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Alan Crowhurst

Broncos Position Breakdown: Quarterback
Andrew Mason takes a look at the Broncos' quarterbacks on the roster.

Free Agency Outlook: Offensive Linemen
A look at the free-agent offensive lineman market.

Denver Broncos Videos

Still The One - ESPN Video - ESPN
Todd McShay explains why Star Lotulelei is atop the latest mock draft.

Greatest Of All Time: Bo Jackson - ESPN Video - ESPN
Bo Jackson talks to John Brenkus about being named Sport Science's greatest athlete of all time.

NFL Films Blog " Blog Archive It’s NFL shopping season "
‘Tis the season! This time of year is like holiday shopping season for NFL teams.

Jets Determined to Deal Revis - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the latest on the Jets' attempts to trade Darrelle Revis.

Wes Welker Willing To Walk - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter discusses the Patriots' receiving corps if Wes Welker were to sign with another team.

Dolphins Team To Beat For Wallace - ESPN Video - ESPN
Adam Schefter says the Dolphins could be a match for free-agent WR Mike Wallace.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Brandon Stokley hopes to re-sign with Broncos
A year ago, Brandon Stokley was convinced he was retired.

Elvis Dumervil pay cut wanted by Denver Broncos -
The Denver Broncos would like to do some business with defensive end Elvis Dumervil.

Broncos want to cut Elvis Dumervil salary; if not, Denver may cut him - The Denver Post
The Broncos have asked defensive end Elvis Dumervil to take a pay cut, according to two NFL sources.

Denver Broncos plan to tender three, including punter Britton Colquitt - The Denver Post
The team has notified the agents of restricted free agents Britton Colquitt, Chris Clark and Lance Ball that they will be tendered contracts Tuesday.

D.J. Williams, Tracy Porter unlikely to return to Broncos next season - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
Q: Plenty of people chime in about which free agents or draft picks the Broncos might sign, but ... which Broncos players do you see leaving this season, from retirement, free agency, trades or cuts?

NFL draft analysts should be leery of unofficial times in 40-yard dash - The Denver Post - Jeff Legwold
We interrupt these stories of historical speed, 40-yard dashes and football hopefuls chasing NFL dreams to offer this thought:

Division News

John Dorsey: Bowe ready to become one of top receivers in NFL | ProFootballTalk
The relationship between the Chiefs and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe hasn’t always been the smoothest one.

Winston says farewell, Albert says he’s not a right tackle | ProFootballTalk
Former Chiefs right tackle Eric Winston has announced via Twitter that he has been released. And a former teammate has said, also on Twitter, that he won’t be taking Winston’s spot in the starting lineup.

Raiders busy negotiating with unsure Wheeler | Raiders Silver and Black Blog | an blog
The Raiders have until March 12 to sign any of their 17 prospective unrestricted free agents before other teams are allowed to make offers.

Rolando McClain’s time almost up (finally) | Raiders Silver and Black Blog | an blog
"When is Oakland finally going to cut Rolando McClain?"

Terrelle Pryor is ready to win over his coaches, teammates | ProFootballTalk
With Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie telling Pro Football Talk at the Scouting Combine that a competition will occur for the starting quarterback job, this means that third-year backup Terrelle Pryor has a shot at winning the gig.

Chargers cutting Takeo Spikes on Thursday | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers will continue to move away from the A.J. Smith/Norv Turner regime by parting ways with one of the most tenured linebackers in the NFL.

NFL News

NFL Communications - NFL Health and Safety Update—March 6, 2013 "
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Roger Goodell: The future of football relies on changing the game | ProFootballTalk
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is making clear once again that he wants to change the game of football to make it safer.

No new policy, but NFL will discuss permissible questions | ProFootballTalk
Recognizing that they can’t really have their members going around asking potentially actionable questions, the NFL is going to talk to teams at the upcoming owners meetings about what they can ask potential employees.

Goodell denies saying he fears a player will die on the field | ProFootballTalk
On Tuesday we noted that an ESPN the Magazine profile of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that Goodell has told friends he fears a player will die on the field. On Wednesday Goodell denied ever saying that.

Free Agency

The Free Agent Hot 100 | ProFootballTalk
1. Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace - Lions re-sign LB Levy
The Lions re-signed LB DeAndre Levy to a multi-year contract on Wednesday, the team’s website confirmed.

