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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 9/16/10


First down a big deal for Broncos - The Denver Post
First impressions, first editions, first in line and first-and-10: They all can be the start of something good. Or they can be the first step toward the tough lessons of experience.

Running back Maroney could be part of Broncos' long-term plans - The Denver Post
If it becomes apparent that newly acquired Laurence Maroney is working out as a running back, the Broncos would like to work out a contract extension before he becomes eligible for free agency after this season.

Teams, reporters share responsibility for professional locker room environment | All Things Broncos
As part of my regular duties as an NFL beat writer for The Denver Post, I spend three hours a week inside the Broncos locker room at Dove Valley. In that time, I conduct interviews with Broncos players. We talk about football – about the past game and the upcoming matchup. We talk about college football. We talk about their families, books, movies and TV shows. It is highly unglamorous and entirely unsexy – just a necessary function of my job, the same as hundreds of other reporters (men and women alike) who cover NFL teams across the country.

Woody's Mailbag: Week 1 didn't change opinion about Broncos or other teams - The Denver Post
Well, Week 1 is history, and so far Mike Shanahan is 1-0, Jay Cutler is 1-0, Brandon Marshall is 1-0 and Josh McDaniels and the Broncos are 0-1. (Gary Kubiak is also 1-0, but he doesn't count because he wasn't run out of Denver.) Which of those four teams (Redskins, Bears, Dolphins and Broncos) will finish with the best record?

Nuggets' Karl enjoys his day at Dove Valley - The Denver Post
For the record, Nuggets coach George Karl had no plans to ask Broncos coach Josh McDaniels for advice on how to deal with Carmelo Anthony. McDaniels, though, has a lot of experience with a superstar player and trade demands.

Analysis: A trade involving McDaniels, Patriots nothing new - The Denver Post
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has been burned before, but he has decided to touch the stove once again.

Q&A: Way too early to predict how season will unfold - The Denver Post
Q: Time to panic after Jacksonville? Or wait and see?

Some acquaintances of Shannon Sharpe's accuser doubt her story - The Denver Post
Denver-area acquaintances of Michele Bundy were alarmed but not overly surprised upon hearing the news she has taken legal action against former Broncos tight end Shannon Sharpe.

Ryan Harris invites fans to opening of new business | All Things Broncos
Broncos right tackle Ryan Harris might be dealing with some injury issues of his own right now — he’s recovering from a sprained ankle and did not practice Wednesday — but he’s been plenty busy off the field.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb, LB Stewart Bradley fail concussion tests - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley did not pass concussion testing Wednesday. Coach Andy Reid, however, said both players have "made progress" since Monday.

New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis responds to Randy Moss remarks - ESPN New York
Darrelle Revis, preparing for the arrival of the "Slouch," is planning to be in Randy Moss' face all day Sunday. He's already in his head.

Miami Dolphins RB Ricky Williams predicts no lockout - ESPN
Ricky Williams has been known to miss a season from time to time, but he expects to be playing in 2011. The Miami Dolphins' running back is also their new player representative, and he's optimistic the NFL Players Association and the league will reach a collective bargaining agreement without a labor stoppage.

San Diego Chargers expect home opener to be blacked out - ESPN
Fans accustomed to watching San Diego Chargers home games on local TV will have to find something else to do Sunday afternoon -- and perhaps several other Sundays this fall, as well.

NFL sends memo on conduct toward media - ESPN
"Women are a common part of the sports media," said the memo, which had the policy attached. "By law, women must be granted the same rights to perform their jobs as men. Please remember that women reporters are professionals and should be treated as such. "

Washington Redskins' Albert Haynesworth limited with ankle injury - ESPN
Albert Haynesworth was limited in practice Wednesday with an ankle injury, another setback for the Washington Redskins defensive lineman.

Shaun Hill starts for Detroit Lions at QB for injured Matthew Stafford - ESPN
The Detroit Lions will start Shaun Hill at quarterback in Sunday's home opener against Philadelphia as Matthew Stafford recovers from a shoulder injury.

Bob Sanders of Indianapolis Colts out indefinitely after surgery - ESPN
The 2007 NFL defensive player of the year had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn biceps tendon in his right arm, an injury that could end his season again. Team officials are not yet saying how much time Sanders could miss.

Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells goes through limited workout - ESPN
Arizona's Beanie Wells went through a limited workout Wednesday and coach Ken Whisenhunt says the team will "really test" the running back's injured knee on Thursday.

Report: Hawk open to trade out of Green Bay | National Football Post
A.J. Hawk would love to play for a team willing to use the linebacker on three downs.

Browns sign Clayton, Wright to practice squad | National Football Post
The Cleveland Browns have signed running back Thomas Clayton and defensive back DeAndre Wright to the practice squad.

Shanahan huddles with Portis over remarks | National Football Post
It’s a good bet the only packages in the locker room Clinton Portis will be talking about moving forward will be the parcel kind that, you know, can be overnighted.

Source: Jaguars cut wide receiver John Matthews | National Football Post
The Jacksonville Jaguars have released wide receiver John Matthews after promoting him to the active roster recently from the practice squad, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

It is all about the quarterback for the Jets | National Football Post
You think there is pressure on Jets QB Mark Sanchez this week with the Patriots and Tom Brady coming to town? Getting off to an 0-2 start in the NFL forces you to put together an early season run in the win column — and that is tough to come by.

Randy's rant; was almost a Packer (twice) | National Football Post
The strange ranting of Randy Moss this week takes me back to the weekend of the 2007 Draft; much of it spent trying to sign Moss. It was a brief but intense negotiation that fueled some fire with Brett Favre when, for the first of two times, the Packers couldn’t agree with Moss on a contract.

Panic or Patience? | National Football Post
Coming into this opener on MNF we all knew we would watch two very good defenses, and for the entire 10-9 game that's what we got. Ray Lewis and Haloti Ngata seemed to set the tone for the Ravens as they took out the frustration of hearing abut how good the Jets defense was all offseason. We also had two offenses led by young QBs with Flacco's extra season seeming to make quite a difference. He managed the offense and took advantage of the Jet CBs with nice throws to his new WR toys.

Brandon Stokley given injury settlement | National Football Post
The Denver Broncos brokered an injury settlement with veteran wide receiver Brandon Stokley, removing him from injured reserve. news: Polian backs refs' no-TD call vs. Lions: 'Show me the ball'
Coach Jim Schwartz and his Detroit Lions believe Calvin Johnson made a game-winning touchdown catch against the Chicago Bears. Bill Polian begs to differ. news: Colombo, Kosier practice with 'Boys; Ware rests injured neck
Right tackle Marc Colombo and left guard Kyle Kosier returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since being lost to knee injuries during training camp. Barring any setbacks, they'll be in the lineup for the home opener against the Chicago Bears. news: Backup plans: Teams with key injuries have plenty in reserve
The flurry of injuries to come out of the first regular-season weekend immediately set off cries that there is no way players could withstand an 18-game season and that some projected favorites -- the Packers, Jets, Colts, and Eagles -- are in trouble.

Lions refuse to take 'coward's way out' - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Helmets were being slammed against the locker room floor. Equipment was being kicked, dressing stalls were being whacked and colorful language was flying through the air.

Stars come together for Texans’ Foster - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The father, once a football man, believed in the power of the stars and the sky. This is still the age of Aquarius, he told the mother when their second son was about to be born. The name Arian spoke to him. He looked it up. It meant water-bearer, holder of knowledge.