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Horse Tracks 5/21/09

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DB - Broncos TV has an interview with safety Darcel McBath, who appears somewhat soft-spoken but intelligent. McBath says playing corner earlier during his career made him a better safety, along with plenty of film study and practicing against WR Michael Crabtree everyday.

DB - Elvis Dumervil checks in with a blog entry; he says Rich Tuten has the players working hard, the rookies have talent, and morale and chemistry are up.

9NEWS - The judge in the Darrent Williams murder trial is prohibiting cameras from the courtroom and barring the media from using all electronic communications to help protect witnesses.

USAT - Brian Dawkins and Ravens HC John Harbaugh are pulling for their mentor Jim Johnson in his battle with cancer.

DP - LJones is trying to stir it up, saying that Jay Cutler took a shot at Denver's defense. Oh, please. Slow news month? Here is the article which goes along with her blog entry; same details, less junk.

FMT - Jake Plummer will be instructing at the Fort Morgan Football Camp on May 30th.

PD - Dre' Bly will visit the 49ers after San Francisco CB Walt Harris tore a knee ligament. Harris is expected to miss the entire 2009 season.

Y! - Travis Henry is now in federal custody after violating the conditions of his bond.

NFL - Bucky Brooks examines the Dolts' defense as they enter their first full season under the tutelage of coordinator Ron Rivera.

SDUT - The Dolts are looking into the possibility of building a new stadium where their current one stands.

SFG - David White was none-too-impressed with the performance of the Raiders' quarterbacks during yesterday's OTAs. Here are White's notes.

SFC - JaMarcus the Hutt seems to think Michael Vick just returned from an extended workout.

CCT - Steve Corkran isn't buying the Derrick Burgess trade rumors.

CCT - Kenny Stabler has some advice for his Raiders.

NFL - Michael Vick was transferred from federal prison to home confinement yesterday. He will be released from federal custody on July 20th.

NFL - The league may expand the Rooney Rule so that teams interviewing potential general managers must meet with at least one minority (as they must now do with head coaches).

Y! - Cardinals DE Kenny Iwebema had a baseball-sized benign tumor removed from his chest and will be out for at least a couple of months.

CBS - It looks like recently-retired Colts coaches Tom Moore and Howard Mudd will be back as consultants with the team.

SI - Randy Moss has become a part-owner of a NASCAR team in the Camping World Truck Series.

NFP - Robert Boland examines the upcoming labor talks between the NFL's owners and players association.

CBS - Chad Reuter looks for immediate starters and contributors among players chosen between the second- and seventh-rounds of the recent draft.

NFP - Matt Bowen looks at Washington's offseason.

NFP - Bowen doesn't think the Browns should give in to Joshua Cribbs' demands.

NFP - Wes Bunting ranks the offensive-line prospects for the 2010 Draft.

*********Michael Vick Columns**********

NFL - Thomas George examines Vick's potential pathways back to the NFL.

SI - Peter King thinks up a few possible destinations for Vick in the NFL.

SI - Michael McCann looks at the legal aspects of Vick's near-term future.

SI - Ross Tucker thinks Vick's presence would not adversely affect a team's locker room.

CBS - Clark Judge offers his thoughts on Vick.

SI - Steve Aschburner isn't sure the public will ever root for Michael Vick again.

NFL - Steve Wyche wonders whether Vick's talent will ever make up for the baggage he's carrying around with him.

Y! - Kevin Sullivan has a few suggestions to help Vick improve his public image.