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Horse Tracks - 3/8/10 -- Happy 6th Birthday, Jordyn!


Good Morning Broncos Country!  I could talk about Free Agency, or continue ad nauseum about Brandon Marshall and which mystery team might make a run.  There is plenty of time for that.  Now, I focus on wishing a Happy 6th Birthday to my older daughter.  Watching her grow up is truly an awesome experience and I love her dearly.  She's turning out to be quite the Broncos fan too!  Happy Birthday Princess!!!  On to the Tracks!

Broncos to miss several key players in offseason program - The Denver Post
Across the NFL, dozens of restricted free agents are expected to skip their teams' offseason conditioning programs.

Paige: Broncos still have time to make splash in NFL free agency - The Denver Post
The Broncos barely have disturbed the surface of the free-agent waters in the opening days.

Seahawks weighing whether to sign Broncos' Marshall - The Denver Post
Brandon Marshall remains the Broncos' property today after his weekend excursion to Seattle that included an arrival by seaplane.

Arrington still a risk for Broncos | All Things Broncos
One thing is for certain, Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels really wants J.J. Arrington to fight for a spot on the team’s roster.

Q&A: Focusing on the "5-technique" defensive end - The Denver Post
Q: What are the responsibilities of the "5-technique" defensive end? And how are they different from the other defensive end in the 3-4?

Morning links: A different side of Pete Carroll | The News Tribune
If you’re looking for reasons why the Seattle Seahawks might consider welcoming a troubled soul like Denver Broncos restricted free agent Brandon Marshall into their world, this excellent profile on Hawks head coach Pete Carroll by our own Dave Boling provides some perspective on the issue.

Paige: Paige: It's time for Brandon Marshall to go - The Denver Post
Brandon Marshall was The Beast. And he was The Burden. Ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever was.

Patriots, Wilfork agree to contract worth $40 million - The Denver Post
Two-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork agreed to a long-term contract that will keep him with the New England Patriots.

Steelers QB investigated in sex assault - The Denver Post
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in an allegation of sexual assault at a Georgia nightclub, police said Friday.

Did the Packers outbid the 'Skins for Clifton? | National Football Post
Continuing with our free agency notes, here’s some insight on two longtime Packers, one of whom is now a Jacksonville Jaguar.

Are the Bears still shopping? | National Football Post
You would think that Bears GM Jerry Angelo would be satisfied after the first day of free agency when Chicago made a huge splash, bringing in DE Julius Peppers, RB Chester Taylor and TE Bradonon Manamaluena — opening their wallets in a big way.

Wilson: Fargas to visit Chiefs | National Football Post
Now that veteran running back Justin Fargas has been cut from the Oakland Raiders, he's looking for a new job.

Wilson: Odds are low that Marshall goes to Bengals | National Football Post
In the wake of Denver Broncos star wide receiver Brandon Marshall being linked to the Cincinnati Bengals' obvious need at his position, the odds of him coming to Cincinnati were downplayed.

Report: Porter to visit Cardinals | National Football Post
The Arizona Cardinals will bring in free-agent linebacker Joey Porter for a visit on Tuesday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Report: Houston being dealt from Atlanta to Detroit | National Football Post
The Detroit Lions have been kicking the tires on some reserve cornerbacks and now they’ve potentially found one that can start for them.

Report: Carr picks 49ers | National Football Post
David Carr has found a backup quarterback situation that might make it easier for him to get on the field.

Biggs: Eagles will pay Vick's roster bonus | National Football Post
It comes as no surprise that the Philadelphia Eagles will pick up the roster bonus for Michael Vick.

Wilson: Kampman contract matches Vanden Bosch deal | National Football Post
Newly-minted Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is being handsomely rewarded as he tries to resurrect the worst pass rush in the league.

Wilson: Ryan Clark visiting Dolphins | National Football Post
Pittsburgh Steelers veteran free agent safety Ryan Clark is meeting with the Miami Dolphins tonight, his agent, Joel Turner, confirmed.

Wilson: Jim Sorgi working out for Giants on Monday | National Football Post
Veteran free agent quarterback Jim Sorgi, the former backup to Indianapolis Colts star Peyton Manning, is going to work out for the New York Giants on Monday, according to his agent.

Two-time Pro Bowl DE Kampman joins Jags, who need a pass rush
The Jacksonville Jaguars used veterans, rookies, former first-round draft picks and a few undrafted guys in hopes of generating A consistent pass rush last season. Even with different schemes, various blitzes and some new faces, nothing really worked.

Tebow has individual workouts set with ‘Hawks, Bills -
Florida QB Tim Tebow will throw at the school’s pro day March 17, and it will be an unscripted workout, meaning he’s willing to do any passes asked of him by scouts. Tebow declined to throw at the NFL Scouting Combine last weekend, but he’s now ready to show off his revamped delivery.

Browns give veteran LB Fujita, OL Pashos multiyear deals
The Browns signed linebacker Scott Fujita and offensive lineman Tony Pashos, both unrestricted free agents, to multiyear contracts Sunday.

Veteran CB Bodden visiting with Texans -
Free-agent CB Leigh Bodden is visiting the Texans, according to a league source.

Free-agent NT Ferguson suspended for first eight games of 2010 -
The NFL suspended free agent Jason Ferguson, a veteran nose tackle most recently with the Dolphins, for the first eight games of next season for violating league policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Scheffler's Agent Begins Looking for Better Deal
"We haven’t gotten into that too deep just yet. We are just getting started. I think there is decent interest out there for Tony (Scheffler), but it’s hard to tell what team is going to be willing to give up that second-round pick. Hopefully I will know something soon," said Cook to Anderson early Friday afternoon.