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Horse Tracks - 3/10/10 - Size Matters!


Good Morning Broncos Country!  What a day it was for the Broncos yesterday.  They signed a couple more big bodies, likely completing an overhaul of the defensive line.  By adding nearly 50 pounds combined along the defensive front, the Broncos are well prepared to attack the run, and opposing offenses next season.  These acquisitions don't mean the end for guys like Ryan McBean or Marcus Thomas, either.  It does create a nice rotation, however, to keep the entire group fresh.  Don't forget the D-Line is coached by one of the best in the business in Wayne Nunnely.  He got quite a bit out of an undersized group last year.  With the talent infusion, along with his knowledge of Jamal Williams from their days in San Diego together, this should be an exciting group in 2010.

Williams Added to Line
The Broncos continued adding talent to the defensive line on Tuesday, announcing that defensive lineman Jamal Williams has agreed to terms.

Green in Orange and Blue
The Broncos on Tuesday added another piece to their defensive line.

Seattle's silence says Marshall's move unlikely - The Denver Post
As the "Silence from Seattle" continues, the message from Puget Sound reverberates all the way to the Rocky Mountains.

Broncos' hired help on the way - The Denver Post
The Broncos just completed a stunning and utterly complete overhaul of their defensive front three by signing nose tackle Jamal Williams (three years, $16 million) and right end Jarvis Green (four years, $12 million) on Tuesday — four days after acquiring left end Justin Bannan with a five-year, $22 million contract.

Paige: Denver defense back on track - The Denver Post
With the addition of Justin Bannan, Jarvis Green and Jamal Williams — 18 feet, 9 inches high and 880 pounds wide — the Broncos have a fresh starting defensive line.

Contract (5 years, $22 million) says Bannan still the top prize | All Things Broncos
Jamal Williams and Jarvis Green may have more headline appeal. But rest assured, Justin Bannan was the Broncos’ priority this offseason.

Dismissed juror would have voted guilty - The Denver Post
Dismissed juror Ray Barrientos was prepared to find Willie Clark guilty of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams and believes his former fellow jurors will do the same.

Jury gets Willie Clark murder case - The Denver Post
Prosecutors closed their first-degree-murder case against Willie D. Clark on Tuesday by telling jurors they had delivered bricks of evidence that form a "box of guilt" around the defendant.

Former Patriot lineman Jarvis Green gets 4-year deal with Denver Broncos - ESPN Boston
Former Patriots defensive lineman Jarvis Green signed a four-year contract with Denver Tuesday, the Broncos confirmed Tuesday.

Threats affected security at Darrent Williams' death trial - ESPN
Gang threats against the life of a man accused of shooting and killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams were specific and credible enough that authorities changed security measures and advised attorneys to be aware for their safety, a defense attorney said. - Broncos sign ex-Patriots DE Green, ex-Chargers NT Williams
Denver added a couple much-needed reinforcements to its defensive line Tuesday.

Sherry Clingman is without question a die-hard Broncos fan |
As a season-ticket holder, Clingman has driven 250 miles each way from her Grand Junction home to attend two preseason games and eight regular-season games every year for the last 18 years. She can count on her hands the number of games she’s missed.

Did the Chiefs get value with Jones? | National Football Post
Thomas Jones signed a two-year deal Tuesday worth a reported $5 million to become a Kansas City Chief — and I’m wondering why anyone would object to this deal.

In uncapped year, ‘Skins show rare restraint | National Football Post
The offseason – and the uncapped year in 2010 – is only four days old, but some have already started to notice a new mantra with the league’s highest-spending team over the past decade. As someone who grew up a diehard Redskins fan, I followed George Allen’s "The Future is Now" era, with a veteran-laden team in pre-free agency football. Now Allen’s son, Bruce, is developing the Redskins new philosophy, "The Future is not only now but later."

