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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/27/13

Your daily cup of orange and blue coffee consists of yet more Dramavil stories, but also a few rather interesting nuggets from around the web about Elway's business plan and updates on the fast approaching NFL Draft.

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John Elway's Broncos business plan has long-term view on short-term deals - The Denver Post
With John Elway calling the shots on the football side of the organization, the Broncos have made the decision to limit the risks in free agency, if possible. They don't want dead money on the salary cap — cap charges for players who are no longer on the roster — and they are a draft-centered team.

Denver Broncos 2013 Mock Draft: Building the Perfect 7-Round Draft | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos own six selections (28th, 58th, 90th, 125th, 161st and 234th) entering April's NFL Draft, with picks in all but the sixth round. Coming off a 13-3 season, Denver does not have many holes to fill.

Draft Notes: RB superlatives and rankings - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Happy Tuesday, friends. Today, we get back into the 2013 Draft class with some more superlatives and rankings. This time, we’ll focus on the running back class. I suspect that it will be of more interest to Broncos fans than the QB group was on Thursday.

The Reason Elvis Dumervil Left the Broncos is Soft | RANT Sports
As expected today, the Baltimore Ravens signed All-Pro defensive end Elvis Dumervil to his five-year contract. In his press conference, Dumervil spoke of his reasons for choosing the Ravens over his old team, the Denver Broncos.

Denver Broncos Videos

Meet the Cornerbacks |
Hear from some of this year's top cornerback prospects on why they're ready to go pro.

Eyeing Improvement - ESPN
Jeff Fisher's Rams are among five teams that can become contenders by nailing the draft process.

Starting All Over Again - ESPN
Manti Te'o improved his 40 time at Notre Dame's pro day. But the difficult work is far from finished.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens: The Game of Redemption - Predominantly Orange
Lots of surprising changes are happening all around the league this off-season. It seems that most of the teams are beefing up their lineup with former Denver Broncos.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos Won't Rush to Sign Dwight Freeney
When defensive end Elvis Dumervil signed with the Baltimore Ravens, the Denver Broncos began pursuing former Indianapolis Colt Dwight Freeney as a potential replacement. But with draft preparations in full swing and other defensive end options already on the roster, the Broncos' talks with Freeney have stalled.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Alec Ogletree (LB) «
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos agora analisar o linebacker Alec Ogletree.

AFC West Division News

Geno Smith, Dee Milliner to visit Kansas City Chiefs -
The Kansas City Chiefs have spent the last week or so hitting the road, hosting private workouts with several possibilities for their No. 1 overall pick in next month's 2013 NFL Draft. Now, they are heading back home for the last two visits.

Oakland Raiders reportedly will release Tommy Kelly -
The Oakland Raiders' wholesale changes continue. General manager Reggie McKenzie is making a clean break from all the excesses of the previous regime.

Raiders sign Alex Barron | National Football Post
Once upon a time, the Oakland Raiders used to be the franchise of castoffs and second chances. John Matuszak, Jim Plunkett and Lyle Alzado are just three of the players who resurrected and extended their careers in the Silver and Black after wearing out welcomes elsewhere.

Porter visiting Raiders today, decision expected soon | ProFootballTalk
It appears to be close to decision time for Tracy Porter. The free agent cornerback is visiting the Raiders today, according to Bill Williamson of, and a decision is expected soon.

Raiders updated depth chart - Silver And Black Pride
I put together the depth chart a week ago but with a few moves being made since then, it's time to update that depth chart.

A New Perspective on the San Diego Chargers Offensive Line - Bolts From The Blue
My selection in the SB Nation Writers' Mock Draft was finally revealed this morning, and the fallout has been a bit overwhelming. My twitter mentions, in particular, have been getting hammered all day with those that think the San Diego Chargers could not possibly survive without drafting a Left Tackle with their #11 pick. I feel like they could. Allow me to explain.

Who is the best Kansas City Chiefs player nobody has heard of? - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs have been picking high in a lot of recent drafts so there is some star power on the team. But who is the best Chiefs player that the average fan probably hasn't heard of?

