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Horse Tracks - 8/28/10 - Stanley Daniels Gets The Call At LG


Daniels gets his shot as starter at left guard - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels likes to say all positions are open to competition, but the reality is there likely is only one starting position still open as the team closes in on Sunday night's preseason game against the Steelers and the Sept. 12 season opener in Jacksonville.

Broncos' D-spicable run defense must stop - The Denver Post
"Knock 'em back. Nobody runs on the Broncos," Nunnely said. "One of the things that I've prided myself on in the years that I've been in the league is having a good run defense. If you have a good run defense, you got a chance to win."

Analysis: Broncos face big question marks as season nears - The Denver Post
The Broncos are to a point now, as their third preseason game approaches Sunday night, where the calendar is either half empty or half full.

Q&A: Broncos expecting a lot out of Knowshon Moreno - The Denver Post
Q: I was just wondering when Knowshon Moreno would return and what kind of season should we expect from him?

Broncos' McDaniels juggling offensive line for Steelers - The Denver Post
As the Broncos prepare for the most serious, and essentially final, preseason test Sunday against Pittsburgh, Josh McDaniels hopes definite answers will be revealed on the left side of his offensive line.

ESPN, Sporting News pick Denver Broncos to finish with a losing record | All Things Broncos
The national magazine NFL previews are trickling out, with unkind nods to the Broncos.

Winning in preseason matters to Broncos coach Josh McDaniels | All Things Broncos
Anyone who has watched Josh McDaniels coach a training camp practice or saw the clips on television last year when he was mic’d up on the sidelines during a regular season games knows just how intense the Broncos coach can be.

NFL -- Allison Glock profiles Tony Washington, the almost-recruit whose past has derailed a future pro career - ESPN
LOCATED IN A WAREHOUSE outside Dallas, the windowless Metroflex Gym is not air-conditioned, an aesthetic choice that edits the clientele to a select group of cops, bikers, bodybuilders and other masochists who thrive on the deprivation that exercising in unfiltered 110-degree heat produces. Inside on this blazing midsummer day, patrons are greeted by a 10-foot wooden cross and the rib-rattling sounds of speed metal or hardcore rap. The walls are plastered with bodybuilding glossies, pictures of champions past and present, including local hero and former Mr. Olympia Ronnie Coleman. Above the photos, artwork depicts the end times -- which, in the given environment, are easy to imagine.

Kansas City Chiefs rookie LB Cameron Sheffield carted off field - ESPN
"Our thoughts, prayers are with Cameron Sheffield," Haley said. "That's two of those situations in two weeks. Right now I don't have any information I feel comfortable in giving because again, there's a lot of people out there that are family and friends of Cameron's. I don't want to say anything that ends up being wrong."

Report: San Diego Chargers' Vincent Jackson says he'll 'absolutely' sit out entire season - ESPN
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson said in an interview on NFL Network on Friday he will "absolutely" sit out the entire 2010 season if he does not get a long-term contract.

Matt Leinart defends self, says he did everything Arizona Cardinals asked - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback situation is up in the air after coach Ken Whisenhunt decided to shake up a struggling offense and start Anderson at quarterback over Matt Leinart in the third preseason game, against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night.

New Orleans Saints' Jonathan Vilma hurts right groin vs. Sam Diego Chargers - ESPN
Saints starting linebacker Jonathan Vilma injured his right groin in the third quarter of New Orleans' preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers on Friday night.

San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints - Recap - August 27, 2010 - ESPN
The Saints gave him a chance anyway, and it is beginning to look like New Orleans may have plucked another exciting running back from the ranks of the undrafted.

Pittsburgh Steelers to start Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday; Dennis Dixon to play with starters - ESPN
Ben Roethlisberger is expected to be the Steelers' starter for the second straight week, though coach Mike Tomlin says his top three quarterbacks will play Sunday night in Denver.

