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Tackling Top Priority "
Even when teams put on pads for a training camp practice, coaches don’t want to see players hit the ground.

Broncos Ready for Next Step
With Friday’s conclusion to training camp, the Broncos now turn their attention to Saturday night’s preseason home opener against the Seahawks.

Wolfe Ready for Opportunity
With defensive end Jason Hunter expected to miss four months after undergoing triceps surgery, rookie Derek Wolfe is ready to step up.

Bronco Birthdays

OL Ben Hamilton (2002-09) is 35.

Denver Broncos Videos

End of Camp
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after the final practice of training camp.

Kickoff Luncheon Gives to Charities
The Broncos held their inaugural Kickoff Luncheon on Friday afternoon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Peyton Manning Back To Form? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss John Elway's comments about how well Peyton Manning is throwing the ball.

Mendenhall Off PUP List - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter with the latest on Rashard Mendenhall.

The Woman Who Would Save Football - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jane Leavy discusses her Grantland column on Dr. Ann McKee, who is attempting to make the game of football safer.

W2W4: Cowboys-Chargers - ESPN Video - ESPN
What to watch for Saturday, 8 CT. Tony Romo and the Cowboys head to San Diego to take on the Chargers where star rookie Morris Claiborne will make his debut.

Denver Broncos Blogs

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

Broncos' Decker may make star turn thanks to Manning, Bailey
It is one of the fiercest battles of Denver Broncos training camp -- not for a position but for personal improvement. Perennial Pro Bowl CB Champ Bailey is challenging third-year WR Eric Decker every day in practice for the benefit of both men.

Broncos' Tracy Porter, Ronnie Hillman hope for playing time against Seahawks - The Denver Post
Cornerback porter questionable for game after illness

Peyton Manning to play more for Broncos in second preseason game - The Denver Post
Don't be late, Broncos fans.

Keeping Peyton Manning clean is Broncos' first priority vs. Seahawks - The Denver Post
The home fans will get their first look Saturday night at Peyton Manning tossing passes against somebody other than Broncos.

Broncos' Peyton Manning will feel heat if O-line's middle proves shaky - The Denver Post
Q: How worried are the Broncos about (Chris) Kupers injury?

Once the regular season starts in September, D.J. Williams won’t be allowed at Dove Valley, won’t be able to work out in the team’s weight room, attend meetings with Broncos coaches or practice with his teammates.

There will be a few changes to the Broncos' playing rotation for their first preseason home game Saturday against theSeattle Seahawks.

Division News - Chiefs' Bowe signs franchise tender, reports
WR Dwayne Bowe’s stand-off has ended. The Chiefs announced Friday that the wide receiver has signed his franchise free-agent tender and has reported to camp.

Is Dwayne Bowe giving KC "Franchise Tender" production? |
The Dwayne Bowe saga is over (at least for now) in Kansas City. Bowe agreed to sign the Nonexclusive Franchise Tender of $9.5 million for the 2012 NFL Season.

Kansas City Chiefs, 2012 N.F.L. Season Preview -
Two years ago, everything was going great for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Scott Pioli glad chaos gone in Kansas City | ProFootballTalk
Things were not calm in Kansas City before Todd Haley was fired last year. - Chiefs OT Willis retires
The Chiefs have announced that OT Ray Willis has decided to retire from the NFL.

High praise for Rolando McClain - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the players who could most benefit from Dennis Allen becoming the Oakland Raiders head coach is middle linebacker Rolando McClain.

Jacoby Ford exits with ankle injury | ProFootballTalk
In the preseason, the football is fake. But the injuries are real.

Raiders think they can have a Top 5 defense | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders ranked 29th in the NFL in yards allowed and 31st in touchdowns allowed last season, but they’re confident that this year will be different. Very different.

DeMarcus Ware won’t play against Chargers | ProFootballTalk
Add another name to the list of injured Cowboys.

Future Foes - Steelers activate Mendenhall, Hampton from PUP
The Steelers have started the clock on NT Casey Hampton and RB Rashard Mendenhall, activating them from the PUP list.

Steelers don’t expect Mendenhall to play Week One | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers took Rashard Mendenhall off the Physically Unable to Perform list, which means they expect him to play during the first six weeks of the regular season. - Bengals cut WR Shipley
The Bengals announced Friday that they have waived WR Jordan Shipley and PK Thomas Weber.

NFL News

NFL to require ejected fans to take online fan conduct course - ESPN
The NFL is getting more serious about conduct in the stands.

Latest lockout puts game, players at risk | ProFootballTalk
The regular season starts soon, and there’s no reason to think that the lockout of the officials will be ending any time soon.

NFL Communications - Commissioner Email to Fans Highlights NFL’s Commitment to Player Health and Safety "
Commissioner Goodell emailed fans today the letter below, underscoring the commitment of the NFL to the health and safety of players at all levels.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Numbers crunching starting to change NFL thinking
Fans and media have asked the question for years, wondering when the sabermetric world of baseball — brought to the mainstream via the bestseller list and Hollywood, through "Moneyball" — would migrate to the NFL.

The Fantasy Football Draft GM App is here! |
Available on iPhones and Android phones, the App is built using PFF Fantasy Projections and is fully integrated with MyFantasyLeague.

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