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Sunday's Draft Stock Watch
A look at who helped their draft stock through combine workouts on Sunday.

Mathieu Looking for Trust, Opportunity
Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu said his "best friend right now is honesty" in trying to show NFL teams he's worth drafting.

Saturday's Draft Stock Watch
A look at who helped their draft stock through combine workouts on Saturday.

Playing Catch-up in a New Country
A duo of defensive linemen at the combine has taken surprising paths to Indianapolis, where they are participating in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

Denver Broncos Videos

BTV On Site: Day 4 of the Combine
The team media staff wraps up the final day of media availability at the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

BTV Goes 1-on-1 with Bill Polian
ESPN analyst and former Colts president Bill Polian talks about Peyton Manning's first year in Denver and what the Broncos could do with the 28th overall pick.

Podium Session: Tyrann Mathieu
Former LSU safety Tyrann Mathieu talks about spending a year away from football and why he no longer wants to be called the 'Honey Badger.'

Podium Session: Matt Elam
Florida safety Matt Elam talks about why he's the best safety in the 2013 draft class.

Smith, Hunter Impress At Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen and Todd McShay discuss Geno Smith's performance and all the latest news from the NFL scouting combine.

Star Lotulelei Flagged For Heart Condition - ESPN Video - ESPN
Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei will not be allowed to participate in the NFL scouting combine after a test revealed he has a heart condition.

Catching Up With Tyrann Mathieu - ESPN Video - ESPN
Tyrann Mathieu sits down with Colleen Dominguez to talk about his off-the-field issues and combine preparations.

Tavon Austin Impresses - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl talks about how wide receiver Tavon Austin performed at the NFL Combine

Geno Smith Solidifies His Rank - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl talks about how quarterback Geno Smith performed at the NFL Combine

NFL Combine Report: West Virginia - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton talks about how West Virginia stars Tavon Austin and Geno Smith performed at the NFL Combine

OTL: Sapelo Island - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chiefs defensive lineman Allen Bailey discusses growing up on Sapelo Island, Georgia and ponders the future of the dying historic community.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos to interview Manti Te'o at NFL scouting combine Sunday night - Mike Klis
Now that he’s addressed the media here, Manti Te’o the Punchline can pretty much become Manti Te’o the NFL middle linebacker prospect.

Britton Colquitt heads Broncos restricted free agents | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
The Broncos have four restricted free agent players who must be tendered contracts by the March 12 opening of the 2013 league season.

John Lynch helping Broncos evaluate defensive backs at NFL combine - The Denver Post
With the defensive backs having arrived at the NFL scouting combine, Broncos executive John Elway brought in an extra set of eyes — nine- time Pro Bowl safety John Lynch.

Broncos will consider moving Orlando Franklin from OT to OG - The Denver Post
Q: There is been a lot of talk about moving Orlando Franklin from offensive tackle to guard. What are the chances that the Broncos draft a right tackle and move Franklin to guard?

Matt Barkley learned a valuable lesson from Peyton Manning | ProFootballTalk
It’s a chapter that never made it to the final version of any of Dale Carnegie’s books.

Division News

Raiders’ Desmond Bryant arrested | ProFootballTalk
Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant was arrested early this morning in Miami-Dade County, Florida.

NFL News

NFL Communications - Transcript: NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock Press Conference — Sunday, February 24 "
Please click on the link below to view the transcript of NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock’s press conference at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine on Sunday, February 24:

The first unofficial first-round smokescreen of the year | ProFootballTalk
With multiple reports indicating that the Cardinals, who hold the seventh overall pick in the draft, have become smitten with former USC quarterback Matt Barkley, our first reaction is this.

Free Agency

Miami likely moving on without Bush | ProFootballTalk
It’s ironic, to say the least, that a team desperate for sizzle will not be keeping one of the few running backs in the NFL who carries that quality with him wherever he goes.

Mike Smith: Jacquizz Rodgers can play all three downs | ProFootballTalk
Talk of running back Michael Turner’s imminent departure from the Falcons is in the air and coach Mike Smith isn’t doing anything to point in a different direction.

