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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/21/12

4 Days until the players show up for Camp and 5 days before the public can attend

2012 Training Camp Schedule

This is one of those days where there are no words. A day where everything football related feels trivial.

Broncos Mourn Aurora Tragedy «
On Friday morning, The Broncos released the following statement regarding the tragedy in Aurora, Colo.: Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences go out to the victims of this horrific tragedy in our community.

Preseason Power Rankings No. 10: Denver Broncos | ProFootballTalk
The Denver Broncos snapped a five-year playoff drought with Tim Tebow at quarterback, but club brass was never on board with the "college" offense coordinator Mike McCoy was forced to implement, in order to cater to Tebow’s limited skill set.

Broncos' Elvis Dumervil has court hearing set for Aug. 16 - The Denver Post
According to the Miami-Dade County Court website, Broncos' star pass rusher Elvis Dumervil has a preliminary hearing on his aggravated assault charge set for Aug. 16.

2012 Game-by-Game: Week 14
In Week 14 of the 2012 season the Broncos will visit the Raiders in the second game of the season series.

Q&A with Eric Studesville
Running Backs Coach Eric Studesville sat down with to talk about the depth at running back, maintaining the team's success on the ground from last year, and how Peyton Manning will affect the running game.

Bronco Birthdays

LB Wesley Woodyard is 26.
DT LeKevin Smith (2009-10) is 30.

Denver Broncos Videos

Better Rookie Season: Luck Or RG3? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate who will have the better rookie season between Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.Michael Smith, Buccaneers rookie, wants starting job -

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used the No. 31 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft on Boise State running back Doug Martin, who is expected to compete with LeGarrette Blount for the starting job. But 178 picks later, the Buccaneers selected Utah State running back Michael Smith, who plans on pushing for a starting job,

Playboy Mansion Party - ESPN Video - ESPN

NFL32OT: Chargers Look To Get Back To Business - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 172: Darren Woodson and Mark Schlereth discuss the issues that plague the Chargers. The NFL32 crew break down the Broncos heading into the upcoming season.

Denver Broncos Blogs

My story live from Tahoe: Why Broncos exec John Elway thinks balance is what will determine their season -
John Elway spent last year getting asked about Tim Tebow. Now, the Broncos executive VP gets asked about Peyton Manning. It’s cool. He understands.

John Elway stresses balance for Broncos offense | ProFootballTalk
There’s been more than a little bit of attention on the quarterback position in Denver this offseason.

KOA Q&A with Brandon Stokley «
Our interview series continues as we lead up to training camp. During the recently-completed OTAs (organized team activities)and mini-camp, 850 KOA spoke with Broncos wide receiver Brandon Stokley (BS), who is back with the team this year.

Denver Broncos camp outlook: All eyes on Peyton's return - NFL - Sporting News
As Peyton Manning goes, so go the Broncos.

Division News

2012 NFL Season Preview -
Pete Prisco predicts the Chargers will finish 10-6.

Oakland Raiders - NFL - News, Rumors, Scores, Stats, Fantasy
A top-to-bottom preview of the 2012 Oakland Raiders season from the NFL team.

2012 NFL Season Preview -
Pete Prisco predicts the Chiefs will finish 6-10.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Word of Muth: Scouting the Chiefs
After breaking down the Chiefs' Week 16 game against the Raiders, I am willing to say that Eric Winston was the best signing of the offseason.

Aubrayo Franklin, San Diego Chargers agree to terms -
One day after releasing defensive end Luis Castillo, the San Diego Chargers announced they have agreed to terms with veteran nose tackle Aubrayo Franklin on a one-year contract.

San Diego Chargers add running back Jackie Battle -
In addition to their signing of defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin, the San Diego Chargers announced that they have agreed on a one-year contract with running back Jackie Battle and released guard Kris Dielman from the "reserve/retired" list. - Bar set high for Chargers RB Mathews
One of the worst-kept secrets in the NFL this offseason has been that Chargers RB Ryan Mathews should expect a heavy workload in his third season.

CHARGERS: Veteran defensive end Castillo released
The Chargers released veteran defensive end Luis Castillo on Thursday, a few months after signing him to a one-year contract

Has the window closed on the Chargers? | National Football Post
Despite personnel changes, San Diego aims to retake the AFC West.

Kris Dielman won’t play again, considers legal action | ProFootballTalk
Retired former Chargers offensive lineman Kris Dielman will not be un-retiring. But he may be suing.

Heartland Health Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers
Three questions surrounding the Chiefs wide receiver position heading into training camp

Report: Chiefs cornerback Donald Washington arrested | ProFootballTalk
For 32 NFL teams, training camps can’t open soon enough. Yet another player has been arrested, again for drunk driving.

Future Foes

No serious talks yet between Browns, Richardson | ProFootballTalk
Browns running back Trent Richardson has said that he wants to wait to sign his contract until the two players drafted in front of him — Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III — sign theirs.

NFL News

Emmitt Smith says he’d "definitely" lie to doctors to keep playing | ProFootballTalk
Hall of Fame running back Emmitt Smith once ran for 170 yards and caught 10 passes to lead the Cowboys to a big win over the Giants while playing through a separated shoulder,

Bruce Smith joins concussion lawsuits | ProFootballTalk
A total of 22 Hall of Famers have sued the NFL for concussions allegedly suffered during their careers.

NFL moves to dismiss lawsuits filed by Jonathan Vilma -
The NFL filed two suits in Louisiana court Friday to dismiss lawsuits filed against it by New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma,

Miscellaneous Stuff

Former officials are at odds with the NFL, too -
With current officials locked out in labor dispute, nine respected former officials are denied access to NFL computer system after refusing to train replacements. 'We feel that we're fired,' one says.

Jerry Markbreit says none of replacement refs come from top colleges | National Football Post
Says game will be compromised without regular officials

Justin Blackmon, Jaguars reportedly in contract talks -
Among the 11 first round picks without contracts, the trickiest negotiations could be between the Jacksonville Jaguars and No. 5 overall pick Justin Blackmon.

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