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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 9/7/12


Von Miller says it’s more businesslike with the Broncos | ProFootballTalk
Thursday’s episode of Pro Football Talk featured a visit from Broncos linebacker Von Miller, the 2011 NFL defensive rookie of the year.

Notebook: Two-Headed Monster
The Broncos defense prepares for the Steelers' two biggest offensive threats, Demaryius Thomas is ready for his first regular season opener and the secondary must contain Pittsburgh's speedy receiving corps.

Under the Helmet: Malik Jackson sat down with rookie defensive lineman Malik Jackson to discuss his transition to the NFL, his preseason progress and whether his father, a Steelers fan, will root for the Broncos on Sunday.

Eric Decker Player Blog "
This season, will feature two player blogs. Wide receiver Eric Decker will check in with a new post every week. Below is his first entry of the season.

Denver Broncos Videos

Steelers Week - Thursday: Del Rio
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about preparing for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers.

Steelers Week - Thursday: McCoy
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks about preparing for the Steelers.

Steelers Week - Thursday: Bailey
Cornerback Champ Bailey talks about kicking off the season against the Steelers.

Steelers Week - Thursday: Thomas
Willis McGahee puts on his reporter hat and asks Demaryius Thomas how he's preparing for the season opener against the Steelers.

Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-Broncos - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Steelers-Broncos

Countdown Daily Prediction: Chargers-Raiders - ESPN Video - ESPN
The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Chargers-Raiders

Bewteen The Tackles: Ravens Outlook - ESPN Video - ESPN
Ashley Fox spent some time with John Harbaugh and he likes the look of the 2012 Baltimore Ravens

Remembering Art Modell - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bill Polian reflects on the life and career of former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Listen: Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker talks Steelers, fantasy football, new nickname - LINDSAY JONES
If Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have their way, soon they’ll have all of Denver calling them Salt and Pepper,

Got questions for Broncos tight end Joel Dreessen? Send them in! - LINDSAY JONES
The Denver Post will resume its weekly tradition of a Q+A with a Broncos player each week of the NFL season.

For Demaryius Thomas, Sunday is a debut three years in the making - LINDSAY JONES
In 2010, it was a foot injury that kept Demaryius Thomas on the sideline during the Broncos’ season opener at Jacksonville.

Denver Broncos have the 11th oldest roster in the NFL for 2012 - Mike Klis
The average age of the Broncos’ 53-man roster as of Wednesday was 26 years, 355 days, which ranked as the NFL’s 11th oldest team, according to STATS Inc.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno finds inspiration in teammate Willis McGahee's recovery - The Denver Post - Lindsay Jones
As Knowshon Moreno began recovering from a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury, he had the perfect role model a couple of lockers away.

Broncos Notebook: Ex-Raven Justin Bannan said Ben Roethlisberger's mobility 'would drive us crazy' -
DT Justin Bannan has only spent one of his 10 previous NFL seasons with the Broncos, but as a product of the University of Colorado, his connection to Denver is deeper than to his other stops of Buffalo, Baltimore and St. Louis.

Broncos Notebook: Steelers throw Peyton Manning into the deep end early - - Andrew Mason
Peyton Manning is busy with preparations for the Steelers -- albeit not too busy to bypass tuning in to watch little brother Eli quarterback the New York Giants in the NFL's season opener Wednesday night.

MaxDenver " Broncos Will Watch McGahee’s Workload
It had been four years since Broncos running back Willis McGahee had a workload like he did in 2011, when he carried the football 249 times and had six 20-carry games — twice as many as he amassed in the three previous seasons combined.

Broncos RB Willis McGahee has been exception to the rules - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
For an NFL running back, age is not just a number. It's often the bottom line. For Willis McGahee, however, it's just noise, like some dog barking through the screen door.

For Ronnie Hillman to be in Broncos' RB mix, his blocking must improve - - Andrew Mason
When one player rises on the depth chart, another must fall. For the Broncos at running back, that meant third-round rookie Ronnie Hillman was sliding down the table when Knowshon Moreno ascended back to the No. 2 role behind Willis McGahee this week.

Benjamin Hochman: NFL on collision course to tragedy - The Denver Post
Football is finally here, another NFL season in which our gladiatorial heroes slash years off their life, possibly on the fast track to death.

Peyton Manning, Ty Warren returning to form among Broncos' concerns - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: With the (season) opener this weekend, what would you say the Broncos' biggest question mark is? Or biggest question marks?

This Weeks Match up

Steelers-Broncos outcome to be determined by both stars and middlemen - The Denver Post -Jeff Legwold
When football America tunes in Sunday night to see the Broncos and the Steelers close out the day's activities, there will be plenty of discussion about the guys who fuel the jersey sales.

Will Todd Haley's offense pay dividends? -
The Pittsburgh Steelers made a much-publicized switch to Todd Haley as their offensive coordinator this offseason. Will the move pay off with a deep playoff run?

Ben Roethlisberger: I’ll miss a game if my wife goes into labor | ProFootballTalk
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s wife is pregnant, and he says that if she goes into labor on a game day, he’s missing the game.

Steelers will sign DeMarcus Van Dyke | ProFootballTalk
The fastest man at the 2011 combine is going to be a Pittsburgh Steeler.

Division News

Denarius Moore makes good strides - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Unless there is a setback, Oakland receiver Denarius Moore should be back on the field Monday when the Raiders host San Diego. - Raiders sign WR Hagan
The Raiders announced Thursday that they have signed veteran free-agent WR Derek Hagan. The team waived CB Coye Francies to make room for Hagan on the 53-man roster.

Chiefs' defensive concerns mount - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs are dealing with another injury on defense.

Ryan Mathews still not cleared for contact | ProFootballTalk
The chances of Chargers running back Ryan Mathews being on the field for Monday night’s game with the Raiders are not looking good.

Future Foes

TE Kellen Winslow did not fail Patriots' physical, reports say - ESPN Boston
Free-agent tight end Kellen Winslow did not fail his physical with the New England Patriots, as has been reported, according to two league sources. The Patriots were aware of the questions about his knees, but they did not fail him on his physical. - Falcons bring back CB Franks, waive WR Toone
The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed cornerback Dominique Franks, less than a week after he was cut by the team.

Texans pull Arian Foster from practice with knee soreness | ProFootballTalk
As the first Sunday of the regular season approaches, Texans running back Arian Foster has given his team a scare.

NFL News

NFL, NFLPA gather today in Minnesota for collusion case | ProFootballTalk
Technically, summer isn’t over. And so the NFL’s Summer of Law isn’t, either.

Judge Berrigan believes NFLPA lawyer may have conflict of interest in bounty case | ProFootballTalk
Yet another new wrinkle has emerged in the Bounty gate appeal.

Miscellaneous Stuff Photos
The making of the Vince Lombardi Trophy

Aspire To Become A Sports Agent? First Learn About The "Miserable Components" - Sports Agent Blog
Every day I get at least one email from someone who desires to become a sports agent. It never fails. For instance, yesterday I received the following communication:

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