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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/6/12

Sorry this is late folks. It automatically set for 6pm instead of 6am and I was too tired to double check. My internet access has been limited for the past few days as I am traveling.

NFL Network: Broncos Draft Deview
NFL Network recaps the Broncos' 2012 NFL Draft.

Peyton Manning continues his work in Indianapolis while doing so in football with the Broncos -
It seemed like a possible awkward moment in the transition from one blue to another.

Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis for fundraiser while Andrew Luck, Colts work out - ESPN
Andrew Luck's first full weekend in Indianapolis already has given him a glimpse into what rookie life will be like.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' Brandon Stokley reunites with Peyton Manning -
Wide receiver Brandon Stokley was ready for a reunion, not retirement.

Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler gave up basketball for football - The Denver Post
Brock Osweiler had sprouted to 6-foot-7 as a high school sophomore when he started to think that maybe his future was in football, not basketball.

Peyton Manning says Andrew Luck will 'fit in perfectly' -
Peyton Manning thinks Andrew Luck will work out just fine for the Indianapolis Colts, the team's former quarterback told the Indianapolis Star on the sidelines of a charity event in the city.

Looking at the Broncos Undrafted Free Agents - Predominantly Orange
Earlier this week, the Denver Broncos signed 13 undrafted free agents to their roster. While maybe only one or two will make this year’s squad (an undrafted rookie has made the Broncos roster for eight straight seasons) it’s worth taking a look at each player a little more in depth.

Former NFL Player's Open Letter to Top Draft Picks
Former Denver Bronco's tight end Nate Jackson posted an open letter online this week to Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, the NFL's top two draft picks this year.

Division News

Report: Chargers want Drayton Florence - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers are reportedly interested in seeing a familiar face fill their nickel cornerback position.

San Diego Chargers will hold public tribute for Junior Seau -
The San Diego Chargers will honor the life of linebacker Junior Seau in a free public event on May 11 at Qualcomm Stadium, the team said Saturday.

Oakland Raiders' Matt Leinart still wants to start in the NFL -
Matt Leinart is still encouraged he will someday get to put down the clipboard and lead an NFL offense. Only this year, he's comfortable backing up former USC teammate Carson Palmer, the former top-10 pick told KSPN-AM in Los Angeles on Friday.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh: Suggs will return -
On Friday, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made his first public comments about Terrell Suggs' torn Achilles, saying the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year would return to form after rehab.

Bills trying out 2010 Combine freak Dorin Dickerson | ProFootballTalk
Former Pitt tight end/receiver Dorin Dickerson generated pre-draft buzz when he ripped up the 2010 NFL Combine, running a 4.4-flat forty-yard dash with a 42-inch vertical at 226 pounds

NFL News

Junior Seau's family rethinking decision to donate brain -
Junior Seau's family is reconsidering its decision to donate Seau's brain to be studied for evidence of damage from his playing career, the family's pastor said on Saturday.

The Junior Seau no one knew -
On Monday, former NFL and USC great Junior Seau went surfing and seemed his usual gregarious self at a charity golf event. On Wednesday, he took his own life. Not even those close to him saw it coming.

New York Jets' Rex Ryan OK with risks of son playing football -
Despite the growing concerns of head injuries, New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he still wants his son to play football.

Ryan Wants Son to Keep Playing Despite Concussion -
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan "absolutely" would like his son to continue playing football despite him suffering a concussion last season in high school.

Ravens' Pollard: Football won't exist in '20, 30 years' -
Bernard Pollard believes the end is near for the NFL. The hard-hitting Baltimore Ravens safety has watched professional football evolve with bigger, faster players and vows the violent nature of the sport cannot be tempered by continual rule changes. He believes the equation doesn't work.

NFL has given only limited bounty evidence to NFLPA | ProFootballTalk
As the legal battle between the NFL and the NFLPA launches, with the players initially trying to steer the appeals of the suspensions of Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma

Mike Goff: "NFL does an awful job" with retired players | ProFootballTalk
The suicide of Junior Seau has many former NFL players saying it’s time for the league to do more to support the men who have left the game.

George Martin resigns as head of NFL Alumni | ProFootballTalk
Early this year, when questions were raised about the ability of former Giants defensive end George Martin to lead the NFL Alumni Association, the organization’s board stood behind Martin as the right man for the job. - Vikings in limbo and expansion not on NFL's radar
The Vikings are embroiled in a fight for a new stadium that may jeopardize the franchise's 51-year tenure in Minnesota. - Union challenges Goodell's authority in 'bounty' suspensions
The NFL players' union has challenged commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to suspend players who participated in the New Orleans Saints' pay-for-pain scandal and wants him removed from hearing appeals.

Free Agency

Free Agency in NFL and What Differentiates NFL Free Talent Agencies from the NBA Free Agency, Free Modeling Agencies, Lebron James Free Agency, and Free Dating Agencies |
Free agency, as defined in sports, is a condition under which a player has an expired contract, making the player eligible to sign a new contract with another team that offers more attractive benefits and compensation schemes.

Filling out an NFL roster after the Draft with Free Agents |
Immediately after the draft ended and Mr. Irrelevant was announced, teams began to hit the phones with a fevered pitch of a two minute offense.

Peyton Manning says Joseph Addai is heading to New England | ProFootballTalk
When Peyton Manning left Indianapolis for Denver, there was some talk that free agent running back Joseph Addai might follow.

The Draft

Is Matt Barkley the favorite to go No.1 in 2013? | National Football Post
Breaking down his game and who could challenge him next year.

Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck seeks credibility with team -
After the first day of the Indianapolis Colts' rookie minicamp, Andrew Luck looked to build up some credibility with his teammates.

How Many Rookie QBs Will Start Week 1? - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton breaks down which rookie quarterbacks that he thinks will start at the beginning of the NFL season.

Adam Gettis becomes third Redskins draft pick to sign | ProFootballTalk
The Washington Redskins announced the signings of seventh-round draft picks Richard Crawford and Jordan Bernstine on Friday afternoon.

Go Broncos!