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Multitalented Brandon Lloyd finds a home in Denver –
Brandon Lloyd is scheduled to be a free agent in 2012. If the Denver Broncos don't lock him up soon, they may have to outbid more than just the 31 other NFL teams who might want to make a run at the league's leading receiver from 2010.

Preseason Wk. 4 - Monday: Fox |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press about the team's recent roster moves and preparing for the final preseason game.

Broncos' Brady Quinn works as No. 2 QB, but Tim Tebow getting more reps - The Denver Post
More than in any workout during training camp and preseason, it was clear that veteran quarterback Brady Quinn was working exclusively with the No. 2 offense at the Broncos workout Monday.

Why is Cover 2 being exposed in the red zone? | National Football Post
The "Tampa 2" defense in the NFL. How many times have we talked about the 5-under, 2-deep coverage here at the NFP? A core call for Lovie Smith’s defense in Chicago and a mainstay in every defensive game plan in the NFL.

Denver Broncos News

McGahee gives Broncos efficiency boost in red zone - Boulder Daily Camera
ENGLEWOOD -- The Denver Broncos were money between the 20s last year and middling in the red zone. Now its Willis McGahee to the rescue.

Broncos Mailbag: Denver defense attacking the NFL preseason - The Denver Post
The Posts Broncos reporter responds to your questions in Mike Klis Broncos Mailbag. In this super-sized installment, Mike tackles nine Qs, including one wondering if Kyle Orton could get a long-term contract offer from the Broncos.

Paige: Miami's tribute to Tebow, Gators one bad idea - The Denver Post
The Miami Dolphins have scheduled the most asinine sports promotion since the Cleveland Indians infamous 10-Cent Beer Night in 1974.

Q&A: It's time for the Broncos to address the Tim Tebow issue again - The Denver Post
Going into the Broncos final preseason game, Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, Kyle Orton is No. 1 on the depth chart and unchallenged.

Undrafted players Vaughn, McCarthy work to carve out jobs with Broncos - The Denver Post
If Broncos training camp were like summer camp and they were dishing out superlatives at the end of the preseason, there is no question who would share the "most improved" title.

Analysis: D.J. Williams' injury hits Broncos at their weakest point — depth - The Denver Post
The Broncos could be without linebacker D.J. Williams for at least the next three weeks, so a team fighting some depth issues may have to look for potential linebacker help on the waiver wire.

Tim Tebow's jersey no longer ranks No. 1 in NFL merchandise sales - The Denver Post
Maybe those who want them already have their allotment of Tim Tebow jerseys hanging in the closet. Maybe Tebows roller-coaster ride with the Broncos through training camp and the preseason has taken its toll.

Denver Broncos team report: Woodyard gets opportunity on defense - Sporting News
WLB Wesley Woodyard has been one of Denver's most popular players and is a former and possibly future special-teams captain. But Woodyard's contributions defensively haven't been great. He's started just nine of 43 career games, and has 112 total tackles in three years, making his biggest contributions defending some of the athletic tight ends in the AFC West.

Seattle Seahawks deliver mixed message against Denver Broncos: Fan take - Yahoo! Sports
When the Seattle Seahawks took on the Denver Broncos in their third preseason game of 2011, there were questions going in about the offensive line, the quarterback situation and the offense Seattle is running. For the most part, those are still open questions after the fact.

Plain to see Tebow has far to go " Ventura County Star
Tim Tebow has never lacked for fans and admirers. It would be wonderful if we all had as many people rooting for us to succeed as Tebow does. news: Fox faces rebuilding year in Mile High City
Get the writer picks, games to watch and player on the hot seat for the Broncos in the 2011 season preview.

Broncos QB Brady Quinn likely to start preseason finale -
Broncos coach John Fox isn't revealing his quarterback rotation for Thursday night's preseason finale at Arizona.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Notebook: 'The Hardest Part' |
Head Coach John Fox discusses the pains of roster cuts; Adam Weber hopes to see playing time.

Roster Trimmed to 80 |
The Broncos made a handful of transactions Monday -- including releasing cornerback Nate Jones -- to trim their roster to 80 players.

NFL rules explained: Waived vs. Released | First-and-Orange
With the Broncos (and 31 other teams) now in the process of trimming their training camp rosters down to the 53-man limit for the regular season, you’ll be hearing the terms "waived" and "released" in coming days.

Several veterans held out of Broncos practice Monday | First-and-Orange
The Broncos aren’t in full pads for practice Monday, the first practice in the final week of preseason.

Broncos dealing with DT injury issues | First-and-Orange
First, the Broncos lose starters Ty Warren (partially torn triceps) and Marcus Thomas (partially torn pectoral). Warren is out for most of the season and Thomas may miss a game or two of the regular season.

Weber Awaits His Shot |
This is a story about a Broncos quarterback. But it’s about the one you don’t know unless you’re a fan of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the one with neither an NFL pass nor even a draft pedigree.

Monday Notes: Bruton Back to Practice; DTs Thin |
The Broncos had to make do without four defensive tackles at practice Monday, but did get a boost to their secondary with the return of David Bruton.

Jones’ Versatility Not Enough to Overcome His Own Struggles and Youth of DBs |
In the end, the bell likely tolled for Nate Jones’s Broncos career when he was called for an end-zone pass-interference penalty early in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Report: Quinn still holding off Tebow - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The fact that Tim Tebow relieved Kyle Orton on Saturday night hasn’t changed Denver’s quarterback depth chart.

NFL News

NFL roundup: Indianapolis activates Peyton Manning | Detroit Free Press
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning is back. Whether he is ready to play is an open question.

Philadelphia Eagles team report: Line changes raise concerns about protection - Sporting News
PHILADELPHIA – QB Michael Vick, who agreed to a $100 million contract Monday, has to be concerned about the major shakeup on the offensive line two weeks before the season opener. The team is going with four starters at new positions compared to last season.

Fantasy Football -- 10 draft strategy tips to follow - espnW
The NFL season kicks off in nine days. Just as East Coasters frantically prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, hardcore football fan are taking every precaution to ensure a successful start to the season. Sunday Ticket ordered? Check. Satisfied with TV size and HD quality? Check. Pulling my infant out of his Sunday playgroup until February? Check.