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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/16/12

10 Days until Camp

2012 Training Camp Schedule

The deadline for re-signing Franchise Tagged players expires today

Broncos' Dumervil Charged With Aggravated Assault -
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm in Florida.

Elvis Dumervil arrested on felony aggravated assault -
With training camp just weeks away, the Denver Broncos suddenly have a serious concern on their hands following the arrest of defensive end Elvis Dumervil in Miami Beach, Fla., on Saturday night.

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil arrested in Miami on felony assault charge - The Denver Post
Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach, Fla., on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm, according to court records in Miami-Dade County.

Elvis Dumervil’s lawyer: It is likely no charges will be filed | ProFootballTalk
Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil was arrested for a felony count of aggravated assault with a firearm in Miami on Saturday, but his lawyer says he doesn’t expect Dumervil to be charged when all the information about what happened comes to light.

Second incident could land Dumervil in Goodell’s doghouse | ProFootballTalk
Despite the proclamation from the Broncos’ version of Saul Goodman that defensive end Elvis Dumervil ultimately won’t be charged with aggravated assault despite being arrested for aggravated assault, Dumervil should be worried about a different kind of judge.

Bronco Birthdays

RB Knowshon Moreno is 25.
DT Louis Leonard (2010) is 28.

Denver Broncos Videos

Eric LeGrand - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Saunders is inspired by the courage of Eric LeGrand, who once had NFL dreams.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning reportedly throws well at camp -
Starved for actual on-field football news, the OTAs and minicamps in May and June were over analyzed on a daily basis.

Report: Peyton Manning dazzles during throwing exhibition - NFL - Sporting News
Peyton Manning's comeback from neck surgery will be one of the most scrutinized training-camp story lines later this month.

With Broncos' Peyton Manning driving, the bus waits for no one - The Denver Post
When the Broncos adjourned their final on-field minicamp practice last month and sent the players into what remained of the offseason, there was a clear message shipped out with them.

Division News

AFC breakdown: All eyes on Denver Broncos in offseason - The Denver Post
The NFL's era of free agency has had its share of blockbuster courtships, of big-name players moving on to put their names on somebody else's marquee.

Antonio Gates bullish on San Diego Chargers tight ends -
It wasn't so long ago that Antonio Gates was peerless at the tight-end position in the NFL.

Philip Rivers, Chris Johnson among bounce-back players in 2012 -
Several NFL players produced career-best performances during the 2011 season. Numerous long-held NFL records were shattered by the likes of New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees and New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

Future Foes

NFC breakdown: Dents in New Orleans Saints' armor - The Denver Post
Just three seasons ago, the New Orleans Saints hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy in Miami as NFL champions who helped heal a hurricane-ravaged city.

Wes Welker reportedly far from deal with Patriots -
If you had July 16 in the Wes Welker Contract Extension Pool, things are looking rather grim.

Patriots push the brakes on the Summer of Gronk | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots tight end has enjoyed quite a run, with a new contract, an appearance on a reality dating show, a win in a celebrity home run derby and most recently, a tasteful nude cover of a magazine.

Phil Simms: Joe Flacco awesome on Ravens, not good -
Count former NFL quarterback and current CBS analyst Phil Simms among those who considers Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to be a franchise quarterback.

NFL News

Previous adjustments could push Matt Stafford to front of line | ProFootballTalk
Now that Drew Brees has gotten his contract, the speculation turns to which quarterback is next at the window.

Anthony Spencer will play under the franchise tag this season | ProFootballTalk
There’s no need for Cowboys fans to keep an eye on the clock counting down to the deadline for franchised players to sign multiyear deals.

Injured on a kickoff, Eric LeGrand says the play shouldn’t change | ProFootballTalk
Buccaneers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand has had a big week. Making a stirring appearance at the ESPYs on Wednesday and landing a deal with Subway, he also has performed the guest-writing duties for Peter King’s Monday Morning Quarterback.

Jim Leonhard says he’s healthy, ready to get into a camp | ProFootballTalk
With training camps opening soon, the guys who aren’t currently in one are beginning to sweat.

Miscellaneous Stuff

2012 NFL Training Camp - 5 Reasons SAINTS won't win Super Bowl |
After posting a 13-3 regular season record, the New Orleans Saints came up a couple playoff wins short of their second Super Bowl appearance in three seasons.

Dez Bryant raves of Dallas Cowboys' new workouts -
Dez Bryant has been something of a tease over his first two NFL seasons, but the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver believes a new workout regiment will make a difference.

Why do DBs get beat? | National Football Post
Three reasons DBs give up explosive plays in the NFL.

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