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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/14/12


A Flying Fox: Broncos' John Fox to ride with Thunderbirds | First-and-Orange
John Fox, the son of a Navy Seals instructor who grew up to become the Broncos’ head coach, will ride along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds next Monday.

Teammates Making Transition
Quarterback Brock Osweiler, cornerback Omar Bolden and wide receiver Gerell Robinson all played together at Arizona State University. Now they're in the NFL ranks as teammates once again.

Report: Ty Warren asked by Broncos to cut 2012 salary -
The Denver Broncos want veteran defensive lineman Ty Warren to reduce his salary for the 2012 season, but Warren has yet to comply with the team's wishes, the Denver Post reported on Sunday.

MaxDenver " Quick Notes from the Rookie Camp
A few quick scribbles from the Broncos’ three-day minicamp:

Denver Broncos Videos

Parting Shot - Roddy White's Tweets - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Saunders couldn't disagree more with Roddy White's tweets about former NFL players.

Denver Broncos Blogs

MaxDenver " Scenes from a Practice: May 12
Rookie camp concluded on Sunday morning with a brief session that only lasted an hour. - Florence will play big role in Broncos' 'D'
Expect new Broncos CB Drayton Florence to have an immediate role in the team's defense

More from NFL ex-player activist(s) and links to stories on disabled ex-Broncos - First-and-Orange
My story on activist former NFL player Dave Pear is in the Sunday paper and here.

John Fox wants plenty of cornerbacks | ProFootballTalk
In 2012, the team that picked up Peyton Manning in free agency will face quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Matt Schaub, Carson Palmer, Tom Brady, and Philip Rivers.

Division News

Romeo Crennel thinks Luke Patterson has "it," whatever "it" is | ProFootballTalk
Last year, the Chiefs signed defensive lineman Luke Patterson as an undrafted free agent. The Chiefs quietly have moved him from defense to offense.

Oakland Raiders' Darren McFadden 'making cuts at full speed' -
The Oakland Raiders had high hopes for running back Darren McFadden when they drafted him in the first round in 2008,

Peter Konz signs rookie contract with Atlanta Falcons -
The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to terms with their top draft pick offensive lineman Peter Konz, a league source told on Sunday.

Ravens’ Upshaw is ready to compete, but ‘there’s only one Suggs’ -
The Ravens just finished up a session of rookie minicamp here in scenic Owings Mills, Md., and a big topic of conversation was Courtney Upshaw.

Bengals' Lewis thinks Sanu could start right away -
Mohamed Sanu's rough draft weekend experience is a distant memory now. The Rutgers product landed with the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round with the No. 83 overall pick and it looks like the perfect home for him.

NFL News

USFL will return next March | ProFootballTalk
The four-letter football league recently announced that it will return to action next March, with eight teams and a 14-game season.

Absence of NFLPA looms over concussion lawsuits | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL lineman Dave Pear, an advocate for former players and one of the many who are suing the league, wants former players to sign a "declaration of independence" from the NFL Players Association,

Ex-player Dave Pear says concussion issue could end NFL -
Dave Pear, an activist and former NFL defensive lineman who played from 1975 to 1980, believes that the concussion issue and its related lawsuits could have a dizzying effect that could spell the end of the NFL for good.

Dan Fouts: League should increase use of suspensions -
Former San Diego Chargers quarterback Dan Fouts told last week that suspensions would be more effective in curbing flagrant conduct than monetary fines.

The Draft

A reminder of how far the NFL rookies have to go to catch up to the veterans… -
Before I jump in the car and drive to Owings Mills for Ravens rookie mini-camp, I just wanted to mention one thing that stuck in my mind from my trip to St. Louis on Friday.

Go Broncos!