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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/27/13

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Desmond Trufant
Desmond Trufant

New Combine Test, More Accurate Evaluation?
A look at the NFL Scouting Combine's Player Assessment Test, designed to delve deeper into prospects' psyches.

Monday's Draft Stock Watch
Defensive linemen and linebackers were on display Monday at the combine, and Andrew Mason looks at who helped their draft position.

Denver Broncos Videos

Stony Brook's Maysonet On Scouting Combine - ESPN Video - ESPN
Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet talks with Rich Cimini about going to the NFL scouting combine and getting ready for his pro day.

LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu: 'I knew all along I was a natural athlete' - NFL Videos
01:30 – Deion Sanders and LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu discuss how Mathieu thought he performed at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, and his off-the-field issues.

Raiders Show Interest In Mike Holmgren - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN AFC West Blogger Bill Willamson on the Raiders showing interest in Mike Holmgren for a leadership position with the organization.

NFL Live OT: Perception Isn't Reality - ESPN Video - ESPN
Damien Woody and Brian Dawkins discuss Tom Brady's contract extension.

Asomugha Didn't Eat With Team - ESPN Video - ESPN
Dan Graziano discusses the report that Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha ate lunch in his car during practices instead of with his teammates last season.

Steven Jackson Done In St. Louis? - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC West blogger Mike Sando discusses the report that Steven Jackson will void his contract with the Rams.

Steven Jackson Done In St. Louis? - ESPN Video - ESPN
NFC West blogger Mike Sando discusses the report that Steven Jackson will void his contract with the Rams.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Kiszla: Broncos should think "safety first" when free agency begins - The Denver Post
Stumbling, bumbling Rahim Moore must go.

Denver Broncos' three division foes have coaching ties to John Fox - The Denver Post
Andy Reid turned the corner from the elevator bank and walked smack into a man hug with Broncos coach John Fox.

LSU's Tyrann Mathieu looks to impress any doubters at NFL combine - The Denver Post
Few players had more to prove at the NFL's scouting combine over the past seven days than Tyrann Mathieu did.

Derek Wolfe's versatility won't keep Broncos from evaluating D-linemen - The Denver Post
Q: When Broncos coach John Fox said he wanted Derek Wolfe to add weight shortly after being drafted, I took that to mean he was drafted as a defensive tackle. Didn't we all?

Warning: These are the stupidest articles I have ever seen--KK.

If Manti Te'o is the new Tim Tebow, we're doomed in Denver - The Denver Post
Dear sports gods: Please spare us Manti Te'o becoming the new Tim Tebow.

Does Steven Jackson fit in AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson reportedly will void his deal and will become a free agent.

Division News

Mike Holmgren discusses leadership position with Oakland Raiders, according to sources - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders have been talking to former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren about a leadership position within the organization, according to two sources.

NFL News

NFL to utilize iPads for administering concussion tests next season | ProFootballTalk
The NFL has taken many steps over the past few years to help better handle concussions sustained during games.

William Sadowski gets 2 years in steroids case - ESPN
A pharmacist has been sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty to helping a former Pittsburgh Steelers team doctor illegally distribute anabolic steroids in an investigation spun off from a national crackdown on the performance enhancing drugs.

London Fletcher on HGH testing: 'I want a clean game' -
It's been 18 months since the NFL Players Association and the league agreed to introduce human growth hormone testing to the game.

Cap could now be above $123 million | ProFootballTalk
The NFL’s version of the crop report is expected to be released in the days before free agency begins.

“Cash over cap” is a short-sighted way to justify spending sprees | ProFootballTalk
With more and more teams dealing with real cap issues, agents who are eyeballing major paydays for their clients are trying to shrug their shoulders when it comes to the struggles of teams to fit their players under the annual spending limit.

Nine days in and no tags yet | ProFootballTalk
The window for applying the franchise or transition tag flew open nine days ago. To date, none of the NFL’s 32 teams has applied either tag.

Free Agency

Cardinals like Alex Smith, doubt 49ers will deal to rival -
The Arizona Cardinals will check in on the availability of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith. They just don't expect much to come of it.

