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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/2/12


Trips to pro days will be important for Broncos - The Denver Post
Having briefly unpacked after the scouting combine, the Broncos now will get serious about hitting the road.

Inside the Combine with Xanders "
From the Broncos’ suite at Lucas Oil Stadium, General Manager Brian Xanders sat down with to discuss the 2012 NFL Combine last Sunday.

‘Tebow’ bill to let home-schoolers play high school sports killed by Virginia Senate - The Washington Post
A Senate committee Thursday killed a bill that would allow Virginia’s tens of thousands of home-schooled students to play sports at their local high schools. Blogs " Blog Archive Pro day workouts get started at Missouri "
The University of Missouri is a great location to get pro day workouts started this year. It’s a scout’s delight in every sense of the word, including breakfast and lunch, and a very well-organized event that gets team representatives in and out quickly

Q&A: Broncos' magic number: six draft picks next month - The Denver Post
Todays question comes from Mickey Kavanaugh: Im confused in that everybody seems to think the Broncos sixth-round pick in this draft went to Philadelphia for Joe Mays and it looks like they still owe a conditional pick for Brady Quinn to Cleveland. Can you clarify?

Denver Broncos Videos

Kalil Talks Combine, Draft - ESPN Video - ESPN
USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil stops by the Scott Van Pelt show to discuss the NFL Scouting Combine and April's draft.

Weeden Prepping For Pro Day - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden joins NFL Live to discuss his combine experience and what he is doing to get ready for his pro day on March 9.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Review of closing arguments in Perrish Cox trial | First-and-Orange
The former Broncos cornerback is facing two charges of sexual assault of a woman on Labor Day weekend, 2010 at his Lone Tree apartment.

Jury begins deliberations in ex-Bronco's trial - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Cox is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment over Labor Day weekend 2010. Both the prosecution and defense rested their cases Thursday morning, and the jury began deliberations after closing arguments concluded early in the afternoon.

Ex-Bronco expressed surprised woman was pregnant - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox told a judge Thursday that he wouldn't testify at his sexual assault trial, a decision that came after jurors saw video of him expressing shock that the alleged victim was pregnant and that he was accused of raping her. news: Taped Cox interview ends sex assault trial, which goes to jury
Jurors in the sexual assault trial of former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox on Thursday saw video of him expressing shock that the alleged victim was pregnant and that he was accused of raping her.

Jury in Perrish Cox trial sent home for the night | ProFootballTalk
On Thursday afternoon, the jury contemplating the fate of former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox began their deliberations. By the close of business on Thursday, no verdict had been reached. news: Bears' Bell on Tebow: 'He seems to be really genuine'
He's not dining with the Packers or riding pleasure boats with the Vikings, but the Bears' Kahlil Bell was spotted hanging out with the opposition this week.

If you're an NFL defensive player, wrestling is a good thing to have on your résumé - The Denver Post
Tackling in the NFL definitely has deteriorated. Many defensive players go for the big hit rather than the fundamentally sound tackle.

Elway knows it's time for Broncos to take the next step - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
When Broncos owner Pat Bowlen tapped John Elway to resuscitate his gasping franchise in January 2011, Elway's first task was clear: restore the respect, fan support and pride that faded in a gradual, five-year descent that began with an AFC Championship Game defeat in January 2006.

Broncos will be looking for two quarterbacks - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy Advice
Executive vice president John Elway announced in January that Tim Tebow will be the first-string quarterback, but the Broncos are quarterback shopping. With backup Brady Quinn set to hit the free-agent market on March 13, the Broncos will look for two quarterbacks this offseason.

Division New Blogs " Blog Archive Raiders apply franchise tag to safety Branch "
The Raiders have informed safety Tyvon Branch he will be hit with the franchise tag, according to a league sourc

Chargers expect to lose Mike Tolbert, sign another running back | ProFootballTalk
For the second consecutive offseason, the Chargers are preparing to lose a running back who’s also a solid contributor on special teams.

Raiders will cut Wimbley if he doesn’t take pay cut | ProFootballTalk
We passed along a report two weeks ago that Kamerion Wimbley would not be interested in taking a pay cut to stay with the Raiders.

Carson Palmer: We’re close to a championship team | ProFootballTalk
We haven’t heard much from Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer after the Raiders shook up their front office and coaching staff, but he broke his silence in a radio interview on Wednesday. - Offensive line becomes Chargers' top need
Assuming they don't make a trade, the Chargers will have a very interesting dilemma with their pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Selecting 18th, the team will likely be able to choose among three positions of need — wide receiver, offensive line or pass rusher.

NFL News news: Rams GM says multiple teams have inquired about No. 2 pick
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said Thursday the team has been approached by multiple teams interested in acquiring the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, confirming what sources told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora. - Free-agent scouting report: Lions DE Cliff Avril
Avril, who turns 26 in April, is the Lions' top unrestricted free agent. He led the club in sacks in 2011, notching a career-best 11, and his sack total has increased in each of his four NFL seasons

Free Agency and the Draft

NFL Combine: Defensive Risers | National Football Post
Who helped themselves the most with their workout?

2012 NFL Draft – These 5 GM’s can’t afford to screw it up |
Alright, now we’re through the 2012 NFL Combine and head into the whims of college Pro Days that send NFL front office executives scurrying across the country. news: Rams willing to trade No. 2 pick well before April's draft
The St. Louis Rams are willing to move second overall pick well before April's draft, according to multiple sources involved in the process. news: Eagles use franchise tag on WR Jackson, will pay him $9.4M
The contract saga between DeSean Jackson and the Philadelphia Eagles took another turn Thursday, when the team announced it had placed its franchise tag on the enigmatic wideout, making him the first player to receive the designation this offseason.

Scouting the 2012 N.F.L. Draft: Alabama's Dre Kirkpatrick -
At 6-2 and 186 pounds, Dre Kirkpatrick (#21) has ideal length.

Scouting the 2012 N.F.L. Draft, Memphis's Dontari Poe -
There were plenty of winners and losers at the scouting combine, but perhaps no player helped his stock more than Memphis defensive tackle Dontari Poe.