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Preseason Wk. 3 - Friday: Fox |
Coach Fox talks about the team's upcoming preseason game No. 3 vs. Seattle following Friday's practice.

NFL says it's serious about illegal hits - NFL - Sporting News
Players ranted about the NFL's crackdown on illegal hits last season. Some even questioned if the league was heading toward touch football. Most vocal were defensive players who wondered if everything they'd learned about tackling was being negated by the emphasis on player safety.

Broncos to give starters long look against Seahawks - The Denver Post
In what will likely be the last look at the first team before the regular season begins, the Broncos will face Seattle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High tonight with eyes open and fingers crossed.

Friday Notes: Orton a Father; Starters into the Third Quarter |
It’s the third preseason game, which means the longest appearance for the starters. And no matter what the score or game situation is, it appears the starters will play into the third quarter.

Denver Broncos News

Broncos to get better gauge of defense, O-line against Seahawks - The Denver Post
When youre talking preseason football, the third game is really the only charm for the most part.

Broncos' Orton becomes father of baby girl; Tebow likely No. 2 QB Saturday - The Denver Post
It was a day of activity surrounding the Broncos pregame practice today at Dove Valley.

Orton excited after birth of first child - The Denver Post
Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton was back at Dove Valley leading the first- team offense in a walk- through several hours after the birth of his daughter, Olivia Taylor.

Franklin throwing his weight around - Boulder Daily Camera
Broncos rookie right tackle Orlando Franklin is keeping it simple, trying to fend off onrushing defensive players one play, then attempting to send them reeling backward the next.

Q&A: Broncos' Harvey will have to prove himself worthy of playing time - The Denver Post
Todays question comes from Gabe Morris: How do the Broncos feel about Derrick Harvey? Does he seem to have a chance to beat out Robert Ayers?

Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox skips practice for court date - The Denver Post
Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox appeared this morning in Douglas County District Court where his attorney asked that a hearing scheduled for this afternoon be postponed.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Climbing the Ladder |
Former defensive lineman Ebenezer Ekuban is back with the Broncos, working towards a career in player development.

Whether Fair or Not, Richard Quinn’s Legacy Defined By Draft Status
How will history recall the Richard Quinn era? It certainly won’t be for big plays. In two years, Quinn only mustered one catch — a catastrophically low total for a tight end selected in the first two rounds of the draft.

Tebow – To Be or Not To Be " Predominantly Orange
I may be wrong, but I can’t recall a time in Denver Bronco history when a player caused more media speculation and opinionated rants than Tim Tebow has the last few weeks. 

Rookie talent show winners: Von Miller + Jeremy Beal | First-and-Orange
The Broncos hosted a family night yesterday, with annual rookie talent show as the main entertainment.

R. Quinn released from IR with injury settlement | First-and-Orange
Tight end Richard Quinn is no longer a Bronco. The team announced Friday that it reached an injury settlement with the former second-round pick and released Quinn from the injured reserve list.

NFL News

Late-summer AFC West checkpoint - AFC West Blog - ESPN
This unusual NFL season is about to start in two weeks. A lot has happened in the month since the lockout has been lifted.

Head of NFL security vows Bay Area stadiums will be safe | ProFootballTalk
After last week’s Raiders-49ers preseason game turned ugly, with fights in the stands, a beating in a restroom and two shootings in a parking lot, the NFL is promising vigilance with this week’s two Bay Area preseason games.

AEG's Tim Leiweke wants legal protection for Los Angeles stadium plan - ESPN Los Angeles
Plans to build an NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles could be delayed or completely derailed if state lawmakers don't introduce special legislation in the next two weeks that would protect the developers from frivolous lawsuits, AEG president and CEO Tim Leiweke told a state Senate panel Friday.

Trawling the N.F.L.'s Bargain Basement -
Smart shoppers know that the remainder bin always contains bargains, assuming one is not too picky about quality. That is also true on the N.F.L. free-agent market.

NFL made right choice: Keep fans safe -
Just because they built it, doesn't mean they should play it. The announcement yesterday that there will be no mass transit after noon in New York and New Jersey to the 2 p.m. Jets-Giants game meant the potential for a storm surge of mass chaos and hysteria for you, the fan. And grave danger.