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Horse Tracks 4/14/09


DP - Congratulations to Rod Smith, who is being inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame tonight.

NFL - It's a very sad day for the NFL, especially so for those of us who grew up in the post-John Facenda age. Harry Kalas, the man whose voice we associate with NFL Films has passed away at the age of 73. The longtime Phillies broadcaster was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002.

Scout - The Broncos will host Texas A&M QB Stephen McGee tomorrow.

NFL - Bucky Brooks looks at players in the draft who could fill the elephant position (3-4 ends and outside 'backers).

NFLN - Mike Mayock ranks his top-5 at the same spots.

IN - Alex Neth looks at defensive-back prospects who may fit the Broncos' needs.

SI - In his Monday column, Peter King says he thinks the Broncos may trade up for Tyson Jackson or Brian Orakpo (page 4). He also says that McDaniels likes Kyle Orton a lot.

CBS - Pete Prisco examines the Broncos' draft needs. Nothing new or insightful here...

SFG - Raiders safety Hiram Eugene signed his one-year tender to remain in Oakland. Also, David White offers a bunch of Raiders-themed draft notes.

SFC - Gwen Knapp examines the risks of drafting a quarterback atop the draft.

FOX - Alex Marvez thinks Jeff Garcia will take JaMarcus The Hut's job.

KCS - The Chefs have released WR Will Franklin.

NFL - Stillers LB James Harrison will receive $20 million in guarantees as part of a six-year deal to remain in Pittsburgh.

Y! - Giants CB Kevin Dockery signed his one-year tender to remain in New Jersey New York.

Y! - The Packers have traded long snapper J.J. Jansen to the Panthers for a conditional 7th-rounder in 2011. This dooms the Carolina career of Jason Kyle.

NFP - Mike Lombardi considers the trade value of Ocho Cinco.

ESPN - John Clayton answers some emails.

Y! - Charles Robinson doesn't expect Michael Crabtree's injury to affect him on draft day.

PFW - Here are some of the players considered among the highest of character entering the draft.

NFP - In NFP's latest mock draft, Denver selects DE Everette Brown, CB Malcolm Jenkins, DT Fili Moala, S Rashad Johnson and C Jonathan Luigs.

CBS - Chad Reuter considers the importance of 40-yard-dash times.

NFP - Matt Bowen evaluates the offseasons of the Bengals and Browns.

FOX - The Falcons are On the Clock.