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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/24/13

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Lattimore Coming Back to Inspire
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore hopes to return stronger than ever from a knee injury.

Te'o, the Football Player
Teams at the NFL Scouting Combine want to talk football with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, not just an online hoax.

Teammates Backing Te’o
Linebacker Manti Te’o and his Notre Dame teammates have all had to answer questions surrounding the online hoax.

Te'o Talks
On Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o addressed his "catfishing" controversy and desire to move forward.

Denver Broncos Videos

BTV On SIte: Day 3 of the Combine
From Manti Te'o to this year's defensive lineman prospects - Chris Hall and Gray Caldwell break down day three of the NFL Scouting Combine.

Podium Session: Marcus Lattimore
South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore talks about coming back from his knee injury.

Podium Session: Sharrif Floyd
Florida defensive tackle - and one of this year's top prospects - Sharrif Floyd talks about preparing for the scouting combine.

Te'o: 'I'm Just Going to Be Me'
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o talks about how he's moving on from his senior year and what teams are asking him here at the scouting combine.

Video: Takeaways from Day 3 of the 2013 NFL combine - ESPN
Paul Kuharsky, Kevin Seifert and Bill Williamson deliver the top stories from day 3 of the 2013 NFL combine.

NFL Combine Saturday Takeaways - ESPN Video - ESPN
Paul Kuharsky, Kevin Seifert and Bill Williamson deliver the top stories from day 3 of the 2013 NFL Combine

O-Line Combine Standouts - ESPN Video - ESPN
Paul Kuharsky and Kevin Weidl talk about which players stood out at Saturday's Combine workouts

All-Access At the NFL Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky takes you on a behind the scenes tour of the NFL Combine

NFL Combine: Saturday Observations - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen, Todd McShay and Colleen Dominguez discuss the happenings at the NFL combine, including the Manti Te'o news conference and the offensive lineman 40-yard dash.

Taking A Look At Kyle Long - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl thinks Kyle Long improved his draft stock at Saturday's Combine workout

Carroll: Matt Flynn To Compete For Job - ESPN Video - ESPN
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discusses QB Matt Flynn's role with the team.

Te'o Meets The Media - ESPN Video - ESPN
Manti Te'o talks to the media at the NFL scouting combine about what he has learned and how he has grown since the Lennay Kekua hoax.

Te'o Meets The Media - ESPN Video - ESPN
Manti Te'o talks to the media at the NFL scouting combine about what he has learned and how he has grown since the Lennay Kekua hoax.

Reaction To Te'o's News Conference - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen shares his thoughts on Manti Te'o's news conference at the NFL scouting combine.

NFL Combine Report: Grading Manti Te'o - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton talks about how Manti Te'o did when facing the media at the NFL combine.

Giants Keeping Open Mind On Te'o - ESPN Video - ESPN
Rich Cimini and Ohm Youngmisuk recap the top stories for the Jets and Giants at the 2013 NFL Combine

Chiefs Quarterback Options - ESPN Video - ESPN
AFC West blogger Bill Williamson talks about what the Chiefs are likely to do about their quarterback situation

Denver Broncos Blogs

John Elway followed all the right signs to sign Peyton Manning - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Keith Bishop drove off from the Broncos' hotel in a rented, white SUV and headed in the general direction of Lucas Oil Stadium.

Elway says it’s not in Clady’s best interests to show up in Week One | ProFootballTalk
With Broncos tackle Ryan Clady making it clear he won’t sign the franchise tender any time soon, there’s a chance Clady will exercise his right to wait until a few days before the start of the season to accept the offer and still earn the full amount of his $9.66 million guaranteed salary for 2013.

Fastest 40-yard time at combine since 2000: Trindon Holliday | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post, which is probably the best source for combine results and draft prospect reports, has compiled the best combine test results since they started compiling data for keeps in 2000.

6th fastest 20-yard split at combine since 2000: Karl Paymah | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
During the 40-yard dash competition at the NFL scouting combine, the fatest 20-yard split time since 2000 was 2.4-seconds, which Buffalo Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore set here last year.

Division News

Middle linebackers face scrutiny - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Shortly after Manti Te’o met the biggest NFL combine media crush of all time, fellow embattled but talented middle linebacker Alec Ogletree took to the same podium.

McKenzie says Raiders will have competition at quarterback, and every position | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders have one quarterback with (for now) a $13 million base salary and another with a third-year minimum base salary.

Jarvis Jones may still be in play for Raiders - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the bigger stories Saturday at the NFL combine was the health of Georgia star pass-rusher Jarvis Jones.

Chargers had to like Lane Johnson effort - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Lane Johnson did nothing Saturday to keep his name out of the mix to be the San Diego Chargers’ selection with the No. 11 overall draft pick.

