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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/8/12


Ready For Moore
Second year safety Rahim Moore is making the most out of his first full offseason.

Right on 'Q'
Second-year safety Quinton Carter is drawing on his experience as a 10-game starter in his rookie campaign to improve in year two.

Broncos safeties Moore, Carter figure to be better with added experience - The Denver Post
In 2003, some rookie safety named Troy Polamalu didn't start a game for the 6-10 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Broncos' Rahim Moore works to rebound from disappointing rookie season - The Denver Post
There was little about Rahim Moore's rookie year that went according to plan.

Broncos gave Warren a guaranteed $250,000 signing bonus | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Ty Warren’s new deal, while substantially less overall, actually has a greater guarantee.

Denver Broncos Videos

Ronnie Hillman Interview - Broncos Rookie RB - YouTube
Amy K. Nelson sits down with Denver Broncos rookie running back Ronnie Hillman at the 2012 NFLPA Rookie Premiere in Hollywood, CA.

Best Option For Browns - ESPN Video - ESPN
Damien Woody thinks Brandon Weeden gives the Browns the best chance to win because of his command of the huddle and ability to drive the ball down field.

Concussion Lawsuits Combined - ESPN Video - ESPN
More than 80 pending lawsuits against NFL combined into one, accusing the NFL of hiding information that linked football-related head trauma to permanent brain injuries.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is an ace teacher for rookie Brock Osweiler - The Denver Post
Though he has not thrown his first pass in the NFL, Broncos rookie quarterback Brock Osweiler carries more than a little football history.

Peyton Manning's wishes for Broncos' offense mirror the team's desires - The Denver Post
Its fairly clear already that the Broncos wont slap the template of what Peyton Manning was doing with the Colts onto their playbook.

Broncos' Von Miller looks to make big improvement between rookie, sophomore seasons - The Denver Post
Most of the NFLs talent evaluators believe that players with the abilities to construct productive careers see the most improvement between their rookie years and their second seasons.

Division News

Who is ready to break out? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Will 2012 be the year of the breakout kings in the AFC West? - Raiders sign three draft picks
The Raiders announced the signings of three draft picks on Thursday, including DE Jack Crawford, a fifth-round pick from Penn State.

New coach thinks Matt Cassel is a winner - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Quarterbacks are measured on victories. That’s one of the reason why new Kansas City offensive coordinator Brian Daboll believes in Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.

Future Foes

Trent Richardson named likely starter for Browns -
No surprises out of Cleveland, where Pat Shurmur hinted Thursday that Trent Richardson is closing in on the team's starting running back job.

Ravens’ Terrence Cody ranks The Hulk over Batman -
Ravens teammates say Terrence Cody is a unique individual, but perhaps it’s just jealously because he looks pretty good in a Cookie Monster hoodie.

Bo Scaife signs with Patriots to bolster TE depth -
The Patriots might have the NFL's best pair of tight ends in Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, but the team is bringing Bo Scaife on board to provide depth.

NFL News

'Master complaint' says NFL hid brain injury links -
A master complaint combining dozens of existing lawsuits accusing the NFL of failing to provide information linking football-related head trauma to irreparable memory loss, brain damage, and other debilitating long-term health issues was filed in federal court in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Head Injury Lawsuits Against N.F.L. Consolidated -
Scores of lawsuits involving thousands of former players touched by concussions and brain injuries have been consolidated into one master complaint, setting up a massive and potentially costly case for the N.F.L.

Kevin Turner, suffering from ALS, explains why he’s suing the NFL | ProFootballTalk
Former Eagles and Patriots running back Kevin Turner, who now suffers from a crippling disease that he attributes to injuries suffered in the NFL, said today that he takes a backseat to no one in his love for football, but that he doesn’t believe the NFL has done enough to protect its players.

NFLPA launches pursuit of collusion case with information request | ProFootballTalk
The NFLPA believes that the league colluded in 2010, and now the players are trying to prove it.

Could 'replacement' refs impact NFL secondaries? | National Football Post
Looking at the idea from a player's perspective.

Miscellaneous Stuff

“Forgive is to Forget" in the 2012 NFL Draft |
Through the topics of the 2012 NFL draft from the unanimous selection of Andrew Luck at number one to the unusual amount of first round trades, none of them struck me as much as the Pittsburgh Steelers selection of the coveted left tackle Mike Adams from thee Ohio State University.

The Payne Train: What minicamps don’t tell you | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
My friend and former teammate N.D. Kalu, a retired 12-year NFL veteran, spoke to the Houston Texans rookies earlier this week. - Rams sign first-round DT Brockers
The Rams signed first-round DT Michael Brockers on Thursday, the team announced. - Jaguars cut injury-plagued Kampman
The Jaguars announced the release of DE Aaron Kampman on Thursday. - Patriots release WR Ochocinco
The Patriots released WR Chad Ochocinco on Thursday, the team announced.

Report: Santonio Holmes had “mini-meltdown” at Jets’ practice | ProFootballTalk
Last season Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was widely regarded as a divisive figure in the team’s locker room. A report out of today’s Organized Team Activity suggests that Holmes still needs an attitude adjustment.

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