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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/13/12


Trevathan Plans to Learn from Woodyard "
Even though linebacker Danny Trevathan never had the chance to play with linebacker Wesley Woodyard at Kentucky, he heard plenty from the former Wildcat.

Broncos' playbook will be new to Peyton Manning, not to coaches - The Denver Post
Let's clear something up. Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy did not send the Broncos' offensive playbook through the shredder after the team signed quarterback Peyton Manning this spring.

Denver Broncos Videos

Later Picks Learning Plenty
The second half of the Broncos' 2012 draft class is excited to be in Denver and is ready to work.

Rookie Minicamp: McCoy
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy talks about working with Peyton Manning and what the approach will be next season.

Rookie Minicamp: Del Rio
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about getting back out on the field and his impressions of some of the players on Denver's roster.

Rookie Minicamp: Bolden
Fourth round cornerback Omar Bolden talks to the press after Saturday's practice.

Rookie Minicamp: Blake
Fourth round center Philip Blake talks to the press after Saturday's practice.

Rookie Minicamp: Jackson
Fifth round defensive lineman Malik Jackson talks to the press after Saturday's practice.

Rookie Minicamp: Trevathan
Sixth round linebacker Danny Trevathan talks to the press after Saturday's practice.

Buccaneers' Running Back Battle - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton on the Buccaneers' running back battle between Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount.

Browns' QB Battle - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton provides the latest on the Browns' quarterback battle between Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Notebook: Building with Manning
Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy said he and the rest of the staff are incorporating existing plays and ideas from quarterback Peyton Manning as they build the club's offensive system.

Denver Broncos' offense still growing under Peyton Manning -
Denver Broncos receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas are like "two little kids in a candy shop" with quarterback Peyton Manning now onboardt.

Bolden Embracing His Opportunity
Cornerback Omar Bolden missed the entire 2011 season with a torn ACL. But he kept his spirits high, and now he's ecstatic to be participating in this weekend's rookie minicamp as a Denver Bronco.

Broncos' Decker, Demaryius Thomas get great help in offseason - The Denver Post
Professionally speaking, the 2012 offseason couldn't have gone better for Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas.

Division News

A look at the AFC West drafts | National Football Post
Taking a glance at how the division's four squads fared.

Burress would welcome role with Palmer-led Raiders -
Plaxico Burress made our list of best available free-agent wide receivers, but so far, 32 NFL teams don't agree he's worth adding to the roster.

Drew Brees chides boastful Saints rookie White -
It hasn't been an easy offseason for Drew Brees, but the New Orleans Saints' quarterback isn't about to back down from a challenge, even when it comes from a teammate.

Baltimore Ravens' Torrey Smith 100 percent, ready for camp -
After undergoing surgery for a sports hernia in late January, Baltimore wide receiver Torrey Smith is still addressing questions about his readiness to get back on the field.

Ray Rice promises Super Bowl glory for Ravens -
It's Ray Rice Day in Baltimore, and the Ravens star running back used the special occasion to make a promise to the city:

Matt Ryan bulking up to lead Atlanta Falcons deep into January -
The NFL has become a quarterback-driven league and next season the Atlanta Falcons will follow suit with a greater emphasis on vertical passing. For quarterback Matt Ryan that means hitting the gym early, and often. - Bengals are deep, talented in middle
DTs Devon Still and Brandon Thompson don’t project as starters in their first season with the Bengals, what with Cincinnati having a stout interior tandem in Pro Bowler Geno Atklns and Domata Peko.

Trent Richardson 'naturally' tough to tackle, Browns coach says -
Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is short, thick and naturally tough to tackle, head coach Pat Shurmur told ESPN Cleveland.

Brandon Weeden shows Cleveland Browns his cannon arm -
Clay pigeons became clay particles. In the blink of an eye, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden's powerful right arm turned the tiny targets into dust. - Injury to promising Taylor a setback for Browns
While the 2011 season did not play out the way the Browns would have hoped, they could not have asked for much more from a health perspective on defense.

NFL News

Death of Junior Seau once again puts concussions at forefront of controversy - The Denver Post
As a former promising young receiver with the Washington Redskins and a Super Bowl hero, Charlie Brown is hardly a blockhead.

Ex-NFL player Dave Pear seeks to change league policy on concussions - The Denver Post
The controversy and concern over concussions in sports in general and football specifically have caught Dave Pear's attention.

Head of officials union says impasse has yet to be reached with NFL | ProFootballTalk
Millis serves as executive director of the NFL Referees Association, which currently is negotiating a new contract with the NFL. The current deal expires on May 31. According to Mark Maske of the Washington Post, Millis is optimistic that a deal will be reached.

Ex-NFL player Lucas takes responsibility for painkiller addiction -
Former NFL quarterback Ray Lucas struggled with addiction to painkiller medication that he received while recovering from football-related injuries, but he doesn't hold the league responsible, he told The New York Times on Saturday.

Ex-Dallas Cowboy Johnston says medical care trumps lawsuits -
On the same evening that a tribute was held for the late Junior Seau, former Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl "Moose" Johnston spoke about his concern that concussion-related lawsuits should not overshadow what he considers a more pressing issue -- medical care for retired players

The Draft

Finding QB's through the NFL Draft - Value |
Looking at these points of evaluation, we find quarterbacks Luck and Griffin III at the top of the list for the 2012 NFL Draft.

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