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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/18/13

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Alex Livesey

Broncos Draft Prospects: Defensive Line
A look at the defensive line prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft, and any players in the position group potentially in Denver's range.

Colorado Leaders Praise Bowlen's Philanthropy
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock boths hared their thoughts on Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen's humanitarian work as he is set to receive the Mizel Institute's Community Enrichment Award.

Denver Broncos Videos

Prospect Moore, Once Leaned on Miller - VIDEO
Texas A&M's Damontre Moore recalls when Denver's Von Miller - and at one-time Aggie teammate - told him to never be satisfied.

Dumervil Released After Paperwork Gaffe - ESPN Video - ESPN
John Clayton discusses what is next for Elvis Dumervil and the Broncos after the defensive end was released because of tardy paperwork.

NFL Proposes Rule Change For RBs - ESPN Video - ESPN
Chris Mortensen discusses the NFL's proposed rule change that would penalize the ball carrier for lowering his head to deliver a blow.

Parting Shot: Tuck Rule No More - ESPN Video - ESPN
With the owners expected to approve the proposal to get rid of the "tuck rule," Bob Ryan says the NFL is finally doing the right thing.

Draft Lab: Quarterbacks - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay discuss the quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL draft.

Adrian Wilson Signs With Patriots - ESPN Video - ESPN
ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker breaks down the Patriots' signing of Adrian Wilson, and their decision to bring in John Abraham and Dwight Freeney for visits.

Source: Greg Jennings Agrees With Vikings - ESPN Video - ESPN
Source: Greg Jennings reaches five-year agreement with Vikings.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Elvis Dumervil would like to remain with the Broncos
Elvis Dumervil is free to test the market, shop around and try finding a team that will make a better multi-year commitment to him than the Denver Broncos were proposing before they cut him.

Baltimore Ravens to pursue Elvis Dumervil - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Could the team that ended the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl dream benefit from the fiasco that has swept the NFL?

Report: Steelers interested in Dumervil too | ProFootballTalk
The Ravens and Steelers won’t be renewing their rivalry on the field for several months, but they may be engaged in conflict over a free agent in the coming days.

Broncos deal for Dumervil isn't dead — if cash can heal old wounds - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
In the charming, if cramped lobby of the Biltmore Resort that is hosting the NFL meetings, everybody seems to have a wisecrack about the fax fiasco that has so far cost the Broncos a quality pass rusher in Elvis Dumervil.

Nevermind NFL free-agency, the draft is still a priority for Denver Broncos - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Anticipation has now turned to expectation with the Broncos' free-agent signings. Each one has strengthened the Broncos. How have these signings affected their approach to the draft?

For Colorado's Nick Kasa, road to NFL Draft has been a bumpy ride - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
There is the path to the draft and there is Nick Kasa's winding, unexpectated, sometimes bumpy path to the NFL Draft.

Division News

Raiders sign Kevin Burnett | ProFootballTalk
The Raiders effectively swapped outside linebackers with the Dolphins, but doubtless got the cheaper end of the deal.

Sean Smith’s base deal: Three years, $16.5 million | ProFootballTalk
The 2013 cornerback market is worse than previously believed.

DHB drawing interest from Jets, not Colts | ProFootballTalk
The recent, periodic flurries of tweets from Colts owner Jim Irsay have made it clear that the Colts are and have been pursuing a receiver.

Report: Chiefs will listen to Branden Albert trade offers | ProFootballTalk
With Jake Long off the market, things should start to heat up with the other free agent tackles waiting to land new homes for the 2013 season.

NFL News

Arizona, here we come | ProFootballTalk
The annual league meetings get rolling tomorrow in Arizona. In about 80 minutes, I’ll get flying to Arizona.

Matt Forte rips "absurd suggestion of a rule change" | ProFootballTalk
Bears running back Matt Forte is not happy that the NFL’s Competition Committee has proposed a new rule that would penalize ball carriers for lowering their helmets into tacklers.

Doctors say link between repeated impacts and CTE is unproven | ProFootballTalk
Doctors who have studied the brains of several deceased NFL players have diagnosed them with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

The No-Back Formation: College football's curveball - Football Study Hall
Football is, by nature, a sport based on bursts.

