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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/19/12


Kickin' it: Terrell Davis faces tough run for proper honor in Canton - The Denver Post
No reward for T.D. Every year that goes by without former Broncos running back Terrell Davis voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, I get a bit more upset

Jack Del Rio's playing days net players' respect - The Denver Post
Lest any of his players forget that he was once a pretty good athlete, Jack Del Rio provided a reminder for anyone who dared challenge him to a one-on-one competition.

Broncos traded Lloyd to avoid locker room issues? -
Tim Tebow was officially named the Broncos' starting quarterback during the team's Week 6 bye.

Klis: Walton and Beadles reliable anchors on Broncos' O-line - The Denver Post
Just because J.D. Walton and Zane Beadles have much in common professionally doesn't mean they have to share outside interests.


Draft Lab - Final Analysis - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss the biggest upside players and the biggest risks in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Division News

Orton, Campbell forgotten men among free agent quarterbacks | ProFootballTalk
The Peyton Manning story will be a daily soap opera for most of the offseason. Matt Flynn is this year’s Kevin Kolb. Drew Brees and Alex Smith aren’t going anywhere.

Stanford Routt will be picking his next team soon | ProFootballTalk
Cut more than a week ago by the Raiders, cornerback Stanford Routt has yet to select his next team.

Contract Killers: Which pending free agents hurt their cause in 2011? – Audibles
When NFL free agency begins on March 13, the race will be on for the elite players on the market.

NFL News

No performance-based pay for 2011 season | ProFootballTalk
When the salary cap disappeared in 2010, another key component of player compensation evaporated as well.

Offseason ACL rehab is no joke in the NFL | National Football Post
For Adrian Peterson, the grind is just beginning.

Jaguars trying to expand fan base | National Football Post
Team wants to become a regional draw.

Ex-N.F.L. Players Sue League Over Concussions -
Nearly a dozen former N.F.L. players living in Louisiana have sued the N.F.L., the latest players to accuse the league of failing to protect players from the risks associated with concussions.

Talks on HGH testing will continue at Scouting Combine | ProFootballTalk
The NFL and the NFLPA will get together in Indy next week to discuss a variety of issues. \One of the biggest? HGH testing. news: NFL will allow 250 fans to attend combine
After fans were given the chance to witness the madness of Media Day and Radio Row firsthand during Super Bowl week, this month's scouting combine will be NFL's next event to open its doors to the public.

NFLPA issues warning on unlicensed trading card companies | ProFootballTalk
The NFLPA handles a wide variety of licensing rights for players, including deals with approved trading-card companies, official jersey sales, and appearances in the Madden video game.

Free Agency and the Draft

Receiver Roulette | National Football Post
Five top level wide-outs set to hit the market

The NFL Combine - Finding the relevance |
This past week I had the pleasure of speaking to about two dozen would be "draft prospects" about what to expect in the upcoming NFL Combine and Pro Days. news: Olympic sprinter teaching NFL prospects proper technique
Other than special teamers, wide receivers and the guys who cover them, football players rarely break into a sprint. Yet every prospect coming out of college, from the slippery scatback to the behemoth linemen, is measured on his ability to cover 40 yards more quickly than his peers.

NFL Combine Sleepers | National Football Post
A look at five "under the radar" type prospects who could be capable of making a move up draft boards this coming week at the NFL Combine…

Vikings could be looking for their next Ron Yary | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings earned the third overall pick in the draft, thanks to a 3-13 record. news: Samuel asks fans where Eagles should trade CB
Maybe Asante Samuel knows something the rest of us don't.

Flynn looks forward to leading a team | ProFootballTalk
After Packers quarterback Matt Flynn threw for a franchise-record 480 yards on January 1 against the Lions, speculation emerged...