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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/14/12

12 Days until Camp

Q&A with Brian Callahan
Offensive Quality Control Coach Brian Callahan talks about his job duties, working with Peyton Manning and his goals as an NFL coach

TD’s Tokyo Hit Still Impacting Broncos
The story of Terrell Davis's memorable preseason tackle in August of 1995 is still used to motivate young players.

2012 Game-By-Game: Week 9
In Week 9 of the 2012 season, the Broncos travel to Cincinnati to take on a young and steadily improving Bengals team. - Broncos look for Wolfe, others to step up at DT
One of the top battles to watch at Broncos training camp will be on the interior defensive line, with two starting spots up for grabs at defensive tackle.

Denver Broncos Videos

Should Jerry Jones Take A Chance On Owens? - ESPN Video - ESPN
First Take debates whether or not Jerry Jones should give Terrell Owens a chance to make the Cowboys.

Would You Take A Shot On Chad Ochocinco? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Skip Bayless and Rob Parker discuss if they would take a chance on Chad Ochocinco.

Uncertainty Facing Ravens - ESPN Video - ESPN
Antonio Pierce discusses the uncertainty facing the Ravens heading into training camp with the injury to Terrell Suggs and contract distractions on both sides of the ball.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Playbook: Breaking down the 'Levels' concept | National Football Post
Drawing up one of Peyton Manning's favorite routes.

Peyton, Eli Manning host annual passing camp in Louisiana -
Even for the Manning brothers, this offseason has been extraordinary, from Eli basking in a second Super Bowl triumph to Peyton's comeback in a new uniform.

Broncos' Peyton Manning fully involved at family's passing camp - The Denver Post
couple years back, Charles Davis sent his young son to a summer basketball camp hosted by a prestigious college coach.

Bubby Brister and the Mannings | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
One of the camp coaches at the Manning Passing Academy is former Broncos quarterback Bubby Brister.

Famous Nicholls State alums: Lardarius Webb, Darryl Hamilton | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
I was looking through the Hall of Fame display case inside the Nicholls State University athletics building today when I spotted a familiar face:

Division News

Chiefs used 'Kill the head and the body will die' line -
When filmmaker Sean Pamphilon released his audio bomb of Gregg Williams riling up the New Orleans Saints before the team's NFC Divisional Playoff Game against the San Francisco 49ers, one phrase stuck with us: "Kill the head and the body will die."

Chiefs, Dwayne Bowe not making progress on new contract | ProFootballTalk
While one franchise player got the biggest contract in NFL history today, there are multiple reports that negotiations for another franchise player are going nowhere.

Preseason Power Rankings No. 23: Oakland Raiders | ProFootballTalk
The Oakland Raiders have gone nine seasons without a playoff berth.

Future Foes

Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints agree on five-year, $100M deal -
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints agreed on a five-year, $100 million contract, NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reported Friday.

Chase Daniel thrilled Drew Brees is back with Saints -
Chase Daniel is back where he belongs.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers ease NFL blackout level for '12 -
The Buffalo Bills didn't bite on the NFL's relaxed blackout policy, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will, thank you very much.

Rashard Mendenhall says knee is healing 'wonderfully' -
Much of the talk around the Pittsburgh Steelers this offseason has been about the status of running back Rashard Mendenhall, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the team's regular-season finale against the Cleveland Browns. - Clay aims to stick with Steelers
Two days before Christmas, with veteran Mewelde Moore ailing, Steelers rookie RB John Clay was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster.

Ravens willing to wait three years to see Michael McAdoo play | ProFootballTalk
By the time Michael McAdoo is well again, it will be three years since he’s played football. - Jaguars still searching for pass-rush source
Heading into 2012, the Jaguars have plenty of momentum with which to build on the defensive side of the football. - Gordon adds to Browns' WR competition
The Browns’ selection of former Baylor WR Josh Gordon in Thursday’s supplemental draft adds to the competition at the position.

NFL News

Miami Dolphins talk with NFL about logo change for '13 -
Are the Miami Dolphins heading for a makeover?

Seau's brain to be studied for injury |
The brain of former NFL great Junior Seau has been delivered to the National Institutes of Health, where scientists will study it for signs of permanent injury related to his 20-year pro career.

Stephen Davis, ex-Redskin, files concussion lawsuit -
Retired running back Stephen Davis had more than 2,100 officials "touches" from scrimmage, gained 9,546 yards and scored 69 touchdowns in an 11-year career with the Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams.

Franchise tags: Drew Brees got paid, but who needs deals?

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees traded his franchise tag for franchise money Friday, agreeing to a five-year, $100 million contract. But several players still saddled with the franchise tag remain ... well, disenfranchised..

Pro Bowl ratings show why NFL is keeping it around | ProFootballTalk
Despite plenty of talk that the Pro Bowl has become such a joke of an exhibition that the NFL ought to scrap it, the NFL’s version of an all-star game will return once again this season, on the Sunday before the Super Bowl.

In today’s NFL, players have every right to hold out | ProFootballTalk
Ravens safety Ed Reed realizes that players can get what they want only by holding out.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Minnesota Vikings rookies told of strip-club dangers -
When the Minnesota Vikings went in search of a headlining act for their in-house rookie symposium, they were ultimately won over by a gentleman with "Former owner, Lollipops Gentlemen's Club" on his resume.

Andrew Luck working out with Colts' Reggie Wayne -
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is apparently making up for lost time with receiver Reggie Wayne. - Seahawks release WR Williams
The Seahawks released WR Mike Williams, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Colts sign undrafted linebacker Larry Lumpkin | ProFootballTalk
There is other business in the NFL, business which doesn’t include as many commas or zeroes.

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