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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/26/13

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Joe Robbins

Mike Mayock's Draft Analysis: Part 1
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock breaks down this year's draft class.

Mike Mayock's Draft Analysis: Part 2
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock breaks down this year's draft class.

NFP gives thoughts on players who shined Monday at Combine | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us what NFL teams saw at today's Combine workout.

NFP lets you know which players did not shine at Combine Monday | National Football Post
Russ Lande breakdown the players who did not have great workouts Monday at the Combine

Denver Broncos Videos

49ers In Talks To Deal Alex Smith - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the latest news surrounding San Francisco's trade talks involving QB Alex Smith.

Eagles Release Jenkins - ESPN Video - ESPN
Dan Graziano on the Eagles releasing DT Cullen Jenkins.

NFL Combine: DB Preview - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl previews the defensive backs workout at the 2013 NFL Combine

NFL Combine Report: Barkevious Mingo - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl talks about LSU defensive end Barkevious Mingo.

Combine Standout: Sio Moore - ESPN Video - ESPN
Kevin Weidl talks about Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore

Manti Te'o Works Out At NFL Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay and Bill Polian break down Manti Te'o's day at the NFL combine.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Klis: Broncos remain haunted by "stumble" against Ravens - The Denver Post- Mike Klis
Nothing has worked.

Marcus Lattimore hoping to follow Willis McGahee's path with draft - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Do you see the Broncos reaching for Marcus Lattimore in the third round or maybe even sooner?

Medical exams an important part of equation for some NFL prospects - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
If you had occasion to poll the NFL's decision makers about what was the most important thing that happens at the league's scouting combine, the answer would be almost universal.

CU Buffs' David Bakhtiari says he's ready to go to work in NFL - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
As former Colorado offensive tackle David Bakhtiari stands on the doorstep to the NFL, he has a different perspective on the business of football. Not all endings are happy.

Division News

Robert Meachem expected to remain with Chargers | ProFootballTalk
A big reason why A.J. Smith is no longer the general manager in San Diego is that most of the players he’s acquired in recent years have fallen well short of expectations on the field.

Raiders will try to chop down Carson Palmer’s salary | ProFootballTalk
With Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie telling Pro Football Talk on Friday that there will be competition at the quarterback position, it makes no sense to continue to pay one of the candidates like an undisputed franchise quarterback.

Desmond Bryant provides a mugshot for the ages | ProFootballTalk
The list of the all-time best celebrity mugshots isn’t a long one.

Who will be the Chiefs' next quarterback? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The biggest story in the AFC West heading into the new league year will be to see where the Kansas City Chiefs find their new starting quarterback.

Darrelle Revis could solve Chiefs' dilemma - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs’ choices with the No. 1 pick continue to be murky and it is not getting any clearer as the NFL combine comes to a close.

NFL News

Redskins considering nuclear option to restore cap space | ProFootballTalk
Last year, the NFL stripped $36 million in cap space from the Redskins, who along with the Cowboys apparently took the term "uncapped year" too literally in 2010.

A.J. Smith expected to join Redskins front office as advisor | ProFootballTalk
Former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith appears set to join the Washington Redskins front office in an advisory role after meeting with the Redskins this week.

AP source: Tom Brady gets 3-year extension - The Denver Post
Tom Brady will be a Patriot until he is 40 years old. Brady agreed to a three-year contract extension with New England on Monday, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press.

Brady deal lowers Flacco’s exclusive franchise tender | ProFootballTalk
By helping themselves create space under the salary cap, the Patriots also helped one of their most bitter rivals. A little.

Free Agency

Steven Jackson to void final year of contract, test free agency | ProFootballTalk
It has long been assumed that St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson would opt out of the final year of his contract and enter free agency. - Eagles release DT Jenkins
The Eagles released DT Cullen Jenkins, the team announced Monday.

Eagles release Mike Patterson | ProFootballTalk
Two years ago, the Eagles dreamed a Dream Team. The dream is now being dismantled.

Report: Packers torn on keeping Jermichael Finley | ProFootballTalk
Sunday brought word that the Packers are still considering using their franchise tag on wide receiver Greg Jennings and that doesn’t seem to be the only issue vexing them with the start of free agency approaching quickly.

