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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/1/12

Ht3b_medium news: Peyton Manning approved Broncos building QB depth
The Indianapolis Colts never spent a lot of resources on the team's backup position behind Peyton Manning.

Fan Announces 4th-Round Pick "
Denver Broncos partner Kwal Paint sent one lucky Broncos fan and a guest to the NFL Draft in New York City to announce the team’s first fourth-round pick on Saturday, April 28. Tim & Jamie Felten of Craig, Colo., spent the weekend in the Big Apple and participated in various NFL Draft-related events including the opportunity to meet NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at a private breakfast with 80 other fans from across the country.

Draft Just One of Building Blocks "
Everyone knows that the National Football League draft is a big key to the long term success of any team, but like any key, all it does is get you inside the room. Too much is made by fans and press about instant success or failure of draft choices, but these comments often are based on what people think they know about the players. And quite frankly, with the exception of a very small minority of observers, most fans have not heard of most players.

Denver Broncos Videos

Reflecting on the Weekend
Broncos TV talks 1-on-1 with Head Coach John Fox about the 2012 NFL Draft.

Top Five NFL Draft Teams - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay reluctantly ranks his top five teams in the 2012 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Intriguing Players - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay examines three players who could be gems and looks ahead to top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft.

NFL Draft Impact Players - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay looks at three players who could have an immediate impact in the NFL.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' CB Omar Bolden Top Talent - Predominantly Orange
On defense everything starts up front, but it’s the secondary that often feels the most pressure.

Mile High Monday: Denver Broncos Draft Overview - Predominantly Orange
The 2012 NFL Draft proved to be the most unpredictable and exciting draft in recent memory.

Division News

Chargers add O-line depth - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers added depth to their offensive line with the experienced Rex Hadnot.

Chargers' fifth-round pick Johnnie Troutman has surgery -
Offensive guard Johnnie Troutman, picked in the fifth round by the San Diego Chargers in the 2012 NFL Draft, will be out of action until September after having pectoral surgery recently, the North County Times reported Monday.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates says he's feeling healthy, strong -
San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates told U-T San Diego on Monday that he's feeling healthy and ready to show he can continue to run with the league's best.

Oakland Raiders fire director of college scouting Jon Kingdon -
The Oakland Raiders have fired college scouting director Jon Kingdon, NFL Network learned Monday. Kingdon had been with the Raiders for 33 years.

Raiders begin draft-pick healing process - AFC West Blog - ESPN
I know a lot of Raiders fans wanted to see new general manager Reggie McKenzie make a big splash and compensate for having less than a full slate of draft picks by trading up in the draft.

Oakland Raiders to work out former Manning backup Jim Sorgi -
Former Peyton Manning backup Jim Sorgi is being brought in for a workout with the Raiders on Tuesday, his agent Matt Brei said on Twitter Monday.

Chiefs announce 15 undrafted free agents | ProFootballTalk
The parade of officially-disclosed undrafted free agents continues.

Cleveland Browns expect Colt McCoy to compete for QB job -
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren on Monday said he expects Colt McCoy to compete for the starting quarterback spot. news: You can't keep Colt McCoy away from work with Browns
On Thursday morning, the Cleveland Browns leaked information that they expected Colt McCoy to make a "big leap forward" in 2012. By Thursday night, he was on the trade block.

Bucs weren’t seriously interested in trading up for Trent Richardson | ProFootballTalk
Browns President Mike Holmgren is standing by the decision to give up three third-day draft picks to move up one spot in the first round of the NFL draft

Buccaneers announce 14 undrafted rookie deals | ProFootballTalk
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday announced that they have finalized contract agreements with 14 undrafted rookies. news: Jordan Jefferson gets a shot with Buccaneers
Jordan Jefferson is getting his chance to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' quarterback fray.

Houston QB Keenum to Join Texans -
Overlooked again, Case Keenum will start his

NFL News

Football Knee Injuries More Likely on Artificial Turf - Study -
College football players suffer knee injuries about 40 percent more often when playing on an artificial turf versus grass, according to a U.S. study.

Free Agency - Redskins sign LB Goff
The Redskins signed former Giants LB Jonathan Goff, the team announced on Monday.

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