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Last Open Practice Set for Thursday "
The Broncos’ Thursday practice, which is scheduled to take place from 8:50-11:30 a.m. MDT, will be the last training camp session open to fans.

Training Camp 2012: Day 20 "
The trivia question from the 20th day of training camp comes from the final drill of practice. The offense was faced with a tough situation

Bronco Birthdays

DE Bertrand Berry (2001-03) is 37.
QB Bubby Brister (1997-99) is 50.
QB Gary Kubiak (1983-91) is 51.
WR Lionel Taylor (1960-66) is 77.

Denver Broncos Videos

Peyton Adjusting To Life In Denver - ESPN Video - ESPN
Broncos QB Peyton Manning talks to Trey Wingo about playing in Denver after 14 seasons with the Colts.

Training Camp Day 20: Sounds
Head coach John Fox, Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard talk about Tuesday's physical practice.

Front Row Center
Get up close with exclusive field level highlights from Tuesday's practice.

Wallace Expected Back By Week 1 - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Wallace is expected to return to the Steelers before the regular season begins.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Omon All In
Running back Xavier Omon is trying to work his way onto the Denver Broncos 53-man roster

Peyton Manning: I’m 36, my arm isn’t the same as when I was 22 | ProFootballTalk
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning acknowledges that he doesn’t have the arm strength he used to. But Manning says that’s because of age, not injury.

Kuper to Miss 4-6 Weeks "
During Tuesday’s morning practice, guard Chris Kuper suffered a left forearm fracture. He is expected to fully recover within four to six weeks.

Division News

32 Teams in 32 Days: Kansas City Chiefs |
A season that promised so much for Kansas City in 2011 ended up delivering very little in the end.

Dontari Poe may be Chiefs’ third-best nose tackle | ProFootballTalk
When a team takes a player with the 11th pick in the NFL draft, that team is usually hoping that player can step in and start immediately.

Chiefs feel good about Dontari Poe - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the first impressions I have gotten from the Kansas City Chiefs' training camp is that Dontari Poe hasn’t been a disappointment to the team.

Matt Cassel likes pace of Chiefs' offense - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The first test has been completed, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense has proven to be off the charts.

Kansas City Chiefs aren't panicking over Dwayne Bowe's absence - ESPN
If I had to judge an early winner in the Dwayne Bowe-Kansas City Chiefs standoff, it would have to be the team.

The true value of Tyson Jackson - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Tyson Jackson is maligned and probably will always be as long as he is with the Kansas City Chiefs. It goes with the territory of being a No. 3 overall pick.

Pryor says he played like "dog crap" | ProFootballTalk
As colorful images go, the one Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor used to describe his performance against the Cowboys on Monday night isn’t very colorful.

Future Foes

Pittsburgh Steelers, 2012 N.F.L. Season Preview -
This past off-season gave us a smorgasbord of examples of why the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the finest organizations in professional sports. - Report: Steelers OLT Starks activated from PUP
Steelers OLT Max Starks has been removed from the PUP list, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Tuesday.

Mike Wallace of Pittsburgh Steelers back by Week 1, sources say - ESPN
Mike Wallace has been absent so far from the Pittsburgh Steelers' training camp but he's expected to return by the time games count.

NFL News - NFL headsets going digital in new technology wave
Can you hear me now?

Veteran official Mark Baltz decries "terrible" replacements’ mistakes | ProFootballTalk
Mark Baltz is heading into his 24th season as an NFL head linesman — or at least he will be, if the league and the NFL Referees’ Association can come to terms on a new contract.

Alterra America Insurance wants out of defending league in concussion lawsuits - ESPN
A company that the NFL was hoping it could count on to help in its defense against concussion lawsuits is seeking to separate itself from the league.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Report: Former Florida RB Demps to play football in '12
Former Florida Gators RB Jeff Demps has filed paperwork with the NFL to play football in 2012, according to’s Ian Rapoport. - Comic Con tackles fantasy football
Fantasy football has an estimated 30 million players nationwide, a TV sitcom built around it and, now, its own convention produced by the same people who run Comic Con.

Pasadena starts process of providing short-term home to L.A. team | ProFootballTalk
If the NFL returns to Los Angeles before a new stadium is built, the team’s home games would have to be played elsewhere.

The UFL returns for the 2012 Football Season |
The embattled United Football League announced last week via press release that it would return this Fall, after speculation from many that it was another professional football league gone by the wayside due to financial and other issues.

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