Jacksonville Jaguars shut down Maurice Jones-Drew for rest of preseason - ESPN
Jones-Drew, who missed three days of practice this week with soreness in his knee, didn't make the trip to Tampa for Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Recap - August 27, 2010 - ESPN
This was one of those preseason games that sent both teams home with plenty to work on.

Summing up Rams' day in one sentence - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Donnie Avery's season-ending knee injury will prevent him from working with Sam Bradford and the rest of the St. Louis Rams' starters in the final exhibition game this season.

Bradford may have hold on starting job | National Football Post
Because of an injury to starter A.J. Feeley, Sam Bradford — the first overall pick in last April’s draft — made his first NFL start Thursday night. He played so well, he may not be giving the job back.

It's make or break time | National Football Post
Week 3 of the NFL preseason isn’t just an important time for coaching staffs and front office personnel, it’s a crucial week for fantasy owners as well.

Turns out DeSean Jackson should be fine | National Football Post
The good news for the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night in Kansas City is that wide receiver DeSean Jackson is believed to have suffered on a minor neck strain.

Ravens looking to fine tune in third preseason game | National Football Post
Ray Lewis smiled even as his forehead wrinkled with intensity, emanating confidence with his posture and expressions.

Haynesworth says he and Shanahan headed for dinner, cigars | National Football Post
It’s hard to imagine bygones can actually turn into bygones for Albert Haynesworth and Mike Shanahan

Dolphins gave Randy Thomas an injury settlement | National Football Post
The Miami Dolphins reached an undisclosed injury settlement with veteran offensive guard Randy Thomas when they removed him from their injured reserve list, a league source confirmed.

Jets' Calvin Pace out for a few weeks | National Football Post
New York Jets outside linebacker Calvin Pace suffered an injury to his right foot and could be sidelined for a few weeks, casting doubt on his status for the team's season opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13.

Jared DeVries disappointed he was placed on IR | National Football Post
If this is the end of the line for Jared DeVries in Detroit, and it certainly looks like that is the case, it was a rough ending for a player who has brought a lot to the organization for 12 years.

Vincent Jackson: 'I understand the beast of the business' | National Football Post
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson said he's ready to sit out the entire season due to an ongoing contract dispute.

Source: Marcus Easley recovering well from knee surgery | National Football Post
Buffalo Bills rookie wide receiver Marcus Easley is recovering well following knee surgery and is now off crutches, according to an NFL source with knowledge of the situation.

Gary Brackett's hand not broken | National Football Post
Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Gary Brackett didn't break his hand when linebacker Philip Wheeler smashed into Brackett's right hand. Blogs " Blog Archive Snakes. Anything but snakes. "
The Seattle Seahawks equipment staff punked ‘Hawks players and coaches this week with a prank that turned 300-pound lineman into jelly. news: Up-tempo Colts plead for adjustments to umpire position rule
The NFL finally figured out how to slow down Colts quarterback Peyton Manning: Change the rules.

NFL Game Center: Washington Redskins at New York Jets - 2010 Preseason Week 3
Mark Sanchez and the New York Jets' offense started slow and sputtered often. news: Belichick 'disappointed' in everything after Pats' loss to Rams
The defense must get better if the New England Patriots want to stop Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco.

Falcons' Turner burns the fat - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Dripping with sweat from a full practice and a series of post-practice sprints with the other Atlanta Falcons running backs, Michael Turner(notes) is nonetheless relaxed as he goes from a nutritional supplement drink to a Gatorade.

Packers' Super Bowl run doesn't rest on Rodgers - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Packers’ third preseason game was only 22 seconds old, yet they already trailed Indianapolis by a touchdown.

NFL preseason Week 3 recap - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
There were four games on the Friday evening schedule, including a battle of former teammates Philip Rivers and Drew Brees. They once competed for the same job not too long ago, but Friday was time for an offensive slugfest in a matchup of nonconference foes.

Jaguars on mission to save team and city - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
David Garrard didn’t need statistics to know the Jacksonville Jaguars had the NFL’s lowest home attendance in 2009. The quarterback experienced such apathy firsthand when playing in front of crowds that seemed even smaller than the 40,000 average.