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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/5/12


Manning Airing It Out
Quarterback Peyton Manning and his receivers continue to build chemistry throughout OTAs, as was evidenced by an abundance of deep completions on Monday.

Situational Football
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos worked from the no-huddle offense in the seventh day of OTAs.

Peyton embraces iPad playbook during Broncos transition
Even as he tries to recapture his old form, Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is enjoying a new addition to his football regimen: an iPad loaded with the team's playbook.

MaxDenver " Broncos, Manning Dig the Long Ball
If there were reins on Peyton Manning, they were removed Monday.

Denver Broncos Videos

Next Part of the Playbook
Peyton Manning and the offense spent Monday going through longer routes, throwing deeper balls and testing the team's secondary.

OTAs Day Seven: Manning
Peyton Manning talks about throwing the deep ball and running through situational plays during Monday's OTA session.

OTAs Day Seven: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about how the offense is progressing and what he's seen so far during OTAs.

Manning's Supporting Cast - ESPN Video - ESPN
Darren Woodson evaluates Peyton Manning's supporting cast.

Saints Bounty Update - ESPN Video - ESPN
Arbitrator rejects arguments from players suspended for roles in Saints bounty program.

Another NFL Lockout? - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL will hire and train replacement officials as contract talks between NFL and officials break off.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning Airs It Out and Looks Good -
Peyton Manning is the only four-time MVP in NFL history, he's hoisted a Super Bowl trophy and hosted "Saturday Night Live."

Peyton Manning airs it out at Broncos practice -
Don't look now, New York Jets media. You have a competitor for OTA overanalysis. "I've never had to comment on incompletions at practice before. This is new to me," Peyton Manning told the assembled Broncos horde Monday.

MaxDenver " Notes from an OTA: June 4
Noting the day …

MaxDenver " Scenes from a Practice: June 4
An assortment of freeze-frames from the Broncos’ seventh organized team activity session of 2012.

Broncos coach John Fox expects "full participation" at camp next week - The Denver Post
The Broncos opened their third week of organized team activities (OTAs) Monday, with defensive tackle Ty Warren and kicker Matt Prater still having not appeared in the team's Dove Valley complex.

Peyton Manning's passing ability of no reservation to Broncos - The Denver Post
The Broncos have now seen Manning throw plenty in a variety of situations. And both publicly and privately, they are more than happy.

Peyton Manning shows he can still throw the deep ball - The Denver Post
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning answered lingering questions about his post-neck surgery arm strength

Broncos' Brandon Stokley's spectacular catch grabs attention in OTAs - The Denver Post
At 35, Brandon Stokley is no kid, and this is no ordinary OTA set of practices.

Fox on Manning: He looks the same to me - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos are continuing to carefully bring quarterback Peyton Manning along as he rehabilitates from a surgically repaired neck that cost him the entire 2011 season.

Broncos' Tennessee alums get a special visitor at practice | First-and-Orange
The special guest was dressed all in orange as he sat on the patio and watched Broncos practice Monday morning.

Division News - Chiefs add veteran S Elam
The Chiefs signed former Cowboys S Abram Elam on Monday, the team announced. - Routt settling into life in Kansas City
Stanford Routt was no fan of the Oakland Raiders locker room.

Baldwin returns to practice after migraine scare | ProFootballTalk
Chiefs wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin missed last Friday’s OTA practice due to a migraine headache. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that Baldwin was back on the field on Monday.

Kevin Boss has high hopes for Chiefs' offense -
The Kansas City Chiefs' selection of Tony Moeaki in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft paid immediate dividends, as the former Iowa standout caught 47 passes for 556 yards and three touchdowns in his rookie season. - Raiders FB Reece signs ERFA tender
Raiders FB Marcel Reece signed his exclusive rights free-agent contract on Monday, ending his holdout. The tender is reportedly worth $540,000 for the 2012 season.

Ryan Mathews reminds Norv Turner of Ricky Williams | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers haven’t made any secret of their desire to use running back Ryan Mathews more often this season.

Future Foes - Bucs add DEs Gilberry, Mitchell
The Buccaneers signed free-agent DEs Wallace Gilberry and Jayme Mitchell, the team announced Monday.

