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Horse Tracks - 2/24/10 - Williams' murder trial begins; Wiegmann and Jordan released


We talked yesterday morning about the change that was coming to the Broncos offensive line.  I even offered you a possible replacement for Casey Wiegmann(Kevin Mawae) even thought Wiegmann still had a job 24 hours ago.  What a difference a day makes.  Wiegmann and LaMont Jordan were released yesterday in what figures to be the beginning of an overhaul of the running game - at least in terms of blockers and short-yardage running.  While many of you brought up solid points for why Mawae is a bad solution, I think the Broncos will kick the tires on him.

If you are keeping tabs on the Darrent Williams' murder trial you know that the first day of testimony was heart-wrenching.  For the first time, we are hearing , in detail, what happened that night.  It is the first time we are officially hearing that Brandon Marshall was, in fact, in an alteration with Willie Clark after Marshall's cousin sprayed the crowd with champagne at midnight.  Williams is being portrayed as a peacekeeper, trying to get Marshall out of there.  It is tough to read and every bit of information I find out about the case makes it more and more senseless.

Oh yea, don't miss a link involving Knowshon Moreno allegedly knocking a UGA student out cold.

Wiegmann, Jordan released -
The Broncos on Tuesday released veteran center Casey Wiegmann and running back LaMont Jordan, the team confirmed.

Broncos Finalize Coaching Staff
The Denver Broncos hired Brian Callahan as a coaching assistant, it was announced Tuesday.

2010 Free Agency Preview; Defense -
We looked at some of the top offensive free agents on the market last week, and answered some questions about the collective bargaining agreement and free agency period in the process. Since that time, two more big-name offensive players have been let go by their respective teams -- running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Brian Westbrook -- just to give you a quick update.

Student: Knowshon threw KO punch ||
A University of Georgia student who was in a fight Saturday night in downtown Athens claims NFL running back Knowshon Moreno punched him out, but authorities aren't sure who threw the punch, Athens-Clarke police said.

Broncos release Wiegmann, Jordan - The Denver Post
If durability and toughness were confused with size and strength, Casey Wiegmann might still have a job.

Broncos cut Wiegmann, Jordan in running game shake up - The Denver Post
Let there be no doubt, the Broncos are changing their upfront blocking scheme to a more physical, powerful style.

Chargers WR Jackson pleads guilty to DUI - The Denver Post
Chargers Pro Bowl wide receiver Vincent Jackson pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and was sentenced to four days in jail and five years of probation. Because it was his second DUI conviction, Jackson also will be subject to the NFL's personal conduct policy and likely will face at least a one-game suspension next season. Jackson pleaded guilty in a 2006 DUI case and was on probation when he was arrested again in January 2009, just days before a playoff loss at Pittsburgh.

Tebow eventually must pass the NFL test | National Football Post
Tebow will forgo putting his new skills on display in Indianapolis this week at the NFL Scouting Combine. And just like QB Dan LeFevour of Central Michigan, he should take some heat for bailing on the biggest job interview he will ever have. But we know better, and we also know that he’s going to get a "free pass" from the league due to his desire to work on his skills — and eventually throw on campus.

I hear you, but I don’t believe you | National Football Post
With so many comments in the news recently making me cry out with an incredulous "Seriously?" I feel compelled to offer a public service message about what these people are really saying while they say something else. As a first in a series of "What they say" and "What they mean," here’s a list from the past week, starting with our favorite philandering golfer:

Paying for past performance | National Football Post
LaDainian Tomlinson’s release by the Chargers highlights one of the great management challenges in all of sports -- answering the question of when to bid farewell to a once-great player. The famed management philosopher Peter Drucker said companies must abandon out-of-date processes, practices and products. Drucker didn’t necessarily include people in his abandonment theory, but the late Giants GM George Young did in his. Young is famously known as the man who popularized the maxim that it’s far better to get rid of a player a year too soon than a year too late.

Wilson: Randy Hanson sues the Raiders | National Football Post
Former Oakland Raiders defensive assistant Randy Hanson filed a civil lawsuit against Raiders coach Tom Cable and the organization today in Alameda County.

Wilson: Bulluck thinks it's over for him in Tennessee | National Football Post
Like a sad country song, Keith Bulluck seems resigned to his belief that his time in Nashville is coming to a close.

Biggs: Bears expected to add Ruskell soon | National Football Post
The Chicago Bears have not made a move – yet – but will likely add Tim Ruskell to their front office soon.

Wilson: Jeff Reed to get transition tag | National Football Post
The Pittsburgh Steelers plan to use the transition tag to retain kicker Jeff Reed, barring a last-minute breakthrough in contract talks prior to Thursday's NFL deadline, according to

Who wants to play quarterback in Carolina? | National Football Post
"It’s the end of February and it’s way too early to answer that," GM Marty Hurney said during a press conference via Steve Reed of "Everyone knows how we feel about Jake. And Matt came in and played very well at the end of the year. I think that we go through the process and see what happens."

Biggs: Saints add FB Keasey | National Football Post
While Drew Brees has Tweeted about being reunited with his former teammate now that LaDainian Tomlinson is on the street following his release from the San Diego Chargers, the New Orleans Saints have made another move in their backfield.

Eagles will release veteran RB Westbrook so he can find new team
"I think we all know that Brian is one of the all-time great Philadelphia Eagles," coach Andy Reid said. "For what we've done here over the years, Brian has been just a huge part of building this program to the level that we're at now. My heart will always be a Brian Westbrook fan as we go forward here."

Sweet home Chicago for Peppers, Kampman? DEs coveted by Bears
The Chicago Bears are gearing up for a major run at Julius Peppers, a league source said Tuesday, and Aaron Kampman also is an option for a team that's intent on landing a pass-rushing defensive end this offseason.

Niners' Franklin latest NT to be tagged; Pickett, Hampton likely next
NFL teams have a message for nose tackles this offseason: Tag, you're it!

NFLPA executive director Smith says 2010 season likely uncapped
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent a memo to players and their agents Tuesday, telling them it's likely that no new collective bargaining agreement will be reached and the upcoming season will be played without a salary cap.

Cromartie sounds ready to leave Chargers amid trade rumors
Antonio Cromartie could be the next high-profile player to leave the San Diego Chargers. At least he's talking like he has one foot out the door.

Denver Broncos drop C Casey Wiegmann after scheme shift - ESPN
In their first personnel move since moving from zone-blocking to a more traditional power blocking offense, the Denver Broncos cut starting center Casey Wiegmann on Tuesday afternoon.