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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/2/12


'Meaner' Ayers Reveals Offseason Plan
Robert Ayers has a structured offseason plan to reach his maximum potential for the start of the 2012 season.

Broncos' Von Miller looking to stay healthy, on the field this season - The Denver Post
There are many people who earn their living in the NFL who are quick to say what kind of impact player Von Miller can be.

Broncos' Von Miller ready to chronicle another season with his camera : First-and-Orange
From the time Broncos linebacker Von Miller unpacked his combo video/still digital camera early in the 2011 season to the aftermath of the team’s playoff loss in New England, Miller took "tons" of pictures and shot "tons" of video that chronicled his rookie season in the NFL.

Broncos' Ryan Clady, O-line preparing for change from Tebow to Manning - The Denver Post
Ryan Clady stood at the podium in the Broncos interview room Friday afternoon and said his job as the team's left tackle hasn't changed much in the past few months.

Denver Broncos Videos

PFT Planet: Does Peyton Manning still have it? | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio answers fan calls and tweets, adressing whether the Rams are headed back to Los Angeles, how Peyton Manning’s looking in early workouts, and more.

OTAs Day Six: Clady
Offensive tackle Ryan Clady talks about protecting Peyton Manning and how the line is coming together OTAs.

OTAs Day Six: Ayers
Defensive end Robert Ayers talks about working with Jack Del Rio and how he's improving during OTAs.

OTAs Day Six: Gronkowski
Newly acquired fullback Chris Gronkowski talks about coming to the Broncos.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Former Bronco Dave Studdard sues NFL because of concussions - The Denver Post
Former offensive tackle Dave Studdard joined a list of more than 2,200 former NFL players and at least 18 former Broncos who have filed a concussion-related lawsuit against the league.

Rule that prevents Derek Wolfe from working out with Broncos is archaic - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Will Nelson in Delta:Q: I dont understand why Derek Wolfe has to wait for his class to graduate before he can participate in workouts.

Von Miller not satisfied with 2011, even though he was defensive rookie of the year - The Denver Post
There are many people who earn their living in the NFL who are quick to say what kind of impact player Von Miller can be.

Notebook: Gronkowski Glad to be in Denver "
Chris Gronkowski thought his first snaps as Peyton Manning’s fullback were imminent when he signed with the Colts in 2011.

New Broncos fullback Chris Gronkowski a "blend" of his brothers : First-and-Orange
Two Gronks down, one Gronk to go.

Broncos working to reach deals with Ty Warren, Matt Prater - The Denver Post
With the mandatory minicamp coming up in 11 days, the Broncos have been trying to get contracts done with defensive tackle Ty Warren and kicker Matt Prater.

Division News

Chiefs, Cardinals may practice together during camp | ProFootballTalk
To break the monotony of banging against the same teammates every day, some NFL teams spend time during training camp banging against each other.

Breaking down Rolando McClain's situation - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There is no question Oakland middle linebacker Rolando McClain is on the hot seat.

Kevin Boss' life-changing offseason - AFC West Blog - ESPN
When Kevin Boss does charity work with children in the United States, the kids are often overwhelmed by the opportunity to spend time with an NFL player.

Center is a snap so far for Rodney Hudson - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the main objectives in Kansas City during the OTAs is to get expected new starting center Rodney Hudson up to speed at his position.

Future Foes

Matt Ryan to run no-huddle O more -
In some respects, it appears Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan didn't progress much in his fourth season. But if you look beyond his playoff loss, you'll see a developing quarterback that improved key parts of his game.

Corey Peters out of Falcons OTAs and minicamp -
Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters will miss the final two weeks of the OTAs and the team's mandatory minicamp on June 19-21 after suffering a foot injury this offseason, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday.

Antonio Brown faces tough decision in 2013 -
The Pittsburgh Steelers are going through their OTAs without restricted free-agent wide receiver Mike Wallace, who thus far has declined to sign his one-year tender (worth $2.742 million in non-guaranteed base salary).

Cam Newton still wonders which sources said he has a fake smile | ProFootballTalk
After his phenomenal rookie season, all of the pre-draft criticisms about Panthers quarterback Cam Newton now seem pretty silly.

Otah’s knee is bothering him, again | ProFootballTalk
A knee problem has limited Panthers tackle Jeff Otah to four games over the past two seasons. His ability to reverse that trend may be in jeopardy. - Tolbert relishing new opportunity with Panthers
While FB Mike Tolbert was happy playing football in San Diego, when free agency arrived and the Panthers came calling he couldn't resist an opportunity to return home to the Carolinas.

NFL News

Roger Goodell given until July 5 to respond to defamation suit -
A Louisiana court has given NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell until July 5 to respond to the defamation lawsuit filed against him by New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma.

Report: Saints' 'ledger' shows 'cart-offs' worth $1K -
The NFL players implicated in the New Orleans Saints "bounty" scandal have repeatedly asked for evidence that a bounty program was in place. Commissioner Roger Goodell indicated that evidence will eventually come out.

Lengthy Sean Pamphilon diary seems to implicate Scott Fujita | ProFootballTalk
He’s back. One day short of three months since the NFL disclosed the alleged existence of a bounty system in New Orleans and nearly two months since the name "Sean Pamphilon"

Lester Hayes says consequences of injuries are "all on the players" | ProFootballTalk
At a time when more and more former players have sued the NFL over concussions suffered during their playing careers, one former player who played the game at a very high level has no plans to blame anyone but the players for the post-football condition of their bodies.

Errict Rhett, Eddie Kennison join latest lawsuit vs. NFL -
Another group of former NFL players living in Louisiana and elsewhere is suing the league over allegations the NFL failed to protect players from the risks associated with concussions.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Brian Dawkins: Andy Reid should be on hot seat -
We know that Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid is on the perpetual hot seat. The question Rich Eisen posed to former Eagles great Brian Dawkins on the tastefully named Rich Eisen Podcast: Should Reid be on the hot seat?

Andre Brown's suspension overturned -
New York Giants running back Andre Brown announced Friday on Twitter that his four-game suspension had been lifted.

Drawing up the 'Slant-Flat' vs. Cover 2 | National Football Post
Why this base concept is still a top call in the NFL.

Go Broncos!