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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/23/12


Working Back to 100 Percent
Peyton Manning said he has 'work to do' to get back to where he wants to be health-wise. But he and the Broncos have no doubt he'll get there.

Broncos, Porter Agree to Terms
The Broncos bring depth and experience to the secondary, agreeing to terms with free agent Tracy Porter.

Fox looks forward to more balance in offense - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
"I'm not sure I've ever had (a quarterback) quite like him," Fox said. "I think balance is key. I've been coaching defense in this league for a long time. I know what's difficult."

Debate Is Over on Tebow's True Value -
Last season’s relentless arguments over Tim Tebow are finally, decisively over.

Desktop Peyton Manning debuts for Broncos, as Desktop Tim Tebow traded to Jets | First-and-Orange — Denver Broncos news, stats, analysis — The Denver Post
The Broncos have a new QB. And now Broncos fans have a new desktop QB. And the rivalries just got intense.

Denver Broncos Videos

The Road Of Poe - ESPN Video - ESPN
Josina Anderson proflies NFL Draft prospect Dontari Poe.

Rumor Central: Jonathan Stewart - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Insider Chris Sprow discusses the Panthers' chances of trading Jonathan Stewart.

Andrew Luck's Pro Day - ESPN Video - ESPN
Andrew Luck joins Rachel Nichols, Steve Young and Trent Dilfer to discuss his pro day performance.

Forte Upset With Bush Signing - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew breaks down the Bears' signing of Michael Bush and what that means for Matt Forte.

Sebastian Janikowski - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN the Magazine speaks with Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski about getting his legs in shape for football season.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Tight end Joel Dressen visiting Broncos - The Denver Post
With Peyton Manning at quarterback, the Broncos are on the hunt for a receiving tight end who can work the middle of the field.

Broncos will toe the line - The Denver Post
Not only did NFL commissioner Roger Goodell wants every team in the league to certify there will be no pay-for-performance bonuses beyond whats in any players contract. - Change at QB doesn't guarantee playoffs for Broncos
John Elway has made the bold move to replace Tim Tebow with Peyton Manning, though that doesn't mean the Broncos will return to the playoffs. news: Technicality won't officially send Tebow to Jets until Saturday
A person with knowledge of the situation has told The Associated Press that quarterback Tim Tebow, acquired from the Denver Broncos on Wednesday, must sign a rewritten contract because of a technicality before he can officially join the New York Jets.

Broncos sign CB Porter | First-and-Orange
Peyton Manning on Tuesday said he was looking forward to meeting his new Broncos teammates.

Looking at the Tracy Porter signing - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos’ decision to bring in former New Orleans cornerback Tracy Porter in for one year for $4 million means a few things

Caldwell said Manning a big draw to Denver | First-and-Orange
Andre Caldwell knew Tim Tebow long before most of us knew Tim Tebow, and would have loved the chance to play with him again.

Death of the Fullback
Remember fullbacks? Thirty to 50 years ago, they were often a team’s most effective runners. Jim Taylor. Larry Csonka. John Riggins. Ricky Bell. Fullbacks all.

Broncos hit it big with Manning signing - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
In a span of 60 hours this week, the Broncos traded one phenomenon for another -- and turned their offseason and prospects for 2012 upside down. news: Extreme makeover: Peyton Manning's impact on Denver's offense
The Denver Broncos' acquisition of Peyton Manning certainly has placed the team among the ranks of the AFC elite.

Division News

Lots of talent has left division - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There is one unsigned player from the top 10 AFC West free-agent list we compiled prior to the market opening. Seven of the nine signed players have departed the division

Raiders odds and ends - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie talked to reporters during Stanford’s pro day on Thursday.

Darren McFadden's health is the key - AFC West Blog - ESPN
We knew this was likely going to happen, and the Raiders really had no choice. But now they have to deal with no longer having a special running game

2012 NFL free agency -- Oakland Raiders announce one-year deal with lineman Khalif Barnes - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders have officially announced a one-year deal to bring back free agent offensive lineman Khalif Barnes. news: Raiders GM McKenzie: Offseason a little bit better than expected
Nearly three months into the job as the Oakland Raiders' general manager, Reggie McKenzie is feeling good about what he's accomplished so far in his first offseason. news: Chiefs reportedly set visit with free-agent WR Cotchery
Free-agent wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery has a visit scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs, a league source told on Friday. - Chiefs re-sign LB Belcher
The Chiefs have re-signed ILB Jovan Belcher, who had been a restricted free agent.

