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Ongoing NFL lockout talks spark optimism -
NFL owners being advised to stay a day longer during next Tuesday's meeting near Chicago could be a sign of optimism for ending lockout.

John Fox will try to instill toughness, balance in Broncos - NFL - Sporting News
There's a reason the Denver Broncos hired John Fox just two weeks after the Carolina Panthers made the decision to not bring him back. Fox, who built his reputation under a line of successful NFL coaches from Chuck Noll to Jim Fassel, is coming off nine pretty good years in Carolina.

Von Miller staying ready for whenever football resumes | National Football Post
Denver Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller intends to be ready to go whenever the NFL labor dispute is resolved. The Butkus Award winner and first-round draft pick from Texas A&M is getting up to speed on the intricacies of the 4-3 defense from former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Dat Nguyen. Nguyen coaches linebackers for the Aggies.

Q&A with Richard Smith
Linebackers Coach Richard Smith talks about working in Denver again, gaining three new linebackers through the draft and Pro Bowl aspirations for Von Miller.

Jury finds doctor not negligent in advice to former Bronco Al Wilson - The Denver Post
A neurosurgeon for the Denver Broncos was exonerated by a Denver jury on a claim that he failed to provide former linebacker Al Wilson good medical advice about treating a neck injury Wilson claimed cost him a $25 million NFL contract.

Von Miller is getting 4-3 tutoring - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The biggest question about new Denver Broncos’ linebacker Von Miller is whether he will be comfortable playing in a 4-3 defense in the NFL. He was a 3-4 linebacker at Texas A&M. Miller is clearly aware of his needed transition. While has been unable to get the 4-3 tutoring from his new Denver coaches courtesy of the lockout, Miller has found 4-3 coaching. He went back to his school and worked with former Dallas linebacker and coach Dat Nguyen, who is now the Aggies’ inside linebackers coach.

Broncos Bottomed Out Line Running Towards New Attitude | Football News Now
During his 14 years as the Denver Broncos’ head coach, Mike Shanahan’s rushing offense only finished outside of the top 10 twice. In 1999, Terrell Davis was lost for the season in game four and in 2008 the team had seven running backs go on injured reserve. Even both of those years the still managed to finish 12th making the Denver Broncos arguably the best running team in football since 1994. And then they hired Josh McDaniels.

Q&A: Best chance for an NFL deal would be before Court of Appeals makes a ruling - The Denver Post
Whats the latest? We keep hearing everybodys talking, but do you think the season will start late because of the lockout? How much time do you think the teams will have to get ready?

Broncos QB Kyle Orton works out with Larry Fitzgerald in Minnesota | All Things Broncos — Denver Broncos news, stats, analysis — The Denver Post
Broncos’ Kyle Orton throws to Larry Fitzgerald : All Things Broncos is the authority on the latest breaking news and analysis about the Denver Broncos, written by Mike Klis, Lindsay Jones and Jeff Legwold. Colorado

Josh McDaniels' home in Greenwood Village for sale - The Denver Post
Former Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels will likely take a hit when he sells the Tuscan-style home in Greenwood Village that he bought in May 2009.

Packers celebrate quietly despite the NFL lockout - The Denver Post
Although the ring was even heavier than Charles Woodson expected, it felt just right on his hand. Woodson and his Green Bay Packers teammates received their Super Bowl rings in a private ceremony at Lambeau Field on Thursday night, and the veteran cornerback's smile beamed just as brightly as the diamond-encrusted ring he was showing off.