Chargers could rework deals to get cap relief |
The Chargers are about $7 million under the projected 2013 salary cap of $122 million, a figure that wouldn’t seem to allow for much maneuvering as the new regime tries to rebuild the roster.

Free Agency

Jeff Fisher: Things "look good" with Steven Jackson | ProFootballTalk
Rams running back Steven Jackson can void his $7 million option for the 2013 season and move to any other team that makes him an offer in free agency,

Report: Eagles, Chiefs talked Foles, no progress toward trade | ProFootballTalk
While both teams downplayed the possibility this week, the Chiefs and Eagles have apparently talked about a trade for quarterback Nick Foles.

Fully guaranteed $4 million complicates Nnamdi’s situation in Philly | ProFootballTalk
Late in the 2012 season, the Eagles would have enhanced their ability to keep cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the roster in 2013 by taking him out of the lineup.

Kicker/punter market could miss the mark | ProFootballTalk
At a time when the market for veteran kickers and punters has been looking a lot like the market for veteran running backs, that could soon be changing.

49ers look to trade Alex Smith; Chiefs, Cardinals loom as possible destinations - Yahoo! Sports
As San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh was trying to sell reporters on the idea that the 49ers could keep quarterback Alex Smith, other members of his organization were quite clear about what is going to happen to Smith as they prepared to sign players.

2013 Draft

The Best On-Field RB Prospect No One is Talking About | The Rookie Scouting Portfolio
It’s late and I have to write about this prospect because he’s one of the few that generated that “wow” factor for me

Combine Medical Spotlight: Marcus Lattimore " Second Opinion
No player has more at stake during his orthopedic evaluation at the combine this week than Marcus Lattimore. - Manti Te'o ready to move on, focus on football
"Manti Te’o Day" at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine began with an ironic twist around noon local time. Approximately 200 reporters swarmed a podium to hear from the victim of a hoax that captured the attention of the country.

Te’o: "I’m focusing on football and the combine" | ProFootballTalk
Having had his personal life dragged through the national talk show circuit and turned into a punch line by every two-bit comedian, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o didn’t want to rehash it Saturday.

Press conference over, Te’o now has to prove he can play | ProFootballTalk
The circus now over, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is going to get a chance to do something much harder than holding a press conference.

Montgomery admits bets with Mingo, lack of effort at LSU | ProFootballTalk
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o wasn’t the only high-profile college star creating as many questions as he answered Saturday.

Alec Ogletree: I’m really sorry for my DUI, now I’m moving on | ProFootballTalk
Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree knows he’s viewed as a character risk after his arrest last week for driving under the influence. But he’s hoping NFL teams will focus more on what he’s done on the field than what he’s done off the field.

Dion Jordan will miss 3-4 months after shoulder surgery | ProFootballTalk
Oregon pass-rusher Dion Jordan won’t be available to teams for three to four months, as he’s scheduled to have surgery next week in Los Angeles to repair a shoulder problem.

Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert looks like the NFL draft’s top tight end | ProFootballTalk
Notre Dame’s Tyler Eifert appears to be solidifying his status as the top tight end in the NFL draft.


Fastest 40 time at Combine gets endorsement deal | ProFootballTalk
With all due respect to Bill Polian, running 40 yards in a straight line in underwear doesn’t really tell anyone much about what a football player can do under ordinary football circumstances.

Terron Armstead, a 306-pound tackle, runs a jaw-dropping 40 | ProFootballTalk
Unless you’re a hard-core draft junkie or a fan of Arkansas Pine-Bluff, you’ve probably never heard of Terron Armstead. But he just did something unprecedented at the Scouting Combine.

Lane Johnson is the fastest offensive lineman out of his stance | ProFootballTalk
We already noted that Arkansas Pine-Bluff offensive tackle Terron Armstead ran the fastest 40-yard dash time of any offensive lineman in the history of the Scouting Combine.

Jarvis Jones’ neck causes red flag for multiple teams | ProFootballTalk
It’s a cocktail of injuries that will keep Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones from working out at the Scouting Combine. But it’s an injury that forced him out of Southern Cal that is getting NFL teams to yank him off their draft boards.

Matt Barkley taller than expected; Christine Michael turns heads -
Daniel Jeremiah is in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine, checking out prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. Here is the latest scuttlebutt from Lucas Oil Stadium:

NFP's breakdown of players who struggled Saturday at Combine | National Football Post
Russ Lande looks at some prospects who struggled in Saturday's Combine

NFP breaks down players who shined in Saturday's workout | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us what players impressed NFL teams today.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Greg Schiano plans to loosen the reins in Year Two | ProFootballTalk
When Greg Schiano became the head coach in Tampa, he talked a lot about establishing a new culture around the Buccaneers.

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