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Horse Tracks 4/30/09

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ESPN - In case you missed Guru's link last night, Elizabeth Merrill offered up an excellent profile of Josh McDaniels.

DB - The Broncos officially announced their signing of LB Nick Greisen yesterday, which coincided with the release of FB Andrew PInnock.

DP - Former Patriots and Eagles scout (and CU Buff LB) Matt Russell is reportedly close to becoming the Broncos' new director of college scouting.

DB - Elvis Dumervil welcomes the newest Broncos, is excited for the second minicamp (coming this weekend), and harks back to his own draft experience.

DB - Jim Saccomano reminds us that plenty of Broncos stars have emerged from UFA status.

YT - In case you missed it, this video of Knowshon Moreno is a must-see.

NFP - Andrew Brandt says teams are realizing that second-round picks offer the best cost-efficiency, and are trading into the round more...any idea which team(s) he may be looking at?

LAT - Here's another profile of the late Ernie Barnes, the former Bronco-turned artist.

GJS - Randy Gradishar thinks it's important to give back.

CO - The Vance barely kept himself out of jail this time.

KCS - Scott Pioli cleared out much of the Chefs' scouting department, including VP Bill Kuharich.

SFG - The Raiders added three more UFAs, bringing their total to nine. Here are some more fan reactions from Oakland regarding their team's draft.

Y! - The Saints will reportedly extend their lease at the Superdome through the 2025 season.

NFL - New Orleans released DT Hollis Thomas.

Y! - The Colts have reportedly re-signed LB Freddy Keiaho.

Y! - Jacksonville released OT Charles Spencer and FB Anthony Cotrone.

Y! - The Patriots released LB Bo Ruud, who spent his rookie season on IR.

NFL - Atlanta signed RB Verron Haynes and released WR Troy Bergeron.

Y! - Detroit released TE Michael Gaines.

SI - CB Brandon Sumrall failed a physical after the Giants claimed him off waivers from the Colts. The G-Men released Sumrall afterward.

NFP - Mike Lombardi looks at some 2008 draftees who need to improve. He thinks Ryan Torain would be a good fit in New Orleans.

NFP - Matt Bowen is rooting for QB Jason Campbell to succeed. Can't blame him...

NFP - Oh, the horror! Bowen wonders if Brett Favre is back in the NFL QB picture, now that the Jets released him.

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NFP - Wes Bunting examines the second-round choices that stood out to him.

SI - Ross Tucker has some advice for rookies heading to their new NFL teams.

SI - Don Banks looks at the recent draftees he expects to make the biggest impacts in 2009.

FOX - Ed Thompson shares some in-depth thoughts on the recent draft.

NFP - Player agent Jack Bechta shares his handling of undrafted clients.

NFL - Vic Carucci is surprised a few situations weren't resolved over the draft weekend.

NFL - Bucky Brooks evaluates the drafts of the NFC East teams.

NFL - Steve Wyche joins the crowd; he loves the players Denver drafted, he just doesn't think they filled the right positions in his draft grades.

NFL - Pat Kirwan thinks the Broncos have set back their timetable for building a 3-4 defense.

Y! - Knowshon Moreno is going to be a fantasy-football favorite.