Is Dez Bryant's draft stock falling fast? | National Football Post
I spoke with several NFL coaches today — as well as a high-level NFL executive — who think that drafting Bryant is a major risk. One coach even brought up the idea that Bryant is not the type of receiver who would catch the ball in between the numbers, which is the same thing as talking about a receiver who will not go across the middle of the field.

Pro days can give prospects a second chance | National Football Post
Now that the NFL Combine has come and gone, the next event is the college pro day. This is where NFL teams send their scouts, GMs and/or coaches to get a final look at a prospect’s skill set. In addition, the day is usually coupled with the testing of incoming seniors by scouts. At a minimum, seniors to be are measured and weighed, and there’s a collection of basic data such as birth date, phone number and some personal background information.

Wilson: Rolle, Clark say Dolphins were unwilling to pony up the cash | National Football Post
In two instances over the past few days, the Miami Dolphins made a run at free agent safeties.

Wilson: Police request Roethlisberger's DNA | National Football Post
Georgia law enforcement officials have requested a DNA sample from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger as they continue to investigate allegations that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted a 20-year-old female college student, according to a report.

Wilson: Derek Anderson takes shot at Browns' fans | National Football Post
Fired from his job on Tuesday, quarterback Derek Anderson dropped a bomb on the Cleveland Browns' fans on his way out the door.

Biggs: Packers sign WR Dillon | National Football Post
The Green Bay Packers announced that they have signed wide receiver Charles Dillon to a contract.

Biggs: Packers will unveil alternate uniform | National Football Post
The club will unveil the new look on Friday at the opening of the Packers Fan Fest at Lambeau Field. Per the report, the uniform Web site Uni Watch first broke the news.

Biggs: Bears cut Kevin Jones | National Football Post
Kevin Jones’ previous experience in Detroit with Mike Martz, where he once caught 61 passes in a season, wasn’t enough to save him a job with the Chicago Bears.

Wilson: Titans sign Will Witherspoon | National Football Post
Will Witherspoon is now a Tennessee Titan.

Wilson: Marlin Jackson leaves Ravens visit, Philly is next | National Football Post
The black stretch limousine left the Baltimore Ravens’ training complex in the middle of the afternoon today, ushering off free agent cornerback Marlin Jackson following his visit.

Wilson: T.O. touches down in Cincinnati | National Football Post
Get your Skyline chili, ready.

Mock draft 2.0: Berry's versatility has safety moving up the boards
11. Denver Broncos Rolando McClain, ILB, Alabama McClain can play outside as well as inside, according to Eagles personnel man Phil Savage, who watched him play every game for Alabama. Denver needs linebacker help in its 3-4 defense and the 6-foot-4, 254-pound McClain, with 40 tackles behind the line of scrimmage and five interceptions, fits for the Broncos.

Lombardi: Cardinals expected to bring in two QBs -
There’s plenty of quarterback fodder to chew on right now in free agency. It starts in Arizona, where it doesn’t sound as if the Cardinals are ready to hand the starting job to Matt Leinart.

Lawyers ask for respect of Roethlisberger accuser's privacy
Attorneys for the woman who accuses Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault said that she did the right thing by going to police and asked for privacy in a statement Tuesday.

Eight-game ban doesn't discourage Miami from re-signing Ferguson
Nose tackle Jason Ferguson has been re-signed by the Dolphins, even though he faces a suspension for the first eight games of the 2010 season.

How Cardinals, Ravens pulled off blockbuster Boldin trade
It came down to this for Anquan Boldin: Find a way to get traded, or play out the last year in Arizona with a chip on your shoulder and Matt Leinart at quarterback. The Cardinals weren't going to extend his contract, which would expire after the 2010 season. That decision was final.

Vikings Interested in L.T.?
Nearly every dateline coming out of Chicago recently is soon followed by the name Julius Peppers. That’s to be expected. But the first running back plucked off the free-agent market this offseason also belonged to the Bears in Chester Taylor, who always seems to be under the radar.