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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/10/12


Q&A with Mike Adams
Safety Mike Adams talked with about his offseason so far, his impression of Head Coach John Fox and meeting new teammates.

Broncos strengthen bond in leadership boot camp at Broadmoor - The Denver Post
Offensive tackle Orlando Franklin, all 335 pounds of him, is climbing a 33-foot wall, strapped to two Broncos teammates, with a goal that all three would safely reach the top together.

Who is the Broncos’ nose tackle? Watch for Siliga, Bannan, Warren and maybe Franklin - First-and-Orange
The Broncos addressed one defensive tackle position in the draft with the selection of Derek Wolfe with the No. 36 overall pick overall.

Drayton Florence still set to visit with Denver Broncos -
Drayton Florence was still in Tennessee Wednesday after meeting with the Titans Tuesday, but the cornerback still has a visit scheduled with the Denver Broncos

Denver Broncos Videos

Top Impact Rookies - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tim Hasselbeck discusses which rookies will have the biggest impact in 2012.

Blogger Blitz: Concussion Concerns - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC West blogger Mike Sando talks about the reasons behind the retirement of former Rams guard Jacob Bell

Blogger Blitz: Pressure Is On Morris Claiborne - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC East blogger Dan Graziano talks about why Morris Claiborne is under more pressure than Robert Griffin III

Denver Broncos Blogs

With No. 79 assigned to Jeremy Beal, it doesn’t appear DT Marcus Thomas will return - First-and-Orange
It doesn’t appear likely defensive tackle Marcus Thomas will return to the Broncos.

Broncos rookies assigned jersey numbers | First-and-Orange
The newest Broncos report to Dove Valley for their first day of work tomorrow.

Division News

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Four Downs: AFC West
Denver Broncos Biggest Post-Draft Need: Linebacker

Jamaal Charles of Kansas City Chiefs ahead of schedule, talking big - ESPN
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles said Tuesday that he's ahead of schedule in his recovery from a knee injury that ended his 2011 season after just two games and promised to punish opposing defenses in 2012.

Chiefs' Jamaal Charles 80 percent back from ACL tear -
The Kansas City Chiefs never were the same last season after Jamaal Charles went down with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in Week 2. Granted, most teams aren't after losing their All-Pro running back for the season.

Mike Holmgren: Brandon Weeden 'can't sit and watch' -
Don't expect Brandon Weeden to sit for long. The Cleveland Browns didn't spend the 22nd overall pick on a 28-year-old quarterback to have him watch the field from a distance.

Browns plan to make Richardson the workhorse | ProFootballTalk
The decision to use the third overall pick on a running back at a time when many teams are using three running backs likely means that the team that used the third overall pick on a running back plans to focus the running game on that guy

John Beck finds a home with the Houston Texans -
John Beck has a reason to be confident once again. He's found another NFL home.

Roethlisberger "still confused" how Haley will change Steelers’ offense | ProFootballTalk
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says any notion that he’s angry about the decision to bring in Todd Haley as offensive coordinator, replacing Bruce Arians, is misguided. But Roethlisberger doesn’t completely understand what will change in Pittsburgh, either.

Terrell Suggs reportedly could return in four to six months -
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs only suffered a partially torn Achilles tendon and could return to action much sooner than initially thought, reported Thursday.

NFL News

Another lockout for NFL? Refs deal expires at end of month
The collective bargaining agreement for NFL game officials expires at the end of this month.

NFL to look for replacement officials as negotiations continue -
As the NFL negotiates a new labor deal with its officials, the league has initiated contingency plans to find potential replacements for the 2012 season.

NFL is in need of a better exit plan for its players | National Football Post
Too many players are suffering from mental, physical and emotional issues once they retire.

One way to ease the transition from the NFL | National Football Post
I went back to school for my Masters, and the NFL paid the bill

Risk of head trauma contributed to Jacob Bell’s retirement | ProFootballTalk
When we reported on Jacob Bell’s decision to retire from the NFL Tuesday, the reason given for the choice was that Bell had lost the desire to play.

Player-turned-lawyer leads latest concussion lawsuit | ProFootballTalk
Brad Culpepper, a former NFL player who became a lawyer after his career ended, has hired a lawyer of his own and joined the ever-growing throng of concussions plaintiffs.

Junior Seau Tribute Expected to Draw Huge Crowd Friday -
Junior Seau is being honored as if he were royalty, which he essentially was in Southern California, particularly in the San Diego area.

Free Agency

Jones: Dallas Cowboys won't trade Mike Jenkins -
The Dallas Cowboys tried to trade fourth-year veteran cornerback Mike Jenkins during the draft.

The Draft

AFC West 2012 NFL Draft Assessment per Team |
TFE's guest blogger Randy Schwimmer breaks down the 2012 NFL Draft by Division, starting with the AFC West:Denver Broncos & San Diego Chargers - Reports: Browns agree with two draft picks
The Browns have reportedly agreed to terms with rookie LB James-Michael Johnson and FB Brad Smelley

Baltimore Ravens agree to terms with draft pick Gino Gradkowski -
The Baltimore Ravens and fourth-round pick center/guard Gino Gradkowski, brother of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, have agreed to terms on a contract

Ravens lock up three more draft picks | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens look like a good bet to have their entire draft class signed before they start their rookie minicamp this weekend.

Mike Adams signs four-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers -
The Pittsburgh Steelers took a risk when they selected Ohio State's Mike Adams in the second round of April's NFL draft.

Steelers sign two more picks | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers announced the signing of two seventh-round picks, which means they are more than halfway done with signing their draft class. - Bengals sign fifth-round S Iloka
The Bengals and Boise State S George Iloka have agreed to terms on a contract, a source tells PFW.

Go Broncos!