clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/22/12

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

In N.F.L. Off-Season, Attention Has Been on Legal Battles -
Bounties and bans. Replacement referees and rules changes. Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. And litigation galore.

League, union need to find better ways to deter crime | ProFootballTalk
On June 24, we explained that coaches who finally had gotten a chance to relax after months of hard work wouldn’t be completely relaxed, given that players left to their own devices inevitably will be arrested in the down time between the end of the offseason and the launch of training camp.

Derrick Ward criticizes NFL players for drinking and driving -
Retired running back Derrick Ward is fed up with the recent rash of arrests to NFL players, especially those who have been involved in drunk driving incidents.

Bronco Birthdays

DE Rich 'Tombstone' Jackson (1967-72) is 71.
G Pat Matson (1966-67) is 68.
WR Cedric Tillman (1992-94) is 42.

Denver Broncos Videos

Jared Allen Interview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ed Werder sits down with Jared Allen to discuss the upcoming season for the Vikings.

Cowboys Working On CB Claiborne Deal - ESPN Video - ESPN
Sources: Cowboys are working to get first-round pick CB Morris Claiborne signed before rookies report to camp on Wednesday.

Brees Supports Vilma - ESPN Video - ESPN
Drew Brees defends Jonathan Vilma in court document filed Saturday.

Cowboys Camp Confidential: Dez Bryant - ESPN Video - ESPN
With Cowboys training camp upcoming ESPNDallas' Tim MacMahon says the teams early focus needs to be Dez Bryant.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Peyton Manning sets example for Broncos as a happy training camper - The Denver Post
Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who helped organize the Manning Passing Academy this summer, is the rare breed of player who looks forward to training camp.

John Elway knows Broncos need more than Peyton Manning -
You want to talk about Peyton Manning. The whole world wants to talk about Peyton Manning.

Denver Broncos Training Camp Primer - The Denver Post
When most of the football-loving world last saw the Broncos, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had just spent an evening reinforcing the definition of "franchise quarterback" with his six-touchdown, 363-yard performance in New Englands 45-10 victory in the second round of the playoffs last season.

Kickin' it with Kiszla: Denver Broncos can't afford to lose defensive end Elvis Dumervil - The Denver Post
Cents vs. sense. All the money in the world cant buy common sense for NFL players.

Woody Paige: Questions shroud beginning of Broncos' season - The Denver Post
Verily, the Broncos' past season involved throughout, and revolved around, Tim Tebow, John Elway and the Biblical scripture John 3:16.

Division News

How the Chiefs Sweep the West - Arrowhead Addict - A Kansas City Chiefs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more
Greetings Addicts! If you are anything like me, the dead period before the start of training camp can be unbearable. Aside from waiting for news about - Chiefs DB Washington arrested on multiple charges
Chiefs DB Donald Washington was arrested Thursday and charged with DUI, unlawful possession of cannabis, speeding and driving with a suspended license.

Chargers G.M. explains team’s Friday roster moves | ProFootballTalk
The San Diego Chargers were the NFL’s most active team on Friday, executing three transactions.

Future Foes

Preseason Power Rankings No. 7: Houston Texans | ProFootballTalk
Coming off the first playoff berth and 10-win season in franchise history, the Texans can’t help but feel it should have been better.

PFT’s Preseason Power Rankings No. 6: Pittsburgh Steelers | ProFootballTalk
For much of last season, it seemed that the Steelers were destined to return to the Super Bowl, for the third time in four years.

Bill Belichick likes challenging his team with joint practices | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots obviously see value in joint practices with other teams during training camp, since they’ve scheduled a pair of them this year.

Lardarius Webb: Baltimore Ravens DBs are the best -
Earlier this offseason, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb proclaimed that the Ravens' secondary was the best in the league. Working out alongside a few of his defensive backfield mates at the team's facility, Webb didn't backpedal from that statement.

John Harbaugh believes Ed Reed will play this year | ProFootballTalk
Ravens safety Ed Reed has been sending plenty of messages to the team this summer, as he apparently tries to get a new contract without coming out and expressly saying, "I want a new contract."

Lofa Tatupu, Falcons linebacker, suffers pectoral injury -
The Atlanta Falcons don't open training camp until Thursday, but linebacker Lofa Tatupu has already been added to the walking wounded.

Trent Richardson, Brandon Weeden deals at standstill -
Contract talks are at a standstill between the Cleveland Browns and the No. 3 overall pick, running back Trent Richardson, a league source told The Plain Dealer on Friday.

Joe Flacco: I'll be a Baltimore Raven for a long time -
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco shrugged off concerns about a long-term cotract on Saturday, saying, "I see myself being here for many years, no matter what happens," the Carroll County Times reported.

NFL News

For NFL players, 'summer vacation' is almost over | National Football Post
Enjoy the final weekend before camp--because its time to go to work.

Anthony Smith retires after six seasons in NFL -
Tennessee Titans safety Anthony Smith has announced his retirement, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Saturday.

Miscellaneous Stuff

30 Seconds With Franco Harris: 'It Was a Great Time to Be in Pittsburgh' -
Running back Franco Harris helped the Pittsburgh Steelers win four Super Bowls during his 13-year Hall of Fame career.

John Corker, Ex-N.F.L. Player, Went From Cocaine to Redemption -
John Corker, all 6 feet 7 inches and 280 chiseled pounds of him, attracts plenty of attention at the Salvation Army.

Go Broncos!

Follow Me on Twitter!

Like Me on FaceBook!