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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/13/12


Peyton Manning remains a work in progress physically -
Peyton Manning is not yet Peyton Manning.

Manning says he still isn't 100 percent | National Football Post
Broncos' QB still progressing in comeback from neck injury.

Broncos Aim for 3D Offense
Quarterback Peyton Manning said the Broncos want to have a three-dimensional offense, with threats in the running game, passing game and play-action game.

Wolfe Leans on Veterans on Day One "
On Tuesday, the former Bearcat finally took to the practice field at Dove Valley with his teammates for the first day of minicamp. "It’s good to finally be out here," Wolfe smiled.

Broncos over/under drops to 8.5 wins | First-and-Orange
The latest NFL odds from the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino don’t quite line up.

John Fox brushes off D.J. Williams' Twitter gaffe -
If he were a member of the New England Patriots, tweeting a photo of his team's playbook would be an offense worthy of banishment. His name would be stricken from public record.

Denver Broncos Videos

Minicamp Day 1: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about the what he expects from the team's final camp of the offseason program.

Minicamp Day 1: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about Tuesday's first minicamp practice.

BTV Minicamp Report
Derek Wolfe rejoins the Broncos and the offense continues to establish its identity.

Archie Proud Of His Sons - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Video: Archie Manning talks about his son Peyton playing for a new team and Eli's second Super Bowl win.

PFT Live: It’s hectic being a Manning | ProFootballTalk-Video
Life has been hectic for the Manning family, and Archie tries to put into perspective what it’s like having two high-profile sons in the most popular sport in America.

Luck Making Progress - ESPN Video - SPN
Andrew Luck isn't ready to be called the face of the franchise and is focused on learning and getting better.

Broncos' camp quick hits - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Some quick notes on the Denver Broncos ’ first minicamp practice, which is ongoing.

NFC South Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sara Walsh, Marcellus Wiley, Herm Edwards and Eric Mangini look at the NFC South and discuss their teams to watch.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning says he still has work to do | ProFootballTalk
On the list of things Denver coach John Fox is worried about, Twitter pictures of playbooks are low on the list.

Peyton quickly working off the rust as Broncos kick off their minicamp - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
How will Peyton Manning look after a serious neck injury and a one-year layoff? Pete Prisco says so far, so good as the same zip is on display at Broncos minicamp where the 36-year-old tries to find his rhythm of old.

Manning Expects Balanced Attack - ESPN Video - ESPN
Josina Anderson reports from Broncos minicamp on how the Broncos will run the ball with Peyton Manning at QB and LB D.J. Williams tweeted a photo of team's defensive alignments.

MaxDenver " Manning’s Presence Changes Everything
In 10 years in the NFL, Broncos running back Willis McGahee thought he had figured out what was and was not important.

Broncos' Derek Wolfe "expects to contribute" as a rookie - The Denver Post
There is an earnest quality to Derek Wolfe that the Broncos hope never dissolves.

MaxDenver " Notes from an OTA: June 12
The last week of the offseason program began with the Broncos’ first minicamp practice of 2012.

MaxDenver " Scenes from a Practice: June 12
It might seem as though the Broncos’ work has only just begun, but this week’s minicamp represents the end of their organized offseason drills at Dove Valley.

Broncos rookie LB Danny Trevathan works with starters at minicamp - The Denver Post
Sixth-round pick Danny Trevathan was the first Broncos rookie to find work with the starters in the mandatory minicamp that started Tuesday.

Twitter gaffe by D.J. Williams "addressed" by Broncos - The Denver Post
Todays questions about the Broncos come from Bill in Miami.Q: What was D.J. Williams thinking?

MaxDenver " Defense: Playbook Tweet Much Ado About Nothing
Evidently D.J. Williams caused more of a stir in the Twitterverse than within his own locker room.

John Fox says DJ Williams' playbook Tweet won't damage defense | First-and-Orange
Broncos head coach John Fox said Tuesday he isn’t worried about any secret information that may have leaked because linebacker D.J. Williams posted an image from the team’s digital playbook on Twitter late last week.

Wrapping up Denver's day - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some remaining thoughts from my day at Denver’s minicamp, where Peyton Manning was the star attraction:

Cast of thousands at Manning's passing camp | First-and-Orange
The 16th annual Manning Passing Academy will be held July 12-15 at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, La., which is about an hour, 15-minute drive from the Manning’s hometown in New Orleans.

Manning marches toward game action - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Tuesday marked another milestone in the reconstruction of Peyton Manning.

Broncos Demaryius Thomas scary injury threat at minicamp
A pass bounced off Demaryius Thomas’ left hand midway through Broncos’ minicamp Tuesday, and the third-year wide receiver immediately went to talk to team trainers.

Broncos' Matt Prater absent from mandatory minicamp - The Denver Post
Kicker Matt Prater was the only player missing from the start of the Broncos' mandatory minicamp, which began today and runs through Thursday.

Derek Wolfe will be at Broncos minicamp, Matt Prater probably won’t | ProFootballTalk
The University of Cincinnati finally finished on Saturday and that means Broncos defensive tackle Derek Wolfe can finally get started.

Broncos Mailbag: Does Peyton Manning still have the NFL tools? - The Denver Post
In this special offseason installment, Mike tackles six Qs, including one wondering what the Broncos expectations should be with Peyton Manning.

