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Horse Tracks 8/27/09 - Hillis returns kicks; Thomas reportedly has separated shoulder

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DB - Broncos sign Martin, waive Thigpen - Chris Gentilviso
Ingle Martin and Russ Hochstein practiced with their new team yesterday.

DB - Opening the Doors - Gray Caldwell
The Broncos are looking forward to playing in front of the home crowd.

DB - Wednesday: McDaniels - Broncos TV
McDaniels talks about Ingle Martin and reacts to Jay Cutler's hatchet burial.

DB - Wednesday: Orton - Broncos TV
Orton talks about facing his old mates; he reminds us that the Broncos won't be passing three times down at the goal line very often during the regular season.

DB - Wednesday: Martin - Broncos TV
No offense to Martin, but I'm not expecting to see many more of these...

DP - Martin signs, gives boost to QB depth - Jeff Legwold
To make room for new QB Ingle Martin, the Broncos released RB Marcus Thigpen.

DP - To shore up kickoff return, Hillis receives plenty of reps - Jeff Legwold
Peyton Hillis practiced returning kicks yesterday, which he had done at Arkansas. Brandon Lloyd practiced and hopes to play Sunday. Marcus Thomas was wearing a brace on what's being reported by KDVR as a separated shoulder yesterday, but left practice and hit the weight room instead.

DP - McJaygate taboo issue among Broncos - Mike Klis
Nobody involved really wants to talk about you-know-what.

ESPN - Source: Palmer out vs. Rams, maybe preseason - James Walker
Walker is hearing that the next time QB Carson Palmer plays could be Week 1 versus the Broncos.

DP - Kiszla: A blame game fit for booing
Kiszla says that although McDaniels and Cutler claim the offseason drama is over, there will be plenty of boos come Sunday night, and that the fans will decide when the feud is done with.

DP - Cutler puts Broncos' trade in rearview mirror - Jeff Legwold

DB - Wednesday: Transcripts - McDaniels and Orton

DP - Sweet smell of success headed for Graham - Anthony Cotton
Former Bronco Tom Graham (and father of TE Daniel) has reached a licensing agreement with the NFL to sell team-logo air fresheners. Pretty good idea, huh?

DB - Bears Conference Call: Cutler - Audio
JC talks to the Denver press; he sounds comfortable with being a Bear now and ready to move on from the offseason drama.

AP - Cutler Has Good Things To Say About McDaniels - Arnie Stapleton

KDVR - Broncos News: Simms, Thomas hurt

CSG - Broncos not changing QB plans despite Simms' injury - Frank Schwab

CSG - Cutler makes nice about Denver return - Frank Schwab

DP - New Broncos QB completes circle - Jeff Legwold
The Titans cut Ingle Martin last year to make room for Chris Simms.

ESPN - Tuesday Morning Quarterback's AFC preview - Gregg Easterbrook
Hmm. Easterbrook thinks the Broncos will really miss Jeremy Bates because he'd done such a great job with Cutler. Not sure if he's ever heard of this guy McDaniels...

ESPN - Don't let Cutler's low-key approach fool you about his return to Denver - Melissa Isaacson

AP - Little had given up on Hall of Fame consideration - Arnie Stapleton

AFC West News

ESPN - Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable to be questioned by Napa police - Colleen Dominguez

SFC - Heyward-Bey's catch excites Cable - David White
Wow. Kid made one great catch. In practice. It's the small things in Jokeland...

CCT - Raiders' Huff working to turn his career around - Steve Corkran
This is the guy Al took over JC and Matt Leinart. Oops...

ESPN - Raiders ready to make move up - John Clayton
I think he's actually serious...

SDUT - There's more to Chargers at tight end than Gates - Bill Center

SDUT - In the sack is no place for Rivers, even in preseason - Nick Canepa

SDUT - Castillo happy to feel healthy - Kevin Acee

KCS - Chiefs notebook: Haley sees progress at wide receiver - Kent Babb

KCS - Thigpen keeps working despite frustration at quarterback - Adam Teicher

Y! - Haley, Pioli trying to reprogram Chiefs - Charles Robinson

NFL News

ESPN - Source: Minnesota Vikings locker room facing 'schism' over Brett Favre arrival - Adam Schefter

NFL - 'Dreams are coming true': Rookie Sanchez is Jets' starting QB

NFL - Niners starting QB Hill leaves practice with hurt back, should play Saturday

NFL - Boldin likely to miss Cardinals' game vs. Packers with sore hamstring

FOX - Last two draft holdouts far, far away from signing - John Czarnecki

NFL - Bucs RB Williams to see first game action since latest knee injury

NFL - Ravens TE Smith might be out for rest of preseason; DT Gregg also hurt

NFL - Bills RB Jackson should be OK to start season despite sprained wrist

NFL - Carriker back with Rams, but starting DT job isn't guaranteed, coach says

NFL - Bears DT Dvoracek to undergo arthroscopic surgery on right knee

NFL - Court documents show Roethlisberger's accuser offered fake resignation

NFL Opinion

NFP - Diner morning news: picking the right 14 - Mike Lombardi

SI - NFL preseason is poor imitation of real thing - Don Banks

SI - Aaron Brown, Jason Babin are reasons to like NFL preseason - Ross Tucker

NFP - Wednesday whys: No complaints from Rivers - Andrew Brandt

NFP - Expect Sanchez to struggle early - Matt Bowen

PFW - In QB standstill, tie goes to Sanchez

CBS - Cardinals camp tour: Good times to Super hangover? - Mike Freeman

SI - Shaun Hill ready to lead San Francisco 49ers after frustrating '08 - Jim Trotter

NFP - NFL notes: Bucs looking to make a deal? - Matt Bowen

NFP - Tavern talk: final almost blue list - Mike Lombardi

NYT - Assessing Packers’ Defensive Switch - KC Joyner

NYT - Why Dick LeBeau Deserves to Be in the Hall of Fame - Andy Barall

NFP - 2009 NFP scouting series: Maryland - Wes Bunting