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Joe Robbins

Source: Cap will be north of $122 million | ProFootballTalk
Though the salary cap won’t be spiking this year (and, despite the looming impact of the new TV deals, in any year), this year’s smoothing will be a little less smooth that previously believed.

Goal-line technology coming to the wrong kind of football | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL slides behind other sports when it comes to ensuring that its players are clean, pro football could be falling behind another kind of football when it come to ensuring that its calls are.

Competition Committee seeking players’ input on low block rules | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s Competition Committee is asking for players’ input as it considers revising the rules about low blocks.

Denver Broncos Videos

Becoming Explosive - ESPN Video - ESPN
Explosion is a key element NFL scouts look for at the Combine. How do players improve upon this intangible trait? visits Strength and Conditioning Coach Tom Shaw's training facility to find out

Free Agency, Combine, Draft and More: NFL 2013 Offseason Key Dates - YouTube
Free Agency, Combine, Draft and More: NFL 2013 Offseason Key Dates

Combine player to watch: Big East - ESPN Video - ESPN
Andrea Adelson says Cincinnati defensive end Walter Stewart is an intriguing player to keep an eye on when the NFL combine begins next week.

Da'Quan Bowers Arrested At Airport - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg react to the news that Da'Quan Bowers was arrested after a handgun was found in his luggage at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

NFL Draft Blitz: Ogletree Stock Falling? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench talk about the draft stock of Alec Ogletree after his DUI arrest

NFL Draft Blitz: Combine Players To Watch - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl and Steve Muench talk about which players they are most interested to see perform at the NFL Combine

Denver Broncos Blogs

Here's how to succeed at the NFL scouting combine while really trying - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
The NFL's scouting combine opens Wednesday in Indianapolis with a few more than 330 players, depending on any late additions or subtractions, trying to put their best foot and best answers forward.

Ronnie Hillman needed by Broncos to rush stronger, smarter in 2nd year - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Do you see Ronnie Hillman in the Broncos' plans for the future?

Ryan Clady says he’d sign tender "eventually" but "not right now" | ProFootballTalk
Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady is about to get the franchise tag, and he says that if he has to, he can play the 2013 season on the $9.6 million franchise tender. But he’s not planning to sign that tender any time soon.

Broncos position of need: Running back | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post - Mike Klis
The question at the Broncos’ running back position is with their starter, Willis McGahee.

Broncos could target running back this offseason in draft, free agency - Mike Klis
The Broncos have salary-cap room for free agency and the 28th, 58th and 90th picks in the first three rounds of the NFL draft in late April.

Division News - Chiefs release WR Breaston, TE Boss
The Chiefs released WR Steve Breaston and TE Kevin Boss on Tuesday, the team announced.

Mike McCoy: Rivers a great guy to have as "face" of franchise | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers changed coaches and general managers since the end of the 2012 season, but not everything is new in San Diego.

Why Bart Scott would make sense in Kansas City - ESPN
Don’t be shocked if you hear of the Kansas City Chiefs showing interest in veteran linebacker Bart Scott.

AFC veterans on the roster bubble -
Tuesday's flurry of cuts by the New York Jets was a reminder that the chopping block looms for veterans with bloated contracts. Let's take a look at the AFC salary cap casualty candidates for the next few months.

NFL News

Dean Blandino: League looking into full-time official at each position | ProFootballTalk
With the end of the lockout between the NFL and the referees association came the possibility of full-time officials for the first time in league history.

NFL Communications - Alberto Riveron Named Senior Director of Officiating "
Alberto Riveron, a nine-year veteran NFL game official and the league’s first Hispanic referee, has been named NFL senior director of officiating.

NFL Communications - Transcript of NFL Network’s 2013 NFL Scouting Combine Conference Call "
Please click on the link below to view the transcript of NFL Network’s 2013 NFL Scouting Combine Conference Call with NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock & senior coordinating producer Mike Muriano. - Foxworth: Players don't trust Goodell, NFL
Union leader Domonique Foxworth says NFL players don't trust commissioner Roger Goodell because of the Saints bounty case, in particular.

