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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/30/12


New Horsepower Fueling Broncos -- Part III: The Workouts
The third story in a three-part series. Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson and his staff bring a new philosophy to the Broncos' strength program.

Bronco Birthdays

DE Tim Crowder (2007-08) is 27 today.
TE Gene Prebola (1961-63) is 74.
PR/KR Chris Watson (1999) is 35.

Denver Broncos Videos

McNabb Interested In 3 Teams - ESPN Video - ESPN
Donovan McNabb says he is interested in three teams and there is an 80-to-90 percent chance he will play this season.

A.J. Hawk Tackles Friend Into Lake - ESPN Video - ESPN
Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has some fun at the expense of Bill Griffin at the Inspiring Minds Celebrity Golf Outing at Avalon Lakes Club in Warren, Ohio.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Colorado wildfire: Family of Broncos' Ben Garland loses home to Waldo Canyon Fire - The Denver Post
Ben Garland's grandparents fled their home in the Mountain Shadows subdivision in Colorado Springs Tuesday afternoon with only enough time to grab a few belongings before the Waldo Canyon Fire tore through the neighborhood.

Division News

Source: L.T.’s comments show why Chargers didn’t win | ProFootballTalk
A recent appearance by retired running back LaDainian Tomlinson on NBC SportsTalk has sparked a debate regarding whether a player should prefer winning a title to a spot in the Hall of Fame.

Crennel looks for permanent success in K.C. - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Romeo Crennel has proved he can lead the Kansas City Chiefs in the short term.

Will Chiefs have their own Welker(s)? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
How many Wes Welkers can one team have?

Revisiting DHB vs. Crabtree - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the big controversies of the 2009 draft was when then-Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis took Maryland receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey with the No. 7 overall pick.

Cedric Benson reportedly targeted by Oakland Raiders -
Cedric Benson has tales to tell about the paper-thin market for aging running backs, but the Oakland Raiders might ride to his rescue.

Jack Crawford has high expectations from Raiders -
The consensus on Oakland Raiders fifth-round defensive end Jack Crawford has been that he's a project -- after all, he did not begin playing football until he was a junior in high school, after moving from London to the United States.

Darrius Heyward-Bey DUI trial set for July 23 | ProFootballTalk
The date for the DUI trial of the man known as DHB has been set.

A west coast surprise? | National Football Post
Is the unimaginable possible? Could the Oakland Raiders turn the tides on the AFC West this season?

Future Foes

Atlanta Falcons aide hints at pass-heavy offense -
When the Atlanta Falcons brought in Dirk Koetter to replace departed offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, we expected tweaks -- not wholesale changes -- to the attack.

Chris Hope, Atlanta Falcons agree to terms -
The Atlanta Falcons announced Friday that they have agreed to terms with veteran free-agent safety Chris Hope on an undisclosed contract.

Brandon Weeden, Browns reportedly stuck on contract -
The Cleveland Browns are counting on Brandon Weeden to turn around a decade-plus of sadness on the shores of Lake Erie.

Trent Richardson: Jim Brown is just pushing me -
If Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson is tired of answering questions about Jim Brown, the fourth overall pick sure hides it well. Richardson continued to take the high road Friday at an NFL Play 60 Youth Event when asked about Brown's withering criticisms.

Stevan Ridley knows starting job within his grasp | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots are incredibly deep at wide receiver. At running back, not so much, at least not with proven commodities.

Andre Carter wants long-term deal from Patriots -
Andre Carter had a Pro Bowl season out of nowhere in 2011. That makes the veteran defensive end different from your average free agent out there, and he has different demands.

Jaguars want in on future London trips | ProFootballTalk
As soon as Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the NFL wanted to play two games a year in London, it became clear that the Jaguars were trying to get in on the action.

Aqib Talib says Greg Schiano fixing Bucs' discipline problems -
Cornerback Aqib Talib said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got too loose in 2011, a situation that is being corrected under new coach Greg Schiano.

NFL News

Roger Goodell details conditions of moving team to L.A. -
Commissioner Roger Goodell laid the ground rules for NFL franchises considering relocating to Los Angeles on Friday, according to a memo obtained by's Steve Wyche. - The future of the 'official helmet'
Talk to enough people in the helmet industry and you start to think that Riddell and the New York Yankees have a lot in common.

TCU’s Ed Wesley plans to enter NFL supplemental draft | ProFootballTalk
Texas Christian University running back Ed Wesley wasn’t eligible for the regular NFL draft in April, but he wants to enter the NFL now.

Quinn Pitcock: NFL teams fear video-game addiction -
A video-game addiction took Quinn Pitcock out of the NFL. Now teams are hesitant to bring him back.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Ben Watson not overly concerned after three concussions in 2011 | ProFootballTalk
Browns tight end Benjamin Watson suffered three concussions during the 2011 season and was put on injured reserve after the third one. But Watson isn’t worried about what that means for his long-term health.

Pacman says he’ll work one-on-one with rookies | ProFootballTalk
After Bengals cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones spoke at the rookie symposium, he said he doesn’t think it will be the last time he gives advice to young NFL players.

Justin Blackmon takes Terrell Owens' message seriously -
There's no way to know if it might have helped. No way of telling whether a rookie symposium could have altered the mindset of Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon the night he was arrested for an aggravated DUI.

Donovan McNabb might fit with Arizona Cardinals -
Donovan McNabb told NBC on Friday that there's an 80 to 90 percent chance he'll play in 2012, adding that he's looking at three teams specifically to join in camp.

Concussions: X Games athletes could learn from NFL players -
RallyCross star Travis Pastrana knows about concussion risk, as he and his former NFL quarterback uncle have experienced the effects, but many action sports stars just consider it part of the game.

Playbook: defending Gruden's 'Yankee' route | National Football Post
Drawing up the play action route scheme vs. Cover 2.

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