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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/24/12


NFL Draft: Broncos with 25th Pick "
The Broncos are set to pick 25th in the upcoming NFL Draft, a position that the team has made selections from twice before.

2012 NFL Scouting Combine: Day One "
Good morning from Lucas Oil Stadium. The first day of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine is set to get underway, and is in town to cover the league’s annual job fair.

John Fox "very comfortable" with Tim Tebow as Broncos prepare for draft - The Denver Post
The Broncos pre-draft preparations are underway at the scouting combine in Indianapolis, which will include a look at plenty of quarterbacks as the Broncos prepare to add at least two more this offseason.

Tim Tebow signs with William Morris agency in Hollywood | First-and-Orange
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has signed with talent agency William Morris Endeavor, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.

For Broncos’ Strength Training, Old School is Old News
Old-school methods are out in the Broncos’ strength-and-conditioning facility.

Denver Broncos Videos

2012 Combine - Day 1: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about attending this week's scouting combine, preparing for the draft and Tim Tebow.

2012 Combine - Day 1: Kalil
Offensive tackle prospect Matt Kalil talks about playing at Southern California, why he's the best at his position and preparing for the draft.

Mike and Mike Two-A-Days: Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Greenberg and Marcellus Wiley examine the Chargers 2011 season and what must be done to improve for next season

Mike and Mike Two-A-Days: Oakland Raiders - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Greenberg and Marcellus Wiley take a look at the Raiders 2011 season and what they need to do to improve next year.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos unlikely to trade up in NFL Draft - The Denver Post
For the Broncos to trade up, what it would take is a player they have a premium grade on, basically a top-12 player, who begins to fall past that spot.

John Fox expects many free agent Broncos to test NFL market | First-and-Orange
The Broncos have 17 players who are set to become unrestricted free agents on March 13, and though John Fox said today he’d like "to have them all back," he understands that many of them will choose to look elsewhere.

Major changes underway to Broncos strength program | First-and-Orange
"There’s going to be more body-weight type training instead of real heavy weights, a little more new science oriented, so the equipment changes" Fox said.

Fox: Defensive Changes Include Tweaks to ‘Some of the Pressures’
There will be alterations made to the Broncos’ defense this year, but those changes aren’t solely a function of the change in defensive coordinators from Dennis Allen to Jack Del Rio.

Fox indicates Broncos will run a "regular" offense | ProFootballTalk
Broncos coach John Fox was lauded for changing his offense during the 2011 to take advantage of Tim Tebow’s strengths. - Del Rio to bring change to Broncos' defense
Every team makes changes from year to year. Some changes are voluntary, and the Broncos are sure to undergo some of those when free agency starts,

Division News

Expect kicking competition for Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Don’t expect a quick resolution to the San Diego Chargers' kicking competition in 2012.

Talking with Chargers GM A.J. Smith - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Smith said his team must address its defense as it attempts another playoff run. However, Smith’s most pressing issue is the offensive line. Smith said the line "is the area that is causing [him] to lose sleep." news: Might Peyton follow in Joe's footsteps and end up in K.C.?
The Kansas City Chiefs, the franchise that acquired an aging Joe Montana for a final shot at glory in 1993, might have their minds set on doing the same thing with Peyton Manning.

Kansas City radio host says Chiefs, Condon have spoken about Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
The news of lingering neck problems that eventually would result in season-ending surgery for Peyton Manning first arose via a couple of Indianapolis radio hosts. - Free-agent scouting report: Chargers WR Vincent Jackson
After a couple long years of waiting, the time finally has come for Jackson to hit the open market and receive the long-term deal he has desired.

NFL News

N.F.L. Considers Changes at Scouting Combine -
the N.F.L. is contemplating making several significant changes in the next few years to its annual job fair for college players, including having prospects race against one another in the 40-yard dash and compete side by side to bench-press 225 pounds the most often.

Gruden’s QB Camp returns for a third season | ProFootballTalk
Many of the folks who turn down the volume on Monday nights during football season turn it up loud for Gruden’s QB Camp, which according to ESPN will be back for a third year. - Report: Saints to play in Hall of Fame game
The 2012 Hall of Fame game will be played on Aug. 5. Last year's game was canceled because of the lockout. New Orleans' opponent in the game has yet to be determined.

All about Friday’s two NFL draft coin flips | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Two coin tosses taking place on Friday morning will determine the final order of the 2012 NFL draft.

Photos: LaRon Landry is big. ‘Incredible Hulk’ big… | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Laron Landry will likely be an unrestricted free agent next month.

Competition Committee Discusses Clock Management -
The competition committee discussed Thursday — but did not reach a resolution about — the possibility of changes to how the clock is managed when a team is penalized for having 12 men on the field.

Duerson's Family Sues NFL Over His Suicide -
The family of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson filed a wrongful death suit against the NFL on Thursday, claiming the league didn't do enough to prevent or treat the concussions that severely damaged his brain before he killed himself last year.

Free Agency and the Draft

Free agency starts at 4:00 p.m. ET on March 13 | ProFootballTalk
Free agency begins at 4:00 p.m. ET on the third Tuesday from now.

Cowboys can’t sign Robinson until he hits open market | ProFootballTalk
With free agency less than three weeks away and Cowboys fans nervous about bringing back receiver Laurent Robinson, there’s a reason to be even more nervous.

Teams talk to St. Louis Rams about No. 2 pick, sources say - ESPN
Multiple teams already have had preliminary discussions with St. Louis about the possibility of trading for the Rams' second overall pick, according to league sources.

Rams willing to trade down | ProFootballTalk
It's widely believed that the Colts will pick a quarterback with the first selection in the 2012 draft. It's also widely believed that the Rams will then auction the ability to take the next quarterback with the second selection in the 2012 draft to the highest bidder.

2012 NFL Free Agency: Running back rankings -
Leading up to the start of free agency on March 13, we're compiling the best 2012 NFL free agents by position. These are the running backs. news: Report: Bills set to talk contract with reps of WR Johnson
The Buffalo Bills will meet with the representatives of wide receiver Stevie Johnson on Friday to discuss his contract situation, a source told WKBW-TV in Buffalo.

Report: Browns expected to make a play for Matt Flynn | ProFootballTalk
There has been a lot of chatter at the Combine about the Browns trying to trade up for Robert Griffin III. But what if Cleveland has already invested big bucks in a quarterback well before the draft? Steve Doerschuk of the Canton Repository writes the Browns brass "will make a play for Matt F...

Schwartz doesn’t rule out interest in Finnegan | ProFootballTalk
Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan is due to become a free agent. Lions coach Jim Schwartz used to be the be Titans’ defensive coordinator. - Quarterback remains focus in Miami
The worst kept secret in the NFL this offseason is the Dolphins' desire, or need, to add a quarterback. - Free-agent scouting report: Cardinals DE Calais Campbell
If Campbell does indeed receive an opportunity to hit the open market, he would have to be considered one of the most attractive defenders available in free agency.