Free Agency Signings

2013 NFL Free Agency -- The six million dollar men - ESPN
The pace of free agency has been faster than ever.

Jake Long agrees to terms with Rams | ProFootballTalk
The first overall pick in the 2008 draft has decided where he’ll be playing for the next four years. And it won’t be in the city where he has spent the last five.

Patriots reach a deal with Will Svitek | ProFootballTalk
The Patriots are in an uncertain spot with free agent tackle Sebastian Vollmer, but they added some depth to the position.

Courtney Roby will remain with Saints | ProFootballTalk
With most of the NFL world on planes (including, incredibly enough, our own Mike Florio) headed to Arizona, there hasn’t been much news on Sunday.

Free Agency Rumors

Dunn claims Pats didn’t want Welker | ProFootballTalk
Once the 2013 season begins, one of the biggest story lines will flow from the incessant comparisons of the performance of former Patriots receiver Wes Welker in Denver to former Rams receiver Danny Amendola in New England.

Jets indicate they are keeping open mind on Darrelle Revis | ProFootballTalk
From all accounts, the Jets want to give the impression they can go a variety of ways as they decide how to proceed with cornerback Darrelle Revis.

Irsay indicates Colts looking at receiver other than Victor Cruz | ProFootballTalk
Remember how we said Giants executive Steve Tisch believes someone will try to sign receiver Victor Cruz away in restricted free agency?

Steve Tisch anticipating Victor Cruz gets an offer sheet | ProFootballTalk
The Giants are ready for someone to make a play for restricted free agent receiver Victor Cruz.

Dannell Ellerbe may have leaked the Dolphins’ new logo | ProFootballTalk
After the Dolphins signed receiver Brian Hartline, some thought that the team’s new logo inadvertently was leaked via the etching in the table at which Hartline applied his Hancock.

Steelers, Packers interested in Ahmad Bradshaw | ProFootballTalk
All’s been quiet on the Ahmad Bradshaw front since the Giants released the six-year veteran last month. But Bradshaw is starting to draw interest.

Irsay says Colts "still in the hunt" for receiver "and others" | ProFootballTalk
Colts owner Jim Irsay took to Twitter on Saturday to declare that his team has been working on a deal for five days, and that the target is a receiver.

Kevin Colbert: Steelers haven’t gotten offer sheet for Sanders | ProFootballTalk
There were some reports earlier this weekend that the Patriots had signed Steelers restricted free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders to an offer sheet.

Report: Bengals "closing in" on deals with Rey Maualuga, Adam Jones | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals have been pretty quiet since the start of free agency.

Cribbs visiting Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
Five days ago, reports surfaced that a deal between the Cardinals and free-agent receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs was close. We then reported that it wasn’t.

Bengals consider Ryan Fitzpatrick as Andy Dalton’s backup | ProFootballTalk
Ryan Fitzpatrick may be heading back to Cincinnati.

Leslie Frazier wants Winfield back | ProFootballTalk
Last week, the Vikings apparently had "no intent" to cut cornerback Antoine Winfield.

For Finley, Crabtree’s exit helps but free-agency market hurts | ProFootballTalk
With the Packers losing tight end Tom Crabtree to the Buccaneers, Green Bay could now be more willing to keep tight end Jermichael Finley.

2013 Draft/Pro Days

March 18: Air Force, Albany State (Ga.), Houston, Howard, Idaho State, Indiana, Memphis, Montana State, Rice, Valdosta State, Villanova, Virginia Union, Wake Forest

Air Force - None

Albany State (Ga.) - None

Houston - D.J. Hayden, CB; Phillip Steward, LB

Howard - Keith Pough, LB

Idaho State - None

Indiana - None

Memphis - Jordan Devey, OT

Montana State - None

Rice - Vance McDonald, TE

Valdosta State - Edmund Kugbila, G

Villanova - None

Virginia Union - None

Wake Forest - Tommy Bohanon, FB

Miscellaneous Stuff

Arena team wants Tebow | ProFootballTalk
Tim Tebow technically remains the property of the Jets, in the same way that the bags of garbage in my garage technically remain my property. Eventually, both will be put out on the curb.

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