Chris Carr visiting Chiefs and Vikings | ProFootballTalk
Carr played just nine games for the Ravens last year because of a back injury and the ascension of Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith made him expendable

Everette Brown signs with the Lions | ProFootballTalk
Brown, a free agent defensive end who played for the Chargers last year, has signed a one-year deal with the Lions

NFL News

NFL suspension of Sean Payton a "symptom of the cause". |
There have been three rather HUGE stories reverberate across the NFL this past week.

DeMaurice Smith gets new 3-year contract to head NFLPA | National Football Post
Unanimous vote keeps him in place

Ron Erhardt, Super Bowl-Winning Offensive Coach, Dies at 81 -
Ron Erhardt, who devised the offensive schemes for two Super Bowl championship teams with the Giants in the Bill Parcells era, died on Wednesday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 81.

Free Agency - 49ers re-sign Ginn to one-year deal
Ginn, a former first-round pick of the Dolphins, has been a part-time receiver during the past two seasons with San Francisco,

The Draft - Vikings smart to drive up value for No. 3
There is internal debate about which players will fit the Vikings best in April’s draft, just as there are similar discussions happening at 31 other team facilities.

NFL Draft: Ranking the OT Class by Tiers | National Football Post
Who are the prospects to look for in the first couple rounds? news: Claiborne says he tore ligament in wrist, will have surgery Friday
Cornerback prospect Morris Claiborne told the New Orleans Times-Picayune on Thursday that he is going to have surgery on his left wrist Friday. Blogs " Blog Archive Moore, Martin measure up at Boise State pro day "
Boise State has not been a traditional factory for NFL players, but scouts have taken notice of the school since it became a mainstay at the top of the college football polls. Blogs " Blog Archive Iowa State pro day: DB Johnson salvages stock "
Iowa State held its pro day on Tuesday. Prospects ran indoors on FieldTurf in front of representatives from 21 teams, including three offensive line coaches. Packers GM Ted Thompson and player personnel executives from the Steelers and Vikings were also in attendance Blogs » Blog Archive Arizona pro day sees WR Criner improve status «
Prospects ran indoors on Astroturf at the Arizona pro day on Monday. They did not have ideal running conditions; the track was approximately 50-yards long, and they had just 10 yards to pull up before running into a wall. Consequently, the 40-yard-dash times aren’t ideal. Blogs " Blog Archive Matthews stands out at Nevada pro day "
Nevada’s pro day was attended by representatives from 15 NFL teams on Wednesday, who watched prospects (all of whom attended the NFL Scouting Combine) work out. Two linebacker coaches were in attendance. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock: Luck makes throwing look easy "
"I would say he’s as good a prospect as we’ve had at this position," Mayock said. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock says pro days aren’t be-all, end-all for prospects "
For all the hype surrounding Andrew Luck‘s throwing session at Stanford’s pro day on Thursday, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said such workouts are not actually that important in terms of determining a prospect’s ability to succeed in the NFL. Blogs " Blog Archive Prospects shine in spotlight at Baylor pro day "
Baylor held the workouts Wednesday at its indoor facility. Bleachers were set up on one end for about 1,000 people.

Scouting the 2012 N.F.L. Draft: Clemson's Dwayne Allen -
Clemson tight end Dwayne Allen is a very versatile player, capable of playing both a traditional in-line position and as a move player, whether it be in the slot, out wide or as an H-Back.

Coby Fleener creates buzz at Stanford Pro Day | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Andrew Luck is the headliner at Thursday’s Stanford Pro Day, but tight end Coby Fleener stole the early spotlight by ripping up the track and testing well throughout his workout.

Lions bring LaMichael James in for a visit | ProFootballTalk
The Lions expect to have Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure back from injuries in 2012, but they would like to have a bit of insurance against further absences from the two tailbacks.

Go Broncos!