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Orton shines brightest, Tebow also makes plays in Broncos' 33-24 loss to Bengals - The Denver Post
Perhaps the NFL's only starting quarterback who is less recognized than not one but both of his backups, Kyle Orton may have earned himself some love.

Krieger: Broncos' Orton way out in front at quarterback - The Denver Post
So now we know: Josh McDaniels does have a quarterback competition going, but not the one the world wants to see.

Broncos' pass rush off to slow start without Dumervil - The Denver Post
These aren't the types of problems that a new defensive coordinator should be figuring out in August.

Time to promote Tebow, demote Quinn - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It’s time for the Denver Broncos to promote Tim Tebow to their No. 2 quarterback, if only to keep him upright.

Denver Broncos vs. Cincinnati Bengals - Recap - August 15, 2010 - ESPN
"It was one of those things where you knew he was going to score on the last play of the game, either run it in or throw it in there," Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer said. "He's such a competitor. I've been a big fan of his ever since he started at Florida. He's one of the greatest college football players."

2010 NFL training camps: Reports say Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald sprained MCL in right knee - ESPN
An MRI showed Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald sprained the MCL in his right knee in Arizona's 19-16 loss to Houston on Saturday night, according to multiple media reports.

2010 NFL training camps: Report says Buffalo Bills' Fred Jackson out 4-6 weeks, Marshawn Lynch to miss 3-4 weeks - ESPN
Buffalo Bills running backs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch likely will miss the rest of the preseason, the Buffalo News reported Sunday.

2010 NFL training camps: Houston Texans RB Ben Tate needs surgery on 'pretty severe' ankle injury - ESPN
Houston Texans rookie running back Ben Tate will need surgery after suffering a severe ankle injury in Saturday's preseason opener in Arizona.

2010 NFL training camps: Dallas Cowboys starting right tackle Marc Colombo carted off after suffering knee injury during practice - ESPN Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys suffered a scare Sunday when starting right tackle Marc Colombo was carted off the field following practice with a right knee injury.

2010 NFL training camps: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recovering from July surgery - ESPN Dallas
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Sunday that he's feeling better and headed toward a full recovery after undergoing what he called major surgery on July 20, a few days before his team started training camp.

Torry Holt (knee) placed on season-ending IR by New England Patriots - ESPN Boston
Veteran wide receiver Torry Holt was placed on injured reserve by the New England Patriots on Sunday, the team announced. Holt has a knee injury and will undergo surgery this week, according to his agent, Kennard McGuire.

Jamaal Jackson, Todd Herremans return to Philadelphia Eagles practice - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles center Jamaal Jackson and guard Todd Herremans were both taken off the physically unable to perform list as the team returned to practice at Lehigh University on Sunday.

2010 NFL training camps: Jeff Fisher says Tennessee Titans' Stafon Johnson out 8-12 weeks - ESPN
Rookie Stafon Johnson has a game ball from his NFL debut. He also has had his dislocated right ankle repaired, and Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher isn't ready to call the running back's season over just yet.

In August, rookie QBs should make mistakes | National Football Post
Starting this past Thursday night — with Jimmy Clausen getting his first preseason action as a pro — and continuing throughout the weekend, we got to see rookie QBs play in game situations, manage the offense and try to control the flow and tempo of the ball game.

Building a head coach | National Football Post
If I could create the perfect head coach, I would borrow from these Super Bowl coaches (limiting it to those I have been around).

Browns sign Taurus Johnson | National Football Post
Cut by the Miami Dolphins last week, former University of South Florida wide receiver Taurus Johnson has a new gig.

Rolando McClain impressing in Oakland | National Football Post
Oakland Raiders rookie middle linebacker Rolando McClain is off to a good start, impressing the coaching staff with his instincts, maturity and hitting ability.

Larry Johnson to start next Redskins' game | National Football Post
With the Washington Redskins taking turns in the AARP backfield, Larry Johnson will get the start Saturday when the team plays the Baltimore Ravens in its second preseason game.

Just a sprained right thumb for Colt McCoy | National Football Post
It was a rough NFL debut for Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy, but at least he didn't break his thumb.

49ers trying to trade AWOL Balmer | National Football Post
Before the San Francisco 49ers flat out give up on Kentwan Balmer, they’re going to see if one man’s trash can indeed be another man’s treasure.

Ravens say Marc Bulger is still into the game | National Football Post
Days after ESPN analysts Ron Jaworski and Mike Tirico said that Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Marc Bulger seemed deflated and not into football anymore, team spokesman Kevin Byrne said that he believes Jaworski was referencing a conversation with Bulger from last season when he played for the 1-15 St. Louis Rams.

Jets, Giants looking to win New Meadowlands opener - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Bragging rights and a happy housewarming are on the line.

Wayne Q&A: Fried food, the U and new contract - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne(notes) spent the offseason asking the Indianapolis Colts for a new contract. While he didn’t get it, that didn’t stop him from getting in the best shape possible for his 10th season with the Colts.