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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/26/12


2012 Training Camp Schedule

Strength, Size Help Siliga Stand Out
Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga, an undrafted free agent a year ago, used this offseason's OTAs and minicamp to make a name for himself on a veteran Broncos defensive line.

Peyton Manning goes to bat for Buick in new television commercial - The Denver Post
Peyton Manning has been barking football signals in Greeneville, but not on a playing field.

Now What
Now what? That is the question that most NFL fans, some members of the media, and pretty much all of the rookie players are asking themselves right about now as the most popular sport in America enters the weirdest month on its calendar.

Bronco Birthdays

Jumpy Geathers (1996) is 51 today.
Shannon Sharpe (1990-99, 2002-03) is 43.

Denver Broncos Videos

Ed McCaffrey hosts Dare to Play | Denver Post Photos, Video
Former Denver Broncos All-Pro wide receiver Ed McCaffrey hosts his third annual Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camp for children and young adults with Down Syndrome at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch.

Scott Fujita Calls Out Goodell - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Scott Fujita's accusation of a smear campaign against the Saints.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning vs. Tim Tebow: Colorado voters weigh in | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
The folks at Public Policy Polling included some quarterbacks questions in a recent survey of Colorado

Poll: Conservative Broncos fans prefer Tim Tebow -
Denver Broncos fans loved Tim Tebow, but they aren't blind. Most of them know that Peyton Manning is a big upgrade at quarterback.

Peyton Manning's coach on Brandon Marshall's unworthy list
Brandon Marshall told the Chicago Tribune he never had a worthwhile position coach in six NFL seasons. Should Peyton Manning be worried?

Division News

Good future for AFC West pass-rushers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Matt Williamson expects Von Miller to be one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in the 2015 season.

Ranking the AFC West defensive backs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
1. Champ Bailey, Denver: The future Hall of Famer continues to play at a high level.

Chiefs Vs Broncos: A Test Of What It Takes To Win In The NFL - Arrowhead Addict - A Kansas City Chiefs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more
As fans of the NFL look ahead to the 2012 NFL season, two teams have emerged as the early favorites in the AFC West; the Denver Broncos and Kansas City

Future Foes

Is this the year? | National Football Post
The Ravens have been on the doorstep for the last few seasons. Can they finally get over the hump?

Browns should move McCoy ASAP | ProFootballTalk
If the Browns plan to give the Hatfield treatment to Colt McCoy, the sooner they pull the trigger, the better. - Suggs' injury could stress Ravens' defense
Here are some Whispers we've been hearing from our sources around the AFC:

Mike Brown draws Wes Welker comparison -
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed wide receiver Laurent Robinson to a five-year, $32.5 million contract and moved up in the 2012 NFL Draft to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon, all to upgrade a passing game that ranked 32nd in 2011. The Jaguars further addressed the position by adding some undrafted rookie free agent wide receivers.

Pepsi returns as Super Bowl halftime sponsor | ProFootballTalk
With Bridgestone bailing on the sponsorship of the Super Bowl halftime show, Pepsi has returned, according to Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Journal.James Harrison, Steelers head down to Mexico City -

James Harrison was the biggest Pittsburgh Steelers star headed to Mexico City for a Steelers youth camp and fan camp over the weekend. We just hope he showed up in the right place.

Cam Newton vows to be 'Ace Boogie' for Panthers -
Cam Newton didn't just dismiss critics with his fantastic 2011 rookie campaign, he obliterated them off the face of the earth (metaphorically speaking).

Troy Smith cut by Steelers, sees NFL days dwindling -
The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Monday that they have released veteran quarterback Troy Smith, ending the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner's stint with the team after just six months.

NFL News

'NFL AM' kicks off July 30 on NFL Network -
Fans can now start their day with the NFL like never before - with a new, live weekday morning show on NFL Network.

Bruce Irvin can relate to Adam Jones' story -
Before he was the 15th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks, and before he was a pass-rush specialist at West Virginia, Bruce Irvin was known as B.J. Irvin, a highly-recruited prospect from Atlanta who dropped out of high school in the 11th grade and got into trouble with drugs and crime.

Adam Jones warns of pitfalls during rookie symposium speech -
He sat on the right side of the stage, his loose-fitting dress shirt tucked neatly into khaki slacks detailed with a Louis Vuitton belt and a pair of alligator skin shoes. This is today's portrait of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones.

Michael Vick orders NFL rookies not to count on second chances -
There was a day spent behind the walls of Leavenworth federal prison that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will never forget.

Vick’s message to rookies on Goodell: "He don’t play" | ProFootballTalk
Of all the speakers and presenters at the annual Rookie Symposium, none will give the incoming players better advice than Eagles quarterback Mike Vick’s tips for dealing with the Commissioner of the National Football League.

Players likely to challenge Goodell's bounty rulings in court -
The players suspended in the aftermath of the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program have refused to speak with NFL officials, partially to preserve a chance to challenge Commissioner Roger Goodell's jurisdiction in federal court, a source with knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Aaron Ross will miss some of Jaguars training camp to go to London | ProFootballTalk
Like many other Americans, Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross will be spending a little bit of his summer on the other side of the Atlantic. - Saints QB Brees: Concussion education critical
Drew Brees knows he has a dangerous job.

Pacman to rookies: Learn from my mistakes | ProFootballTalk
If the NFL was looking for the best possible speaker to invite to this year’s Rookie Symposium in order to express to this year’s rookie class the wrong way to do things, they couldn’t have done much better than Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones. - Concussions a topic at rookie symposium
Flanked by the shining helmets of all 32 NFL teams, the head physician for the Cleveland Browns warned some of the league's rookies about the dangers of concealing head injuries and concussions.

Physician warns NFL rookies to be careful about concussions -
Flanked by the shining helmets of all 32 NFL teams, the head physician for the Cleveland Browns warned some of the league's rookies about the dangers of concealing head injuries and concussions on Monday.

Ochocinco warns Goodell: 'I will be a problem this year' -
Chad Ochocinco always has enjoyed a light-hearted relationship with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, a man he affectionately has referred to as "Dad" on multiple occasions.

Tomlinson would take the Hall of Fame over a Super Bowl ring | ProFootballTalk
LaDainian Tomlinson retired last week without a Super Bowl ring, but he doesn’t view that as an indication that his career is incomplete.

Alphonso Smith didn’t, doesn’t care about trade talk | ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Alphonso Smith doesn’t care whether the Lions are trying to trade him, and he won’t care until they do. - These rookies could surprise in 2012
Last season was an incredible year for the rookies.

Playbook: Bears' Marshall in a 'stack' alignment | National Football Post
Drawing up four concepts that will lead to production.

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