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


Hunter Making Headway "
Defensive end Jason Hunter has been hard to miss on the Denver Broncos practice fields in training camp.

Training Camp 2012: Day Nine "
Friday’s practice was highlighted by a number of big plays on both sides of the ball.

Relationship Building
Peyton Manning connected with Demaryius Thomas several times Thursday morning, showing that a rapport is growing with the QB and the team's skill players.

Summer Scrimmage Saturday
The Broncos will hold a scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. Parking and admission to the event are free.

Broncos Team with Melanoma Exposed
Melanoma Exposed has teamed up with the Broncos to provide free screenings during training camp practices.

Denver Broncos Videos

Front Row Center: Day Nine
Field level highlights and natural sound from Friday's practice.

Training Camp Day Nine: Fox
Head Coach John Fox talks about gearing up for Saturday's scrimmage at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Fact Or Fiction: 8+ Wins For Broncos? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody tells why he thinks Peyton Manning leading the Broncos to eight or more wins is fact or fiction.

Replacement Refs Set For HOF Game - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFL replacement officials will work Sunday night's Hall of Fame game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, according to a source familiar with the process.

Fact Or Fiction: Steelers Need Wallace? - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN NFL Analyst Damien Woody tells why he thinks the Steelers can make it to the playoffs without Mike Wallace.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Decker Shines in Red Zone "
Every day in practice, wide receivers and cornerbacks go head-to-head in one-on-one drills.

Gronkowski Ready to Show Versatility "
Chris Gronkowski is gearing up to play a traditional fullback role in the Broncos offense. While his primary job will be blocking, he’s ready for a chance to showcase some of his other skills.

Broncos' Andre Caldwell happy, healthy and hoping for big things - The Denver Post
There were times when games were tight and the ball fell from the sky just beyond his outstretched hands that Andre Caldwell knew he could run faster.

Broncos' Peyton Manning still getting acquainted with his receivers - The Denver Post
Perhaps it is the speed of life these days, the continual pursuit of 3G, 4G, whatever G, to download everything faster, tweet a picture of our dinner and eat in the car.

Broncos safety Carter to miss preseason games - The Denver Post
Quinton Carter will miss at least the first two preseason games after the second-year safety underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week.

Broncos' Hunter goes wild in most physical practice of camp - The Denver Post
A day after defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio praised Jason Hunter for his "temperament, toughness and attitude, the defensive end got a little out of control.

Orlando Franklin cleared to return to Broncos practice - The Denver Post
Right tackle Orlando Franklin will practice "sparingly," coach John Fox said, now that Franklin has been cleared to return to the field. Franklin suffered a concussion on July 28 during the team's first practice in pads.

Broncos' Brock Osweiler looking like backup plan at quarterback - The Denver Post
Q: Are there any sort of risks if the Broncos make (Brock) Osweiler the backup QB? - Broncos S Moore showing improvement
Broncos 2011 second-rounder Rahim Moore has looked good in training camp in the battle to start at safety with Mike Adams, we hear

Report: Broncos talk to Jim Leonhard - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos are reportedly going to investigate former Jets’ safety Jim Leonhard.

Division News

Evening AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Raiders start to put in some 3-4 looks for the defense during practice Friday. The fact that they waited until the fifth day of camp is another strong sign that this will be a 4-3 base with the occasional 3-4 setup.

Chargers practice notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
As expected, the team worked on the Wildcat some Friday.

Eddie Royal expected to miss first preseason game | ProFootballTalk
Every year there are players who get glowing coverage early in preseason, creating interest in seeing them back up the hype in preseason games.

Vincent Brown impressing Chargers - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Much has been made about the subtractions from and additions to the San Diego Chargers' receiving corps this offseason.

Chargers dust off the Wildcat - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Don’t look now; the San Diego Chargers -- who now have Wildcat original Ronnie Brown on their roster -- are perhaps going to do their part in resuscitating the once popular NFL trend.

Camp Confidential: Oakland Raiders - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the biggest curiosities in the NFL this summer is what is occurring in Wine Country.

Future Foes

Four players to "retire" as Steelers before Friday night practice | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers are putting a little twist on the former player coming back to sign a one-day contract so he can retire as a member of his old team theme.

NFL News

Players adjust to labor issues again - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A year after their own lockout ended, most NFL players do not want to think about labor strife as they are enjoying a summer of normalcy.

Walt Anderson touts integrity of locked-out officials | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL prepares to use replacement officials, there’s one attribute of the locked-out referees that possibly can’t be ensured via a crash course in the rules of pro football: Integrity. - Replacement officials to work Hall of Fame game
Replacement officials will work Sunday’s preseason opener between the Saints and Cardinals.

2012 HOF Class has no rings | ProFootballTalk
The six men officially entering the Hall of Fame on Saturday have one thing in common, apart from the fact that they played football at a sufficiently high level to, you know, make it to the Hall of Fame. - NFL exec discusses improving in-game experience
NFL executive vice president of business ventures and CFO Eric Grubman has been with the league since 2004 and has held his current titles since 2006.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Three keys to developing rookie WRs | National Football Post
What to look for in camp and the preseason.

Earl Campbell: Today’s running backs look average | ProFootballTalk
Jim Brown grabbed some attention this offseason when he called Browns first-round pick Trent Richardson an "ordinary" running back.

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