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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/12/13

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2012 Season Review: Third Quarter
In the third chapter of's four-part series reviewing the 2012 season, the Broncos clinch the AFC West and go 4-0.

10 things we want to see in 2013 | National Football Post
From the legalization of sports betting to a blizzard during the Super Bowl, here’s what we’re looking for next season.

The Combine Chronicles: Defensive End | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti of dissects performance by position at the NFL combine

Denver Broncos Videos

Bruschi Would Speak To Gronkowski - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tedy Bruschi and Darren Woodson discuss how the Patriots should handle Rob Gronkowski.

Top NFL Veterans To Keep - ESPN Video - ESPN
Darren Woodson ranks his top potential free agents that teams should retain.

Harvin's Future With Vikings - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses whether WR Percy Harvin will remain with the Vikings.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Redskins set to hire Keith Burns as special teams coach | ProFootballTalk
One of Mike Shanahan’s old players is one of Mike Shanahan’s new assistant coaches.

Brock Osweiler's selection by Broncos in draft still draws puzzlement - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: It's an old question but one I've never heard a reasonable explanation to ... why on earth would the Broncos spend a second-round pick on Brock Osweiler?

The QB Class of 2013 has a lot to prove in the NFL's eyes - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Sometimes it's tough to be the younger sibling, the one compared to those who came before you.

Division News

Chiefs a logical landing spot if Nick Foles is dealt -
Chip Kelly said Monday it was his "hope" the Philadelphia Eagles will have both Michael Vick and Nick Foles on the roster come Week 1.

ProFootballTalk: Is Bowe a must-keep for KC? | ProFootballTalk
Who will Andy Reid choose at QB? Will Dwayne Bowe wear a Chiefs jersey next year? Is Branden Albert on the outs in Kansas City? The PFT guys debate the Chiefs biggest off-season needs.

PFT Live: Should Chiefs say goodbye to Bowe? | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio lists some of the top items on the Chiefs’ to-do list for the offseason, including picking a QB and saying so long to Dwayne Bowe.

ProFootballTalk: Is Palmer’s best option in Oakland? | ProFootballTalk
Mike Florio talks about the Raiders’ biggest off-season needs and says Carson Palmer should take a deal similar to Michael Vick’s in order to stay in Oakland. What does the future hold for Richard Seymour?

Vick deal could put Carson Palmer in a pinch | ProFootballTalk
The Eagles owed quarterback Mike Vick $15.5 million for 2013. They’ll pay him considerably less.

ProFootballTalk: Chargers must build around Rivers? | ProFootballTalk
How can the Chargers build on their solid foundation? Mike Florio says they need to upgrade around Phillip Rivers with skill position players, and Florio also picks through the crop of free agents worthy of another deal with San Diego.

NFLPA still concerned about Chargers’ doctor | ProFootballTalk
The news that three independent physicians reviewed the work of Dr. David Chao and found him qualified to be the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers has not satisfied the NFL Players Association.

Dwayne Bowe scares one NFL scout to death | ProFootballTalk
When free agency opens up next month, Dwayne Bowe is expected to be one of the most highly sought after wide receivers. - Chiefs add WR Gilyard, DL Dixon, TE Brock
The Chiefs signed WR Mardy Gilyard, DL Marcus Dixon and TE Kevin Brock on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions.

NFL News

Polian raises possibility of widening the field | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s incessant push for player safety could now push the sidelines farther apart.

NFL reviewing Super Bowl sneak-in incident | ProFootballTalk
When the power went out during Super Bowl XLVII and I started getting texts from Florio Jr. regarding the situation, I tried to calm him (and myself) down by pointing out that the Super Bowl is the most secure location in the world.

St. Louis official says "take a deep breath" regarding possible Rams move | ProFootballTalk
With the Rams scoring a major victory in the recently-concluded arbitration aimed at determining what it will take to make the Edward Jones Dome a first-tier stadium, the Rams have the clear upper hand.

Free Agency

Browns could "double dip" with a raid on AFC North rivals | ProFootballTalk
The Browns have a lot of salary cap space and a need at quarterback, and so they’re a logical choice to make a move for Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, if Baltimore uses only the non-exclusive franchise tender on Flacco

Could Mike Wallace end up with Cleveland Browns? -
The Steelers have no plans to slap the franchise tag on wide receiver Mike Wallace, which means that the free agent's days in Pittsburgh are numbered.

