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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/16/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Alan Crowhurst

Dumervil Released, Broncos Discussing Options
On Friday, defensive end Elvis Dumervil was released after a deadline was not met. The Broncos will assess their options in free agency.

Dumervil Situation Affects D-Line Plans
Andrew Mason takes a look at the defensive linemen on the roster, and how Friday's news surrounding Elvis Dumervil could change the team's offseason plans.

Statement from Elway on Dumervil
A statement from EVP of Football Operations John Elway on defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

Jordan Finds Home on Defense
After beginning his college career as a tight end, Dion Jordan moved to the defensive side of the ball

Denver Broncos Videos

Dumervil Released After Paperwork Snafu - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton has the latest on Elvis Dumervil, who was released by the Broncos after the paperwork for his pay cut was not filed by the deadline.

Cardinals Release Kolb - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton has the latest on Kevin Kolb being released by the Arizona Cardinals and what the Cardinals may do in the first round of the NFL draft.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos release Elvis Dumervil because new contract too late - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Ordinarily, football players are done in by money or diminished skill.

Dumerivl Deadline Debacle has precedent: Terrell Owens; Will DeMaurice Smith step in for Elvis Dumervil as Gene Upshaw did for T.O? | First-and-Orange - Mike Klis
The Broncos had to release starting defensive end Elvis Dumervil on Friday because paperwork of his revised contract was not filed by the 2 p.m. deadline.

Elvis Dumervil contract snafu also hit Anthony Carter with Miami Heat
Elvis Dumervil’s would-be contract with the Denver Broncos was killed because his faxed signature missed the NFL’s 2 p.m. MT deadline, according to the team.

Here's where the Broncos found the money to use in free agency | First-and-Orange - Jeff Legwold
With all of the checks being written these days at Dove Valley it can be difficult to remember that no so long ago, like say about the time 2007 turned to 2008 turned to 2009, the Broncos found themselves one a slide toward the middle of the league’s pack in terms of raw buying power.

Denver Broncos release Elvis Dumervil, according to sources - ESPN
Denver Broncos defensive end Elvis Dumervil agreed to a reduced salary, but was released by the team after the paperwork for the new contract was not filed with the league office in time Friday, according to sources.

Division News

Nick Roach signs with Oakland Raiders - ESPN Chicago
The Oakland Raiders have signed former Chicago Bears linebacker Nick Roach to a free-agent deal to bolster their depleted defense.

Raiders need to work on defensive line - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders have done a nice job by filling their starting linebacking crew in free agency. Now they must work on their defensive line, among other areas.

Shaughnessy does one-year deal with Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
Defensive end Matt Shaughnessy is betting on himself.

Chargers keep Ronnie Brown | ProFootballTalk
Ronnie Brown will stick around a little longer in San Diego.

Cardinals sign Antoine Cason | ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals are continuing to bring in reinforcements for their depleted secondary.

NFL News

Bucs trade Benn to Eagles | ProFootballTalk
Well, there was at least one piece of business transacted before 4:00 p.m. ET on Friday.

Free Agency Signings

Steelers bring back Matt Spaeth | ProFootballTalk
The Steelers are willing to bring back a player for a second stint.

Jennings’ new deal with Vikings worth $47.5 million | ProFootballTalk
Greg Jennings might officially be the last free agent to cash in this year, but he might not have done better than he was previously offered.

Gonzalez does two-year deal, for cap reasons | ProFootballTalk
Maybe Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez once again is 95-percent certain that he won’t be back in 2014. After all, he’s already under contract for that season.

Patriots sign Adrian Wilson | ProFootballTalk
Adrian Wilson, the 12-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler whose time with the Cardinals came to an end last week, is heading to New England.

Jets sign another widebody, getting Antonio Garay | ProFootballTalk
For the second time Friday afternoon, the Jets grabbed a useful lineman with a one-year deal.

Ravens sign Marcus Spears to two-year deal | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens have seen plenty of their defensive stalwarts from last season shuffle off to other teams or television studios, but

Dolphins reel in Brandon Gibson | ProFootballTalk
The Dolphins added another passing target for Ryan Tannehill, taking away that obstacle from his development.A.J. Hawk agrees to restructure contract | ProFootballTalk

We’re not sure whether the news was delivered via fax machine or something more of the age we live in, but Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk agreed to restructure his contract with the Packers on Friday.

Jaguars add Roy Miller, Alan Ball | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars have signed Buccaneers free agent defensive tackle Roy Miller to a two-year contract, agent Mike McCartney said Friday.

Jaguars take Justin Forsett from the Texans | ProFootballTalk
Justin Forsett will go from backing up Arian Foster to backing up Maurice Jones-Drew.

Jaguars take Justin Forsett from the Texans | ProFootballTalk
Justin Forsett will go from backing up Arian Foster to backing up Maurice Jones-Drew.

Jets get Willie Colon on a one-year deal | ProFootballTalk
Even though they gave decent money to a third-down running back , the Jets aren’t in a position to spend heavily.

Free Agency Rumors

Seahawks releasing Ben Obomanu | ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks are releasing wide receiver Ben Obomanu.

Jaguars add Roy Miller, Alan Ball | ProFootballTalk
The Jaguars have signed Buccaneers free agent defensive tackle Roy Miller to a two-year contract, agent Mike McCartney said Friday.

2013 Draft/Pro Days

Georgia Tech’s finest put on show at pro day -
Georgia Tech had its pro day on Thursday. It was attended by representatives of 28 NFL teams, including the defensive backs coach from the Miami Dolphins. Five Georgia Tech players participated. The workout was held indoors on FieldTurf.

Arthur Brown impresses at Kansas State’s pro day -
Kansas State had its pro day on Tuesday. It was held indoors on FieldTurf and attended by 17 Kansas State players and nine small-school players. Fifteen NFL teams sent coaches and staff to watch the player workouts.

Oregon State shows off its top talents at pro day -
Oregon State University’s pro day work out was held on Friday indoors on FieldTurf. It featured 17 teams with 11 OSU players. No NFL head coaches were in attendance.

Pro Day Review - March 15th | National Football Post
Russ Lande offers what NFL is talking about after some Pro Days.

2013 NFL draft -- Tyler Wilson impresses during Arkansas Razorbacks' pro day - ESPN
Tyler Wilson finally had an extended opportunity to show off the passing skills that made him one of the country's top collegiate quarterbacks.

Kasa downplays Combine questions during interview with NFL | ProFootballTalk
Like Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell, Colorado tight end Nick Kasa also has heard from the league office regarding certain questions posed at the Scouting Combine.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Kevin Kolb released by Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
Unable to reach an agreement on a restructured contract, the Arizona Cardinals have released quarterback Kevin Kolb.

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