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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 9/12/10


Kyle Orton zeros in on comfort zone - The Denver Post
Kyle Orton the quarterback has nothing to hide. Fire away. He'll address any concern, speak to any issue, respectfully answer even the most absurd questions.

Paige: God answered with preacher/QB - The Denver Post
It seemed like a typical, normal Saturday night live family football weekend gathering in a suite on the top floor of the hotel. Mother and father, hot wings, an uncle, a friend, three children, a college football game on the plasma TV, fried cheese, a son-in-law, peanuts, conversation and laughter. Except there was no alcohol or wild doings that might disturb anyone in the adjoining rooms.

Klis: Overture, curtain, lights... - The Denver Post
When people, most notably people who are players and coaches, wonder how sportswriters or commentators can properly critique an NFL game when said media members have never played in the league, here's my response: Have you ever acted? No? Yet you know a good movie when you see it, or a bad movie.

Tebowmania still exists in Gator Nation - The Denver Post
As the first quarter came to a close at the University of Florida's Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday afternoon, fans from the visiting school chanted the question Gator fans everywhere must have been thinking.

Broncos' Renaldo Hill fashioned by his family - The Denver Post
Renaldo Hill might not be the biggest name nor the biggest star in the Broncos' secondary, not when he's playing alongside Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins, two future Hall of Famers.

Broncos-Jaguars scouting report - The Denver Post
Yes, Jacksonville is Tim Tebows hometown. His return to open the season has generated a pile of ticket sales there — and no player in the league who will not start this weekend has been talked about more.

Expect . . . last season, and the one before - The Denver Post
The Denver Post's Broncos coverage team predicts the team's record for the 2010 season:

Tebow gone, but far from forgotten, in Gainesville | All Things Broncos
Jacksonville, where the Broncos will play their season opener on Sunday, may be Tim Tebow’s hometown, but there is nowhere the Broncos rookie quarterback in more beloved than here in Gainesville, where he starred for four years at the University of Florida.

Sources: San Francisco 49ers make Vernon Davis richest TE in NFL history - ESPN
For months, Vernon Davis insisted he wasn't concerned about a contract extension -- saying it would all take care of itself in time. Even after 49ers defensive star Patrick Willis received a hefty new deal in May.

NFL players should bag the silly pregame solidarity gesture - ESPN
OK, we get it. You're united. You're one union, one voice. Now enough already with the over-dramatic, inappropriate and yawn-inducing "we're oppressed" pregame show of solidarity.

Source: Albert Haynesworth will play for Washington Redskins on Sunday - ESPN
Despite their contentious relationship, Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan has decided defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth will play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, a team source said Saturday.

Sources: New Orleans Saints vote unanimously to decertify NFLPA - ESPN
The New Orleans Saints voted 59-0 to authorize the National Football League Players Association to decertify as a union if collective bargaining talks should eventually reach an impasse, according to union and player sources.

New York Jets safety Brodney Pool unlikely to play in season opener Monday night against Baltimore Ravens - ESPN New York
From all indications, it looks as if Jets safety Brodney Pool won't play in the team's season opener Monday night against the Ravens.

William Hayes questionable for Titans | National Football Post
Tennessee Titans defensive end William Hayes is questionable for Sunday's season opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Week 1 fantasy starts and sits | National Football Post
Before everyone buckles in and gets ready to check out this week’s starts and sits, be sure to CLICK HERE and check out the fantasy salary cap game the NFP is running along with FanDuel. You’ll have a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas in December to compete for $40,000 in prize money, which you can promptly blow at the craps table.

Dolphins rule out Channing Crowder | National Football Post
The Miami Dolphins downgraded linebacker Channing Crowder from questionable to out for Sunday's opener against the Buffalo Bills due to a groin injury.

Shawne Merriman, Dexter McCluster doubtful for Chiefs game | National Football Post
The San Diego Chargers are listing outside linebacker Shawne Merriman as doubtful on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to an Achilles' tendon injury.

Browns rule out Shaun Lauvao | National Football Post
The Cleveland Browns downgraded rookie offensive guard Shawn Lauvao to out today due to an ankle injury.

Eric Smith, Anquan Boldin have moved on from collision | National Football Post
Baltimore Ravens star wide receiver Anquan Boldin said he no longer thinks about the devastating hit he absorbed from Jets safety Eric Smith two years ago, a collision that caused multiple facial fractures that required surgery and sidelined him for two weeks.

Ray Rice expects defenses to come after him | National Football Post
Ray Rice is a moving target, darting away from linebackers with his elusive, low-slung frame.

Source: Jaguars sign John Matthews to active roster | National Football Post
The Jacksonville Jaguars have promoted wide receiver John Matthews to the active roster from the practice squad, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

Report: Albert Haynesworth to play in pass-rushing situations | National Football Post
The Washington Redskins are expected to use the $100 million man in a reserve role Sunday night when they kick off the season with a prime-time meeting against the rival Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field.

Ravens preparing for penalty-prone Walt Anderson crew | National Football Post
The Baltimore Ravens have a thorough scouting report on the officiating crew assigned to Monday night's game against the New York Jets. news: McNabb listed as questionable, plans to play vs. Cowboys
Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb is listed as questionable for Sunday night's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys due to a sprained ankle, the team announced Friday. news: WR Wayne on contract: 'We haven't had any talks'
Reggie Wayne thinks it's great Andre Johnson and Miles Austin are getting paid big bucks. news: Source: Parcells unhappy with QB Henne's development
For a team that was once thought to be in position to make a run at the AFC East title, things suddenly look a tad tumultuous for the Miami Dolphins.

Peter King's NFL Week 1 Game-By-Game Predictions - Peter King -

Jacksonville Jaguars place Jarett Dillard on IR, promote John Matthews - NFL -
Dillard, a fifth-round draft pick in 2009, opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list because of a stress fracture in his left foot. He reinjured it this week and missed practice Thursday and Friday.

McNabb brings commander-in-chief presence - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Every Friday night, before the Washington Redskins play, Donovan McNabb(notes) takes the team’s wide receivers and tight ends out for dinner. The setting is never the same, varying with the moods of the men involved. The conversation isn’t even about football, but rather about families and friends and life.

Ex-tight end Sharpe facing restraining order - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
A woman has filed a temporary restraining order against TV analyst and former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe.

Carroll gives it old college try in Seattle - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
He is selling again, of course, pushing sunshine on a gloomy summer day. Listen to me, Pete Carroll says, don’t judge me on the past. This time is different.

Week 1 will provide interesting QB duels - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
We all know the NFL is a quarterback-driven league, and there are some interesting matchups on opening day and whoever wins the duel should impact his team’s future. I mean, can Eagles starter Kevin Kolb outplay this year’s proclaimed young stud, the PackersAaron Rodgers?