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Horse Tracks 5/6/09


NFL - The NFL announced its schedule of 16 "Legacy Games" which will commemorate the 50th year since the AFL's inception. Denver's two Legacy Games will be the Sunday, Oct. 11th home game vs. New England and the Monday night, Oct. 19th game at San Diego.

DP - Here we go, again...Armstrong is going to get everyone riled up about the defensive line, on May 6th. He rehashes the draft and free agency. Never mind the UDFAs Denver signed, or the possibility (probability?) of acquiring more linemen in the coming months.

DP - Thankfully, Denver's practice bubble is air-supported, with no metal trusses to collapse in extreme weather, so there's little risk of the Cowboys' tragedy befalling the Broncos.

NFL - Although he assigns the Broncos' draft a moderate grade (B-), Bucky Brooks follows the pattern with his AFC West evaluations; he likes the players Denver selected, but he doesn't think they filled the proper holes.

EX - I can't believe I forgot to give everyone the heads up on this one, but John Elway was on Rick Reilly's Homecoming show two Thursdays ago. Head to Reilly's ESPN page for some video clips and more.

SN - Savannah State may soon retire Big Play Shay's number 2 jersey. What took so long? Thanks to Jenna Talia for the link!

NFP - UPDATE 11:26AM EST - Mike Lombardi is puzzled that the Vikings are interested in Brett Favre, yet did not pursue Jay Cutler.

KCS - Babb and Teicher think recent Chefs #1 picks Tamba Hali, Dwayne Bowe and Glenn Dorsey have a lot to prove to the new coaching staff and front office.

SFG - David White interviews UDFA D-Lineman Desmond Bryant. Wow, a Harvard guy was dumb enough to sign with the Raiders. As a Cornellian, I'm not surprised...

ESPN - That didn't take long...Brett Favre is reportedly meeting with Vikings coach Brad Childress later this week to discuss yet another comeback. Actually, don't call it a comeback because we all knew he would pull this garbage at some point...

Y! - Dan Wetzel just thinks Favre is a diva.

SI - Peter King says he's in the dark on Favre's mindset this time.

SI - Ross Tucker considers what a Favre signing in Minnesota would mean for Sage Rosenfels.

NFL - Tony Dungy visited Michael Vick in prison.

NFL - Just-released Stillers LB Larry Foote already has an offer from his hometown Lions, with the Chefs, Cards and Colts also reportedly showing interest.

NFL - Cleveland signed former Lions WR Mike Furrey.

NFL - The Pats have signed former Bears S Brandon McGowan.

NFL - Arizona signed TE Dominique Byrd, formerly of the Rams.

NFL - The Saints cut two players who had been arrested last weekend, WR Biren Ealy and TE Kolomona Kapanui.

NFL - The Colts have brought back DT Ed Johnson, who they had cut in September after his arrest on a drug possession charge.

NFP - Mike Lombardi examines the Super Bowl hangover the Cardinals are suffering, as players demand more money.

NFP - Jack Bechta looks at the last chance for undrafted players to catch on with an NFL team, via mini-camp tryouts.

SI - Don Banks lists some NFL sophomores who need to step up their games. Of course, there are no Broncos on that list!

FOX - John Czarnecki examines ten veterans who need to hang onto their jobs, with rookies breathing down their necks.

CBS - Clark Judge loves the offseason moves of five NFL teams.

NFP - Matt Bowen evaluates the Stillers' offseason.

NFP - Andrew Brandt is relieved that mini-camp season has arrived.

NFP - Here were some sixth-round choices that caught Wes Bunting's eye.

NFL - Bucky Brooks evaluates the AFC East teams' drafts.