NFL News

Readers pick their most underrated player in NFL -
So the powerful wizards behind the NFL's social media accounts asked a simple question on Tuesday: Who is the most underrated player in the NFL? Von Miller garners 7.6% of the vote. Tim Tebow? 15.1%

Mike Munchak, Titans think Greg Williams will fit after bounty scandal - Peter King -
Tennessee coach Mike Munchak knew he'd have a bullseye on his back when he stuck his neck out and hired Gregg Williams as the team's senior assistant on defense (that's the real title) last month.

Jim Harbaugh: Head Coach Should Tone Actions Down
Jim Harbaugh is one of those coaches that most people either love or hate. Some people can’t stand his antics on the sidelines, while others admire his passion for the game. I actually fall somewhere in the middle, as I don’t mind the animation, but I do think there’s a place to draw the line.

Randall Cunningham at 50: Reflections on career, new QBs, more -
On a few occasions over the years, when former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham would arrive at the youth football practices where he served as a coach, one of his players would hand him a phone cued to a YouTube video.

Report: Three teams in play for Matt Flynn | National Football Post
The Seattle Seahawks have been looking to move Matt Flynn since the opening of free agency but have not found a taker at this point.

New Dolphins logo is leaked | ProFootballTalk
Several potential versions of the Miami Dolphins’ new logo have been leaked. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that one of the logos leaked last week is indeed the new logo.

NFL Free Agency News

Browns snag Jason Campbell | National Football Post
The Cleveland Browns wanted to provide themselves with a fallback option and perhaps some competition for Brandon Weeden at quarterback, and may have done just that by signing veteran Jason Campbell.

Antoine Winfield, Darrius Heyward-Bey making the rounds -
There was plenty of free agency news worth reading up on from Tuesday, including the market picking up for cornerback Antoine Winfield and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.

NFL Draft News

Dearth of quality QBs likely to effect breakdowns of draft discipline - The Denver Post
After spending months analyzing this draft class and talking with dozens of scouts and personnel executives around the league, there still isn't a lot of excitement about this class of quarterbacks.

Path to the NFL draft can be a long ride for most - The Denver Post
The NFL draft can feel like a moving target. Though it sits squarely on the calendar, tucked into the final weekend of April, it seems to push its way down the horizon like a gas station that doesn't appear to be getting any closer.

2013 NFL Draft: Manti Te'o's Pro Day Cements First Round Draft Status - NFL Mocks
The Notre Dame pro day on Tuesday was certainly widely anticipated by media outlets and NFL draft fans. Of course, the center of attention was on the controversial Manti Te’o, a linebacker who was up for the Heisman Trophy this past year and wound up losing not only that, but losing the National Championship game in embarrassing fashion and then being embarrassed by the whole fake girlfriend scandal.

Notre Dame Pro Day attendees knock Te’o as a first-round prospect | ProFootballTalk
The rules are simple. Teams that don’t like a player will say good things about him, hoping that someone with a higher pick will take the player, which will push a more viable prospect down the board. Teams that like a player will say bad things about him, hoping that he’ll still be there when the team makes its pick. 2013 NFL Draft Big Board
Joeckel is a very safe pick to be a franchise left tackle to lock down the blind side for his quarterback. He had a solid, but unspectacular, performance at the Combine. Scouts told that Joeckel looked better at his pro day. They were confident that he would go first to the Chiefs.

2013 NFL Draft Rumors -
These are NFL Draft rumors for teams. When I see something, I'll post it here. Follow @walterfootball for updates. 2013 NFL Draft Prospect Meetings
This is a compilation of draft prospect meetings sorted by team. The data was acquired via Charlie Campbell (@draftcampbell) and other media sources.

2013 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Defense | Audibles -
In the absence of QB prospects like Andrew Luck or top-flight running backs like Trent Richardson, could this year’s draft shine a spotlight on the defensive side of the football early?

USC pro day 2013: Workouts set for March 27 -
The USC Trojans hold their pro day workouts Wednesday, March 27, and it will likely be centered around the throwing session of quarterback Matt Barkley.

Pro Day Preview for March 27th - 29th | National Football Post
While the evaluation of game film is still bar far and away the most important aspect of scouting, NFL teams send coaches and scouts across the country to work-out prospects to fill in the last piece of the scouting puzzle. Today we look at the Pro Days for the Texas, Kawann Short, LSU, USC and South Carolina.

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