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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/23/12

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

2012 Training Camp Schedule

Several Broncos players spent time with patients who were injured in the Aurora shootings.

Peyton Manning eyes Denver Broncos training camp -
We're sure there are NFL players who view the start of training camp the same way a 9-year-old boy grimly looks ahead to the first day of school.

Peyton Manning wishes the Broncos went away to camp | ProFootballTalk
If Peyton Manning had his way, the Broncos would buck the growing trend toward having training camp at their regular facility.

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S David Bruton is 25.
WR Mark Jackson is 49.

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Broncos visit Colo. shooting victims in hospital - The Denver Post
A half dozen Denver Broncos visited with survivors of the Colorado theater shooting on Sunday to try to lift their spirits.

Denver Broncos visit Aurora theater shooting survivors
Survivors of the Aurora theater shooting who were taken to Medical Center of Aurora and remain there since Thursday got a visit Sunday from several Denver Broncos players.

Broncos offer Ryan Clady five-year deal worth $50 million - The Denver Post
Training camp is about to begin and a significant gap must be closed if the Broncos are to lock up left tackle Ryan Clady with a long-term extension.

Denver Broncos' tight ends will be more involved in the passing game - The Denver Post
Today's question about the Broncos comes from Cody Hemmen in Thornton. Q: What can we expect from the Denver tight ends this year?

Training camp opening day forecast: 97 degrees | First-and-Orange
According to Kathy Sabine’s forecast on the back page of the Denver Post news section, Broncos training camp isn’t going to bring in a cold front.

Division News

Chiefs hope their youth movement comes of age fast -
In each of the first 49 seasons the Chiefs played in Kansas City, their fans had a wide selection of veteran players to root for. In season number 50, they won’t have that opportunity.

Palmer says Raiders are playoff ready | ProFootballTalk
The Broncos have Peyton Manning and the Chargers have added a bunch of new players and the Chiefs seem to be on the upswing. But Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer remains optimistic.

Future Foes - NFC South training-camp reports
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Falcons, Panthers, Saints and Buccaneers in training camp.

PFT Preseason Power Rankings No. 5: Baltimore Ravens | ProFootballTalk
After barely missing out on the Super Bowl last season, the Ravens kept their roster largely intact and had every reason to believe they’d be Super Bowl contenders again this year. - Bengals' Gresham not lacking in potential
Four teams had a wide receiver and a tight end make the Pro Bowl a season ago.

All eyes on Todd Haley as he starts his Pittsburgh chapter | ProFootballTalk
When the Steelers open training camp Wednesday, they’ll debut a new offense for Ben Roethlisberger, but the fresh start for offensive coordinator Todd Haley is as significant. - Starks' return gives Steelers another option at left tackle
If Max Starks is at full strength, he’s likely to be no worse than an experienced backup for rookie Mike Adams at left tackle. - Pivotal season ahead for Bucs OLT Penn
The Buccaneers rewarded OLT Donald Penn when he was a restricted free agent boycotting offseason workouts in the summer of 2010.

LeGarrette Blount's Buccaneers roster spot uncertain -
Before the 2012 NFL Draft, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount bristled at the suggestion that the Bucs would use their top-five draft pick on Alabama running back Trent Richardson.

Cam Newton to attend Carolina Panthers' rookie camp -
Carolina Panthers rookies and assorted players who missed portions of the OTAs and mincamp will assemble at the team's Charlotte, N.C., practice facility for a three-day rookie camp starting Monday.

NFL News

Woman referee could break NFL's gender barrier -
If the NFL turns to replacement referees this season, it will open the door for a bit of league history. Buried deep within Sam Farmer's L.A. Times report on referees and the NFL squabbling is news that one of the potential replacements is a woman.

NFL player arrests this offseason -
With the NFL offseason coming to a close as training camps open Monday, looked back at an offseason punctuated by players' off-the-field problems. There were 31 total arrests, and for some players, it happened more than once.

Miscellaneous Stuff

NFL training camp: A guide to grading DBs | National Football Post
Five things to evaluate on the practice field

Shawne Merriman: Injuries actually made me better -
We know this might sound familiar, but Shawne Merriman again is pointing toward a big comeback season.

Bucs back away from iPads | ProFootballTalk
The latest trend in computing could be going the way of the CB radio, for some NFL teams.

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