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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/21/12


Broncos Offseason Schedule Update

OTA's begin today and will spread out for the next month in 3 three-day segments. These are the voluntary practices.

Today through Wednesday: Peyton Manning's first organized team activity with the Broncos.

The second segment goes from May 30-June 1, and the third, from June 4-7.

Then the mandatory Mini Camp runs from June 12-14.

Training Camp will start the last week of July.

What's the real value of 'OTAs' in the NFL? | National Football Post
No one will win a job this spring, but workouts do impact the regular season.

Denver Broncos Videos

Weeden Likely To Win Starting QB Job - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton discusses the Browns starting QB job and whether Colt McCoy could get another shot.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning, Broncos ready to mesh on field - The Denver Post
Watching John Fox and Peyton Manning lead separate NFL teams in the previous decade would suggest they have some work to do to get on the same offensive playbook page.

Report: Broncos, Ryan Clady open extension talks -
The Denver Broncos and left tackle Ryan Clady have begun talks towards a contract extension

Peyton Manning (and Tom Moore)’s Indianapolis Colts Offense | Smart Football
For thirteen seasons — spanning three head coaches, two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl victory, four NFL MVP awards, and countless incredible games — Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts.

Division News

Raiders' Denarius Moore OK with receiving extra attention -
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore's performance during training camp earned the 2011 fifth-round pick a starting role - Criner could be another Raiders draft steal
Here are some whispers we've been hearing from around the AFC:

Future Foes

Ravens' Anquan Boldin mulls oxygen therapy for head trauma -
Anquan Boldin is mulling whether to use a hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help ward off the possible long-term effects of brain trauma

Rivera says Panthers' Newton will overcome struggles -
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took the league by storm as a rookie in 2011, earning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors after passing for more than 4,000 yards with 21 touchdowns and rushing for 706 yards (26th in the league) and 14 touchdowns - Panthers DE Johnson to miss OTAs
According to PFW Panthers correspondent Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Panthers DE Charles Johnson will miss offseason team activities as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Vincent Jackson mentors Buccaneers' young WRs -
The main reason the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed wide receiver Vincent Jackson to a five-year, $55.555 million contract was to bring the 60-70 receptions, 1,100-plus yards and eight-plus touchdowns he's averaged over his last three full seasons to a passing offense that ranked 23rd in passing yards per play and was tied for 27th in passing plays of 20+ yards in 2011.

Cincinnati Bengals to move around Devon Still in OTAs -
One of the goals of the Cincinnati Bengals' OTAs, which begin on Tuesday, will be figuring out where to play second-round defensive lineman Devon Still this season, Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. - Report: Bengals LB Moch appealing suspension
According to a report by NFL Network's Jason La Canfora, Bengals OLB Dontay Moch, a third-round pick by the team in 2011, has been suspended four games for using a banned substance.

Steelers to start OTAs Tuesday without Mike Wallace -
When the Pittsburgh Steelers open their OTAs on Tuesday, they will be without the services of wide receiver Mike Wallace and their two top picks, each of whom is expected to start on the offensive line this season,

NFL News

Deon Grant generating some interest | ProFootballTalk
Safety Deon Grant won a Super Bowl ring in February. In May, he’s still looking for his next NFL job.

This could be Josh Cribbs’ last season in Cleveland | ProFootballTalk
Time could be running out on the relationship between wide receiver Josh Cribbs and the Cleveland Browns.

Go Broncos!