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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/25/13

Horse Tracks: Your Daily Cup of Orange and Blue!

Andrew Redington

Elvis Dumervil's deal with Ravens the first offseason positive for Super Bowl champions - Peter King
Thirty years next month, the Baltimore Colts drafted Elway with the first pick in the NFL Draft. Elway didn't want to play for taskmaster head coach Frank Kush, and so his agent, Marvin Demoff, went about the work of trying to create an alternate market for Elway, both in baseball and in the NFL.

Broncos lose pass rusher Elvis Dumervil to Ravens - The Denver Post
Elvis Dumervil no longer is a Broncos defensive end, as he had been since he was a fourth-round pick in the 2006 draft. Hurtled to free agency by the strangest of circumstances, Dumervil decided Sunday to accept a five-year contract from the Ravens rather than re-sign with Denver.

Mock Schedule: Projecting the Denver Broncos' 2013 Regular-Season Schedule | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos' 2013 opponents are already known, and after going 13-3 with quarterback Peyton Manning in 2012, the team is expected to receive a multitude of prime-time games in 2013.

Dumervil Gone: One Fan’s Reaction | Bronco Planet
I had just finished up a 1000 word offering on why the Denver Broncos would be better off retaining Defensive End Elvis Dumervil when the news emerged that he had been stolen away by the Baltimore Ravens. That makes two times already this year that the Ravens have beaten the Broncos. That is enough to make any Bronco fans Orange blood boil.

Denver Broncos Videos

Has the Patriots' championship window closed? - NFL Videos
Has the window closed on the New England Patriots' championship hopes? Darren Sharper and former Patriot Heath Evans debate on "NFL Total Access."

Loyalty Has Limits - ESPN
Teams aren't ponying up to keep veteran leaders. Plus: the Cards' new QB, free-agent DBs and more.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Broncos' 2006 Blockbuster Draft Class All but Gone After Dumervil's Departure | Bleacher Report
Seven years ago, the Broncos drafted six offensive weapons and one defensive end in what turned out to be Mike Shanahan's final draft in Denver. The Broncos would go on to a 9-7 season, and Shanahan was fired just two years later, but his 2006 class lived on.

Will Brian Urlacher end up in AFC West? - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Two of the potential suitors Clayton mentioned reside in the AFC West -- the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders.

Offseason Upgrades to Denver Broncos Home Stadium - Predominantly Orange
Although there are times it seems like the 2012 season ended yesterday, Broncos fans can rejoice because we are twelve weeks into the offseason. In other words, we’re twelve weeks closer to the start of the 2013 NFL season.

Kevin Vickerson upset over Broncos' loss of Dumervil -
Elvis Dumervil officially has moved on to a new team after agreeing to a five-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

AFC West Division News

San Diego Chargers 1st Round Options: 2013 NFL Draft - NFL Mocks
The Chargers have really underachieved the last 3 seasons. They have gotten worse every season, from 9-7 to 8-8 to 7-9 last year. Philip Rivers hasn’t seemed like himself the last 2 years, but that can be attributed to other things as well.

Raiders reportedly interested in CB Mike Jenkins - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders are still looking for a cornerback and now reports are coming out that they are interested in former Cowboys corner, Mike Jenkins

Tracking the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2013 NFL Draft - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs have been staying busy lately, traveling around the country and working out the top players available in the 2013 NFL Draft. See where GM John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have been so far.

NFL News

Ravens bracing for Week One trip to Denver, Pittsburgh, or Chicago to start season | ProFootballTalk
The NFL wisely dumped the bad news on the first Friday of the NCAA basketball tournament: The Ravens won’t host the midweek regular-season opener at home.

Cowboys under the radar during NFL free agent season -
The Dallas Cowboys have been one of the quietest teams this offseason in free agency -- which is a bad thing for a team coming off of back-to-back 8-8 seasons.

Are Elvis Dumervil, Baltimore Ravens a dream team? -
The Baltimore Ravens have lost six defensive starters from their Super Bowl-winning defense, but Sunday's contract agreement with Elvis Dumervil has buoyed expectations for another Lombardi Trophy run in 2013.

NFL Free Agency Signings

Dumervil deal worth $26 million over five years | National Football Post
Dumervil's base salary is just $1 million for 2013, but the Ravens are also giving him a $7.5 million signing bonus to push the total for this year to $8.5 million.

NFL Draft

Report: Denver Broncos Targeting Big Cornerbacks in First or Second Round - NFL Mocks
Cornerback was a position of great strength for the Broncos last season, with Champ Bailey and Tony Carter manning the outsides, and Chris Harris emerging as one of the top nickel corners in the NFL. 2013 NFL Mock Draft - Charlie Campbell
It sounds like Kansas City is settling in on Luke Joeckel as the top pick. Brandon Albert is only signed for one season. If the Chiefs want to keep Albert at left tackle, they can play Joeckel at right tackle as a rookie and move him to the blind side in his second season.

The second week of free agency is about over and DRAFTMETRICS has updated its tracking for all the signings as of early Sunday evening (at least the ones it knows about). The status of the players who started the 11,264 NFL games has changed only slightly from last week’s update.

Jacksonville Jaguars Updated 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs |
Contrary to other rebuilding teams, the Jacksonville Jaguars have been very quiet on the open market.

Detroit Lions Updated 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs |
The Detroit Lions really stole the show on the second day of 2013 NFL Free Agency with the re-signing of CB Chris Houston and additions of ex-Seahawks DT

Philadelphia Eagles Updated 2013 NFL Draft Team Needs |
The Philadelphia Eagles are among the most-improved teams after the 2013 NFL Free Agency frenzy.

2013 Detroit Lions Four-Round NFL Mock Draft - NFL Mocks
The Detroit Lions were looking like they could be one of the up-and-coming sleeper Super Bowl candidates in the NFC until the 2012 season happened. Detroit returned to its inconsistent ways, and through injuries and no true "finisher" mentality, the Lions have wound up picking in the top five yet again.

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