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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/31/12


Notebook: Miller Encouraged
After the morning practice on day five of training camp, linebacker Von Miller said he feels great, wide receiver Brandon Stokley talked about catching passes from Peyton Manning and running back Knowshon Moreno discussed getting back to full speed.

Osweiler's Eyes, Ears Open
Rookie Brock Osweiler is making sure he takes advantage of every day during training camp, following quarterback Peyton Manning's lead.

Unrein Pushing for Playing Time
Colorado native Mitch Unrein is one of several players fighting for first-team reps at defensive tackle.

Working Toward 'New Ty Warren'
Defensive tackle Ty Warren worked all offseason to ensure he returned to form. But with training camp here, the veteran isn't focused on his past success.

Making Plays at the Next Level
Rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan has shown playmaking abilities that have led him to see first-team reps with the nickel defense early in camp.

Bronco Birthdays

QB Gus Frerotte (2000-01) is 41.

OL Chris Hinton (4th pick in 1983) is 51.

Denver Broncos Videos

Manning Getting Ready - ESPN Video - ESPN
Josina Anderson on Peyton Manning and Broncos' camp.

Parting Shot: Training Camp - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bryan Bruwell thinks there is no better way for the NFL to get past a rocky offseason than opening training camps.

QBs Who Need Bounce-Back Seasons - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tim Hasselbeck breaks down his top five quarterbacks who need to have bounce-back seasons.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Learning from the Best
Safety Rahim Moore is using the advice of two Bronco greats at his position.

Notebook: A Mental Battle
Camp challenges the players mentally, the team works in the red zone for the first time, and Head Coach John Fox gives some updates about the offense.

Song they should play pregame at Sports Authority Field: Monsters and Men | First-and-Orange
The music person at Sports Authority Field at Mile High does a good job of playing good songs with energy prior to Broncos games. I thought I would turn in a request

Rookie Danny Trevathan soaking up advice from veteran linebackers | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
Rookie linebacker Danny Trevathan couldn’t have attached himself to a better role model as he walked off the Broncos practice field Sunday night.

Peyton Manning takes Broncos into the no-huddle -
Five practices into his first Denver Broncos training camp, Peyton Manning finally got into what he knows best: the no-huddle offense.

Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno working his way back into lineup - The Denver Post
For Knowshon Moreno, each training camp practice has brought with it some progress in his lengthy recovery from anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

Frei: Broncos' J.D. Walton works hard as Peyton Manning's new center - The Denver Post
You'd think it would be enough to make J.D. Walton feel a bit insecure. Either that or angry.

Quinton Carter's hamstring injury affects Broncos' rotation at safety - The Denver Post
Quinton Carter suffered a hamstring injury Friday when the Broncos practice was conducted indoors because of lightning.

Throws by any other name: Broncos adapt to another terminology change - The Denver Post
Champ Bailey has seen it all in his NFL career — and been asked to learn it all.

Quinton Carter's hamstring injury affects Broncos' rotation at safety - The Denver Post
Quinton Carter suffered a hamstring injury Friday when the Broncos practice was conducted indoors because of lightning.

MaxDenver " Broncos Training Camp Practice Report: Day 4
Pads one day, red zone the next. Eventually the Broncos will throw goal-line work into the mix, and they will have completed the transition from contact-free offseason to full-throttle football.

MaxDenver " Broncos Training Camp Practice Report: Day 5
Five days into training camp, the Broncos finally unveiled the look from which they may end up running a majority of their offensive snaps this year: the no huddle.

Who's the Broncos' backup quarterback? Take your pick -
During Saturday morning's practice, rookie Brock Osweiler was the second quarterback up during seven-on-seven and team drills behind Peyton Manning. Sunday afternoon, 2011 practice-squad member Adam Weber immediately followed Manning. Earlier in training camp, Caleb Hanie was the second quarterback up.

Broncos: Knowshon Moreno returns to work eight months after ACL tear -
The Broncos got running back Knowshon Moreno into full-team work Monday morning for the first time since he tore his ACL at Kansas City last November. But he's not quite ready for a full workload.