Packers could be interested in Ricky Jean-Francois | ProFootballTalk
The Packers can’t be sure right now what, if anything, they’ll get from Jerel Worthy this year.

Falcons named as likely Steven Jackson suitor | ProFootballTalk
The Falcons figure to be in the market for a back, and there’s an indication they might be looking at swapping old for old.

Ron Rivera hints Panthers will look for a receiver in free agency | ProFootballTalk
Cam Newton and Steve Smith have worked well together over the last two years, but the Panthers haven’t found a reliable second option at wide receiver for Newton’s passes.

Jermon Bushrod expects negotiations with Saints to start soon | ProFootballTalk
Reports out of New Orleans have the Saints passing on the option of using the franchise tag on left tackle Jermon Bushrod, leaving them a little less than two weeks to secure a long-term contract that would keep Bushrod from hitting the open market. - Bills' 'D' in need of playmaking linebacker
The Bills need a quarterback. That we know.

Breaston visiting Browns Wednesday and Steelers Thursday | ProFootballTalk
Wide receiver Steve Breaston’s tour of the AFC North starts on Wednesday with a visit to Cleveland.

2013 Draft

Christine Michael overslept at NFL Scouting Combine -
Christine Michael's NFL Scouting Combine performance was almost perfect.

Dee Milliner, Tyrann Mathieu among defensive backs who shined -
The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine has officially concluded, but scouts are still talking about the impressive collection of defensive backs that was on the field

NFL Scouting Combine: What we learned Tuesday -
The final day of the NFL Scouting Combine turned its lens on cornerbacks and safeties. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis now will grow silent, but the back end of the 2013 NFL Draft's defensive crop made plenty of noise Tuesday. Not all of it was positive.

Ziggy Ansah solidifies status as top-15 pick; Margus Hunt shines -
The smartest Monday decision. There was talk that BYU defensive end Ziggy Ansah wasn't going to participate in the 40-yard dash during Monday's workout.

More questions | National Football Post
Manti Te’o’s 40-yard dash time wasn’t the problem on Monday. It’s what he said afterward that should be a concern.

Monday's Combine drill performance vs. history | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti of shows us how Monday's defensive players stacked up.

NFP breaks down the DB's who shined Tuesday at Combine | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us what DB's performed well in Tuesday's Combine Workout.

NFP breaks down the DB's who struggled Tuesday at Combine | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells us what DB's struggled Tuesday at Combine

SMU’s Margus Hunt impresses scouts at combine | ProFootballTalk
One of the more impressive performances this week at the NFL combine belongs to a guy who has only been playing football for the last few seasons.

Texans don’t rule out drafting a quarterback | ProFootballTalk
The Texans are committed to quarterback Matt Schaub.

Combine won’t help Damontre Moore’s draft stock | ProFootballTalk
During the 2012 college football season, draft analysts fell in love with Texas A&M outside linebacker/defensive end Damontre Moore, who had a breakout year playing for a new coaching staff that seemed to be getting the most out of his talent.

Darius Slay is the Combine’s fastest DB | ProFootballTalk
Mississippi State’s Darius Slay is officially the fastest defensive back at this year’s Scouting Combine.

Dee Milliner clears up questions, runs a 4.31 | ProFootballTalk
Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner had a simple message for those who questioned his athleticism: "Watch the NFL Combine."

Former Texas A&M star Damontre Moore struggles through NFL combine - The Denver Post
It's tough for anybody to try to fit into Broncos linebacker Von Miller's footsteps to start an NFL career, but Damontre Moore, a former teammate of Miller's at Texas A&M, wants to try.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Mike Zimmer: We’re really close | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals have advanced to the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time in more than 30 years, a positive run mitigated by the fact that they’ve wound up losers to the Texans in the playoffs each year.

Trent Richardson: Brandon Weeden struggled reading defenses | ProFootballTalk
Browns running back Trent Richardson says his fellow 2012 first-round draft pick, quarterback Brandon Weeden, had a tough time picking up the Xs and Os of the NFL game as a rookie.

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