Free Agency

Report: Mike Wallace is the Dolphins top target | ProFootballTalk
With the Steelers not planning to use the franchise tag on receiver Mike Wallace or any other player, Wallace will go to the highest bidder. - Bills re-sign OL Brown
The Bills re-signed OL Colin Brown, the team announced Tuesday. - LBs Scott, Pace among Jets' cuts
The Jets began clearing cap space on Tuesday by announcing the release of veterans OLB Calvin Pace, ILB Bart Scott S Eric Smith and OT Jason Smith. - Saints release TE Thomas, CB Patrick
The Saints released TE David Thomas and waived CB Johnny Patrick, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune first reported. The Saints later confirmed the move.

Jake Long mum on chances of staying in Miami | ProFootballTalk
Dolphins tackle Jake Long had some good news to report on his health.

Tarvaris Jackson deal has base value of $2.25 million | ProFootballTalk
When the Bills announced that quarterback Tarvaris Jackson had signed a one-year deal to return to the team that traded for him last year, no financial details were disclosed or reported.

A game of tag | National Football Post
A breakdown of where all 32 teams stand heading into free agency.

Shocker: Titus Young sails through waivers unclaimed | ProFootballTalk
In a piece of news that will surprise exactly no one, no one claimed troubled wide receiver Titus Young off waivers yesterday according to multiple reports.

2013 Draft

Keenan Allen won’t work out at the Combine | ProFootballTalk
Cal wide receiver Keenan Allen is still recovering from a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will not work out at the Scouting Combine.

Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson sees himself as a first-round pick | ProFootballTalk
Not many people have Arkansas quarterback Tyler Wilson going in the first round of the NFL draft. But Wilson says that’s where he should go.

Ryan Grigson: Interviews as important as anything at combine | ProFootballTalk
For the general public, the NFL Scouting Combine is a flurry of numbers associated with draft prospects. - Position change gets LSU's Eric Reid on NFL track
Playing football or safety weren’t the initial goals for LSU FS Eric Reid, the top safety in the upcoming draft.

Montee Ball likes that people don’t think he’s a "special" back | ProFootballTalk
It’s a sign of the changing times in the NFL that it is hard to find too many people who think the running back who scored the most touchdowns in college football’s highest classification is worth a first-round pick.

PFT on NBC Sports Network: Offensive rookies review | ProFootballTalk
Later this week, prospective 2013 NFL rookies will be put through their paces in Indianapolis.

Eagles’ G.M.: Combine won’t do much to change the draft board | ProFootballTalk
Football fans and members of the media will obsess over the Scouting Combine for the next week, but Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman says we shouldn’t.

Female kicker to take part in regional scouting combine | ProFootballTalk
St. Louis Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein took advantage of the NFL’s newly implemented regional scouting combine process a year ago to help gain notice out of Division II Missouri Western State University.

Scouting Football Talent – Boom or Bust? |
The phrase "boom or bust potential" is often used a lot when discussing draft prospects. What is the best method of evaluation to measure both the floor and ceiling of a prospect, and what is used to determine whether or not the reward will outweigh the risk?

Here come the Combine props | National Football Post
Will anyone break Chris Johnson’s 40-yard dash record? How fast will Rich Eisen run this year?

NFL Combine: Intriguing players to watch | National Football Post
Keep an eye on these former college stars in Indy.

Draft Rumblings - What NFP is hearing from around the NFL. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells you what he is hearing from NFL personnel prior to the Combine

Marcus Lattimore: My NFL debut can happen in 2013 -
It's easy to root for Marcus Lattimore, the South Carolina running back who saw his college career come to an abrupt and gruesome end when he suffered a severe knee injury during a game last October.

Tyrann Mathieu working hard to make combine impact -
During his marathon conference call on Monday, NFL Network draft czar Mike Mayock surmised that former LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu would struggle to make an impression in drills at this week's NFL Scouting Combine.

Ezekiel Ansah, Margus Hunt show youth can wait to start football -
Last May, Kurt Warner took heat from former players when he said he had reservations about his sons playing football. More recently, Barack Obama expressed similar sentiments, which were echoed by Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, who said, "I am not forcing football on my son."

Kawann Short won’t work out at combine -
Purdue defensive tackle Kawaan Short will not work out at the NFL Scouting Combine or his school’s pro day on March 1.

Collin Klein to workout at combine, Kawann Short will not | ProFootballTalk
The NFL combine officially gets underway today in Indianapolis with kickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends arriving in Indianapolis for registration.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Holdouts could become a real problem for the NFL | ProFootballTalk
With the salary cap not going up much but agents continuously trying (as they should) to set a new bar for what the best players make, something has to give.

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