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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/24/12


Broncos Add Dreessen
The Broncos added depth at the tight end position with the announcement that the team agreed to terms with Joel Dreessen on Friday.

Broncos Agree to Terms with Tamme
The Broncos added another free agent tight end on Friday as the team agreed to terms with Jacob Tamme.

Lonnie Wright, who played for both the Broncos and Nuggets, dies at the age of 67 - The Denver Post
As an athlete, he turned heads when he started in the defensive backfield for the Broncos in 1967, and when the season was over, he stepped across town and played for the Denver Rockets of the ABA.

Tracy Porter eager to join Manning, Broncos - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
The defensive back who once helped deny Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title now wants to help the veteran quarterback hoist another trophy. - Panthers not looking to break up RB stable
Indications are the Panthers have not ruled out trading RB Jonathan Stewart this offseason, but we're told GM Marty Hurney will not give him up easily.


More Impressive Pro Day - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards discusses Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck's pro days.

NFL Power Rankings: Mannings In The News - ESPN Video - ESPN
While the Super Bowl champions sit atop the latest edition of the power rankings, its Eli's brother Peyton making waves as the Broncos jump to 8th thanks to the addition of their new quarterback.

Denver Broncos Blogs news: Elway's confidence, control brings swagger back to Broncos
Fourteen months ago, amid skepticism over a hire that looked like somebody sticking a shiny hood ornament on a beat-up Fiat, Denver Broncos president Joe Ellis told me that his new executive vice president of football operations, John Elway, carried a "clear vision of where we need to go."

Free agents put young Broncos' jobs in jeopardy - The Denver Post
Von Miller may have led the Broncos in sacks in 2011 and been named the league's defensive rookie of the year, but at least some of the team's draft class from last April has felt the sting of the team's free-agency splurge this spring.

No Saturday Makes It Clear: Manning’s Old Band Isn’t Coming Back Together
One thing is clear: surrounding Peyton Manning with offensive players is not as simple as putting the entire Colts band back together.

The Remodeling of a Position: Tight End
The Broncos aren’t getting Dallas Clark. What they’re getting is better. news: Porter joins Broncos, puts Saints' 'bounty' scandal behind him
The defensive back who once helped deny Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title now wants to help the veteran quarterback hoist another trophy.

Fresh cornerback Tracy Porter thinks Broncos offer championship opportunity - The Denver Post
The newest Broncos defensive back is looking for a fresh start and a chance at another Super Bowl ring. - Broncos give Manning familiar target in Tamme
Days after signing Peyton Manning, the Broncos have added a familiar target for the quarterback.

Division News

Best remaining free-agent fits for AFC West - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Free agency is winding down, but there are still some players available who can help each AFC West team.

Chiefs could catch Cotchery | ProFootballTalk
Cotchery, per a league source, visited Kansas City on Thursday. - After adding offensive depth, Chiefs will draft for 'D'
Injuries took a major toll on the Chiefs' offense in 2011

NFL News

Rich McKay breaks down the proposed rule changes | ProFootballTalk
On Wednesday, which turned out to be perhaps the craziest offseason day in NFL history, the league conducted its annual Competition Committee media conference call regarding the proposed rules changes for 2012.

Final Super Bowl drive triggers proposed rule change | ProFootballTalk
It appeared that Giants coach Tom Coughlin had stumbled onto an effective late-game defensive tactic.

Shockey wants action from league | ProFootballTalk
As potential whistleblowers go, they don’t get much less sympathetic than tight end Jeremy Shockey.

NFLN won’t fire Sapp, won’t comment on other discipline | ProFootballTalk
Earlier on Friday, NFL Network addressed the recent on-air proclamation from analyst Warren Sapp that former Saintstight end Jeremy Shockey was the (in Sapp’s words) "snitch" regarding the Saints’ bounty program.

Free Agency

Three years, $9 million for Green-Ellis | ProFootballTalk
Well, veteran running backs officially are the new kickers.

Steelers still want long-term deal with Mike Wallace | ProFootballTalk
Mike Wallace is reportedly looking for a king-size contract, but the Steelers remain interested in signing him to a long-term contract this offseason.

The Draft Blogs " Blog Archive RB Scott among prospects at S. Florida pro day "
The University of South Florida held its pro day on March 20, outdoors on a grass field. Fifteen NFL teams were represented. Blogs " Blog Archive Sanders, Datko, Harris look good at FSU’s pro day "
Eleven players worked out for representatives of 19 NFL teams at Florida State’s pro day on March 14. Blogs " Blog Archive Rainey, Thompson highlight Gators’ pro day "
Florida’s pro day was held on March 13, on grass, with 18 NFL teams present. Blogs " Blog Archive Givens shines at Wake Forest workouts "
Wake Forest’s pro day was held on March 19, with 23 NFL teams present. Blogs " Blog Archive North Carolina St. pro day draws pack of NFL scouts "
North Carolina State’s pro day was held on March 21, with 26 NFL teams present. Blogs " Blog Archive Coples rises again in North Carolina showcase "
North Carolina’s pro day was held on March 20, outdoors on field turf, in front of representatives for 27 NFL teams. Most were there to see DE Quinton Coples, but a number of other prospects stood out as well.

Go Broncos!