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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/31/12


Chain Reaction "
When the Broncos signed quarterback Peyton Manning, much was made about the on-field contributions expected of the four-time NFL MVP. With the first Sunday of the regular season 164 days away, Manning has already helped the team improve via the free agent market. - Fit with Manning will determine Broncos' RB depth
Everything the Broncos do for the remainder of the offseason will be, in some way, tied to their acquisition of QB Peyton Manning, and that includes their philosophy when it comes to running backs.

Defensing Broncos' Peyton Manning like a video game with no joystick - The Denver Post
When it comes to the study of Peyton Manning, Jeff Fisher just might be the league's Ph.D.

NFL faces new offseason rules under new CBA - The Denver Post
Broncos coach John Fox loves to see Peyton Manning throw a football, especially now that Manning will do that in a Denver uniform.


Ready Or Not Ready? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards looks at Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Ryan Tannehill to decide if they are ready to start in the NFL.

Is RG3 A Good Fit For Redskins? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards discusses Donovan McNabb's comments and if Robert Griffin III can succeed with the Redskins.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Manning raises expectations on and off the field in Denver - NFL - News
Denver executive vice president John Elway is fond of noting that the presence of Peyton Manning for the Broncos "raises all ships." But it also raises expectations, too, for the team's loyal fans.

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 news: Panthers RB Goodson traded to Raiders
Carolina Panthers running back Mike Goodson said he has been traded to the Oakland Raiders on Friday. news: Raiders agree to deal with LB Philip Wheeler, trade for Goodson
The Oakland Raiders agreed to a one-year deal with unrestricted free agent Philip Wheeler on Friday to fill their void at starting outside linebacker, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported.

Raiders give up on Bruce Campbell, get RB - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Reggie McKenzie’s first trade as the Oakland Raiders' general manager was another reminder the Al Davis days are over.

Have the Raiders fallen behind? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders are one of the most intriguing franchises in the NFL these days. How will the post-Al Davis Raiders evolve?

Chiefs smart to look at rookie QB prospects - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A lot of Chiefs’ fans are all riled up by the news that the Kansas City Chiefs are considering at least two of the top quarterbacks available in the draft.

Ricky Williams would consider unretiring for the Chargers | ProFootballTalk
When Ricky Williams retired earlier this year, few believed it would stick.

NFL News news: Ex-NFL QB Leaf arrested on drug, burglary, theft charges
Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested Friday in his Montana hometown of Great Falls on burglary and drug possession charges, police said news: NFLPA's Smith wants league to disclose more 'bounties' info
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith says the league must release all relevant information pertaining to the NFL's investigation into the Saints' "bounty" program before any discipline is handed down to the 22-27 players alleged to have been involved. Blogs " Blog Archive Salary cap situations for each team "
As of 3/30/12

McNabb: I’m the most unfairly criticized quarterback in NFL history | ProFootballTalk
Former Eagles, Redskins and Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb made another appearance on ESPN First Take on Friday, and just as he did on Thursday by questioning whether Robert Griffin III can fit with the Redskins, McNabb made a comment that will surely raise eyebrows.

Rooney still hopes to expand the horse-collar rule | ProFootballTalk
Pittsburgh’s proposal to expand the prohibition against horse-collar tackles to protect quarterbacks in the pocket was voted down by the NFL owners on Wednesday. - Giants RB Brown suspended
Giants RB Andre Brown has been suspended for the first four games of 2012 for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances,

NFL Concussion Lawsuits Keep Adding Former Players -
Mark Rypien is a Super Bowl MVP and champion, a former quarterback for the Washington Redskins and other teams who reached football's pinnacle and now wonders at what cost.

On the Defensive -
Given the mounting evidence of long-term and even fatal effects of brain injuries incurred by professional football players, is it ethical for us to watch the games?

Free Agency

Eagles reach out to Marcus McNeill’s agent | ProFootballTalk
As the Eagles scramble to replace left tackle Jason Peters, they’ve predictably shown interest in one of the top tackles still on the market.

The Draft

Want a big receiver? This may be the year to get one | National Football Post
Plenty of options will be available in April's draft

Draft Machine is fired up - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Please check out’s NFL Draft Machine. It is basically one-stop shopping for all your draft needs.

Return of the draft visits and workouts tracker | ProFootballTalk
We’ve been tracking pre-draft visits and private workouts for the last two offseasons. We’re doing it again this year. Blogs " Blog Archive Breaking down Alabama’s pro day "
Representatives from 30 teams were at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday, including Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Browns coach Pat Shurmur and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Prospects ran indoors on field turf. Blogs " Blog Archive Rounding up Utah State, North Dakota State pro days "
Representatives from 22 NFL teams were on hand for Utah State’s pro day recently to watch prospects run indoors on field turf.

Stanford’s quarters system may cost Luck some OTAs | ProFootballTalk
The NFL prohibits incoming underclassman rookies from participating in offseason workouts until the first-year players’ academic calendar has concluded.

Jon Gruden Interrogates Andrew Luck -
Jon Gruden's "QB Camp" series begins on Friday, and he takes Andrew Luck to task for a late interception against U.S.C. - Taking an alternate route to the NFL draft
Derek Dennis was one of thousands of Americans who tuned into the NFL Network's coverage of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine in late February. news: Misuse, not lack of desire, affected Quinton Coples' 2011 play
In some scouting circles, North Carolina's Quinton Coples was the highest-rated senior prospect heading into the 2011 season. He had flourished at defensive tackle in 2010, but was switched to end in 2011, a move many believed would result in an even more productive year.

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