Broncos' run game still a "top priority," Peyton Manning says - The Denver Post
For all the hoopla surrounding the addition of Peyton Manning's arm to the Broncos, it might be easy to forget that they led the NFL in rushing last season. At 164.5 yards per game, Denver topped the league.

Broncos' camp quick hits - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Some quick notes on the Denver Broncos ’ first minicamp practice, which is ongoing.

Division News

Romeo Crennel breaks down Chiefs' day - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some thoughts of Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel after Tuesday’s minicamp session:

Raiders' camp notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Bay Area News Group has some nice tidbits from the Oakland Raiders’ minicamp session. Here are some highlights:

Brian Banks tries out with Chiefs; Vikings interested -
Exonerated linebacker Brian Banks' whirlwind tour has taken him to Seattle, San Diego, "The Tonight Show," and beyond. On Tuesday, Banks landed in Kansas City. - Raiders add TE Humphrey
The Raiders signed TE Tory Humphrey, the team announced Tuesday. Humphrey spent the last three seasons with the Saints.

Future Foes

Leon Hall, Jordan Shipley might be ready for Bengals camp -
Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Leon Hall is well ahead of schedule in his comeback from a torn Achilles tendon, inspiring hope that he could be ready for the start of training camp next month. - Rookies DeCastro, Adams busy as minicamp begins
Willie Colon couldn't help himself. When rookies David DeCastro and Mike Adams walk into the offensive huddle during the opening practice of minicamp on Tuesday, the veteran left guard decided to have a little fun at the expense of the new kids.

Mike Wallace missing at Steelers minicamp -
And now for the least surprising news of the day: Mike Wallace did not attend the opening of Pittsburgh Steelers minicamp.

Steelers OL plans on hold thanks to quarter system | ProFootballTalk
For all the attention paid to Andrew Luck missing time in Indianapolis, perhaps no team lost more to the league’s quarter-system rule than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jake Ballard, ex-Giants TE, claimed by Patriots -
Tight end Jake Ballard showed up to the New York Giants' facility on Tuesday precisely at 4:02 p.m. ET, according to multiple Giants beat writers.

Pats excuse Brian Waters from mandatory minicamp | ProFootballTalk
It’s still not known whether veteran guard Brian Waters will play in 2012, but it is known that he won’t be at the team’s mandatory minicamp. - Report: Patriots ORT Vollmer out with back injury
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer underwent a "small procedure" on his back, according to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. - Ravens add OL Wragge
The Ravens signed veteran O-lineman Tony Wragge on Tuesday, the team announced.

Ed Reed doesn't show for Baltimore Ravens minicamp -
No one took safety Ed Reed's retirement talk very seriously when it popped up last month. The Baltimore Ravens said they weren't worried.

Terrell Suggs off crutches, set to resume 'beasting' -
Terrell Suggs has vowed to play for the Baltimore Ravens this season. The Pro Bowl linebacker took a small but positive step in that direction on Tuesday.

Maurice Jones-Drew holdout could last into the season -
The Maurice Jones-Drew contract dispute mostly has slipped under the radar this offseason compared to guys like Drew Brees and Wes Welker. Among running backs, franchise players Ray Rice and Matt Forte have attracted more attention.

Eric Wright’s health condition likely will remain a mystery | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright’s health condition is a mystery, and it likely will continue to be.

Amobi Okoye had his knee scoped Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers defensive line added another injury worry to their list on Tuesday.

Seneca Wallace: No room for me, Colt McCoy -
Cleveland Browns veteran quarterback Seneca Wallace said recently that he'd be happy to mentor rookie first-round pick Brandon Weeden this year.

Seneca Wallace says Cleveland Browns drafted Brandon Weeden to start - ESPN
Browns coach Pat Shurmur wouldn't pick his starting quarterback. So Seneca Wallace went ahead and did it for him.

NFL News

NFL pushing for increased DUI player discipline -
The NFL and NFL Players Association are expected to continue to look at increased discipline for driving-under-the-influence, in the wake of an incident involving New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl on Sunday.

NFLPA Re-certifies Agents; Announces New Standard Representation Agreements - Sports Agent Blog
Yesterday, the NFL Players Association sent an email to all NFLPA Contract Advisors informing them of whether they are now fully certified by the Association

Jacksonville junks Jaguaring | ProFootballTalk
Like a real-life episode of South Park, in which the meme craze goes a little too crazy, folks in Jacksonville recently came up with Jaguaring.

Miscellaneous Stuff

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 2011 Play-Action, Offense
Continuing our look into the many, many tables to be completely revealed in Football Outsiders Almanac 2012, today we'll look at play-action passe

The most difficult position to scout | National Football Post
Finding the best offensive linemen is no easy task.

Chad Ochocinco gets veteran minimum -
We have lauded the Miami Dolphins for their signing of Chad Ochocinco in large part because we have assumed that his contract was a low-risk move.

Pop Warner limits practices, bans some drills for safety -
The Pop Warner youth football organization said on Tuesday that it is limiting contact in practice to try and make the game safer for young players starting this year.

Andrew Luck gets comfortable at Colts minicamp -
The day has finally arrived for Andrew Luck, who was finally permitted to join Indianapolis Colts teammates on Tuesday for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp.

Redskins must get RG3 quickly up to speed -
Robert Griffin III is in the midst of his first minicamp with the Washington Redskins, but his first break in a whirlwind year is on the horizon.

2012 NFL Draft - San Francisco and Seattle make moves in the NFC West |
The 2011 NFC West did not feature an elite offense like it has in years past.

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