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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/29/12


Broncos have to wait much longer to use first pick in NFL draft - The Denver Post
Last year, the Broncos didnt have to wait long to make their first selection.

Defensive backs in NFL draft pool caught Broncos' attention - The Denver Post
The NFL scouting combine closed Tuesday after the defensive backs worked out at Lucas Oil Stadium. Several prospects who play in the secondary caught the Broncos attention.

Denver Broncos Videos

Combine Rewind: Blackmon
See what Oklahoma St. WR Justin Blackmon had to say when he met the press on the second day of the NFL Combine.

Combine Rewind: Richardson
Alabama running back Trent Richardson talked to the media during the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Most Impressive Workouts At NFL Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay looks back at the most impressive workouts from the NFL combine news: Ex-Cowboys lineman Myers sues league over concussions
A former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman has sued the NFL, alleging concussions have affected his short-term memory and caused migraine headaches and other health problems.

Which Team Needs RG3 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Hugh Douglas and Herm Edwards discuss the two teams they would like to see trade up to draft Robert Griffin III.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Victim in trial of ex-Bronco Perrish Cox testifies she has no recollection of assault - The Denver Post
The alleged victim took the stand today and testified that she has no recollection that she had been assaulted in the apartment of former Denver Broncos quarterback Perrish Cox over the Labor Day weekend of 2010.

Demaryius Thomas expected to testify for prosecution in Perrish Cox trial | First-and-Orange
In a bizarre twist to the already unnerving Perrish Cox trial, Broncos receiver and former Cox teammate Demaryius Thomas is expected to be called to testify either Wednesday or Thursday by the prosecution.

Division News

Could Reggie Wayne be on Chargers' radar? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
INDIANAPOLIS -- There has been a lot of speculation that the San Diego Chargers could potentially be in play for Indianapolis Colts’ pass-rusher news: Autopsy shows ex-Raiders DT McGlockton died of enlarged heart
The Contra Costa County sheriff's office said Monday that former NFL defensive tackle Chester McGlockton died last November from an enlarged heart

Chiefs' competition for Peyton Manning - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Our blog network looked at the possibilities for where Peyton Manning can land after the legendary Indianapolis quarterback is cut. Each divisional b

What rookie QBs fit for Broncos, Chiefs? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs might both consider taking a quarterback in the draft.

Raiders have to dump plenty of salary | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders may have to dump more than a few of their top 51 in order to get under the cap

NFL News

St. Louis Rams executive Kevin Demoff -- Team willing to deal No. 2 NFL draft pick - ESPN
Chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said Tuesday that the team would make a deal under the right circumstances, but has not made any commitments - Report: Rams have trade discussions for No. 2 pick
Robert Griffin III's impressive showing at the Combine has made the No. 2 draft position the big story of the draft, and the Rams have reportedly already begun trade discussions. news: Cost to acquire pick from Rams might drain Dolphins' interest
It's no secret the St. Louis Rams fully intend to trade the No. 2 overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft, and equally well known a handful of teams have interest in working their way up for the chance to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. news: Report: Redskins willing to trade multiple first-rounders to Rams
Without question, the St. Louis Rams' second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft is one of the most coveted draft slots in years.

Vikings feeling left out in NFL draft trade talks | ProFootballTalk
The reports that the Rams have already decided to trade the second overall pick to whatever team will give up the most to move up and draft Robert Griffin III are viewed as bad news in Minnesota.

Cap could be lower than expected | ProFootballTalk
The new league year begins in two weeks. But the final unadjusted per-team salary cap number for 2012 have yet to be announced.

Giants Will Open the N.F.L. Season on a Wednesday -
One of the perks of winning the Super Bowl is getting to host the next season opener in prime time. - Khan's patience could be tested early in Jacksonville
It's a new dawn for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Owner Shahid Khan has begun shaking things up for an organization and fan base that have had little reason for excitement over the past decade.

Free Agency and the Draft

Defensive backs close NFL scouting combine by turning in super-fast times - The Denver Post
With Broncos coach John Fox and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio among those looking on Tuesday, defensive backs completed the NFL scouting combine with their workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Blogs " Blog Archive Official three-cone drill, shuttle results: Defensive backs "
Here are the leading three-cone drill and shuttle results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine: Blogs " Blog Archive Official vertical jump, broad jump results: Defensive backs "
Here are the leading vertical jump and broad jump results for defensive backs who worked out Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Report: Cowboys target Finnegan, Carr | ProFootballTalk
The Cowboys chose to keep Terence Newman at $8 million last offseason rather than cut him and make a more aggressive push for Nnamdi Asomugha.

Opposing line coach on Dontari Poe: "He took plays off" | ProFootballTalk
Memphis nose tackle Dontari Poe absolutely blew up the Scouting Combine. He was hand timed as fast as 4.87 in the forty-yard dash at 6-foot-4 and 346 pounds. He led every player invited to Indianapolis with 44 reps on the 225-pound bench press.

2012 NFL Free Agency: Defensive tackle rankings -
Unlike our previous free-agent breakdowns, the defensive tackles lack big names and depth; but that doesn't mean their roles have diminished. Getting into the backfield is more important now than ever, and while sacks aren't necessarily a hallmark of the position, disrupting what the offense wants to do certainly is. And that's where some of the names below excel.

Claiborne runs unofficial 4.47 forty-yard dash | ProFootballTalk
LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne is undeniably the top cornerback in this draft. - Free-agent scouting report: Colts WR Reggie Wayne
The Colts are in rebuilding mode, and it appears that one of their all-time greats, WR Reggie Wayne, won't fit into the franchise's plans moving forward. - Montana's Johnson excels in press coverage
In the last of a six-part series of daily scouting reports on prospects at the Combine, Nolan Nawrocki looks at Montana CB Trumaine Johnson. - Free-agent scouting report: Dolphins NT Paul Soliai
It became clear in September that Soliai would be a free agent this offseason when his representatives and the Dolphins could not agree on a long-term deal.

10 who won at this year’s scouting combine | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
With the work in Indianapolis complete, several prospects helped their causes at the scouting combine. Here's a closer look at some of the biggest winners.

10 who lost at this year’s scouting combine | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The scouting combine provides are an opportunity for prospects to deliver on expectations, or risk taking a hit to their draft stock. Not everyone left Indianapolis with smiles on their faces.

As usual, scouts are all over the place on this year’s draft class | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
There's one way in which the art of projecting draft prospects is very much like witnessing a car accident (well, two ways if you're watching Vontaze Burfict's combine performance)

Scouting 2012 N.F.L. Draft, Georgia's Brandon Boykin -
At 5-10, 183 pounds, Brandon Boykin (#2) doesn’t have great size. His height doesn’t necessarily preclude him from playing outside, but there’s a solid chance he will start as and remain a nickel cornerback in the N.F.L.

NFL Combine: 5 prospects to do your homework on | National Football Post
Dontari Poe, Whitney Mercilus, Stephen Hill...

Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe impressive at NFL scouting combine - The Denver Post
In their draft meetings before the NFL scouting combine, the Broncos discussed Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe a lot.

2012 NFL Combine Results - The whole Defensive "enchilada" |
Throughout the weeks leading up to the NFL Combine, The Football Educator has stressed the importance of taking everything in context and understanding the relevance of a player’s performance