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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/24/12


Del Rio, Dawkins Help Children Dare to Play
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio and former Bronco Brian Dawkins served as coaches during Saturday's Ed McCaffrey Dare to Play Football Camp. The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders also hosted the Dare to Cheer Camp

Daring to be Great
Ed McCaffrey and the Global Down Syndrome Foundation host it's third annual Dare to Play Football and Dare to Cheer camps in Denver.

Florence Visits Wounded Warriors Graduation
Broncos cornerback Drayton Florence visited the graduation ceremony for the Wounded Warriors program in Westcliffe, Colo. on Friday night.

Bronco Birthdays

Wide Receiver Travis McGriff (1999-2001) turns 35 today.
Punter Mitch Berger (2009) is 39.
Defensive End Jamie Blatnick is 23.

Denver Broncos Videos

Who Signs Next? - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton breaks down which unsigned top NFL Draft pick he thinks is likely to sign soon.

OTL - The Hit System - ESPN Video - ESPN
Researchers have developed technology that could detect and measure the impact of blows to the head in real time during a game, but the NFL has yet to use it.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Brian Dawkins at peace after retiring from Broncos, NFL - The Denver Post
He has played football for most of his life, but there's more about life than football for Brian Dawkins.

The Canton Case for Terrell - Denver Sports |
This is an article from February, 2011, when Shannon Sharpe was voted into the Hall of Fame.

Division News

Mailbag: What to expect from Gates - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Weekend mail call: Junior Hernandez from San Diego wants to know if Chargers tight end Antonio Gates is back to full health and what kind of impact

Future Foes

Andre Carter seems destined to re-sign with Pats | ProFootballTalk
On June 2, we broke down ten of the top free agent football players left on the open market. - Bucs encouraged by Freeman's offseason
While a full measure of his progress will not be possible until there is a defense lining up across from the Buccaneers in a game situation, the team’s coaching staff has been very encouraged by the dedication and attention to detail displayed by QB Josh Freeman this offseason.

Ike Taylor thinks of decisive play in wild-card loss "every day" | ProFootballTalk
The last great play by Tim Tebow as a Bronco has had a lasting impression on the man who was victimized by it.

Kevin Colbert: Steelers offense isn’t making a lot of mistakes | ProFootballTalk
The installation of a new offense in Pittsburgh has been a constant storyline this offseason.

NFL News

NFL, CFL used to meet in the preseason | ProFootballTalk
As the Canadian Football League approaches its annual Canada Day launch to its regular season, let’s fill some space on a slow (relatively speaking) Saturday and look back in time at a series of preseason games once played between teams from the NFL and CFL.

NFLPA responds to Pash’s comments about appeal hearing | ProFootballTalk
The public game of P.R. ping-pong continues between the league and the NFL Players Association.

HGH testing issue could be tool for reducing some of Commissioner’s power | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to the issue of HGH testing, the league and the union disagree not only on how to go about doing it, but also on whether there’s reason to be optimistic that HGH testing will be implemented before the start of the 2012 regular season. - NFL rookies gather for guidance
Troy Vincent wants to make it absolutely clear that the upcoming NFL rookie symposium is not the beginning of the players' journey into the pros.

Anthony Hargrove suspended for lying, says NFL -
NFL general counsel Jeff Pash said Friday that former New Orleans Saints defensive end Anthony Hargrove, who received an eight-game suspension as part of the NFL's investigation of the Saints' "bounty" program, was not punished for taking or contributing money for hits, but for lying about the program itself.

Deuce McAllister calls bounties "something every team does" | ProFootballTalk
One former Saint who retired the year before the NFL alleges that Gregg Williams arrives and implemented a bounty program says the whole thing doesn’t surprise him.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL referee, knocked down by linemen, rises above cancer -
When NFL referee Tony Corrente took a painkiller after being knocked down in a game, it precipitated a painful but ultimately happy road.

Adam Archuleta describes how football made him "miserable" | ProFootballTalk
The Washington Post wrote a story about former Redskins safety Adam Archuleta, and the way he’s working to polish his broadcasting skills for a second career.

An inside look at Jon Gruden's game plan | National Football Post
A look at my notes on the former Bucs head coach

Chad Ochocinco admitted he never grasped Patriots playbook | ProFootballTalk
When Chad Ochocinco was released by the Patriots, there were two assumptions made, neither flattering.

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