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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/30/12


Manning Already at Work
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is already hard at work as a Denver Bronco.

Broncos Draft History: Wide Receivers
A look back at the wide receivers the Broncos have selected in the NFL Draft.

Broncos happy with addition of Tamme - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
The Broncos didn't land former Colts tight end Dallas Clark. But the ex-Colt they did nab, fellow tight end Jacob Tamme, might be better going forward.

Adaptable Hunter Still a Good Fit
Every player, at some point in his career, has said he’ll do whatever the team asks if it helps the club win.

Denver Broncos Videos

Courtney Upshaw improving - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw speaks with the media after working out at the Crimson Tide's pro day.

Mark Barron Getting Healthy - ESPN Video - ESPN
Former Alabama safety Mark Barron speaks with the media after working out at the Crimson Tide's pro day.

Best Fit For Ryan Tannehill - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay and Mel Kiper Jr. discuss the best fit for QB Ryan Tannehill and Colts decision with the No. 1 overall pick.

Kiper Breaks Down Janoris Jenkins - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. talks about the strengths and weaknesses of draft hopeful Janoris Jenkins

Denver Broncos Blogs news: Peyton Manning never had issue with playing in NFC
As the smoke clears from the frenzied pursuit of Peyton Manning, we're finding out more and more about the wildest two weeks in free-agency history. news: Plummer on Tebow the 'humanitarian,' RG3 in D.C.
Jake Plummer once was a famous NFL quarterback with a cool nickname. Now he's mostly known for playing devil's advocate to heavenly Tebowmania

Broncos re-sign defensive end Jason Hunterdenver b | First-and-Orange
The Broncos have re-signed defensive end Jason Hunter, the team announced Thursday.

Much will be different on Broncos' offense this season - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
It's not just the Broncos' offensive scheme that will change with Peyton Manning at the controls. It's an entire approach to the game for the players on offense

Division News

Is T.O. in the Raiders' picture? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Oakland Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey tweeted a picture Tuesday of three teammates (including quarterback Carson Palmer) and a fifth man, in what appeared to be in a workout setting.

Does Vontaze Burfict fit in the AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the more intriguing players available in next month’s draft is Arizona State’s Vontaze Burfict.

Broncos, Chiefs get high free-agency grades - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Matt Williamson’s grades are in. He gives the Chiefs and Broncos high marks. The Chargers and the Raiders? Not so much.

AFC West free-agency assessment - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Broncos added Manning and that move changes the course of the entire division. Denver is instantly the favorite to win the AFC West again because of this addition.

Who should the Chargers move up for? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers have the No. 18 pick in the first round of next month’s draft.

Longtime Oakland Raiders trainer George Anderson dies at 82 years old - ESPN
Longtime Oakland Raiders trainer George Anderson has died. He was 82. Blogs " Blog Archive Free-agent LB Wheeler sets visit with Raiders "
ree-agent LB Philip Wheeler is visiting the Oakland Raiders, a league source said Thursday.

Norv Turner expects breakout year for Ryan Mathews | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers lost a running back when Mike Tolbert signed with Carolina, but that’s not giving Norv Turner much worry about his running game. - Chargers re-sign NT Garay with two-year deal
After addressing several of their other needs in free agency, the Chargers solidified their defensive line by re-signing NT Antonio Garay on Wednesday

NFL News

Report -- Plan for downtown Los Angeles stadium may be in peril - ESPN Los Angeles
Plans for a downtown stadium and a return of the NFL to Los Angeles might be in peril, according to a report on Yahoo! Sports.

Blank envisions 30 more years of Goodell as Commissioner | ProFootballTalk
The NFL hires Commissioners roughly as frequently as the Steelers hire coaches. Actually, Commissioners come and go even more rarely than Pittsburgh coaches.

Bengals cheerleader arrested, accused of sex with high school student | ProFootballTalk
A member of the Bengals’ cheerleading squad who was until recently a Cincinnati-area high school teacher has been arrested and charged with having sex with one of her students. Cincinnati Bengals: Sarah J.

HGH testing issue still lingers | ProFootballTalk
Despite agreeing that HGH testing will commence during the 2011 season, the league and the NFLPA still have not finalized a testing protocol.

Memory loss prompted Rypien to sue for concussions | ProFootballTalk
The most recent concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL includes the MVP of Super Bowl XXVI, former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien.

Violence, 'Mad Men' and Football -
Smoking while pregnant and driving without seat belts. Will we look back at football the same way?

N.F.L. Rule Changes and an 18-Game Season -
Players managed to keep the N.F.L. from adopting an 18-game regular season when the collective bargaining agreement was completed last summer, but the possibility has not been eliminated.

Free Agency news: Three-time Pro Bowl DT Stroud wants to play after missing year
Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Marcus Stroud said Thursday that he's ready to return to football after taking a year off to rehabilitate following shoulder surgery. news: Free-agent DE Hargrove says he's agreed on deal with Packers
Free-agent defensive end Anthony Hargrove announced Thursday on Twitter that he's joining the Green Bay Packers.

The Draft

What does it mean when you bring a prospect in for a visit? | National Football Post
There are different reasons why teams host players. - Revisiting the first-round OT class of 2008
Players from one of the league’s most treasured position groups flew off the board at a record pace in the first round of the 2008 draft.

NFL Draft: Ranking the 4-3 LB Class by Tiers | National Football Post
Is Shea McClellin one of the best values in the class? news: Shanahan open to throwing rookie QB into the fire
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are widely expected to go No. 1 and 2 in next month's draft. Whichever quarterback is passed over by the Indianapolis Colts will land in Washington, where Redskins coach Mike Shanahan is open to starting his rookie passer out of the gate.

NFL Draft: Is Alshon Jeffery a 1st round talent? | National Football Post
An NFL scout gives me his take on the South Carolina WR. news: Browns interested in Tannehill as Texas A&M QB's stock rises
The Cleveland Browns are thinking of selecting Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with the fourth overall pick in next month's NFL draft, sources with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. Blogs " Blog Archive Mayock: Tannehill has potential to be franchise QB "
Top QB prospect Ryan Tannehill had a great workout at the Texas A&M pro day Thursday. - Tannehill works out for NFL scouts
Ryan Tannehill could be a top-10 pick in next month's NFL draft, less than two years after lining up as a receiver for Texas A&M

Scouting the Draft: Michigan State's Jerel Worthy -
Jerel Worthy has the best snap anticipation of any defensive lineman I have reviewed this year. He times the snap count and uses his quickness to get into the backfield faster than any tackle in this class.

NFL Draft: Russell Wilson and the 'boot action' | National Football Post
sing video from the Rose Bowl to highlight the QB

Suspended Rambo reportedly considering the NFL Supplemental Draft | National Football Post
Bulldog may be done in Athens. Blogs " Blog Archive Brooks: Richardson, Barron, Upshaw have bright futures "
Here are a few thoughts after checking out the action at Alabama’s pro day Thursday:

Go Broncos!