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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 11/4/10

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Broncos pass on former superstars Merriman, Moss - The Denver Post
Shawne Merriman, by himself, wasn't going to cure what ails the Broncos. Randy Moss, by himself, may have only inflicted trouble upon the Broncos' healthiest position.

Q&A: Broncos face an uphill climb - The Denver Post
Q: With the current six losses, do you see the Broncos winning any of their remaining games? Kansas City seems to be real and all the other teams have a better record than the Broncos.

Analysis: Broncos require time to get their offensive line just right - The Denver Post
The Broncos might be forced to suffer a bit regarding their offensive line.

Where should John Elway rank among the NFL's all-time greats? - The Denver Post
Thursday night, the NFL Network concludes its top-100 countdown by revealing its top 10 NFL players of all time.

Broncos try out TE Edgar Jones, T Cliff Louis | All Things Broncos
While the players are away on bye week, the Broncos’ coaching staff and front office executives are still doing work. news: Childress' credibility at stake now more than ever
The negative fallout that has Vikings coach Brad Childress in the crosshairs of fans -- and some, if not most of his players -- doesn't necessarily stem from his decision to cut wideout Randy Moss. news: Top five most shocking in-season sitdowns of all-time
The whole football world's ears perked up this week when Randy Moss was flat-out cut only four games into his return to Minnesota. But is Moss' release the most shocking dumping of a player of all time? His is just one of three head-scratching cuts this year alone. news: Brady's improvisational skills produce Tate's TD catch
The night before the New England Patriots took on the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Tom Brady had a message for his receivers. news: Rift between Childress, Vikings players goes way back
Randy Moss wasn't the only Vikings player to question Brad Childress late on Sunday afternoon, after Minnesota blew every bit of its first-half momentum against New England in the kind of loss this team is becoming accustomed to. news: Raiders CB Asomugha misses practice with ankle sprain
The Oakland Raiders are hoping a few days of rest will be enough to get Nnamdi Asomugha back on the field. news: Steelers' Harrison, Goodell meet to discuss helmet-hits policy
Steelers linebacker James Harrison called his meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "semi-productive," saying he spoke his mind about the stricter enforcement of dangerous hits -- a policy teammate Troy Polamalu criticized for causing paranoia around the league. news: Talks with Brady, Patriots teammates spurred Mankins' return
Logan Mankins waited at his home a few miles from the New England Patriots' stadium, missing the game he loves but sticking with his decision to hold out.

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Sims fined $50,000 for hit - ESPN
Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims has been fined $50,000 for striking defenseless receiver Lavelle Hawkins in Philadelphia's game with the Titans on Oct. 24.

James Harrison of Pittsburgh Steelers, Roger Goodell meet to discuss hits - ESPN
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison called his meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "semi-productive," saying he spoke his mind about the stricter enforcement of dangerous hits -- a policy teammate Troy Polamalu criticized for causing paranoia around the league.

Colt McCoy of Cleveland Browns appears likely to start against New England Patriots - ESPN
Injured Browns quarterbacks Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are not practicing, making it likely rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will start Sunday against New England.

Minnesota Vikings activate wide receiver Side Rice off PUP list - ESPN
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice has been taken off the physically unable to perform list, allowing him to return to practice.

Seattle QB Hasselbeck doesn't practice Wednesday - NFL -
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is not practicing Wednesday for the Seattle Seahawks as he continues to recover from a concussion.

Three reasons why Tennessee claimed him - Don Banks -
As an NFL source told me earlier Wednesday, the Tennessee Titans did indeed jump at the chance to claim Randy Moss off waivers from Minnesota, and it's not all that difficult to understand why, even if many teams considered him radioactive.

Randy Moss a visionary by saying only he can interview himself - Steve Rushin -
So Randy Moss has announced that for the rest of this season he will conduct his own press conferences, providing all the questions as well as the answers, ingeniously removing reporters from the traditional Q&A, in which sportswriters have long played the Q and Moss has expertly played the A.

Self-critical Polamalu knows he can play better - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Getting caught out of position. Being a step slow on a play. Missing tackles. Not making the instinctive plays he knows he could make.

Shanahan can't hide sourness with McNabb - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
When it comes to quarterback, the position he played and loved and has nurtured through his 35 years of coaching, Mike Shanahan is never a patient man.