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Horse Tracks 6/16/09



DB - Broncos Sign Lloyd
Perhaps in preparation for an extended holdout by Brandon Marshall, Denver signed WR Brandon Lloyd (not enough Brandon's in camp). While Lloyd has never been a prolific receiver, he does have a knack for acrobatic catches and had zero drops last year (although that's with only 26 receptions in 50 targets).

DB - Single-Game Tickets On Sale July 18

DP - Team in no hurry to let Marshall go
Klis reminds us that Denver holds the leverage with Brandon Marshall, who must play this year to earn the service time required toward future free agency.

DP - Paige: Marshall must run go route
Woody apparently doesn't need any of the facts to make his decision; he thinks BMarsh should take his act someplace else.

DP - Lloyd catches new contract with Denver
Mike Chambers has notes on Brandon Lloyd and the July 18 on-sale date for home game tickets.

Y! - Broncos sign Lloyd amid reports Marshall wants out
Arnie Stapleton's take for the AP.

ESPN - Denver Broncos quiet on Brandon Marshall trade request report
Pork Chop chimes in on the BMarsh situation; he, too thinks the Broncos hold all the cards.

AL - Ray of light
Eddie Royal was up in South Dakota for a football camp. He offers some inspirational advice for kids and talks about the Broncos' offseason.

AMC - Brian Dawkins fond of his time as an Eagle
BDawk was back in PA for his annual charity golf classic.

SB - 49ers Blog and Q&A: Former 49ers together again in Denver
Apparently they don't miss Brandon Lloyd OR Mike Nolan in San Fran. Wow, they've got some hate for these guys...check this out!

BS - Ravens Insider: Pro Bowl receiver to Ravens?
They're salivating in Baltimore over PFT rumors of BMarsh to the Ravens.

TTT - Brooks' quiet performance spoke volumes
Former Broncos LB Michael Brooks will soon be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

Y! - Dear Broncos: Just pay Brandon Marshall already
MJD offers a puzzling outlook on the BMarsh situation.

NFP - Super Bowl loss not Robbins' fault
Mike Lombardi doesn't pin the blame for Jokeland's loss in SB XXXVII on Barret Robbins' absence.

SFC - Ex-Cowboy Ellis signed to rush QB
Jokeland signed former Cowboys LB/DE Greg Ellis to a three-year deal.

SDUT - Gordon making most of offseason workouts
Notes from Kevin Acee on the Dolts.

KCS - Chiefs wait for pads to measure Tyson Jackson's progress

KCS - Chiefs Haley talks about offense, defense line - Video

Y! - Attorneys: Stallworth to plead guilty in Fla. DUI

SI - Falcons sign veteran OL Newberry

NFL - Jets sign Greene to complete deals with all three draft picks
The Jets continue to do a great job of getting their draft choices under contract.

Y! - Cardinals tight end Patrick suspended 4 games

NFL - Favre discusses possible return with Vikings on cable show

NFL - Commissioner extends head coach interview requirements to senior posts
The Rooney Rule has been expanded to include senior football operations positions.

NFL - Weapons possession case against Burress adjourned until Sept. 23

NFL - Burress' uncertain future doesn't halt interest from receiver-needy teams

FOX - The truth behind the NFL's injury reports
Alex Marvez thinks Brett Favre's arm is more proof the NFL's injury-reporting policy is ineffective; he also thinks the Broncos hold all the leverage over BMarsh.

NFL - Rookie contract negotiations become a priority this time of year
Pat Kirwan looks ahead to some issues for the summer, including rookie contracts and veteran signings.

CBS - Ryan Rule? Bears, Jets quickly close all deals with draftees
Clark Judge applauds the Bears and Jets for already having signed their draft choices.SI - Can Matt Ryan, Joe Flacco avoid the sophomore slump? - Damon Hack

SI - Jay Glazer discusses objectivity, Ken Tremendous returns - Richard Deitsch
Deitsch shares some insight on NFL reporters Jay Glazer and Adam Schefter.

SI - Roger Goodell unlikely to punish Plaxico Burress until court decides his fate - Michael McCann

NFL - Millen named analyst for NFL Network's Thursday Night Football
Oh great; we get to hear Millen's "expert advice" when the Broncos host the G-Men on Thanksgiving. As long as he doesn't start getting into personnel...

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