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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/25/12


Chemistry, Camaraderie and Communication
According to players like Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Tracy Porter and Mike Adams, OTAs are important in large part because teammates get to know each other's tendencies heading into the season.

Broncos' Porter close to ribbing Manning about INT -
The Denver Broncos signed both Peyton Manning and Tracy Porter in the offseason, bringing together two men who will forever be linked in Super Bowl lore.

NFL Approves More Rule Changes "
Back in March, the NFL owners passed a few new rule changes and tabled discussion on a few others until the next set of league meetings.

Denver Broncos Videos

Top 100 Players of 2012: Von Miller
After racking up 11.5 sacks and AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 2011, Broncos LB Von Miller comes in at No. 52 on The Top 100 Players of 2012.

Denver Broncos Blogs

New Broncos CB Porter not talking trash to Manning ... yet
Peyton Manning has one Super Bowl ring ... just one Super Bowl ring say those who nitpick his legacy so far or even suggest younger brother Eli Manning (and his double dose of bling) has surpassed the NFL's only four-time MVP.

Broncos will wait and see with veteran defensive tackle Ty Warren - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Shaun Cooney in Grand Junction. Q: With Ty Warren whining about making $4 million last season for doing nothing, is there any chance the Broncos just cut him and find themselves another option at defensive tackle.

A.J. Smith pumps up Peyton Manning, Broncos -
No surprise here: The Denver Broncos have emerged as the hot pick in the AFC West. This is what happens when a playoff team from a year ago solves its quarterback problem with Peyton Manning.

Division News

Chargers: Dream/nightmare scenario - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Dream scenario (10-6): Although Philip Rivers had a very down 2011 by his fantastic track record, the Chargers still threw the ball effectively and should once again in 2012.

Raiders: Dream/nightmare scenarios - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Dream scenario (9-7): Maybe the Raiders get the Carson Palmer whom the last staff envisioned and he regains his form from years ago. - Cardinals sign LB Groves
The Cardinals signed former Raiders unrestricted free-agent LB Quentin Groves on Thursday, the team confirmed.

Chiefs: Dream/nightmare scenarios - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Dream scenario (10-6): Kansas City’s roster is much stronger than it was in 2011, when the Chiefs were riddled with key injuries. - Chiefs don't envision drop-off from Carr to Routt
Buy low, sell high. It’s good advice in the stock market but applies to football, too. This offseason, the Chiefs believe they have done that. By letting CB Brandon Carr depart in free agency and replacing him with free-agent pickup Stanford Routt,

Future Foes

AFC North 2012 NFL Draft Assessment per Team |
Last season the AFC North sent three teams to the NFL playoffs. That is a heck of a run considering there are only six spots per conference

Paul Kruger in line to pick up Suggs' slack for Ravens -
No single Baltimore Ravens defender is going to replace Terrell Suggs. But the player most often mentioned as the key in filling in while Suggs recovers from a torn Achilles' tendon is second-round pick Courtney Upshaw.

Jon Beason held out of Panthers OTAs post-surgery -
The Carolina Panthers are taking a cautious approach with middle linebacker Jon Beason, holding the veteran out of the OTAs, Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reported Thursday. - NFC South players in the crosshairs
As training camp approaches, we take a look at the players on each team who will be most heavily scrutinized.

Abram Elam visits the Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs kicked the tires on veteran safety Abram Elam on Thursday - Young candidates for Bengals' WR spot opposite Green
The Bengals have a host of youthful challengers for the starting WR spot opposite A.J. Green.

NFL News

Jim Brown criticizes Trent Richardson, Mike Holmgren | ProFootballTalk
Cleveland Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown wasn’t thrilled with the team’s selection of Trent Richardson in last month’s first round, and he made those feelings clear on the draft’s first day.

NFLPA scores legal victory against former players | ProFootballTalk
The ever-growing portfolio of litigation involved the NFLPA has gotten smaller by one case.

DeMaurice Smith says NFLPA's collusion suit will hold up -
NFL players union chief DeMaurice Smith said Thursday that his group's claim of collusion against the NFL will stand up in court.

NFL, game officials agree to mediation over new labor deal -
The NFL and its referees' union have agreed to federal mediation.

Miscellaneous Stuff

What is Nicks facing during the rehab process? | National Football Post
After experiencing the same injury during my career, here's a look at the situation for the Giants WR.

Sergio Kindle struggling to overcome hearing loss -
Paul Kruger and Courtney Upshaw are the early favorites to start at outside linebacker for the Ravens this year. The team's 2010 second-round pick Sergio Kindle is just trying to make the roster and prove he can still have an NFL career after fracturing his skull falling down the stairs prior to his lost rookie season.

Kellen Winslow ready to fill a need for Seattle Seahawks -
Kellen Winslow is ready to prove he still has something left for the Seattle Seahawks.

Go Broncos!