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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/23/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Kaptain Kirk

Keeping Faith in Moore
Safety Rahim Moore showed "outstanding" growth from year one to year two, and one postseason play shouldn't halt those strides in 2013.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Guards/Centers
A look at the top interior offensive lineman prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Broncos Draft History: Offensive Line
A look back at offensive lineman the Broncos have selected in the NFL Draft.

Broncos Position Breakdown: Offensive Line
Andrew Mason takes a look at the Broncos' offensive line.

Three-Time Champion Jones' Versatility Stands Out
At the University of Alabama, Barrett Jones won three BCS National Championships -- all three at a different position on the offensive line.

The importance of NFL ownership in sports negotiations |
TFE uses 2 recent examples of Brian Urlacher and Elvis Dumervil to illustrate the importance of NFL ownership in sports negotiations.

Denver Broncos Videos

Ravens Offer Dumervil A Contract - ESPN Video - ESPN
Herm Edwards discusses Baltimore's plans for the 2013 NFL draft and the report that the Ravens offered DE Elvis Dumervil a contract.

Bears Sign LB D.J. Williams - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jeff Dickerson discusses the Bears' signing of linebacker D.J. Williams.

Concerned About Jarvis Jones? - ESPN Video - ESPN
Jemele Hill, Hugh Douglas and Michael Smith discuss whether they are concerned with Jarvis Jones' performance at his pro day.

Pro Day Preview With Texas-Ex Nathan Vasher - ESPN Video - ESPN
Nathan Vasher, who spent seven seasons in the NFL, previews the 'broad jump', and '40-yard dash'.

Miguel Maysonet Ready For NFL Draft - ESPN Video - ESPN
Miguel Maysonet worked out for NFL teams at his pro day.

Draft Lab: The Back Seven - ESPN Video - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay visit the draft lab to analyze the top defensive prospects in the back seven positions.

Sources: Chiefs Shopping Branden Albert - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bill Williamson discusses the Chiefs' reported price tag of two draft picks for left tackle Branden Albert.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Report: Dolphins have "jumped into" Dumervil discussions | ProFootballTalk
We’ve heard plenty about interest from the Broncos, Ravens and Steelers in signing defensive end Elvis Dumervil since the Broncos put Dumervil

Report -- Baltimore Ravens also after Elvis Dumervil - ESPN
The champion Baltimore Ravens have lost some big names this offseason, and they're trying to do something about it at the expense of the Denver Broncos.

Elvis Dumervil determined to feel wanted wherever he lands in NFL - The Denver Post - Mike Klis
Elvis Dumervil doesn't want this to be about money.

Ed Reed signing helps Texans, but Broncos still AFC favorites -
The Houston Texans got their man, locking up veteran safety Ed Reed with a three-year deal. Was it enough of an acquisition to shake up the power structure in the AFC heading into the 2013 campaign?

Division News

Eight in the Box: FA winners or losers? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at whether each AFC West team has been a winner or a loser in free agency:

Chiefs hit the road to work out tackles | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs have started making trips to various college towns in recent days to check out some of the top prospects for next month’s draft and they’ll be looking at a pair of tackles during their next set of visits.

Chiefs want more than a second-round pick for Branden Albert | ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs don’t have a second-round draft pick, having sent theirs to the 49ers for Alex Smith. So if they’re going to trade offensive tackle Branden Albert, the Chiefs want to get a second-round pick back.

Chiefs get close look at Luke Joeckel - AFC West Blog - ESPN
As planned, the team’s brass and offensive line coaches are holding private workout with Joeckel on Friday. He is considered the favorite to be the No. 1 pick if the Chiefs don’t deal it. The team is looking at several players with the No. 1 pick.

Oakland Raiders sign linebacker Kaelin Burnett - ESPN
The Oakland Raiders have re-signed linebacker Kaelin Burnett to an exclusive-rights deal.

