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Horse Tracks 5/14/09


DB - Jim Saccomano applauds the selection of Shannon Sharpe to the Broncos Ring of Fame, citing his unmatched work ethic, discipline, leadership, and perhaps a little bit of OCD.

DP - Woody responds to a couple of emails.

CBS - Clark Judge looks at the biggest stories of the offseason, including the firing of Mike Shanahan and trade of Jay Cutler.

FOX - Alex Marvez is hearing that old friend Brian Griese is about to be released by the Bucs.

WS - Another old friend, Jake Plummer, is playing handball in Canadia and trying to help his new sport gain more exposure.

AC - Former Broncos WR Arthur Marshall has dug himself into quite the financial hole.

SDUT - Dan Fouts is campaigning for his old coach Don Coryell to be selected to the Pro Football HOF.

SI - Ross Tucker thinks the Raiders need to punish Javon Walker for his double-secret-squirrel knee surgery.

SFG - The Raiders have signed TE J.P. Foschi, who had spent 3 years with Jokeland before playing for the Chefs in 2008.

SFG - David White offers a brief interview with Raiders LB Thomas Howard.

NFL - Jason Taylor has decided to head back to Miami, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million.

NFL - Bills RB Fred Jackson, who torched the Broncos for 113 yards from scrimmage in Week 16, received a four-year extension from Buffalo.

NFL - Former Bengals and Ravens OT Willie Anderson has decided to hang 'em up.

NFL - Jerry Jones and Dallas are foregoing corporate sponsorship and naming their new field Cowboys Stadium. Well, that or no company would pony up the dollars and risk an image of frivolous spending. Either way, it's refreshing - how much better would Broncos Stadium sound than The Big IF?

NFL - Thomas George evaluates how the NFL is approaching concussions and their effect upon players.

SI - Jim Trotter examines Adrian Peterson's desire to pack on some more weight.

NFL - Bucky Brooks looks at the five NFL teams he thinks had the best offseasons, including the Bears.

NFL - Brooks also checks out the top remaining veteran free-agents.

Y! - Jason Cole offers a longer list of veteran free-agents, although in less detail.

ESPN - Here's a look at some veterans on the hot seat.

NFL - Vic Carucci considers how the elimination of the wedge on kickoffs will affect teams and their approach to special-teams play.

FOX - John Czarnecki looks at the quarterback duels brewing around the league.

NFP - Matt Bowen ranks the top receivers in the NFL.

NFP - Matt Bowen interviews Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo.

CBS - Pete Prisco profiles Dom Capers, who is helping the Packers switch to a 3-4 defensive front.

NFP - Andrew Brandt (from experience) thinks whether the Vikings land Brett Favre depends upon how much they suck up to him.

NFLN - The Network ranks the top-10 single-season performances in NFL history.

NFP - Wes Bunting rounds out his top-100 prospects for the 2010 NFL Draft with his fifth tier of 20 players.