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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/11/12


2012 Training Camp Schedule

Notebook: Broncos at Bears
Rookies Derek Wolfe and Brock Osweiler made big impacts in their NFL preseason debuts, and weather played a role in the early stages of Thursday night's game.

Inside the Numbers: Preseason Week 1 "
0 Denver held the Bears without a third-down conversion in Thursday night’s game. Chicago finished the contest 0-11 on third down attempts.

Bronco Birthdays

WR Larry Brunson (1980) is 63.

OL Cooper Carlisle (2000-06) is 35.

CB Andre' Goodman (2009-11) is 34.

DL Mike Lodish (1995-2000) is 45.

CB Tracy Porter is 26.

DE Demetrin Veal (2005-06) is 31.

Denver Broncos Videos

Broncos at Bears: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about Thursday's preseason opener against the Bears.

Broncos at Bears: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about making his Denver debut against the Bears.

Sounds from the Locker Room
Players talk about Thursday's preseason opening win over the Bears.

Broncos at Bears: BTV Highlights
Pregame sound and field level highlights from the team's preseason opening win over the Bears.

Fantasy: Ryan Mathews - ESPN Video - ESPN
Christopher Harris discusses Ryan Mathews' draft value after Mathews' injury.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' remaining members of 2009 draft class in fight to make roster - The Denver Post
Robert Ayers went sprinting the sideline at Soldier Field on Thursday night, stomping his feet and bellowing in raucous celebration after his first preseason sack.

Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos successfully clear first hurdle -
There will be time to break it all down. To evaluate all 12 snaps, including the one that was negated by a holding penalty. To examine the eight times he threw the ball, from a nifty third-and-long conversion to a drive-killing interception at the 2-yard line.

Division News

Chargers not looking for new RB - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Naturally, a big question amongst San Diego Chargers fans Friday is will the team pursue a veteran running back with Ryan Mathews out for 4-6 weeks with a broken clavicle.

Ryan Mathews has surgery, still expected to miss 4-6 weeks | ProFootballTalk
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews had surgery on his broken clavicle on Friday, one day after he suffered the injury in the preseason opener against the Packers.

Oakland Raiders RB Goodson returns to field, still sore - ESPN
Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson says his neck is still sore after taking a hard hit that sent him to the hospital earlier in the week but is relieved there is nothing more serious wrong with him.

Source: Report that Bowe has signed tender is "not true" | ProFootballTalk
We can now report that the report that receiver Dwayne Bowe will report to the Chiefs is not true.

Chiefs offense off to a fast start under Matt Cassel | ProFootballTalk
Break up the . . . Chiefs?

Report: Dwayne Bowe agrees to report to Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
Hours before the Chiefs open their preseason schedule at Arrowhead Stadium, reports out of Kansas City say that unsigned franchise player Dwayne Bowe is about to rejoin the team.

Richard Seymour on refs: Integrity of the game is at stake | ProFootballTalk
Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour is worried about the replacement officials the NFL has hired,

Future Foes

The Bengals are dropping like flies | ProFootballTalk
Starters might not have much longer to play for the Bengals.

Trainer says Mike Wallace return "has got to be pretty soon" | ProFootballTalk
Mike Wallace isn’t just sitting around, and apparently he’s about to make a move. - Myers is early leader in Raiders' TE battle
The Raiders listed Brandon Myers as the No. 1 tight end on the depth chart heading into their first preseason game,

NFL News

NFL waiting for union to approve changes to IR, trade deadline matters - ESPN
The NFL notified teams Thursday that it has not yet received approval from the Players Association for rule changes involving the injured reserve list and the trade deadline, according to a source.

Replacement ref Craig Ochoa takes heat for botched announcement | ProFootballTalk
Replacement referee Craig Ochoa has been taking some heat this morning after botching the announcement after a replay challenge during Thursday night’s game.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Report: Packers expected to sign RB Benson
Veteran RB Cedric Benson has apparently found a home.

A federal judge declines to make ruling in bounty case involving Jonathan Vilma - ESPN
A federal judge questioned the fairness of the NFL's bounty investigation of the Saints, then held off on making any rulings while urging all sides to settle the matter on their own.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Quarterback Development Patterns
A few years ago, when he first came up with the Lewin Career Forecast, David Lewin look at our numbers for quarterbacks and found that quarterbacks improved the most between years 1-2 and years 3-4.

Study: NFL rule change reduced concussions | NFL Health and Safety
Moving kickoffs up to the 35-yard line accounted for a decline in the number of concussions reported across the NFL last season, according to a study conducted by Edgeworth Economics

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