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Horse Tracks 4/7/09


DB - Kyle Orton met with the media yesterday. Watch the entire presser and read the accompanying article here.

DB - Chris Simms also met with the press - see his conference here.

DP - Lindsay Jones offers more on Simms.

NFL - Here is the AP version of the Orton/Simms pressers and the NFLN clip.

DB - As for the other QB, well...he's gone. The Broncos released Darrell Hackney yesterday.

DP - Tony Scheffler is back to working out with the Nuggets' trainer.

DP - Klis responds to some emails.

NFLN - Sam Adams appeared on NFLN to discuss the current QB situation in Denver and the Broncos' draft needs.

NFP - Andrew Brandt examines the money aspect to the Orton trade.

PN - Jack Elway has decided to leave the ASU football program, although he will remain at ASU to finish his degree.

CBS - Chad Reuter says it's usually best to trade down in the draft, rather than up. Reuter thinks the Broncos should take note.

IN - Alex Neth looks at five linebackers in the draft that he thinks could fit the Broncos' new 3-4.

IN - Drew Litton's take on the arrival of Kyle Orton.

FOX - Alex Marvez examines the Bears' end of the Orton trade amongst his NFL notes. He also tries to find a new home for Plaxico Burress.

PT - Not everyone in Chicago is ready to say the Bears will win with Cutler.

NFL - Jeff Garcia has agreed to return to the Bay Area, signing a one-year deal with the Raiders.

SFC - Here's the Chronicle's story on the Garcia signing.

KCS - Adam Teicher says the Chefs should consider trading their pick at #3 for Denver's two first-rounders. So, what's the first website that's going to link to Teicher's blurb and call it a rumor?

KCS - From his mom's basement, Teicher compares the Orton deal with the Chefs' trade of Jared Allen to the Vikings. Who cares?


NFL - A Special Master ruled in favor of Plaxico Burress and against Larry Johnson in their respective contract disputes.

NFL - The Ravens have decided to bring back CB Samari Rolle on a four-year deal after releasing him last month.

NFL - The Bucs agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with newly acquired TE Kellen Winslow. The deal includes $20.1 million in guarantees.

Y! - B.J. Raji's representatives dispute reports of a failed drug test.

DN - The Lions have re-signed former Broncos draft bust George Foster and added former Broncos OG Dylan Gandy.

Y! - The Falcons traded WR Laurent Robinson to the Rams, in exchange for significantly higher 5th- and 6th-round picks in the draft.

Y! - LB Keyaron Fox re-signed with the Steelers for two more years.

Y! - The Vikings have retained DT Fred Evans.

Y! - The Cowboys re-signed DE Stephen Bowen.

Y! - The Packers re-upped with TE Tory Humphrey and released Kenny Pettway.

SI - In Minnesota, the QB options are a bit underwhelming.

ESPN - John Clayton answers some emails.

NFL - Gil Brandt ranks his top-100 prospects for the upcoming draft.

NFP - Wes Bunting shares his 6-to-15-ranked linemen (offensive and defensive) for the draft.

FOX - Ed Thompson from offers 7 points on the upcoming draft.

NFL - Steve Wyche looks at the top-10 quarterbacks entering the draft. Meanwhile, Mike Mayock examines his top-5 QBs.

NFL - Vic Carucci takes a look at the #1 overall draft choice and considers why teams are always looking to trade out of the spot.

NFP - Matt Bowen examines the Jets' offseason. Also, that of the Lions'.

CBS - Pete Prisco looks at the Ravens' draft needs.

FOX - John McClain from the Houston Chronicle puts the Texans on the clock, projecting Clay Matthews.