Bills re-sign Bryan Scott | ProFootballTalk
The Bills held onto safety Jairus Byrd via the franchise tag and now they’ve also retained another defensive player through more traditional means. - 49ers release PK Akers
The 49ers released PK David Akers, the team announced Wednesday.

Report: Eagles to cut Asomugha today | ProFootballTalk
The Dream Team is dead. Long live the Dream Team.

Eagles move quickly to shoot down Nnamdi report | ProFootballTalk
Not long after we tweeted a link to the story regarding Howard Eskin’s report that the Eagles will be cutting cornerback Nnamdi Asomuga today, Twitter lit up like an old-school switchboard with reports from local and national folks refuting the news.---More proof that rumors are just that. Rumors--KK

Don’t rule out an Asomugha trade | ProFootballTalk
Last year, it was widely presumed that the Eagles would cut cornerback Asante Samuel and his eight-figure salary. Then, out of nowhere, the Eagles traded Samuel to the Falcons.

Vikings expected to make quick strike for a quarterback | ProFootballTalk
When the NFL’s official tampering window opens this weekend, expect big deals to be discussed for big names.

Goldson hopes to remain with Niners, open to playing anywhere | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers passed on using the franchise tag on safety Dashon Goldson earlier this week, something that made the safety happy.

Report: Browns to pursue Avril and Kruger in free agency | ProFootballTalk
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns plan to pursue Lions defensive end Cliff Avril and Ravens linebacker Paul Kruger when free agency gets underway.

Bradshaw gets clearance to visit teams | ProFootballTalk
Cut last month by the Giants, running back Ahmad Bradshaw had been waiting for clearance to begin visiting teams, following January foot surgery.

Avril drawing interest from multiple 3-4 teams | ProFootballTalk
The Browns aren’t the only 3-4 team interested in 4-3 defensive end Cliff Avril.

Panthers reach deal with Jordan Senn | ProFootballTalk
Special teams coverage can be taken for granted — until it fails. Then comes the lamenting. A lull, then lamenting. It’s the cycle of special teams life

Pro Days

March 7: Arizona, Arkansas-Monticello, Clemson, Furman, Idaho, Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Syracuse, Washington State

Arizona -
Dan Buckner, WR; Matt Scott, QB; Taimi Tutogi, FB

Arkansas - Monticello - None

Clemson - Andre Ellington, RB; Dalton Freeman, C; Malliciah Goodman, DE; Rashard Hall, SS; DeAndre Hopkins, WR

Furman - None

Idaho - Bobby Cowan, P

Illinois - Michael Buchanan, DE; Terry Hawthorne, CB; Graham Pocic, C; Akeem Spence, DT; Hugh Thornton, G

Miami (Fla.) - Mike James, RB; Brandon McGee, CB

Mississippi - None

Missouri - Kip Edwards, CB; Zaviar Gooden, LB; Brad Madison, DE; T.J. Moe, WR; Sheldon Richardson, DT

Nebraska - Rex Burkhead, RB; Will Compton, LB; Ben Cotton, TE; Brett Maher, K; Cameron Meredith, DE; Daimion Stafford, SS; Baker Steinkuhler, DT

New Mexico - None

Syracuse - Alec Lemon, WR; Ryan Nassib, QB; Justin Pugh, OT; Marcus Sales, WR; Shamarko Thomas, SS

Washington State - Travis Long, LB

2013 Draft

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Futures: Arkansas RB Knile Davis
If an NFL team selects Davis in the first three rounds of this draft, it will be a telling indication that they relied more on Davis’ Combine performance –- and to some degree sabermetrics –- than the opinions of scouts and draft analysts who lean hard on the game tape.

PFT Live: Tavon Austin, Jets talk with Manish Mehta | ProFootballTalk
Free agency starts in less than a week, but we’ll be talking about the draft on Wednesday’s edition of PFT Live.

Montee Ball shows better speed at Wisconsin Badgers pro day - ESPN
Running back Montee Ball was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.46 seconds, a big improvement over his combine time, at Wisconsin's pro day.

Marquess Wilson not welcome at WSU pro day workout | ProFootballTalk
Former Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson is having problems trying to find a place to hold his pro day workout for NFL scouts.

Miscellaneous Stuff - Redskins hire A.J. Smith as senior executive
The Redskins hired former Chargers GM A.J. Smith as a senior executive on Wednesday.

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