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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/13/10


McDaniels disappointed in D.J. Williams - The Denver Post
As the rest of his Broncos teammates began their final practice in preparation for Sunday's game against Kansas City, star linebacker and team captain D.J. Williams walked quietly through the back doors of the team's Dove Valley headquarters.

Shutting down chiefs' ground game crucial - The Denver Post
Load up the box. Have Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey go one-on-one with Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe.

Broncos' Orton, Chiefs' Cassel developing as QBs - The Denver Post
Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson calls Kyle Orton "my guy," since both attended Purdue and both were the Boilermakers' starting quarterback in their collegiate careers.

D.J. has left the building | All Things Broncos
Media members viewing the first 10 minutes of practice saw Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams drive away from the facility just a couple minutes after he arrived. news: Addition of Moss should improve up-and-coming Titans
The Randy Moss experiment will work in Tennessee. news: Harvin questionable after practicing; Rice reportedly will play
The only certainty in Minnesota's wide receiver group this season has been, well, uncertainty. news: Vick embodies redemption theme of 2010 season
Sunday provided one of the most salient moments of the season. news: Jones: 'I had Super Bowl-winning coaches solicit this job'
Jerry Jones made it clear on Friday that the the role of head coach of the Dallas Cowboys remains a hot commodity around the NFL. news: McNabb's contract talks with Redskins are ongoing, cordial
No deal for quarterback Donovan McNabb is imminent in Washington, but as has reported, the sides have maintained regular dialogue through the season. That has continued even through the friction created by coach Mike Shanahan benching McNabb and then offering varying reasons for the move, according to sources. news: McNabb, 'Skins looking to sweep Eagles tops Week 10 storylines
As the second half of the season gets into full swing, each week is going to take on more importance. With that in mind, Week 10 has plenty to offer.

Cleveland Browns linebacker Marcus Benard misses practice after fainting Thursday - ESPN
Browns linebacker Marcus Benard sat out practice on Friday and continues to be evaluated, one day after fainting in Cleveland's locker room.

Tom Brady (foot injury) is listed as probable for the New England Patriots' game Sunday night - ESPN Boston
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in a full practice this week because of a foot injury, but he is nevertheless expected to play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots listed Brady as probable on their injury report Friday.

Cincinnati Bengals' Carson Palmer limited in practice, but expected to start - ESPN
Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer was limited in practice Friday by a sore passing shoulder, but is expected to start against the Colts.

NFL, manufacturers agree there's no perfect helmet - ESPN
As Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson prepared to return last weekend from his second concussion in less than a year, he was given a special, new helmet. While he hoped to be better protected, the helmet's maker certainly wouldn't -- and couldn't -- guarantee Jackson will be completely safe from brain injuries.

New York Jets' Rex Ryan calls Eric Mangini's weight jab 'good one' - ESPN New York
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan joked that he was "staggered" and "wobbled" by the playful jab Browns coach Eric Mangini fired off about his weight loss on Thursday.

Chad Ochocinco, Bart Scott fined $20K for uniform violations - ESPN
Cincinnati wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and New York Jets linebacker Bart Scott were each fined $20,000 by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's uniform policy.

Marquice Cole out, Delhomme, Wallace questionable | National Football Post
New York Jets cornerback Marquice Cole (hamstring) has been ruled out.

More Favre 'retirement' talk heading into crucial game | National Football Post
One of the biggest games of the Week 10 NFL schedule takes place here in Chicago on Sunday. Brett Favre and the Vikings come to Soldier Field in a crucial divisional matchup against the Bears.

Friday new$ and note$ | National Football Post
As a vested veteran, Harris would normally be entitled to termination pay – the balance of his salary – upon release by the Packers. However, since Harris started the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, he is not entitled to termination pay and the remaining balance of his $2.5 million salary ($1.18 million). Thus, the Packers, who acquired Harris in 2003 from the Eagles, have no further financial obligation to Harris.

Patriots-Steelers is NFL Game of the Week - Kerry J. Byrne -
The Patriots (6-2) hit the road to face the Steelers (6-2) in a battle of the NFL's two preeminent powers of the past decade. The winner will have an inside track in the race for the AFC's No. 1 seed.

Jaguars' Aaron Kampman out for season with knee injury - NFL -
Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is out for the season after tearing a knee ligament, leaving Jacksonville without its best pass rusher and its locker room leader.

Many NFL teams facing make-or-break scenarios for Week 10 - John P. Lopez -
This is the week when separation and reality set in. Several teams will go from being on the brink of something special -- or catastrophic -- to knowing exactly what they are. Some will rise and start planning for the playoffs. Some will start counting the days to the NFL draft.

Giants WR Steve Smith will miss Cowboys game - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Giants will have to get by for the foreseeable future without their top possession receiver, Steve Smith.

Once reliable defense betrays Ravens again - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Baltimore Ravens joked and laughed away the notion that their once-vaunted defense is under siege. But it doesn’t take a statistical genius to see that the Ravens, once the symbol of defensive excellence, are starting to slip.