Mike McCoy ready to fix Philip Rivers; why No. 2 QBs made bank -
This week, the NFL's power brokers descended upon the Arizona Biltmore for the league's annual meeting. In the four-day span, several significant rule changes were passed for the 2013 season, the future of the Pro Bowl came into focus, and Commissioner Roger Goodell provided updates on several facets of the game.

NFL News

NFLPA’s plan for performance-based pay crosses a line | ProFootballTalk
Several weeks ago, we began to catch wind of a plan to delay the payment of so-called performance-based pay to NFL players. As it was initially explained, the move arises from efforts to pump up the salary cap.

Free Agency Signings

Free agency's big winners | National Football Post
Nine players who came up big in an offseason that saw most teams limit their spending.

Report: Texans agree to terms with punter Shane Lechler | ProFootballTalk
For the first time in his 13-year NFL career, Shane Lechler will not be a member of the Oakland Raiders next season.

Bengals bring back Dennis Roland | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals intended to spend their cap money on their own players. So far, they have re-signed eight of them, plus a franchise-tagged player.

Dwan Edwards sticks with Panthers | ProFootballTalk
After briefly testing the free agent market, defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is headed back to the Carolina Panthers.

D.J. Williams signs with Chicago Bears - ESPN Chicago
The Chicago Bears signed former Denver Broncos linebacker D.J. Williams to a one-year contract Friday.

Free Agency Rumors

Mike Brown defends spending habits on free agents | ProFootballTalk
The Bengals have signed a grand total of one unrestricted free agent, a guy who will compete to be a backup quarterback.

Bryant McKinnie, Nnamdi Asomugha on Saints’ radar | ProFootballTalk
The Saints could be preparing to add a couple of former Pro Bowlers — albeit former Pro Bowlers who haven’t played at a Pro Bowl level recently.

Fred Davis: If I stay, I could do a lot of damage to defenses | ProFootballTalk
The Browns are the only team other than the Redskins that has been linked to tight end Fred Davis since the start of free agency, but Cleveland signed a different Davis (Kellen) on Friday.

Victor Butler leaves Saints without contract | ProFootballTalk
For a change, the Butler didn’t do it.

Source -- Atlanta Falcons talking to Osi Umenyiora, formerly of New York Giants - ESPN
The Atlanta Falcons are making a strong push to sign New York Giants free agent defensive end Osi Umenyiora and are trying to wrap up a deal before the end of the weekend, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter on Friday.

2013 Draft/Pro Days

Money and the NFL draft | National Football Post
Tony Villiotti of breaks down the cost (and payoff) of the draft

Pro days losing pre-draft relevance, but they still serve a purpose -
It's one thing if attendance is sparse at a pro day at some directional school in the plains.

14 teams show up for Sharrif Floyd’s Pro Day workout | ProFootballTalk
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd missed Florida’s March 12 Pro Day workout, due to a tweaking of his ankle suffered at the Scouting Combine.

Geno Smith had private workout with Bills yesterday | ProFootballTalk
Even though this isn’t viewed as a banner year for quarterbacks, the teams that need quarterbacks are still taking a close look at the ones available.

Review of Georgia's Pro Day. | National Football Post
Russ Lande tells you how Georgia's prospects did at their Pro Day.

Houston's D.J. Hayden makes Mayock's top five CBs -
University of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden has parlayed a blazing 40-yard dash time at his pro day into a little love from NFL Network's Mike Mayock.

Miscellaneous Stuff

Earl Campbell says Jack Lambert’s words have come to pass | ProFootballTalk
Only days short of his 58th birthday, Hall of Fame running back Earl Campbell has become a real-life billboard for the wear and tear of a lifetime of football. Of any former players, then, Campbell should appreciate efforts to make the game safer.

Chudzinski admits to consumption of dog biscuits during his days as Browns fan | ProFootballTalk
The great stories spawned by the NFL now include a guy who grew up as a rabid Browns fan coaching the team.

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