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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 2/7/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!


Harris Readies For Another Jump
Chris Harris will look to continue his ascent this offseason.

2012 Season Review: Second Quarter
In the second installment of's four-part series reviewing the 2012 season, the Broncos use a 24-point comeback against San Diego to launch what becomes an 11-game winning streak.

Baltimore Ravens' blueprint provides four keys for NFL copycats -
The copycat nature of the NFL prompts executives and coaches to closely study the reigning Super Bowl champions each year for insight on how to claim future Lombardi Trophies.

Denver Broncos Videos

Grading Jacksonville's New Logo - ESPN Video - ESPN
Uni Watch guru Paul Lukas discusses the Jaguars' redesigned logo.

Flacco Seeking Top QB Pay - ESPN Video - ESPN
Joe Flacco's agent Joe Linta joins NFL Live to discuss the Super Bowl MVP entering free agency.

Giants Release Bradshaw, Canty - ESPN Video - ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk discusses the Giants' decision to release RB Ahmad Bradshaw and DT Chris Canty.

What Ryan Could Bring To Saints - ESPN Video - ESPN
Brian Dawkins discusses Rob Ryan's candidacy for the Saints' defensive coordinator position.

Vick's Future With Eagles - ESPN Video - ESPN
Brian Dawkins thinks Michael Vick will remain with the Eagles.

Denver Broncos Blogs

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Houston LB Phillip Steward
There was another game of note played in the shadow of the Super Bowl this weekend: Texas vs. The Nation.

Division News

Ahmad Bradshaw could be intriguing - AFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL cuts have begun as the 2013 season is officially on the clock and more cuts will come. Some are interesting, while others are routine.

ProFootballTalk: Will Shields still waiting on HOF call | ProFootballTalk
Former Chiefs right guard Will Shields joins PFT to discuss his Hall of Fame candidacy, who was the best player he had to block, and how he would persuade Tony Gonzalez to return for another season.

Raiders will lower seating capacity | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders are taking a page out of the Jaguars’ playbook, not on the field but in the stands.

NFL News

Seven cities lining up to host Super Bowl LII | ProFootballTalk
Earlier today, we pointed out that Indianapolis hopes to host Super Bowl LII, which will be played in MMXVIII.

Joe Horn responds to Deion Sanders on concussions | ProFootballTalk
At one point during the NFL Network’s supersized pregame show for the Super Bowl on Sunday, Deion Sanders addressed the issue of concussions in the NFL and said he thought that he thought people were exaggerating their problems to get involved in lawsuits against the league.

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update—February 6, 2013 "
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Cap carryover figures are final for 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Last year, teams had until February 28 to decide whether to carry over unused salary cap space. This year, the deadline came two months early.

Free Agency

Philadelphia Eagles sign Chris McCoy; release Demetress Bell - ESPN
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed defensive end/linebacker Chris McCoy to a three-year contract and released tackle Demetress Bell.

Ahmad Bradshaw, Chris Canty released by New York Giants - ESPN New York
The New York Giants continued to slice payroll by parting ways with veteran running back Ahmad Bradshaw and defensive tackle Chris Canty on Wednesday.

Matt Hasselbeck open to renegotiating contract | ProFootballTalk
Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is set to make $5.5 million this season and has a cap number of $7.5 million, which might be more than the Titans are willing to pay for a backup to Jake Locker.

Titans remain expected to keep Chris Johnson | ProFootballTalk
Titans running back Chris Johnson stirred up some intrigue on Tuesday by suggesting on Twitter that he doesn’t know whether the team will keep him beyond February 9, which would transform $9 million of his $10 million base salary into a fully guaranteed payment.

Eagles dump Demetress Bell | ProFootballTalk
Last year, after Eagles left tackle Jason Peters suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon, the "break glass in case of emergency option" was Demetress Bell.

2013 Draft

List of invitees to the NFL Combine announced | ProFootballTalk
A whopping 333 invitations have been extended to college prospects to attend the NFL Combine later this month.

2013 NFL Draft: Top five prospects at every defensive position -
At the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVII, coaches and scouts across the NFL immediately turned their attention to the 2013 NFL Draft

Scouting Football Talent - Poise & Confidence in QB's |
Remember in the movie "Top Gun" where COUGAR gets shaken by a near miss "lock-on" from an enemy bogey set on blowing his F-14 out of the sky?

February 6th - Draft Rumblings | National Football Post
Russ Lande shares tidbits he is hearing about five NFL Draft prospects.

Manti Te’o is off Twitter until the NFL draft | ProFootballTalk
If Ronaiah Tuiasosopo wants to contact Manti Te’o any time soon, he’ll have to do it via some method other than Twitter.

2013 NFL Mock Draft: 4 Rounds of Post Super Bowl Mock Draft Fun
NFL's Future updates their 2013 NFL Mock Draft following the Ravens win in Super Bowl XLVII. With some major changes in the mock draft and the addition of a fourth round readers are in for some surprises.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Futures: Houston LB Phillip Steward
There was another game of note played in the shadow of the Super Bowl this weekend: Texas vs. The Nation.

Coaching Carousel

Crennel was never contacted by Saints | ProFootballTalk
In the aftermath of the announcement from Saints coach Sean Payton that the team would be shifting from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 front, it was reported that former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was on the short list to replace Steve Spagnuolo.

Ed Donatell says it’s fair to block him from interviewing | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers blocked the Saints from interviewing secondary coach Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator job, a right that teams hold over coaches under contract unless the opening is for a head coaching job.

Hue Jackson adds another title in Cincinnati | ProFootballTalk
Former Raiders coach Hue Jackson hasn’t been able to find a new job outside of his current team this offseason. But he has landed two of them in Cincinnati.

Miscellaneous Stuff

A Historical Review of the "Elite Quarterback." Blame the Washington Post, Bert Jones, Joe Theismann, and John Robinson | The Big Lead
I’m here to tell you that Joe "F-Bomb" Flacco is an elite quarterback, judging by the ignoble history of sportswriters referencing the elite quarterback.

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