Steelers meeting today with Breaston’s agent | ProFootballTalk
Among the many instances of illegal tampering that are occurring brazenly in Indianapolis are plenty of legitimate meetings.

Bills won’t tender David Nelson | ProFootballTalk
In Sunday morning’s one-liners, we had a note about the Bills talking to the agent for impending restricted free agent wide receiver David Nelson.

Report: 49ers leaning against tagging Dashon Goldson | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this week, word was that it was "no certainty" that the 49ers used their franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson for the second straight season.

Jared Cook has a strong case for receiver designation | ProFootballTalk
Titans G.M. Ruston Webster thinks that, if push comes to shove as to the designation of tight end Jared Cook for franchise-tag purposes, Cook will be regarded as a tight end.

San Francisco 49ers confident they can trade Alex Smith -- sources - ESPN
The San Francisco 49ers are involved in talks to trade quarterback Alex Smith and believe they're going to be able to make a deal, league sources say.

Report: 49ers have a deal for Smith, Jags and Browns deny | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers made it sufficiently clear at the NFL Scouting Combine that they weren’t going to be giving quarterback Alex Smith away

2013 Draft - Milliner believes surgery won't hurt draft stock
Dee Milliner wanted to wait until after the BCS Championship game to fix his shoulder. - Mathieu eager to get back on football field
Former LSU star Tyrann Mathieu thought he hit rock bottom when Les Miles kicked him off the team last August for failing multiple drug tests.

Gary Kubiak was "impressed" by Manti Te’o meeting | ProFootballTalk
During his Saturday press conference, Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o said that every team he’s spoken to has asked him to explain his part in the girlfriend hoax that has become synonymous with his name.

Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin run blistering 40 times | ProFootballTalk
West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin proclaimed himself the best player in this year’s draft. He’s also one of the fastest players ever to enter any NFL draft.

Goodwin’s speed shines light on talent/production debate | ProFootballTalk
With the wide receiver 40-yard dashes in the books, we have established that Marquise Goodwin and Tavon Austin were fast, Goodwin slightly more so.

Denard Robinson impresses with a 4.34 | ProFootballTalk
Former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson took a good first step in proving he can do something else.

Geno Smith is the fastest quarterback at the Combine | ProFootballTalk
West Virginia’s Geno Smith may be the best quarterback in this year’s NFL draft. He’s definitely the fastest.

Jarvis Jones: Doctors feel like I’m fine | ProFootballTalk
On Saturday, Florio reported that Georgia linebacker Jarvis Jones was sliding down or off several draft boards because of spinal stenosis.

Anonymous scouts take aim at Bjoern Werner | ProFootballTalk
It’s late February. The Combine is unfolding. And that means it’s time for scouts to rip or praise players under the cloak of anonymity.

Onterio McCalebb burns up the 40-yard dash | ProFootballTalk
Auburn running back Onterio McCalebb ran a couple of stunningly fast 40-yard dashes on Sunday at the Scouting Combine.

Report: Chiefs interested in Alex Smith, Luke Joeckel | ProFootballTalk
Trade talks involving Nick Foles might not have gone anywhere, but that’s not the only trade option available to the Chiefs this offseason.

Combine medical test reveals Star Lotulelei has heart condition | ProFootballTalk
Star Lotulelei, a defensive tackle from Utah who is widely viewed as one of the best players in this year’s draft, was found to have a heart condition when examined at the Scouting Combine.

NFP looks at players who shined Sunday at Combine | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us which players stood out during Sunday's Combine workout.

Players that did not shine at Sunday's Combine workout | National Football Post
Russ Lande tell us which players did not shine at the Combine today.

Tank Carradine's recovery from knee injury has NFL's attention - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Cornellius "Tank" Carradine isn't Adrian Peterson. The Florida State defensive end isn't an NFL MVP or a 2,000-yard rusher.

Loveland's Collin Klein believes he showed NFL execs he can be a QB - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
He had been poked, pulled, prodded and grilled. He had run, jumped and thrown short, long and in between.

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