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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/28/12

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Paxton Released; Roster Trimmed to 75
On Monday, the Broncos announced 13 transactions, including releasing long snapper Lonie Paxton, to get the roster to an NFL-mandated 75 players.

Closer Look at Roster Moves
With the Broncos roster now at 75 players, take a closer look at the position-by-position breakdown of the current roster and Monday's 13 transactions

Roster Cuts Make For Tough Decisions
Head Coach John Fox talks about having to pare the roster to an NFL-mandated 75 players on Monday.

MaxDenver " Paxton’s Release a Shock … or Was It?
Looking back, maybe we should have seen the Lonie Paxton release coming.

John Fox explains snapper choice - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The biggest name in the AFC West to be cut so far is Denver Broncos long snapper Lonie Paxton.

Bronco Birthdays

DE Jason Hunter is 29

Denver Broncos Videos

PFT Live: Decker working on relationship with Manning | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio talks with Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker about his relationship with new quarterback Peyton Manning

When Will Mike Wallace Report - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter with the latest on when Mike Wallace might report to Steelers camp.

Suggs Placed On PUP List - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ravens placed LB Terrell Suggs on the physically unable to perform list.

Trading One Turnstile For Another - ESPN Video - ESPN
Wayne Hunter was a weakness on the Jets' offensive line. ESPNNewYork's Rich Cimini explains why trading Hunter to the Rams for Jason Smith may not be much of an improvement.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos' No. 1 defense looks, plays strong in preseason - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
The final score and the final statistics don't count in the preseason, but that doesn't mean players aren't paying attention.

Running Game Shows Depth
Denver’s run game showed improvement against one of the league’s top rushing defenses in Sunday’s game vs. San Francisco.

Positions Decided on Thursday
Head Coach John Fox said questions could be answered on Thursday as to who makes the final roster. We take a position-by-position look

Denver Broncos waive Xavier Omon, release Lonie Paxton in roster cuts - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
This was a day when people heard "athlete" and "long snapper" in the same sentence.

Denver Broncos still have plenty of items on preseason's to-do list - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
If you sweep away all of the fringe items that clutter things up, football is essentially blocking, tackling, running, throwing and catching. Call it a fab five, if you will.

Appeals court upholds Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams' suspension - The Denver Post - John Ingold
A federal appeals court has backed the NFL over the performance-enhancing drug suspension of Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams.

First Impressions: 49ers @ Broncos |
In a preseason duel between the team that won the Peyton Manning sweepstakes and one of the top contenders that didn’t, the 49ers took the game but Broncos fans were left with plenty of reasons to be optimistic.

Broncos security guard drilled by kickoff
Combine the thin air of Denver, the NFL's recent rule change moving kickoffs up five yards and the big leg of David Akers and what do you get? A security guard with a bruise on his back.

Denver Broncos believe Peyton Manning well poised for regular season - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
For some, the jury will remain out until all is said and done in whatever becomes of the Broncos season.

Broncos' Malik Jackson making good first impression on coaches, league - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Malik Jackson has certainly caught the Broncos eye, as well as the scouts from other teams who have seen the Broncos play this preseason.

Division News - Studebaker ready to fill in for Hali
Here are some Whispers we've been hearing from our sources around the AFC:

Chargers get down to 75-player limit - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There were no major surprises as the San Diego Chargers got down to the 75-man limit Monday. The 53-man cut-down day is Friday. - Parrish among Chargers' cuts to 75
The Chargers cut WR-RS Roscoe Parrish on Monday as they trimmed their roster to 75 players.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers to play Thursday - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It’s safe this week for Philip Rivers to knock off some late preseason rust in a final tune-up before the start of the regular season.

Is Larry English ready to contribute? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
As the San Diego Chargers plan to unleash rookie pass-rusher Melvin Ingram, a former first-round pick is showing signs that he may finally be ready to contribute. - Raiders reduce roster to 75
The Raiders have reduced the team's active roster to the maximum of 75 players in advance of the NFL's Monday deadline.

Raiders reel in Roscoe Parrish | ProFootballTalk
Receiver/kick returner Roscoe Parrish spent seven years with one team, the Bills. He now has had two teams in the same day.

Coach said Richard Seymour has arthritis, Seymour says otherwise | ProFootballTalk
Raiders coach Dennis Allen and defensive lineman Richard Seymour have offered conflicting opinions about the balky knee that has limited Seymour during the preseason.

With new security procedures, Raiders suggest fans show up two hours early | ProFootballTalk
Getting into a football game may soon take longer than getting onto a plane. - Chiefs go with Quinn as backup QB
Brady Quinn has been picked as the backup quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, leaving Ricky Stanzi at No. 3 on the depth chart heading into their preseason finale.

Stanzi stood no chance to beat out Quinn - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The decision to make Brady Quinn the Kansas City Chiefs’ backup quarterback is no shock.

Future Foes

Cardinals probably won’t play Kevin Kolb or John Skelton on Thursday night | ProFootballTalk
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt knew what everyone wanted to know when he took the podium for a press conference on Monday, but he wasn’t about to give up the identity of the team’s starting quarterback.

Texans cut LB Omar Gaither, WR Bryant Johnson to get to limit | ProFootballTalk
In addition to placing fifth-round draft pick Randy Bullock on injured reserve, the Texans released veteran linebacker Omar Gaither and wide receiver Bryant Johnson

New England Patriots, tight end Aaron Hernandez agree to extension, sources say - ESPN Boston
The New England Patriots have locked up both their young tight ends to long-term extensions after reaching agreement with Aaron Hernandez on a deal through 2018, sources told on Monday.

Veteran receivers Jabbar Gaffney, Donte' Stallworth among New England Patriots' roster cuts - ESPN Boston
Veteran receivers Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth were among several players released by the New England Patriots on Monday evening as they cut their roster to 75 players. - Ravens place Suggs, Reed on PUP list
The Ravens placed four players on injured reserve and added All-Pro OLB Terrell Suggs and WR-RS David Reed to the reserve/PUP list on Monday. - DeCastro to have surgery Wednesday
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told the media Monday that first-round rookie ORG David DeCastro's injured right knee will be surgically repaired on Wednesday. - Steelers claim RB Harris off waivers
The Steelers claimed RB DuJuan Harris off waivers from the Jaguars on Monday. - Report: Steelers WR Wallace to report to team Tuesday
According to an NFL Network report, holdout Steelers WR Mike Wallace is expected to arrive in Pittsburgh Monday night and report to the team facility on Tuesday.

Doug Martin leapfrogs Blount on depth chart | ProFootballTalk
All signs have been pointing to it, and now the official depth chart reveals it.

Browns WR Josh Gordon impressing with big-play ability | ProFootballTalk
Given that he’s 21 years old and hadn’t played since 2010, it was reasonable to expect Josh Gordon to take some time to get acclimated.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Roster cuts, sports agents & getting players on NFL teams |
As football season returns, hundreds of collegiate players begin to think about 2013 and the NFL Draft. They are not the only ones, as the hundreds of NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors (agents) also look to find both easily-identifiable talent and hidden gems among the college ranks.

Playbook: Panthers' 'Hi-Lo Whip' concept | National Football Post
Using video of Newton's TD pass vs. Jets to talk Xs and Os.

It's not all black and white | National Football Post
Explaining the issues behind the NFL Officials strike. Money is only part of the problem.

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