of Monday sorting through the circumstances surrounding director of player personnel Matt Russells DUI arrest Saturday night in Summit County.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

2013 Media Guide Now Available Online " DenverBroncos.com
The guide is 688 pages and is packed with profiles of players and coaches, game summaries, all-time results and the team’s complete record book.

Miller Weighs in on Philosophical Debate " DenverBroncos.com
Before breaking for the end of the Broncos’ minicamp and OTA phases of the offseason program, linebacker Von Miller took some time to give his take on an age-old debate: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

New Tempo Demands Conditioning | DenverBroncos.com
Strength and Conditioning coach Luke Richesson has been working to get the Broncos ready for a faster pace.

Q&A With Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson | DenverBroncos.com
Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson talks about getting the team ready for the 2013 campaign.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Former Center Tom Nalen "Swears" Patriots Spied on Broncos in 2005
It's early July and apart from the occasional arrest, the NFL offseason is deadly quiet. So, why not bring up a 2005 playoff game?

Bronco Legends-"The Snow Goose" | Bronco Planet
Karl Mecklenburg was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the 12th round (310th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft and the Chicago Blitz in the 21st round of the USFL Draft in 1983. He opted to sign with Denver and it was a wise choice. Mecklenburg played his entire 12 season career in a Bronco uniform.

A Bellwether Season for John Fox? — Pro Football Central
I write this for the benefit of Broncos Country, whose constituents are less than enraptured by embattled head coach John Fox.

Fantasy Football Top Defense Rankings | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
Denver finished 2012 tied with St. Louis for the most sacks in the NFL. Unfortunately, a big part of this production was due to Elvis Dumervil, who is now with the Baltimore Ravens after a huge error involving a missed deadline and a fax machine. I expect Denver won’t be able to fully replace the eleven sacks, six forced fumbles, and safety that Dumervil contributed a year ago. Cornerback Champ Bailey isn’t as good as he used to be, but at times still looks like a top five cornerback in the league and can shut down any receiver. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard had a breakout year in 2012, leading the team in tackles. This should scare opposing offenses since he plays next to one of the best young linebackers in the league, Von Miller.

NFL News & Blogs

Last requests to our favorite teams - SBNation.com
The Cleveland Browns honored one fan's last wish. We asked a few other sports fans what a team could do for their final sendoff.

Jaguars sign Denard Robinson - Big Cat Country
The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed another one of their 2013 rookie class, as the team has signed "offensive weapon" Denard Robinson, according to a report by Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union.

Misconceptions about the Philadelphia Eagles QB Situation - Bleeding Green Nation
Back in February I asked the question "Is the 2013 Eagles QB competition truly open?" and came to the conclusion that, yes, it was.

Gronkowski making progress after back surgery | ProFootballTalk
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appears to be making strides toward returning from back surgery. But just how soon he'll return to the field remains to be seen.

Hernandez was hostile when police first arrived at his house | ProFootballTalk
Documents released Tuesday by court order in the Odin Lloyd murder investigation reveal that Aaron Hernandez quickly hit the center of law enforcement's radar screen. His behavior when they arrived at his house for the first time likely didn't help matters.

Court releases details of eight search warrants in Hernandez case | ProFootballTalk
In the end, neither the prosecution nor the lawyers representing Aaron Hernandez were able to persuade a judge to keep secret the details of the search warrants issued in connection with the investigation of the death of Odin Lloyd. Eight search warrants were issued.

Stafford’s new deal was driven by his first deal | ProFootballTalk
Reaction to the contract to be signed (if it hasn't already been) by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been mixed. Initially characterized as a "blockbuster," the truth is that it's worth far less than the $20 million-per-year contracts signed in 2012 by Drew Brees and earlier this year by Jo...

Michael Johnson on contract: There’s no ill will, it’s a business | ProFootballTalk
On Monday, we shared a report that it is unlikely that the Bengals would reach agreement on a contract extension with defensive end Michael Johnson before the July 15 deadline for teams to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year contracts.

Lawyer says Ortiz isn’t cooperating in case against Hernandez | ProFootballTalk
On the same day that a judge released more than 150 pages of documents generated by the process of obtaining and executing on a search warrant, Carlos Ortiz quietly had another court appearance, for a so-called "dangerousness" hearing that was continued to August 14.

Dolphins wideout retires with knee problems | ProFootballTalk
At this time of year, there's not much NFL news to go around unless it involves Aaron Hernandez. So the word from the Dolphins that wide receiver Joe Hastings was placed on the reserve-retired list will get a mention it might not otherwise have at another time of year.

Wallace told Ortiz that Hernandez admitted firing the shots | ProFootballTalk
On the same day authorities in Massachusetts released more than 150 pages of documents relating to eight search warrants obtained in connection with the murder of Odin Lloyd, documents generated in Florida contained a far more significant nugget of information.

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