Could Atlanta Falcons cut cornerback Dunta Robinson? -
The Atlanta Falcons secondary was full of big names last season, but it wasn't particularly consistent. Now it's headed for an offseason full of big changes.

ProFootballTalk: Are the Vikings done with Harvin? | ProFootballTalk
Percy Harvin has become more trouble than the Vikings are willing to deal with, but if they decide to trade the speedy receiver, how much leverage do they own?

Harvin is expected to hold out under current deal | ProFootballTalk
With so much talk about what the Vikings want to do with receiver Percy Harvin, there hasn’t been much talk about what Harvin wants to do with the Vikings

Bucs not showing much interest in re-signing Roy Miller | ProFootballTalk
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense had two faces in 2012.

Vikings reach into the CFL, sign CB Roderick Williams | ProFootballTalk
The Vikings have gone north of the border to add to their secondary.

Chris Canty draws interest from Titans and Chiefs | ProFootballTalk
The Giants let defensive tackle Chris Canty go last week and he isn’t wasting any time trying to find a new team. - Bills release LB Barnett, SS Wilson
The Bills released veterans LB Nick Barnett and SS George Wilson on Monday, the team announced.

Cowboys sign pair of linemen to futures contracts | ProFootballTalk
The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive tackle Nick Hayden and guard Charlie Bryant to futures contracts on Monday.

Bears sign cornerback LeQuan Lewis | ProFootballTalk
The Chicago Bears announced Monday they have signed cornerback LeQuan Lewis.

2013 Draft

2013 NFL Draft's top prospect: Luke Joeckel vs. Chance Warmack -
One of the fascinating things about the draft process is how two scouts can look at the same class of prospects and come to completely different conclusions. There is much room for interpretation.

NFL Films Blog " Blog Archive The NFL Scouting Combine’s TV debut "
NFL prospects will take their talents and their measurables to the annual NFL Scouting Combine next week in Indianapolis, IN.

NFL Draft Preparation - To QB or not to QB? 2 |
Part 2 of The Football Educator’s guest writer J.P. Fox’s search for the answer of "when is it the right time to draft a quarterback?"

NFP Mock Draft - Version 6.0 | National Football Post
Russ Lande takes another crack at predicting the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

NFL Films Blog " Blog Archive Meeting Honey Badger "
The dust has barely settled on the 2012 season, and already our crews are back out on the road.

Tyrann Mathieu will be under spotlight at NFL combine -
The NFL Scouting Combine gets rolling next week, with 40-times and other measurements getting the most attention. For many of the prospects heading to Indianapolis, the team interviews matter a lot more.

Coaching Carousel

Former Pats wideout David Patten lands coaching job | ProFootballTalk
Former Patriots wideout David Patten needed a few more classes to finish his degree at Western Carolina.

Tim Walton interviewing for Rams defensive coordinator | ProFootballTalk
There’s a new name in the mix for defensive coordinator with the Rams.

Chip Kelly says Vick and Foles will compete to be the Eagles’ starter | ProFootballTalk
Michael Vick’s new contract with the Eagles doesn’t guarantee him the starting quarterback job when the regular season starts.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Eagles, Vick agree to restructured deal
The Eagles and QB Michael Vick agreed to terms on a restructured contract, allowing Vick to return for 2013, the team announced.

Reports: Vick’s deal is worth up to $10 million | ProFootballTalk
Quarterback Mike Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have a new deal in place. Per multiple reports, the one-year contract has a maximum potential value of $10 million.

Terrell Thomas restructures contract with Giants | ProFootballTalk
Cornerback Terrell Thomas hasn’t played in a game for the Giants in two years, but he’ll have a chance to play for them in 2013.

New Browns owner returns to his former job | ProFootballTalk
Former Browns owner Randy Lerner was criticized for being an absentee landlord. New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam suddenly is, well, an absentee landlord.

Eagles don’t want to label themselves 3-4 or 4-3 | ProFootballTalk
It might walk like a duck and talk like a duck, but the Eagles new head coach refuses to call it a duck.

JaMarcus Russell keeps working toward getting back to the NFL | ProFootballTalk
The first pick in the 2007 draft continues to be serious about a 2013 comeback.

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