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Training Camp 2012: Day 22 "
Thursday morning marked the last time fans will be at Dove Valley for a Broncos practice, and the squad made sure to put on a show throughout the session.

Goal Remains the Same
Regardless of how much time Peyton Manning and the first-team offense play on Saturday, the quarterback's goal is to move the chains, get points and win the game.

'Tough Pill to Swallow'
Losing right guard Chris Kuper and defensive end Jason Hunter to injuries that required surgeries was 'tough' for teammates.

Ramirez Stepping In
With Chris Kuper sidelined with a fractured forearm, guard Manny Ramirez has taken first-team reps at right guard.

Camp Breaks, Work Remains
With the end of training camp on the horizon, players' schedules will ease up, but the grind continues.

Fans Watch Final Practice of Camp "
As the final horn signaled on Thursday to sound the end of the Broncos’ 2012 training camp, the last group of fans that watched the team’s practices this summer headed for the exits.

Notebook: Bannan Bolstering the Line
Justin Bannan talks about getting back to full speed, Derek Wolfe is raising eyebrows with his strong play and the vets welcomed the rookies to the team.

Versatility Key in the Trenches «
On both the offensive and defensive fronts, a variety of players have seen time at different positions throughout practices and the Broncos’ preseason opener at Chicago.

Bronco Birthdays

WR Ed McCaffrey (1995-2003) is 44. (twitter: @87ed)

Denver Broncos Videos

Training Camp Day 22: Manning
Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about what he hopes to get out of the team's upcoming preseason game vs. Seattle.Training Camp Day 22: Manning

Quarterback Peyton Manning talks about what he hopes to get out of the team's upcoming preseason game vs. Seattle.

Training Camp Day 22: Del Rio
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about Derek Wolfe, how he teaches tackling during camp and his expectations for the club's upcoming preseason game vs. Seattle.

Peyton Manning Song - Broncoplanet YouTube
Seeing Peyton Manning wearing a Denver Bronco jersey is still unreal for Broncos fans.

Fantasy Running Backs Breakdown - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN's Matthew Berry and Tim Hasselbeck give their outlook on sleepers and running backs coming off of injury.

Cold Hard Facts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Cold Hard Facts looks at Jason Witten, Brandon Weeden and Chad Johnson.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Goal for Peyton Manning in season-opener: 376 passing yards | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
The most prolific season-opening passing performance in Broncos history? It was set by Frank Tripucka, ol’ No. 18 himself, who threw for 376 yards in a 30-21 Broncos’ win against San Diego in 1962.

Just Manny being Manning? | First-and-Orange
Something got lost in translation today during Mike McCoy’s press conference.

Broncos games a hot ticket in the secondary market | First-and-Orange
If you don’t already have your tickets to see Peyton Manning and the Broncos in person, be ready to open up your wallet in order to get inside the stadium.

Peyton Manning puts in extra work at Broncos' final full practice - The Denver Post
In the final real practice of Denver Broncos training camp, Peyton Manning wasn't about to let any time with his wide receivers go to waste

Broncos set attendance record in Peyton Manning's first camp - The Denver Post
And so the first Peyton Manning training camp in Colorado is history.

John Elway says Peyton Manning is the same passer as always | ProFootballTalk
When John Elway signed Peyton Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract with the Broncos, he was expecting the same Peyton Manning who played 13 seasons with the Colts.

Derek Wolfe could pay quick dividends for Denver - ESPN
While the NFL world obsesses over when Peyton Manning will absorb his first hit as a Denver Bronco, one of his young defensive teammates is turning heads.

The Huddle: Football News from the NFL -
t would be the perfect dream ending to a remarkable comeback story:

Denver Broncos, 2012 N.F.L. Season Preview -
What if John Elway, Broncos executive vice president for football operations, could have written an honest, cathartic open letter to Broncos fans this past March? It might have gone something like this:

Ramirez ready to step in as Broncos starter with Kuper injured - The Denver Post
If any player were to be thrust into the starting lineup at the end of training camp, it might as well have been Manny Ramirez.

Peyton Manning willing to build up other Denver Broncos QBs - The Denver Post
As the years have spun by, Peyton Manning has been described man ways. A Hall of Famer. An MVP.

Broncos' outlook may still be a tough call after preseason - The Denver Post
The NFL preseason is a funny deal.

Broncos QB Adam Weber making most of his experiences in NFL - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Dan Nace:Q: Am I missing something at quarterback?

Peyton Manning, Stokley, Brooking give Broncos rare hat trick at age 36 - The Denver Post
Set the way-back machine to 1998.

Division News

Ryan Mathews has "no doubt" he’ll play Week One | ProFootballTalk
Last Thursday, Chargers running back Ryan Mathews fractured a clavicle on his first carry of the preseason. - Chargers DL Brown suspended four games
Chargers DL Garrett Brown has been suspended four games without pay by the NFL for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Melvin Ingram says first NFL game "didn’t seem too difficult" | ProFootballTalk
Chargers linebacker Melvin Ingram, the 18th overall pick in the draft, attracted plenty of attention during his preseason debut last week against the Packers.

Chiefs are all in on Romeo Crennel - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Kansas City Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel has often praised the team for its positive attitude this summer. Quarterback Matt Cassel has offered praise to the coaching staff.

Chiefs still waiting on Brandon Flowers' foot - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said standout cornerback Brandon Flowers is consulting physicians because his bruised foot injury is lingering.

Raiders sign Korey Bosworth, nephew of The Boz | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders announced Thursday they signed linebacker Korey Bosworth.

Raiders quest for new stadium begins | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers are getting a new stadium. And the other team that calls the Bay Area home is now looking at getting a new stadium of its own.

Future Foes

Terrell Owens to make Seahawks debut Saturday | ProFootballTalk
Even though they let him practice too soon, the Seahawks didn’t let Terrell Owens play in the exhibition opener.

NFL News - NFL, locked-out officials continue to be far apart
Less than three weeks before the season kicks off, the NFL and the NFL Referees Association are no closer to an agreement to end the lockout of the officials.

NFL, NFLRA continue their public squabble | ProFootballTalk
The NFL ramped up its public pressure on the locked-out officials this week,

Preseason injuries make 18-and-2 split more reasonable | ProFootballTalk
I’m opposed to an 18-game regular season. But I’m also opposed to a four-game preseason.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Steelers sic their lawyers on non-English Terrible Towels | ProFootballTalk
La Toalla Terrible es no mas.

Duane Brown deal announced, reportedly worth $53.4 million | ProFootballTalk
The Texans have officially announced left tackle Duane Brown’s contract extension. - Giants sign DT Thomas
The Giants signed former Broncos DT Marcus Thomas to a one-year deal on Thursday, ESPN’s Josina Anderson first reporte

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