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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/24/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Simon Watts

Chip Kelly Praises Denver's John Fox for Adapting New Offenses | Bleacher Report
The NFL and media are all abuzz about new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, who was known at Oregon for running a fast-paced, dynamic offense. But in the pros, Kelly is not expecting to catch anyone off-guard...

There are times in the NFL when the word goodbye hurts - The Denver Post
In the end, page after page of calendars have been ripped away and piles of memories have been collected.

Thanks to Seahawks, Broncos looking at big cornerbacks, players - The Denver Post
For the latest in trend setting, the Pacific Northwest has replaced Manhattan and Beverly Hills as the place to gawk.'s NFL pre-draft Power Rankings - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The Denver Broncos, No. 1 in our previous installment and big free-agent winners (see Welker, Wes), are now No. 3. The busy Kansas City Chiefs (up eight spots) and New Orleans Saints (plus-seven) were the biggest movers overall.

2013 Broncos Seven-Round Mock Draft 1.0 -- Free Agency Edition - NFL Mocks
The Denver Broncos have been surprisingly active in free agency in 2013. After signing Peyton Manning in 2012, it was widely assumed the Broncos would have a quiet free agent period and look to build more through the draft, but that hasn’t been the case.

Denver Broncos Videos

Why Boulder Was Best |
University of Colorado offensive tackle David Bakhtiari would go back to Boulder if he had the chance to do it all over again.

Draft Lab: Barkley & Te'o - ESPN
Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay evaluate QB Matt Barkley and LB Manti Te'o to see how their abilities will translate at the next level.

N 'if' L: What if Steve Young had been traded to the Chiefs? - NFL Videos
Alex Smith became the most recent San Francisco 49ers QB to be traded to the Chiefs. Dave Dameshek explores what would've happened had Steve Young, not Joe Montana, been traded to Kansas City in 1993. Animation courtesy of

Denver Broncos Blogs

Saturday Morning QB: Get in your DeLorean Broncos Fans... It's Time to Sign Dumervil! - Predominantly Orange
In light of recent developments it seems the Broncos should have simply paid Elvis Dumervil what they owed him and skipped this entire episode. Of course, that didn’t happen.

Rahim Moore merece o nosso perdão "
Em qualquer reunião de 2 ou mais torcedores do Denver Broncos, em algum momento o assunto vai ser sobre free agency e o quanto precisamos ou não de um safety experiente nesse mercado. No entanto, temos no roster Rahim Moore que, apesar da falha grotesca nos playoffs, foi um dos melhores safeties de toda a NFL em 2012!

AFC West Division News

Free Agency: Who have the Chargers added so far? - Bolts From The Blue
Keep track of all the moves the San Diego Chargers are making in free agency.

Temper your expectation of Marquette King - Silver And Black Pride
Since the moment the Raiders signed Marquette King as an undrafted free agent last off-season, Raiders fans have had stars in their eyes. Now, Shane Lechler has left as a free agent and the expectations are astronomical.

Chiefs among free agency 'winners'? - Arrowhead Pride
It was only a year ago that many NFL experts believed that the Kansas City Chiefs had "won" the offseason. Scott Pioli made several significant moves and the Chiefs were expected to contend with the Denver Broncos for the AFC West lead and a potential playoff spot.

NFL News

Dez Bryant joins chorus of skeptics ripping helmet rule -
Add Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant to the list of big names criticizing the NFL's new "crown-of-the-helmet" rule. Bryant says "people aren't going to want to watch football anymore."

NFL Bracketology 2013, Greatest Play Of All Time |
Cast your vote to help us determine the greatest play in NFL history. has picked the 64 best plays ever, and throughout the month of March we are asking football fans to cast their votes as we go round by round through our bracket to determine the fans' selection as the greatest play of all time.

Marshawn Lynch scores a touchdown in Cal spring game -
The California Golden Bears had a surprise participant at Saturday's football spring game--former Bear and current Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch. Yes, that's right, Lynch suited up for his alma mater and ran some scrimmages, even scoring a touchdown.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Placing CB Eric Wright On Trading Block |
Wright, 27, registered 37 tackles with an interception returned for a 60-yard score in 10 games (all starts) with the Buccaneers in 2012 after signing a five-year deal worth $38 million (with $15.5 million guaranteed) with the team this time last year.

Will Jake Locker run read-option for Tennessee Titans? -
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak hinted this week that quarterback Jake Locker will have an opportunity to use his legs more next season as the Titans plan to employ the read-option.

NFL Free Agency Signings

Report: Umenyiora will sign with Falcons | National Football Post
That will give the Falcons a reasonable replacement for John Abraham, who was let go earlier this offseason, but doesn’t yet solve the team’s need to upgrade the pass rush across the board. Pro Football Talk reported that Umenyiora will make it official today or Monday.

NFL free agent news: Eric Wright on the trading block, Tom Zbikowksi signed -
The Buccaneers are reportedly looking to shop Eric Wright after giving him a big deal in the 2012 offseason.

Dwan Edwards re-signs with Panthers, per report -
Veteran defensive tackle Dwan Edwards is headed back to Carolina after visiting Miami.

Shane Lechler agrees to terms with Texans, per report -
Houston filled its hole at punter on Friday, agreeing to a deal with free agent Shane Lechler.

NFL Free Agency Rumors 2013 NFL Free Agency Winners and Losers
I know what you're thinking - how can the Broncos be a winner in the wake of Faxgate? Well, what they did otherwise was spectacular. Stealing Wes Welker away from their arch rival was awesome. Signing Louis Vasquez will shore up Peyton Manning's protection. Getting Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie for one year will upgrade the secondary because he'll be motivated. Obtaining Terrance Knighton will help against the run. The Broncos are the best team in the AFC right now.

NFL free agent news roundup: Elvis Dumervil headlines weekend action -
Elvis Dumervil is the top free agent on the market and he's dominating the Friday headlines. Punter Shane Lechler finally found a home for 2013 on Friday, as well.

NFL Draft

Money And The Draft |
Managing the salary cap has become one of the most critical tasks for NFL front offices. If anyone needed a reminder, the days leading up to 2013 free agency served that purpose. NFL teams released players and renegotiated contracts so they could be in compliance with the cap and Continue to do so even now in order to provide wiggle room for new acquisitions. Reader 2013 NFL Mock Draft
Chiefs will fill a need at tackle with Luke Joeckel. Unless there's some massive trade or the Chiefs somehow pick up Vollmer or some other tackle in free agency, this is going to happen.

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