Schiano wants more consistency from the Bucs | ProFootballTalk
Two conclusions have been drawn, based on the email messages we’ve received over the past few days:

Bucs make four roster moves on defensive line | ProFootballTalk
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers shook up the end of their defensive line depth chart on Monday, signing veteran ends Wallace Gilberry and Jayme Mitchell.

Doug Martin signs five-year deal with Bucs -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drafted Boise State running back Doug Martin late in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft to be their running back of the future. The future starts now.

Once-muddled Bucs safety situation becomes clearer | ProFootballTalk
Due to injuries and poor performance, the Bucs have started four different players at safety over the past two seasons.

Terrell Suggs: I’m going to shock a lot of people | ProFootballTalk
Terrell Suggs isn’t coming close to backing down on his pledge to be back on the field for the Ravens this year.

Taylor Mays is looking like a starter in Cincy | ProFootballTalk
Though Taylor Mays ran a forty time in the 4.3s coming out of USC in 2010, many NFL prognosticators were down on him due to stiff hips and a lack of playmaking ability.

With Forsett in, Javarris Williams is out | ProFootballTalk
Over the weekend, veteran running back Justin Forsett declared that he has joined the Texans, the team for which he worked out last Wednesday. And with Forsett joining the depth chart, someone has to go.

Derrick Ward tweets about end of road with Texans -
The Houston Texans' signing of Justin Forsett pointed to the end of Derrick Ward's two-year run with the team. On Monday, the veteran running back appeared to confirm it as fact on Twitter.

Brian Cushing misses Texans' practice, has MRI on knee -
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was held out of Monday's organized team activity after developing soreness in his knee, and coach Gary Kubiak disclosed that the team sent the 2009 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year for an MRI.

Scott Fujita excited to return to Browns practice -
Scott Fujita's offseason has been the equivalent of a migraine headache that refuses to go away.

NFL News

Roger Goodell’s Power to Punish Saints in Bounty Scandal Is Affirmed -
The lengthy battle between the N.F.L. and the players’ association over discipline for players said to be involved in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal inched forward Monday when an arbitrator affirmed Commissioner Roger Goodell’s authority to punish the players.

Coaches Association: NFLPA bounty tactics are 'petty' -
The verbal and legal battle over the New Orleans Saints' bounty punishments continues on a few fronts. The most obvious one is Jonathan Vilma leading the players' charge against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

NFL to begin hiring, training replacement officials -
Another year, another labor battle. This time, the NFL is going up against the NFL Referees Association.

NFLPA expresses "concern" over hiring of "scab" officials | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has locked out the members of the NFL Referees Association. The NFL Players Association has weighed in on the subject.

Guest Post: Is "Preventing Concussions" False Advertising? | NFL Concussion Litigation
Necessity is the mother of invention. Is it necessary to try and prevent concussions in sports? Absolutely! Recent events have made it more necessary than ever.

Blackmon gives Khan first big challenge of NFL ownership | ProFootballTalk
Last week, Jaguars owner Shahid Khan got the first test of his tenure as owner of the team, thanks to a public pissing match with the City of Jacksonville.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Looking at NFL Player Development from a different angle (3) |
TFE explores the final phase of an NFL Player Development Program by introducing the idea of a Financial Advisor/Director to the Player Performance Council.

"Offset" issue looks like a red herring | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, we passed along an item from Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange regarding the question of whether and to what extent so-called "offset" language applicable to guaranteed salaries was impacting the negotiations for the first eight players taken in the 2012 draft.

Cowboys turn down multiple trades for Mike Jenkins -
The Dallas Cowboys insist that cornerback Mike Jenkins isn't on the trading block. Not everyone seems to believe them, but evidence that Jenkins really isn't going anywhere is mounting.

Jahvid Best not concerned about concussion history -
Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best had the bulk of his 2011 season

Koonce's Own Struggles Fuel Study of Ex-Players -
Having found out firsthand that a member of a Super Bowl-winning team isn't necessarily wired for instant success off the field, former NFL linebacker George Koonce used his own struggles to fuel an academic study of the issues former players face when their careers are over.

How do you 'bait' the QB in the sprint game? | National Football Post
Using video of Tramon Williams' INT to talk technique.

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