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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/25/12


Ryan Clady likes Denver Broncos' offense under Peyton Manning -
Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady will go from blocking for one of the NFL's most polarizing quarterbacks to protecting a future Hall of Famer's blind side.

The "Best of the West" heading into 2012 NFL Training Camp |
The AFC West probably received the best face-lift this off-season as one superstar was traded.

Bronco Birthdays

Tackle Erik Pears (2006-07) was born on this date 30 years ago

Denver Broncos Blogs

LaDainian Tomlinson didn't receive offer from Broncos -
LaDainian Tomlinson created a bit of a stir on Saturday when he told a reporter he flirted with the idea of signing with the Denver Broncos.

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen: Colorado Kid Finds Home in Dove Valley - Predominantly Orange
Many NFL players have an intriguing story concerning their journey from the days of high school football until they make it big as a professional.

Division News - Healthy Siler adds needed depth to Chiefs' LB corps
The Chiefs’ LB corps got a boost in minicamp when LB Brandon Siler, who signed with the team last summer but missed all of 2011 with an Achilles injury, participated in his first practice

Future Foes - Insider: Harbaugh should be 'frustrated' with Ravens' roster
The following quotes are from NFL scouts, coaches and front-office personnel, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Marshal Yanda thinks Ravens line will turn out fine | ProFootballTalk
Ravens right guard Marshal Yanda has spent the offseason sitting on a park bench watching the whole world change around him.

Jaws: Freeman must hone "disciplines of the position" | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman’s second year as a full-time NFL starter was much different than his first.

Doug Martin living up to expectations in Tampa | ProFootballTalk
When Greg Schiano got the Buccaneers head coaching job, he said he would ideally have a workhorse back like he had in Ray Rice at Rutgers.

Matt Ryan working to get comfortable with new coordinator | ProFootballTalk
In his NFL career, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has known much regular season success and only one offensive coordinator.

Young Patriots hope to rebound from lockout/sophomore slumps | ProFootballTalk
Across the league, coaches have hailed the differences they see in their teams this spring, the result of having actual offseasons instead of lockout-inspired radio silence.

Ike Taylor expects Mike Wallace to be at Steelers camp -
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace is the lone restricted free agent yet to have signed his one-year tender, which would pay him $2.742 million in non-guaranteed base salary.

NFL News

Fujita Sees Bounty Probe as Part Smear Campaign -
Former Saints linebacker Scott Fujita, a union leader with a record of criticizing the NFL's player-safety record, sees elements of a "smear campaign" in a bounty investigation that has sullied his reputation.

NFL expert frustrated helmet technology not in use -
There's a helmet technology in place -- and there has been for some time -- that allows teams to assess the force and impact of a blow to a player's head in real time.

Failure to use HIT system exposes league to future concussion liability | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL deals with well over 2,000 former players who are suing for concussions, the league understandably hopes to slam the door on future lawsuits from current players.

NFL Network to launch morning talk show | ProFootballTalk
The NFL Network’s getting into the morning show business, creating a football version of the Today show.

Miscellaneous Stuff

More than 85 percent of NFL draft class signed -
NFL rookies will be descending upon Aurora, Ohio this week for the annual rookie symposium, which gets underway Sunday with rookies from the NFC.

Dolphins to fine players who visit "unauthorized" sites on iPad playbooks | ProFootballTalk
The good news is that the Dolphins’ new iPad playbooks won’t block players from accessing sites and features unrelated to studying plays and film and other job-related activity. The bad news is that there will be a stiff price for doing so.

Sports Agent Blog - Sports Business, Sports Law, Sports Negotiations, NCAA Rules
The NFLPA has mailed to all certified Contract Advisors several revised Standard Representation Agreements (SRA) dated June 2012.

How do you create 'A' gap zone pressure? | National Football Post
Drawing up Ruby 'Gut' Fire Zone on the chalkboard.

Tarvaris Jackson reportedly to get first-team QB reps -
There are no promises Tarvaris Jackson will still be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback in 2012, but he appears to be in surprisingly good position to retain the gig.

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