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Negotiations near breakthrough - The Denver Post
Significant progress on a major sticking point in the NFL labor impasse — soaring rookie salaries — during marathon talks Thursday raised hopes that a tentative agreement in principle could perhaps come within 24 hours. news: Fox's QB history suggests Tebow will be his choice
If John Fox is sticking to his preference of wanting a "gamer" as his starting quarterback, then the decision over who should open the regular season under center for the Denver Broncos is a no-brainer. The answer is Tim Tebow.

AFC West links: QB situation in Denver - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Jeff Legwold of The Denver Post: "[Tim] Tebow won't be handed the starting job. To be the Broncos' No. 1 quarterback on opening day, the former Heisman Trophy winner will have to earn that status by his performance in training camp and in preseason games."

15 MINUTES: Ex-Broncos Wright can't stay away from football - Aurora Sentinel: Sports
Nearly three decades after his retirement from the NFL, Louis Wright’s passion for the game of football hasn’t waned. 

Von Miller's agent: New rookie scale 'may work better in the long term' |
NEW YORK -- Joby Branion, agent for No. 2 NFL draft pick Von Miller, awaits the outcome of NFL talks here with keen interest because one key unresolved issue is a rookie wage scale.

Tebow and Elway So Close and Yet So Far Apart -
Lake Tahoe, NV — Tim Tebow has always done things his own way, but tackling the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course for the start of the American Century Championship without much practice and having never had a golf lesson might be more than even he can overcome. 

NFL Lockout 2011: Rookie Pay Scale Reportedly Agreed On - SB Nation Denver
On Thursday evening, the NFL Lockout may have moved one step closer to coming to an end, as reports indicate that the owners and the players agreed on a rookie pay scale. However, there are still some minor legal matters that need to be dealt with before it can be finalized. But with conflicting reports emerging daily on how close a deal may or may not be done, that missed dot over an 'i' could be problem.

NFL Lockout: Talks Make Progress, We May Have A Deal Soon -
The talks to end the NFL lockout made significant progress on Thursday as a group of owners and players reportedly agreed on the basic principles of a rookie wage scale. The two sides have a number of minor issues remaining but it appears we are "on the fast track" to get a deal done, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Editorial: Athlete or not, unseal Perrish Cox arrest affidavit - The Denver Post
Its been more than six months since Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was charged with two felony counts of sexual assault, including assault on a helpless victim, and yet the public still doesnt know the basis of the charges.

Q&A: Broncos, NFL players must be ready for pounding of training camp - The Denver Post
This season will be a rather tidy test case for what players and coaches have butted heads over for much of the last 15 years.

Broncos think Knowshon Moreno is a bust? | National Football Post
It's no secret in NFL circles that Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno isn't off to a banner start since being selected in the first round by former coach Josh McDaniels. McDaniels has since been fired, but apparently he quickly learned that Moreno wasn't what the team had hoped for when they selected him out of the University of Georgia.

Broncos' Thomas says he did not take gifts, but Georgia Tech punished - The Denver Post
Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas said Thursday morning a report that he received improper gifts while at Georgia Tech is not true.