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Denver Broncos News - Horse Tracks - 7/22/11


NFL Lockout Agreement Proposal Includes Salary Cap, Revenue Sharing Details -
Andrew Brandt at the National Football Post takes a look at the labor deal that the owners have proposed to end the NFL Lockout. This isn't guaranteed to be the actual deal, of course, since there's still some wrangling to be done over some provisions that shocked players who hadn't yet seen them before the owners drew the deal up and agreed to it on their own. But here's the general idea.

ESPN: NFLPA likely to vote on ratifying labor deal Friday - The Huddle -
After a tumultuous day on the NFL labor front when the league's owners voted to ratify a new agreement to end the lockout, it appears the players are now poised to render their own verdict after opting not to Thursday.

Snookered or not, players staring at fair deal | Philadelphia Inquirer
On Thursday evening, the NFL owners made a dramatic announcement in Atlanta. They had voted 31-0 to approve a 10-year deal that would end the four-month-old lockout of their 1,900-plus players. The season was saved. Training camps would open next week and order would be restored to the universe.

Former Bronco Webster indicted for sex assault on a 15-year-old - KWGN
A former Denver Bronco has been indicted on sex assault charges involving a 15-year-old girl. Nate Webster was indicted on June 10th and taken into custody in Cincinnati, Thursday morning.

Broncos aren't going in cold after labor dispute ends - The Denver Post
When the NFL lockout is over and players return to the field, knowledge could have healing powers for them.

Broncos will be playing catch-up once NFL deal gets in place - The Denver Post
The Broncos John Fox has waited months to stand in front of his players, to coach his new team, to start the long climb from last years 4-12 finish. And the wait is not over, despite NFL owners having ratified a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement in Atlanta on Thursday night.

Slimmed Knowshon Moreno attends Broncos unofficial workout | All Things Broncos
Lighter? Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno almost looked downright skinny.

Broncos WR Eddie Royal says he's 100 percent healthy for 2011 | All Things Broncos
Do not place Eddie Royal alongside Demaryius Thomas in the group of injured of Broncos receivers.

Owners OK NFL labor deal; players still to vote - The Denver Post
If labor negotiations were officiated as a football game, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners would be flagged for a false start. news: Dawkins can live with smaller salary to remain with Broncos
Brian Dawkins has been in the NFL long enough to understand that the contract you sign isn't always the contract with which you finish. That's why the Broncos' strong safety is accepting of a potential salary cut.

NFL schedule will not expand to 18 games - The Denver Post
The NFL season will remain at 16 games, with four preseason contests, for at least the next two seasons.

Who's going to be the Broncos' quarterbacK? | National Football Post
Who's going to be the starting quarterback as the Broncos debate the respective merits of veteran Kyle Orton, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and former Cleveland Browns first-round draft pick Brady Quinn?

Kiszla: Broncos shouldn't waste their money on Brian Dawkins - The Denver Post
While nobody will ever mistake Kyle Orton for an elite NFL quarterback, he played more good football for the Broncos than veteran safety Brian Dawkins did during the disastrous 4-12 season of 2010.