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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/18/12

7 Days until the players show up for Camp and 8 days before the public can attend

2012 Training Camp Schedule

Running back Mario Fannin is trying to earn himself a role in the Broncos backfield while battling back from an injury that ended his 2011 campaign before it began.

Q&A with Cory Undlin
Defensive Quality Control Coach Cory Undlin sat down with to talk about his experience working with Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio, his role on the Broncos coaching staff and the Super Bowl run he enjoyed with the Patriots in 2004.

Position Preview: Linebackers
In the final week before training camp, continues to take you inside the roster, position-by-position. Next up in the series: the linebackers.

2012 Game-by-Game: Week 11
In Week 11 of the 2012 season the Broncos will host the Chargers in the second game of the season series.

Bronco Birthdays

DB Tom Minter (1962) is 73.

Denver Broncos Videos

Video: AFC West preview - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Cris Carter and Marcellus Wiley break down the AFC West.

Blogger Blitz: Defensive Wildcards - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC South Blogger Paul Kuharsky spotlights a breakthrough defensive player from each team in the division

Has Roger Goodell Provided Enough Discipline? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rob Parker, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Roger Goodell's efforts to curb the off-field issues in the NFL.

Reign in the Gronk? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Marcellus Wiley explains if Rob Gronkowski should listen to the Patriots about changing his public image.

Is Dez Bryant Worth The Trouble? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss Dez Bryant's most recent off-field issue and if he is worth the trouble.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Contract terms block Ryan Clady deal with Broncos - The Denver Post
Contract negotiations between the Broncos and all-pro left tackle Ryan Clady have been snagged.

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil confident "truth will come out" about arrest - The Denver Post
Fingerprint tests on the semi-automatic pistols confiscated by Miami Beach police are likely to become a key component of the investigation in the Elvis Dumervil case.

Denver billboard pokes fun at Elvis Dumervil arrest | First-and-Orange
The folks at MultiLine International Imports made headlines last fall when they used their digital billboard just east of I-25 to urge Broncos coach John Fox to play quarterback Tim Tebow.

Jersey days: Knowing the first but remembering the last - The Denver Post
As a sports staffer here at The Denver Post, I'm not supposed to ever wear any clothing that has a logo of any of the city's professional teams.

Matt Barkley, Tyler Bray impress at Manning Passing Academy -
For the past 17 years, the Manning Passing Academy has played host to high school quarterbacks, receivers and running backs from across the country.

In salary and endorsements, Peyton remains the NFL’s richest | ProFootballTalk
Missing an entire season didn’t stop Peyton Manning from making a whole lot of money.

Division News

Who is the AFC West's top defender? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
In the AFC West, it is easy to focus on the passing attacks led by Philip Rivers and now Peyton Manning, or the fantastic crop of running backs in the division.

No deal for Bowe could prove costly -
Now that this chapter of the ongoing Dwayne Bowe saga is over, it was downright predictable. We should’ve seen it coming.

Future Foes

Matt Schaub: Andre Johnson and I all clear for Texans -
We learned last week that Matt Schaub has been cleared for training camp by the Houston Texans.

Joe Flacco not worried about Ravens contract, agent says -
Now that the Baltimore Ravens have taken care of running back Ray Rice, does quarterback Joe Flacco believe he's next in line?

Relative: Ed Reed won't be Baltimore Ravens holdout -
At least one person close to Ed Reed says the Baltimore Ravens safety isn't about to sit out training camp in pursuit of a new contract.

Report: Steelers still optimistic about signing Wallace long-term | ProFootballTalk
Monday’s deadline for signing players with a franchise tag to a long-term contract doesn’t apply to players with restricted free agent tenders, so there’s nothing stopping the Steelers from signing wide receiver Mike Wallace. - Steelers re-sign OT Starks
The Steelers re-signed veteran OT Max Starks to a one-year deal on Tuesday.

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 15: Cincinnati Bengals | ProFootballTalk
A year ago, the Bengals seemed to be in disarray. Coach Marvin Lewis became a coaching free agent, deciding to re-sign with the team only with the understanding that things would be different. - AFC North training-camp reports
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Ravens, Bengals, Browns and Steelers in training camp.

NFL News

Robert Griffin III tweets signing with the Redskins
Robert Griffin III reached an agreement with the Washington Redskins early Wednesday morning according the quarterback's Twitter account.

NFL Referees Association holding conference call Wednesday, featuring Ed Hochuli | ProFootballTalk
As if the NFL doesn’t have enough problems right now, they’ve apparently caused referee Ed Hochuli to go Hulk.

Cedric Benson: Packers, Jets, Raiders showed interest -
Despite three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons, Cedric Benson remains a man without a team.

Butch Davis hopes head-coaching role still lies ahead -
Butch Davis says his coaching days aren't finished.

Dexter Manley sues, blames NFL for brain cyst | ProFootballTalk
The latest well-known former NFL player to sue the league over brain damage that he says he suffered on the field is former Redskins defensive end Dexter Manley, who says he needed brain surgery because of a condition caused by football.

NFL answers Vilma, says he can work with Saints trainer during suspension | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has answered Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s argument that enacting his suspension would keep him from being able to rehabilitate his knee injury with the team’s medical staff.

NFL Opposes Expedited Hearing for Vilma -
Jonathan Vilma's hearing as he attempts to delay or overturn his season-long suspension has been moved up a week to July 26. - New cancer center honors former NFL great Upshaw
Pro Football Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw is being remembered with a Northern California cancer treatment center named in his honor.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Matt Barkley: RG3 would have been drafted after me -
Matt Barkley reshuffled NFL draft boards nationwide last year when the USC quarterback decided to return for his senior season.

Chris Johnson: Tennessee Titans run 'passing offense' -
The days of Chris Johnson leading the NFL in rushing attempts are over. The buzzword around the Tennessee Titans these days is balance.

Chris Johnson bulks up in hopes of a bigger role | ProFootballTalk
No back has been better the last four years than Chris Johnson.

Adisa Bakari's 'life retreat' aims to teach players the business of football - Jim Trotter -
The interior of the defensive line can be an intimidating place. Tackles and noseguards know they're going to be hit. But where will the contact come from?

Playbook: Drawing up a 'Cover 0' blitz scheme | National Football Post
Breaking down 'Under Strike Closed 0.'

Mark Dayton: NFL players like soldiers returning from war -
The NFL has been hit with a damaging flurry of arrests and accusations in the last several days, and Minnesota's governor thinks he knows at least one of the reasons.

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