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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 7/16/11


2011 NFL lockout: Talks recessed after owners give in on free agency - ESPN
NFL owners have agreed they will not put first-right-of-refusal clauses on 2011 free agents, a major breakthrough in talks with the NFLPA and progress toward a new CBA, sources told's John Clayton.

Owners give up on right of first refusal push | National Football Post
With players vehemently opposed to granting right of first refusal designations to NFL teams to retain their own free agents, the owners have abandoned their pursuit of such a concession in labor talks.

Now that the prospect of losing money is real, no surprise that NFL lockout almost over
It was all so predictable. As soon as the threat of disappearing dollars became real to the owners and players, they miraculously found a way to divide up the money in this $9.3billion-a-year business. And they are now on the verge of calling an end to the most ludicrous work stoppage in the history of sports. Really, was that so hard? This could have been done a long time ago.

Free Agent OL Tyson Clabo Wants to Stay in Atlanta " NFL Gridiron Gab

Coming off the first Pro Bowl of his career, right tackle Tyson Clabo is looking forward to testing the free agent market, but hopes to remain with the Falcons, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

No. 15 Denver Broncos - Kurt Badenhausen - Forbes
The Broncos have just one playoff win since John Elway retired after the 1998 season.

Tim Tebow, Jimmer Fredette Headline American Century Championship - Bay Bridge Banter - SB Nation Bay Area
The 2011 American Century Championship teed off Friday afternoon in Lake Tahoe on VERSUS with a host of athletes on hand for the annual celebrity tournament. This year's tournament includes new Sacramento Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, as well as Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow. In a pre-tournament press conference Fredette discussed the similarities he has with Tebow as athletes coming out of college with criticism that their respective games would not convert at the next level.

NFL Lockout 2011: Still Waiting For A Resolution - SB Nation New York
Negotiations between players and owners to end the 2011 NFL Lockout, which some thought might be concluded Friday, will continue into next week.

NFL owners and players wrap up strong week of talks - The Denver Post
Noting that "progress has been made," NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks Friday without a full agreement to end the leagues four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.

Some Tahoe time with Tebow, Jimmer and Herm - The Denver Post
Heres a crazy threesome from Fridays first round at the American Century Championship: Tim Tebow, Jimmer Fredette and Herm Edwards.