Broncos revisiting their past with former stars but looking to future -
At one end of the practice field on Sunday, Brian Dawkins counseled defensive backs and linebacker D.J. Williams. At the other, Karl Mecklenburg worked with defensive ends on their pass-rush moves. A day earlier, Terrell Davis watched practice. And John Lynch and Tom Jackson have spoken in team meetings

Peyton Manning tries to quiet arm strength concerns -
It's too early to say whether Peyton Manning can take a hit during live NFL action. It's too early to see if he's going to be the Peyton Manning of old when the Denver Broncos' season starts.

Champ Bailey shows speed to challenge Manning at Broncos training camp - The Denver Post
Everyone digs the long ball it seems and the day's biggest cheers typically are reserved for the big completions, unless Champ Bailey is involved.

Broncos, Ryan Clady break off contract talks - The Denver Post
The Broncos and left tackle Ryan Clady mutually decided Monday to end contract negotiations until after the 2012 season.

Ronnie Hillman eager to rev Denver Broncos' offense with rare motor - The Denver Post
Sports love comparisons. Andrew Luck is the best quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning. Josh Hamilton reminds so many of star-crossed Mickey Mantle. LeBron James is, or is nowhere close to, Michael Jordan.

Will the Broncos' tight ends also run the ball? - The Denver Post
Training camp may be less than a week old, but it is easy to see that the Broncos tight ends, both the new signees and the holdovers, will have plenty of work on all fronts in the teams offense.

Broncos' defensive depth chart remains a work in progress - The Denver Post
After the first week of Broncos training camp, first-year defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has made two things crystal clear — his defensive depth chart is still very much a work in progress and several starting jobs remain there for the taking.

Broncos receivers must avoid Peyton Manning's cold side - The Denver Post
The late Mike Heimerdinger, who was not only one of the best but most underrated quarterback coaches in the NFL, used to call it "the cooler."

Camp Confidential: Denver Broncos - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A veteran Denver Bronco was relaxing after the first training camp practice of a monumental season for the franchise.

Division News

Thoughts from Oakland's camp - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Some thoughts on the Oakland Raiders’ first day of training camp: - Raiders sorting out backfield options to complement McFadden
The Raiders are looking for complementary running backs to emerge in training camp and the preseason as they try to fill the void left by Michael Bush’s departure in free agency.

Raiders banking on McFadden's health - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There is no doubt Darren McFadden is 100 percent healthy, now the Oakland Raiders must hope the premier running back keeps his health all season.

Autumn wind of change swirls over Oakland Raiders -
The Oakland Raiders know their past, are surrounded by reminders of their past, and pay homage to their past.

Raiders focusing on discipline on and off the field | ProFootballTalk
Undisciplined play, usually in the form of penalties, has been a major problem for the Raiders over the years. - Chargers add QB O'Connell
The Chargers announced Monday that they have signed QB Kevin O’Connell to back up Philip Rivers in training camp

A.J. Smith: San Diego Chargers have lost NFL respect -
The San Diego Chargers have lost their sheen.

Chargers' Spanos: Norv Turner, A.J. Smith a no-brainer -
It was widely speculated the San Diego Chargers would cut ties with general manager A.J. Smith and head coach Norv Turner after last season's 8-8 disappointment.

San Diego Chargers are pretty unanimous in support of Norv Turner, says Philip Rivers -
I’m spending the day in San Diego, as glorious a training camp setting as you could possibly imagine. What an awesome place. We went live on NFL Network with their practice and taped a bunch of one-on-one interviews

A.J. Smith: Chargers have lost respect and credibility | ProFootballTalk
Missing the playoffs two years in a row has led Chargers General Manager A.J. Smith to render a harsh verdict on his team

Chiefs WR Baldwin wants shorter name, more game | ProFootballTalk
He doesn’t want to be Jonathan Baldwin any longer. Just Jon - Chiefs celebrate health, even with Bowe out
WR Dwayne Bowe has chosen not to report to the start of training camp and, for the time being anyway, sign his franchise player tender offer the team has extended him.

Chiefs Sign LB Edgar Jones -
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed linebacker Edgar Jones and placed defensive back Kyle McCarthy on injured reserve.


NFL says a woman will be among replacement refs - ESPN
The NFL has confirmed a woman will be among the group of referees used as replacements during the current lockout of NFL officials.

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