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Horse Tracks 9/1/09 - Orton has dislocated knuckle; Kuper has high ankle sprain


DB - Final Preseason Push - Patrick Smyth
Press release notes for Thursday night's finale versus the Cardinals.

DP - Broncos hurting at QB - Mike Klis
Kyle Orton suffered an open dislocation of the knuckle on his right index finger, which reportedly puts his availability for the season opener in jeopardy.

CSG - Broncos' guard Kuper has ankle sprain - Frank Schwab
Chris Kuper reportedly has a high ankle sprain; no word on how long he'll be out. The trade for Russ Hochstein is looking more important...

NFP - Marshall plan has precedent - Andrew Brandt
Brandt reminds us that the Broncos have experienced several high-profile contract disputes and/or groundbreaking trades, including Clinton Portis, Ashley Lelie and Jay Cutler.

DP - Mailbag: Brandstater? More like Brandstarter - Mike Klis
Klis responds to emails

ESPN - Too Short For A Column: 08/28/09 - Rick Reilly
As rururuland784 posted, Rick Reilly is hearing that Jay Cutler did actually return Pat Bowlen's phone calls.

DP - Scoring not a strong point for Broncos - Jeff Legwold

DP - Kiszla: Band-Aid approach a boo-boo
Kiszla isn't happy about the Broncos' new secretive policy regarding injuries. Get used to it...

DB - High School Reunion - Zach Eisendrath
There are three sets of high school teammates among the Broncos' players and coaches.

CSG - Might be preseason, but Broncos need a win - Frank Schwab
I disagree. They just need to play better. Why in the world does winning matter in the preseason?

KDVR - Tanaka's Take: Broncos, Cutler & The Future

LTC - Not ready yet - Brian Howell

LTC - Preseason showing bodes ill for Broncos - Brian Howell

MH - Miami Dolphins should go after Brandon Marshall, baggage and all - Greg Cote

IDT - Drew Litton: Broncos Season Ahead

DP - Sunday's game attracts big TV audience

RMI - Denver Broncos fans offer forecast for season - Andy Piper

DP - Little in running for more memories - Irv Moss
Moss profiles Broncos legend and HOF nominee Floyd Little.

SU - Floyd Little Podcast
An interview with Floyd Little, courtesy of his alma mater.

NFL Results

NFL - Minnesota Vikings 17 at Houston Texans 10
Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson had productive games for the Vikings, while Matt Schaub sprained his left ankle but kept playing. Favre reportedly may have a cracked rib.

AFC West News

NFL - Extent of Cassel's injury remains unknown as Chiefs stay quiet

KCS - Gailey out as Chiefs offensive coordinator - Adam Teicher
Umm, oops? Wow.

KCS - Haley’s timing off on firing - Jason Whitlock

KCS - Coaching change strange, QB absent - Randy Covitz

KCS - Chiefs buzz: Team’s injury list is a long one - Adam Teicher

NFP - Haley tries to save Chiefs’ offense - Matt Bowen

SDUT - Chargers trade for defensive lineman from Texans - Kevin Acee
The Dolts gave up a conditional 5th-round pick in the 2010 draft which could become a 6th-rounder for Texans D-lineman Travis Johnson. They are also on the lookout for another CB.

SDUT - Bolts sign seventh-round pick Byrd - Kevin Acee

SDUT - Backs figure into roster decisions - Kevin Acee

SFG - Raiders Silver and Black Blog : Let the healing begin - David White

SFG - Raiders Silver and Black Blog : Raiders make first cuts - David White
Jokeland is already down to 75 players.

SFC - Oakland teams haven't hit rock bottom - Scott Ostler

NFL News

NFL - Giants' Umenyiora says he 'made a mistake' by leaving team facility

NFL - Brady, or Anderson? Mangini still undecided on his QB

NFL - Stafford takes all reps in practice with Culpepper, Stanton hurt

BG - QB O’Connell is waived - Mike Reiss

CSN - Patriots Release QB Kevin O’Connell

Y! - Former big-time recruit, NFL prospect arrested - Charles Robinson

NFL Opinion

NFP - Diner morning news: Weekend rewind - Mike Lombardi

NFL - 49ers, Packers, Saints are impressive; Browns, Raiders ... not so much - Pat Kirwan

NFP - How Cutler makes the Bears better - Matt Bowen

PFW - Pressure building on Packers bosses - Rob Reischel

PFW - Texans' 'D' struggling, but potential for improvement is evident - Mike Wilkening

SI - Brett Favre under pitch count with Minnesota Vikings - Steve Aschburner

SI - Brett Favre, Michael Vick and more QBs to watch this season - Norman Chad

SI - Brett Favre passes biggest test of preseason - Peter King

CBS - AFC East preview: Division's uncommon denominator? Brady - Pete Prisco

CBS - Panthers camp report: Passing will never catch Fox's fancy - Pete Prisco

FOX - Schein Nine: NFL preseason's unsolved mysteries

ESPN - A glaring oversight overhead - John Clayton
Clayton's mailbag

NYT - Brees’s Pursuit of Marino’s Record: A Word of Advice From Kevin Smith - KC Joyner

NFP - Tavern talk: Blue power rankings - Mike Lombardi

NFP - Daily Jolt fantasy preview - Ray Gustini

NFP - Preseason senior position rankings - Wes Bunting

NFL - Senior class of cornerbacks solid heading into 2010 draft - Gil Brandt