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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/1/12

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Denver’s Most Eligible Tackle "
Last season, it was commonplace for fans to hear the referee announce, "No. 75 is eligible" as the Broncos broke the huddle. Tackle Chris Clark was often used as an eligible receiver and extra blocking tight end in Denver’s jumbo formations in 2011.

Bronco Alums a Welcome Presence "
The old guys are back. And so is the winning atmosphere that has been interwoven into Denver Broncos culture since that first winning season back in 1973.

Broncos rookie report: Brock Osweiler showing arm strength, nimbleness - The Denver Post
Broncos rookie QB Brock Osweiler has shown plenty of arm strength thus far to go with quality mobility with the kind of footwork that is rare for a quarterback so tall.

Bronco Birthdays

RB Gaston Green (1991-92) is 46.

Denver Broncos Videos

NFL Films 2011 Season Review: Part 1
Part one from NFL Films' 'Laying the Foundation,' a reflection on Denver's 2011 AFC West championship season.

NFL Films 2011 Season Review: Part 2
Part two from NFL Films' 'Laying the Foundation,' a reflection on Denver's 2011 AFC West championship season.

NFL Films 2011 Season Review: Part 3
Part three from NFL Films' 'Laying the Foundation,' a reflection on Denver's 2011 AFC West championship season.

NFL Films 2011 Season Review: Part 4
Part four from NFL Films' 'Laying the Foundation,' a reflection on Denver's 2011 AFC West championship season.

AFC s Most Important Defensive Players - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody breaks down the biggest defensive threats in the AFC.

Blogger Blitz: Dennis Allen - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about how new Oakland head coach Dennis Allen is fairing at Raiders training camp

Denver Broncos Blogs

Rahim Moore means business in second year as Denver Broncos safety - The Denver Post
There has been a familiar site on the Broncos' practice field through the first five days of training camp. After each practice, long after most players have returned to the locker room or headed for the VIP tent to visit with their families, second-year safety Rahim Moore has remained on the field.

Broncos unlikely to charge Knowshon Moreno with return duties - The Denver Post
Running back Knowshon Moreno has not had a kickoff or punt return in a game for the Broncos.

Peyton Manning drew Broncos' attention by making point after point - The Denver Post
As folks both near and far continue to try and wrap their heads around the idea of Peyton Manning wearing a Broncos helmet,

Ryan Clady hang up Broncos contract was guarantee in first 3 years
The guarantee in the first three years of a proposed contract extension was a primary hang up Ryan Clady and and his negotiating team had with the Broncos’ five-year, $50 million offer, according to an NFL source.

Is deep ball a problem in Denver? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There has been talk in Denver about Peyton Manning not airing out the ball much on deep passes in the early stages of training camp.

Division News - Chiefs sign OT Willis
The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they have signed free-agent OT Ray Willis and waived FB Taylor Gentry.

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is home again - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Reggie McKenzie relaxed in his hotel suite at the Raiders’ training camp site Tuesday, comfortably clothed in matching team T-shirt and shorts.

Camp Tour 2012: Napa |
PFF's Rick Drummond recaps a visit to Raiders training camp.

Oakland camp notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Some impressions from Day 2 of the Raiders’ training camp:

Gates "looks skinny," burning cornerbacks in practice | ProFootballTalk
Relative for him, Chargers tight end Antonio Gates has struggled the past two seasons, in terms of both durability and on-field effectiveness.

Ryan Mathews injured after causing two-car accident | ProFootballTalk
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews got off to a slow start last year when he failed to pass a conditioning test.

NFL News

Is Adderall becoming the new excuse for steroids users? | ProFootballTalk
For an athlete caught using steroids, the four-game suspension is nothing compared to the scarlet "S" that gets applied to their permanent P.R. record.

NFL Commissioner & Drew Brees - It's a matter of trust |
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a problem. He may not think he has a problem, but he has a problem. - Q&A with Dermontti Dawson
One of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s newest members, Dermontti Dawson, took time recently to talk with Pro Football Weekly about his journey through the NFL, life after football and how he almost never played the game to begin with

NFL concussion controversy - Time to develop your own helmet |
"Got your bell rung." "Shake out the cobwebs." "Lights out." "Seeing stars." What used to be common coaching metaphors and a gauge of toughness towards young football players is now one of the major debates in our sport – Concussions.

The Mouthguard | National Football Post
An NFL Veteran asks why it is not a piece of mandatory equipment in the NFL

Jets' Trade for Otah Is Voided -
The Jets’ search for an upgrade at right tackle has not stopped just because Jeff Otah, the presumptive solution acquired in a trade last week, was returned to Carolina on Tuesday after failing a second physical exam.

Kalil gets Jared Allen cursing | ProFootballTalk
Some rookies get a baptism by fire. Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil has been thrown into the bowels of a blast furnace.

Miscellaneous Stuff

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Film Room: Understanding Cornerbacks
The trade that sent Asante Samuel from Philadelphia to Atlanta this past offseason was a little odd. It’s not often we see a player sign a three-year, $14.5 million contract upon being dealt for a measly seventh-round pick.

DBs vs. WRs: what to watch in 1-on-1 drills | National Football Post
Plant and drive, defeating press-coverage and more.

Training camp: developing the 'Nickel' corner | National Football Post
Five keys to getting production from the position.

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