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Horse Tracks 8/17/09 - Dawkins, Marshall practice; Broncos sign RB Marcus Thigpen, release OG Pat Murray


DB - Recovering and Ready
Sunday brought the welcome sight of Brian Dawkins and Brandon Marshall practicing. BMarsh admitted to feeling rusty, while BDawk was frustrated watching Friday's game from home. By the way, Marshall is back to referring to the Broncos as "we" - a wonderful development.

DB - Day 17: McDaniels - Broncos TV

DB - Day 17: Dawkins - Broncos TV

DB - Day 17: Marshall - Broncos TV
BMarsh says it's been all about his hamstring recently; not his hip. He says he's not in game shape. Someone needs to tell Brandon that Roddy White has a year on him...

DP - Broncos WR Marshall hoping comparison pays
Klis focuses on the BMarsh/Roddy White comparison

DP - Anxious Dawkins hopes for fast return - Lindsay Jones

DB - Day 17 Blog - Kyle Sonneman
Yesterday's practiced featured a lot of work on kickoffs and returns. Plus, plenty of work in the red zone (Hi, Ted). New RB Marcus Thomas got a bunch of reps, while Tom Brandstater finally shaved his head.

DB - Swinging Through Seattle
Press release for the upcoming game; lots of interesting (some of them obscure) statistics

DP - Rookie Thigpen latest to join running backs - Jeff Legwold
The Broncos added another RB named Marcus - this time Thigpen, who spent some time with the Eagles this summer as a WR. To make room on the roster, Denver released OG Pat Murray.

DP - Dove Valley Days: Orton remains in charge
Alphonso Smith worked yesterday as the first nickelback

CSG - A look at Sunday's Broncos camp - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos' Marshall returns to practice still longing for a different contract - Frank Schwab

CSG - Broncos notes: Dawkins returns to practice with a cast - Frank Schwab

AP - Marshall, Dawkins Back At Practice

DP - Cutler's debut made for must-see TV - Dusty Saunders

GFT - Bronco fan braces for transition - Pat Douglas

MDH - NFL preview: Denver Broncos
This is what happens when you write about a topic you know little about - you write things like, "The offensive a far cry from the undersized but extremely effective units that Broncos trotted out a few years back."


SDUT - LT to go in preseason again

SDUT - Davis out to prove that he's not a bust

KCS - Top pick Jackson, Chiefs defense have some catching up to do


CBS - Saints kicker Hartley expects drug suspension, Carney returns

PFW - Jets' Faneca out with broken finger

NFL - Rookie QB Sanchez will start Jets' next preseason game

NFL - Cowboys WR Williams day-to-day after spraining wrist in practice

NFL - Texans' Grossman expected to miss 4-5 weeks with hamstring injury

NFL - Childress in no rush to name starter after Vikings' preseason opener

NFL - Cardinals' Wells returns to practice, but only in limited duty


ESPN - Camp Confidential: Falcons ready for next step - Pat Yasinskas

ESPN - Harbaugh keeps Flacco, Ngata on edge - Chris Mortensen

ESPN - Camp Confidential: Dolphins still eager to prove - Tim Graham

FOX - Schaub's health is key to Houston's hopes - Alex Marvez

SI - Houston Texans ready to make first-ever playoff appearance - John P. Lopez

SI - Postcard from camp: Bengals - Ben Reiter

CBS - Eagles camp report: Fittingly, pressure's on Johnson's successor - Clark Judge

NYT - N.F.L. Sellouts Have Become Easier, but Not for Bills - KC Joyner

CT - Jay Cutler's candor may come back to bite Bears QB someday
JC still isn't accepting the blame for his mistakes; he's already dumping it on his WRs after a single preseason game.


NFL - Vick admits to crying in prison during '60 Minutes' interview

SI - The Vick-signing scoop, my training camp tour, 10 Things and more - Peter King
According to Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb texted him saying the Iggles should sign Michael Vick.

NYT - Did You Believe Vick on ‘60 Minutes’? - Toni Monkovic

CBS - The con is still on: 'Mike Slick' has fooled us before - Mike Freeman
Some folks within the Falcons organization think Michael Vick is a con man after hearing his lies for years on end.

CBS - Like Mike? Can't hate Vick after contrite interview - Gregg Doyel