Bengals coaches want Rey Maualuga back | ProFootballTalk
Much of the early discussion about Bengals free agency has centered on whether or not the team would be using the franchise tag on defensive end Michael Johnson or tackle Andre Smith, but that’s hardly the only choice the team has to make this offseason.

Report: Niners don’t have a deal in place for Alex Smith | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers have basically finished a trade that would send quarterback Alex Smith elsewhere. Unless they haven’t.

ProFootballTalk: Who are Alex Smith’s suitors? | ProFootballTalk
Trade rumors continue to swirl in San Francisco about Alex Smith, and Mike Florio says there is no question the QB will be traded. When will he be moved and which team is the most likely destination?

Browns bringing in Breaston for a visit | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers are interested in free agent receiver Steve Breaston, but they aren’t the only AFC North team with interest.

Mike Williams willing to wait for extension talks | ProFootballTalk
The Buccaneers apparently still want to sign wide receiver Mike Williams to a contract extension, they just don’t want to do it right now.

2013 Draft - Small-school guys get their shot at Scouting Combine
Armonty Bryant gets those awkward looks every time he tells someone he attends college at ECU.

Sharrif Floyd, Dion Jordan blaze through their 40s | ProFootballTalk
Oregon’s Dion Jordan and Florida’s Sharrif Floyd might have run themselves into the top 10 picks in the NFL Draft this morning, if they weren’t there already.

Report: Lotulelei cleared to continue working out | ProFootballTalk
On Sunday, word broke that Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei would return home for more medical tests after doctors didn’t like the results of his heart exam at the combine in Indianapolis.

Knile Davis shows an impressive blend of size, strength, speed | ProFootballTalk
If it’s possible for a player coming off an unimpressive final season of college football to change perceptions of himself with a few good days at the Scouting Combine, then former Arkansas running back Knile Davis has done it.

PFT Live: Will Te’o’s draft stock tumble as questions remain? | ProFootballTalk
Rumors continue to swirl about Manti Te’o and his sexuality after he spoke to the media at the NFL combine.

ProFootballTalk: How much pressure is Te’o under? | ProFootballTalk
Manti Te’o was on display at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind. and many scouts agree he didn’t impress. With a less-than-stellar Combine showing under his belt, how much pressure does this put on his Pro Day performance?

Manti Te'o disappoints with workout; Ezekiel Ansah electric -
The third day of workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine featured defensive linemen and linebackers. Most observers have cited the front seven as one of the strengths of the draft, and scouts were paying close attention to the standouts of the day.

Te’o blames slow 40 time on Combine stress | ProFootballTalk
Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has refused to blame his poor performance during the BCS national title game on the stress resulting from the knowledge that, inevitably, the story of his fake dead girlfriend would be exposed.

A.J. Klein says he avoided serious knee injury at combine | ProFootballTalk
Bad performances at the combine can hurt someone’s draft stock, but so can bad luck.

Draft prospect went from bullied to buff with Don Beebe’s help | ProFootballTalk
If you watch offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey working out at the Scouting Combine, you’d never believe he ever got bullied: He’s 6-foot-6 and 318 pounds and bench presses 225 pounds 28 times.

ProFootballTalk: Strangest stories from the Combine | ProFootballTalk
Have the Cardinals fallen in love with Matt Barkley? Did the Darrelle Revis saga overshadow the Combine for New Yorkers? The PFT crew debates the strangest stories from Indianapolis, Ind.

Would you roll the dice on Jarvis Jones? | National Football Post
The ultra-talented outside linebacker can flat-out play. But his 2009 neck injury is causing some teams to worry.

Damontre Moore acknowledges disappointing combine -
Damontre Moore positioned himself as a high first-round pick during his junior season at Texas A&M. The NFL Scouting Combine was less favorable in building buzz for the defensive end.

Tyrann Mathieu’s bench press may call his work ethic into question | ProFootballTalk
Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu remains one of the biggest question marks in this year’s NFL draft. And his performance on the bench press at the Scouting Combine may raise more questions.

Chip Kelly: Dion Jordan is “a special guy in my heart” | ProFootballTalk
Oregon pass rusher Dion Jordan put on a sensational performance at the NFL scouting combine, leading to increasing talk that Jordan’s college coach, Chip Kelly, may draft him to play for the Eagles.

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