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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/25/12


NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
How the Broncos plan on changing for Peyton, free agency chatter, OLB projections in the draft and more. - Broncos' youth movement begins
A year ago, the Broncos’ offseason strategy was to add veterans to the roster, quick fixes to plug spots on the depth chart they were unable to address in the draft

‘Plan B’ Begins With ‘C’
"Plan B" behind Peyton Manning — for now, at least — begins with "C" after the Broncos agreed to terms with ex-Bears and Colorado State quarterback Caleb Hanie on Saturday.

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.

Ed McCaffrey football camp
Eddie Mac's website. His football Camps for kids ages 8-15 are coming up in June, if you're interested.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Tamme Talks Manning "
Having spent the past four seasons in Indianapolis with Peyton Manning, newly acquired tight end Jacob Tamme knows what it’s like to play in Manning’s preferred hurry-up style of offense.

Peyton Manning keeps defenses and even his suitors guessing -
On the field and off — as the Broncos, 49ers and Titans learned — Peyton Manning is good at deception. In fact, it's one of his top strengths as a quarterback. news: Broncos find backup option for Manning in ex-Bears QB Hanie
The Denver Broncos have signed former Chicago Bears backup quarterback Caleb Hanie to a two-year deal to back up Peyton Manning, The Denver Post is reporting.

NFL Bracketology "
In the spirit of March Madness, has set up a bracket of its own to determine the greatest NFL team of all time. Fans vote on each matchup to determine which teams continue on to the next round.

Peyton and Me | Ourlads' NFL Football & Scouting Blog
As an NFL scout you are exposed to a variety of experiences on the road. I was at the University of Tennessee to evaluate prospects in my area. I got in to the facility around 7:30 or 8:00 AM and because the Volunteers had so many prospects at that time I got hunkered down in my seat with a Cowboy remote control to take notes.

Division News

AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Silver and Black Editors reports defensive tackle John Henderson has retired. He was recently cut by the Raiders after two seasons with the team. He h - Raiders sign OT Barnes, ex-Packers CB Lee
The Raiders have re-signed unrestricted free-agent OT Khalif Barnes and also have picked up former Packers free-agent CB Pat Lee, the San Francisco Chronicle reported

NFL News

Hall of Famer Lem Barney wishes he’d never played football | ProFootballTalk
Lem Barney, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who is one of the scores of former players suing the NFL over brain injuries, says that he now regrets ever playing football at all.

Cowboys, Redskins cap penalty should make league meetings interesting | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s owners will begin to convene in Palm Beach on Sunday for the league’s annual meetings. news: Saints agree to five-year deal with ex-Falcons LB Lofton
Former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Curtis Lofton has agreed to a five-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.

The Draft

2012 NFL draft pro day updates - Tony Pauline -'s draft analyst Tony Pauline of checks in daily with news and notes about top prospects participating in pro days.

No. 1 debate: Could Robert Griffin III bypass Andrew Luck?
Is Stanford's Andrew Luck still a lock to be selected first overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL draft April 26 over Heisman Trophy-winning Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III?

Cosell deems RG3 a "superior arm talent and natural passer" to Luck | ProFootballTalk
ESPN’s Merril Hoge caused a stir last week when he advised the Colts to draft Baylor’s Robert Griffin III over Stanford’s Andrew Luck with the first pick in the draft.

NFL Draft: Ranking the Center Class by Tiers | National Football Post
Who are the prospects to look at in the draft?


2012 NFL Mock Drafts -
25. Denver Broncos Devon Still, DT, Penn State: With the Broncos winning the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, most project this pick to be offensive line or maybe another offensive target.

2012 NFL Mock Draft -
25. Broncos - Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox It's a credit to outgoing defensive coordinator Dennis Allen's staff that Denver applied consistent pressure in 2011 with no pass-rush threat from the interior.

2012 Mock Draft Central -

2012 NFL Mock Draft: Free Agency Changes The Landscape -
25. Denver Broncos, Devon Still, DT/DE, Penn State Denver needs to get stronger and more capable of getting more pressure along its defensive front. Still would be a fine addition, if he really were to fall this far. The defensive tackle picture is unsettled. Denver will have several possibilities for their defensive front with this pick. If they end up winning the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, this pick could change. 2012 NFL Mock Draft: First Round Continued
Denver Broncos: Kendall Wright, WR/KR, Baylor

2012 mock draft, take one | ProFootballTalk
25. Broncos: Devon Still, defensive tackle, Penn State. Denver declines to pass on the the most productive interior defensive lineman left.

Ourlads' 2012 NFL Mock Draft
25. Denver Luke Kuechly* ILB Boston College The Broncos need a defensive tackle, a corner & a RB somewhere in this draft. John Fox is a defensive guy and Luke Kuechly is a big upgrade over Joe Mays.Sometimes the term tackling machine can be overstated, but not in the case of Kuechly (Keekly). He made 191 tackles in 2011 averaging 15.9 tackles per game. Intense, focused, and instinctive. Kuechly will make up in his ability to read and react any questions about his 40 time. He is always waiting at the pass for the ball carrier. A 3 down linebacker.

2012 N.F.L. Mock Draft -
25. Denver Broncos: Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor

Go Broncos!