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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/3/12


John Elway surrounds Broncos with "winners" in front office - The Denver Post
Walk through the upstairs offices at Broncos headquarters and it's usually remarkably quiet.

Kickin' It: Some Broncos fans still not sold on Peyton Manning - The Denver Post
NFL not place for aging QBs. John Elway bet the Broncos future on an old man, with many questions about how he will hold up through 19 games.

Del Rio compares Von Miller to Peter Boulware | ProFootballTalk
Broncos 2011 first-round pick Von Miller played strong-side linebacker on early downs and defensive end in pass-rushing situations as a rookie.

Denver Broncos Videos

Walking With Purpose
Peyton Manning and the Broncos march the 2012 Denver 5K Heartwalk with metro area Boys and Girls Clubs.

Broncos Monitoring Manning - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton discusses the Broncos plan to monitor and limit Peyton Manning's passes in practice.

NFL Has Bounty Ledger - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sources: NFL has copy of ledger detailing contributions and payouts in Saints bounty case.

Division News

Ricky Stanzi making push in Kansas City - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Ricky Stanzi is putting big heat on newly signed Brady Quinn to be Matt Cassel’s backup quarterback.

Crennel not losing sleep over Dwayne Bowe’s absence | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe isn’t participating in voluntary offseason workouts because he wants a long-term contract.

Chiefs’ Baldwin battling a migraine | ProFootballTalk
Florio mentioned in Saturday’s one-liners that Chiefs wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin was absent from Friday’s OTA practice due to an "illness."

Quentin Jammer dogged by personal issues in 2011 -
As San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer battled through his worst season last year, he was suffering through personal tumult off the field, U-T San Diego reported Saturday.

A.J. Smith jokes Chargers couldn't make 'Hard Knocks' -
HBO tells us that the Miami Dolphins were the only team formally offered "Hard Knocks" this season, but it's well known the show was shopped around the league before landing in South Beach.

Mike Goodson likes his chances in Oakland | ProFootballTalk
When Michael Bush left the Raiders for the Bears via free agency, it was assumed that second-year running back Taiwan Jones would become the primary understudy for starting tailback Darren McFadden.

Future Foes

Justin Forsett agrees to terms on deal with Texans -
The Houston Texans have dipped into the free-agent pool to beef up their running back depth chart, agreeing to terms on a deal with Justin Forsett on Saturday.

Panthers' Jeff Otah undergoes MRI on troublesome knee -
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera says veteran offensive tackle Jeff Otah underwent an MRI on his left knee after tweaking it during Thursday's non-contact practice.

Mike Tolbert took less money so he could be in the South | ProFootballTalk
When running back Mike Tolbert signed with the Panthers, it was reported that he took less money than the Chargers were offering

Jonathan Stewart wants to stay in Carolina long term | ProFootballTalk
Though running back Jonathan Stewart is now the third highest paid running back on Carolina’s roster - Report: Ravens OLB McAdoo tears Achilles tendon
Ravens OLB Michael McAdoo tore his Achilles tendon in the team’s OTA practice on Thursday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. McAdoo underwent surgery on Friday and is expected to miss the 2012 season.

Bengals hoping to develop A.J. Green's route running -
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green caught 65 passes for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2011, becoming the first rookie receiver to earn a Pro Bowl nod since 2003 and debuting on the NFL Network's Top 100 list at No. 77.

NFL News

NFL scuttles Andre Branch contract | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars waited a while to start signing rookie draft picks. And the first contract inked by one of their selections from late April has been scrapped by the league office.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Top free agents left on the market | ProFootballTalk
In March, our free agency coverage involved a list of the top-100 available players, nicknamed the "PFT Hot 100."

Irsay says Andrew Luck nearing deal with Colts -
Back in the "good old days," signing high draft picks was a laborious chore for NFL teams. Feelings were hurt, holdouts happened.

Go Broncos!