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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/20/12


Jack Del Rio wants Broncos to have a top 10 defense -
Jack Del Rio has taken over a Denver Broncos defense that finished last season ranked 20th overall in the NFL. The team's new defensive coordinator is challenging his players to reach higher in 2012.

Report: Ryan Clady, Denver Broncos open extension talks -
The Denver Broncos have opened talks to extend the contract of left tackle Ryan Clady, the man charged with protecting Peyton Manning's blindside, according to a report by the Denver Post.

Broncos T Ryan Clady Far From Slipping - Predominantly Orange
In Ryan Clady’s rookie year, he gave up just half a sack. That’s an incredible feat for any player, but for a starter in his first year in the league, that’s simply remarkable. It seemed as if the Broncos really hit that first round draft pick out of the park.

Denver Broncos Videos

Luck Not Attending OTA's - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton discusses Andrew Luck not attending organized team activities to finish college degree.

Division News

Robert Meachem: For Chargers, winning the Super Bowl starts now | ProFootballTalk
Robert Meachem has only been in San Diego for a couple months, but he already has very big ideas about what the Chargers can do.

San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers bonding with new targets -
After losing his top target in free agency, Philip Rivers is set on bonding with his stable of receivers before the San Diego Chargers' offseason program kicks into full swing.

Pryor thinks big: 'I'm not planning to be a backup' -
Oakland Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor remains a mystery. Not so much because of what we've seen -- but what we haven't.

Future Foes

McCoy and Weeden set to battle in Cleveland | National Football Post
Who has the edge in the fight for the starting QB job?

Joe Flacco ready to carry Ravens in Suggs' absence -
Joe Flacco isn't perfect. Study his tape from last season and you'll find a handful of rock-solid starts mixed with a rash of mysterious outings. One week he's shredding the Pittsburgh Steelers, crashing the elite-QB conversation; the next he's frazzled and desperate against a weak-sister Jacksonville Jaguars squad on national television.

Ravens reportedly not talking Terrell Suggs salary reduction -
While Terrell Suggs' Achilles tendon injury occurred away from the supervision and practice facility of the Baltimore Ravens, the team's front office has had no internal discussions about docking the linebacker's pay, according to a report in the Baltimore Sun.

Charles Johnson reportedly won't be ready for Panthers' OTAs -
Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson will not be ready for team OTAs starting Tuesday, according to the Charlotte Observer. Johnson had arthroscopic surgery on May 4, which general manager Marty Hurney described as a "minor clean-out." - Insiders unsure if Bucs' Bennett can seize his chance
The Buccaneers are still hoping that injured DE Da’Quan Bowers will be able to play during the 2012 season.

Max Starks hasn’t heard from the Steelers | ProFootballTalk
Veteran offensive lineman Max Starks, who tore an ACL during the Steelers’ playoff loss to the Broncos, is a free agent.

NFL News

Dorsey Levens completing concussion documentary | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL running back Dorsey Levens, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Packers in 1996, has been working on a documentary regarding concussions.

Greg Lloyd says NFL is 'not PBS ... it's a violent freaking game' -
Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Greg Lloyd was always known as one of the toughest and hardest-hitting players in the NFL, so perhaps it's no surprise that he's not a fan of Commissioner Roger Goodell's efforts to improve player safety.

Three more concussion lawsuits filed this week | ProFootballTalk
The numbers keep growing and growing, as more and more former players are adding their names to concussion lawsuits against the NFL.

Air Force star kicked out of school amid drug investigation | National Football Post
Clark fell just 18 yards shy of Dowis' all-time rushing record.

Kitna goes from quarterback to teacher | ProFootballTalk
After 16 years in the NFL, Jon Kitna is now teaching 16-year-olds.

The Draft

Claiborne may not be ready to go until training camp | ProFootballTalk
Cowboys defensive back Morris Claiborne recently said that he hopes to be ready for a June 12 minicamp after recently having pins removed from his left wrist.

Report: Dontay Moch suspended four games, pending appeal | ProFootballTalk
Bengals linebacker Dontay Moch, a much-hyped third-round pick in the 2011 draft, suffered a foot injury in training camp and ultimately didn’t play at all during his rookie season.

Go Broncos!