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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/14/12


Training Camp 2012: Day 19 "
After the team had a day off Sunday, the Broncos returned to the practice fields at Dove Valley at 10:35 a.m. Monday morning.

Rice Takes: Off To A Good Start "
Let me begin with a well-worn but appropriate qualifier. All together now…"It’s only one preseason game…."

Notebook: Preparing for Sundays
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about the value of competing against Peyton Manning in practice, tight end Julius Thomas on recovering from an ankle injury and defensive tackle Justin Bannan returns to practice

Bronco Birthdays

PP Tim Tebow (2010-11) is 25.

Denver Broncos Videos

Building Complete Backs
Running backs coach Eric Studesville talks about how his position group is using camp to prepare for 2012.

Training Camp Day 19: Bailey
Champ Bailey talks about what he learned about his teammates last week when the Broncos faced the Bears.

Chad Johnson's Future In The NFL - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards and Adam Schefter discuss if Chad Johnson will get a shot with another NFL team.

Burress An Injury Replacement? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards and Jerry Rice discuss why a team would sign Plaxico Burress.

NFL May Start Season With Replacement Refs - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton on the NFL likely to start season with replacement referees.

Cowboys Top Raiders - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tony Romo goes three-for-six for 30 yards in Cowboys' 3-0 win over Raiders.

NFL32OT: Raiders Look For Playmakers - ESPN Video - ESPN
Episode 182: Cris Carter discusses the expectations for Carson Palmer and the Raiders. The NFL32 crew discusses the Jets practicing the wildcat offense.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos veterans appreciating new training camp contact rules
Just ask Justin Bannan, the defensive lineman in his second stint with the Broncos.

Broncos' D.J. Williams gets reps while waiting for courts - The Denver Post
To mark the final week of training camp, Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams finally got to participate.

Demaryius Thomas making red-zone impact with Broncos, Peyton Manning - The Denver Post
Since Josh McDaniels used the 22nd pick of the 2010 draft — three picks before the team selected Tim Tebow — to reel in wide receiver Demaryius Thomas, Broncos coaches have consistently talked about the kind of impact Thomas should have in the scoring zone because of his size, strength and athletic ability.

Peyton Manning looks sharp after Denver Broncos adjust practice time - The Denver Post
If practice counts, then Peyton Manning just had one of his best as a Bronco.

Injured safety Quinton Carter "very anxious" to play again for Broncos - The Denver Post
Broncos safety Quinton Carter made his first appearance at the practice field Monday since he suffered knee and hamstring injuries July 27.

Broncos' Brock Osweiler remains on track to be No. 2 quarterback - The Denver Post
The Broncos plan at quarterback below Peyton Manning on the depth chart revolves almost entirely on what they see from rookie Brock Osweiler.

Broncos to face tough decisions when cutting secondary - The Denver Post
Some of the most difficult cuts the Broncos will have to make in the coming weeks will come at defensive back.

Broncos rookie report: Derek Wolfe shining, Ronnie Hillman waiting - The Denver Post
Denver Post NFL reporter Jeff Legwold tracks the progress of Broncos rookies this season.

Targeted tight end back in the Denver Broncos' playbook - The Denver Post
For Broncos fans getting adjusted to the Peyton Manning era, here's a tip.

Division News

Raiders first-team offense rusty on Monday night | ProFootballTalk
We thought that was a nice way of putting it.

Terrelle Pryor gets his first football action in a long time tonight | ProFootballTalk
When the Raiders and Cowboys get together in Oakland on Monday night, quarterback Terrelle Pryor will step into the spotlight for the first time since the Sugar Bowl that capped the 2010 season.

Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders - Recap - August 13, 2012 - ESPN
Darren McFadden needed one series to show he's in midseason form for Oakland following a foot injury that cut his last season short.

Cowboys-Raiders notes | National Football Post
Coaching points, Terrelle Pryor, plus some Xs and Os.

Observation deck: Raiders-Cowboys - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at the Oakland Raiders’ 3-0 home loss against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night:

Chargers need to move more than 6,300 tickets by Wednesday | ProFootballTalk
Last week, the Chargers needed to move more than 3,000 tickets to lift the blackout for the preseason opener against the Packers.

Ryan Mathews thinks he’ll be ready for the opener | ProFootballTalk
Beyond yards or touchdowns, Ryan Mathews goal is to play 16 games this year.

Chargers have Mathews contingency plan - AFC West Blog - ESPN
As expected, replacing running back Ryan Mathews while he heals from a broken clavicle will be a group effort.

Future Foes - Steelers sign TE Peelle
The Steelers announced Monday that they have signed veteran free-agent TE Justin Peelle to a one-year deal.

Vincent Jackson: Josh Freeman a Top-5 quarterback | ProFootballTalk
Standing up for teammates is noble and admirable. Until it makes a mockery of logic and reason, that is.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers hopeful Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles) can play in '12 - ESPN
Although he suffered a torn Achilles tendon in May, there's growing hope that Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Da'Quan Bowers might be able to play in 2012.

NFL News - NFL fans robbed by preseason games
I attended the preseason game between the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears mainly because it is my job, but also at least in some small part because even after all these years I still love the NFL, and it always feels great to get back to the ballpark after a long spring and summer away. - Report: NFL executives foresee starting season with replacement officials
It does not sound like any progress is being made between the NFL and the locked-out officials on a new collective bargaining agreement.

NFL wants refs to know: We can start the season without you | ProFootballTalk
The NFL is putting out word to its locked-out officials that the league is ready, willing and able to start the regular season with replacement refs.

NFL, locked-out officials playing chicken | ProFootballTalk
It’s no coincidence that unnamed league executives leaked a chest-thumping slew of news regarding the locked-out officials to Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter of ESPN

Miscellaneous Stuff

5 Pivot-points in 2012 NFL Preseason - Week 1 |
Every NFL game has a pivot-point, a fulcrum that swings momentum from one side to the other leading to eventual victory for the lucky recipient.

State police do not find evidence Mickey Looms did wiretapping | National Football Post
Saints get some good news for a change

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