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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/3/12


Manning, Offense Continue to Jell
Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense are using training camp to establish chemistry with one another.

All-Pro Bond "
Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey has made a living intercepting NFL quarterbacks.

Training Camp 2012: Day Eight A.M. "
Thursday morning’s practice was once again open to the public, and fans showed up in record number — the 5,034 in attendance set another Dove Valley record.

Broncos to show off Peyton Manning at Saturday practice at big stadium - The Denver Post
A record number of football fans have been showing up at Dove Valley, the Broncos' training facility, to watch Peyton Manning's training camp debut with the Broncos.

Bronco Birthdays

QB Don Breaux (1963) is 72.
TE Virgil Green is 24.
LT John Mattox (1961) is 74.
DE Jarvis Moss (2007-10) is 28.
DL Trevor Pryce (1997-2005) is 37.
QB Adam Weber is 25.

Denver Broncos Videos

Taking Down Peyton - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jason Taylor discusses what it is like trying to bring down Peyton Manning and the adjustments he will have to make in Denver.

Concern In Pittsburgh? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter talks about Ben Roethlisberger's "little torn rotator cuff", Mike Wallace remains unsigned and James Harrison's knee injury.

Rumor Central: Mike Wallace - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN Insider Chris Sprow discusses Mike Wallace's contract status.

Video: Chargers training camp - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Bill Williamson reports from the Chargers' training camp.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos coordinator Jack Del Rio wants his defense to wax "rugged" - The Denver Post
As the Broncos players begin to know Jack Del Rio as the team's defensive boss, some of them have used the phrase "laid back" to describe the former linebacker.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning finds target in Demaryius Thomas - The Denver Post
Though wide receiver Eric Decker appeared to be quarterback Peyton Manning's favorite target most of the first week of training camp, Decker did not fully participate Thursday. That opened the door for Demaryius Thomas

Peyton Manning: Demaryius Thomas can do things other players can’t | ProFootballTalk
Reports out of Denver have pegged Eric Decker as Peyton Manning’s favorite wide receiver during camp,

Peyton Manning favorite Eric Decker sits out Broncos drills - The Denver Post
A day after tweaking his groin muscle, Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker was back on the field Thursday with his teammates, but did not participate in 7-on-7 drills or team work. Decker is in full pads and participated in the individual drill portion of practice.

Broncos' Jacob Tamme seizes chance to hone skills vs. elite cornerback - The Denver Post
During his time at the University of Kentucky, Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme handled his business in the classroom well enough to earn academic All-Southeastern Conference honors in four consecutive seasons.

Klis: Peyton Manning already has memorable history playing in Denver - The Denver Post
If he's nervous, it's only because for all his robotic passing proficiency, Peyton Manning is human.

Jack Del Rio likes big butts and he can not lie | ProFootballTalk
Kevin Vickerson couldn’t believe what he was hearing. But he liked it.

Broncos D-coordinator Jack Del Rio prefers sideline to booth - The Denver Post
In the end, it often comes down to preference for a play-caller — in the booth or on the sideline.

Injuries hit Broncos' WR corps, so Denver signs a free-agent - The Denver Post
It is another long-time training camp tradition — the Week 2 caravan into the trainer's room for players with a variety of muscle strains.

Peyton Manning draws big crowds for Denver Broncos at training camp
Training camp is a week old, but Broncos fans continue to show up in record numbers.

Parking lots full at Dove Valley for Broncos training camp | First-and-Orange
Either the public parking lot at the Broncos’ Dove Valley headquarters has shrunk. Or the excitement to see Peyton Manning practice is out of control. - Broncos waive/injure WR Goodwin
The Broncos waived/injured WR D’Andre Goodwin, the team announced Thursday.

Division News

Zorn on Cassel: 'He's dramatically improved' - AFC West Blog - ESPN
It’s been well documented that Matt Cassel will be the key to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012.

Jamaal Charles says he’s got his "mojo" back | ProFootballTalk
A year after emerging as arguably the most explosive runner in the game, Chiefs tailback Jamaal Charles missed all but two contests in 2011 with a torn ACL

Brandon Flowers not seriously injured - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs received good injury news regarding standout cornerback Brandon Flowers.

Hali wants Bowe to join Chiefs - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs have been pretty quiet in the week-long holdout of Dwayne Bowe.

Chargers' defensive front stepping up - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the early impressions from visiting San Diego Chargers is the potential the team has on the defensive line.

Nate Kaeding getting his kicks again - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Nate Kaeding has been waiting for this preseason for 11 months.

Teammate on Gates: 'The best' - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the most promising images of the San Diego Chargers' camp this season has been the play of tight end Antonio Gates.

Le'Ron McClain may get increased role - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Le'Ron McClain can move like a tailback. But he has the work ethic of a fullback.

Chargers won’t sign autographs at FanFest | ProFootballTalk
San Diego Chargers FanFest, the team’s annual training camp event at Qualcomm Stadium, takes place on Saturday.

Future Foes

No timetable for Rashard Mendenhall return | ProFootballTalk
The good news is that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall says he’s right on schedule in his return from a torn ACL. - Panthers release OT Otah
The Panthers terminated the contract of OT Jeff Otah, the team announced Thursday. - Texans DE Watt suffers elbow injury
Texans DE J.J. Watt left practice on Thursday with an elbow injury.

NFL News - Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012
Just imagine if the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2012 split up into teams of three to participate in a running and tackling drill.

Replacement refs in camps calling "only what is obvious" | ProFootballTalk
The annual rite of officials rolling through training camps has commenced, even without the real refs.

NFL monitoring Jahvid Best’s return from concussion | ProFootballTalk
Lions running back Jahvid Best said over the weekend that he isn’t worried about concussions ending his career.

Roger Goodell: NFL prepared for replacement refs in HOF Game -
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discussed the probability of using replacement officials in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game with "NFL AM" on Friday.

Roger Goodell: Football should "absolutely" be an Olympic sport | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t satisfied with just running the most popular sport in the United States.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Playbook: 'Vice' vs. Cover 2 in the red zone | National Football Post
Drawing up the double-stack 'Dino' route.

Caliendo out at FOX | ProFootballTalk
In the viewing room at 30 Rock, only a couple of pregame features make the various on-air personalities (e.g., Dan Patrick, Rodney Harrison, Tony Dungy), producers, veteran reporters (i.e., Peter King), and Internet hacks (i.e., me) stop and pay attention.

John Madden doesn’t believe in the Madden Curse | ProFootballTalk
John Madden visited the Lions’ training camp today and scoffed at the idea that appearing on the video game bearing his name could be a curse for Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson.

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