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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/10/13

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MHR Mailbag - Mail Call!
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Broncos may open NFL season with rematch against Baltimore Ravens - Denver Post
There is a strong possibility the Broncos will open the NFL's 2013 season with an AFC playoff rematch against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.

Draft Record of Bronco GMs – A Decade of Decline: Part 1 | Bronco Planet
The Broncos went through three changes in their GM position. From 1999-2001, Neal Dahlen took over for John Beake, who moved up in the organization. From 2002-07, Ted Sundquist held the GM position for Denver and in 2008 – Jim Goodman replaced Ted due to the insistence of Mike Shanahan. In Part 1 of this era, we will look at Neal Dahlen.

Denver Broncos Select Barkevious Mingo at No. 28 - Dawgs By Nature
I don't know if I agree that "there's no real reason for Denver to make a pick here." Trading back isn't always the right way to go, and Denver should jump at an opportunity to add a guy like Mingo if he is still on the board here.

Burden of proof rests with former players to show NFL knew of significant neurological risks - Yahoo! Sports
In the concussion lawsuits against the NFL, the smoking gun against the league has been elusive. Where is the evidence that the NFL knew something that it didn’t share with players?

Denver Broncos Videos

Meet the Linebackers |
Some of this year's top linebacker prospects talk about why they're prepared for the NFL.

'Game Changers': Manti Te'o on the field - NFL Videos
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o hits the field with Steve Mariucci and Willie McGinest to work on movement and pass coverage drills.

Don't draft SEC players (Dan on Fire) -
The 2013 NFL Draft is looming and teams CONTINUE to make mistakes, by year after year in drafting overrated SEC players. SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein, once again, is the only reasonable voice...

From Top To Barkley? - ESPN
Geno Smith is the best QB prospect in the draft. Where does that leave EJ Manuel and Matt Barkley?

Denver Broncos Blogs

Miller’s A&M Replacement Ready to Make NFL Jump |
Texas A&M linebacker Sean Porter hopes his versatility will help when he makes the leap to the NFL.

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Linebackers |
A look at some of the top linebacker prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Scouting the 2013 Draft: Offensive Tackles, Part 4 - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Doc continues his series of tackle evaluations with Lane Johnson, Xavier Nixon, and Justin Pugh

Denver Broncos Poem: Rhymes with Orange and Blue - Predominantly Orange
Welcome to the first installment of Rhymes with Orange and Blue. A weekly update of Bronco news which you can tap your feet to, too!

Alvos do Draft 2013: Cornellius Carradine (DE) "
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do defensive end Cornellius Carradine. Ele é um prospect muito interessante desta classe, com potencial de primeiro round. Se não tivesse sofrido uma ruptura de ligamento cruzado anterior em novembro, seria certamente um top 5 ou 10.

AFC West Division News

The final act? | National Football Post
Could the San Diego Chargers be looking to the 2013 draft for their quarterback of the future?

Breaking down Alex Smith: From a doubter to a believer - Arrowhead Pride
Time to find out firsthand what the new KC Chiefs quarterback can do. Read on for a review of Smith's nine games in San Francisco last season, which has caused MNChiefsFan, a Smith doubter, to change his tune.

San Diego Chargers 2013 Draft Prospects: Nose Tackles - Bolts From The Blue
The San Diego Chargers will need to add a Nose Tackle early in the 2013 NFL Draft. That shouldn't be a problem with depth like this.

A Sneak Peek at the New Chargers Offense - Bolts From The Blue
What will the Chargers offense look like in 2013. Looking at the history of the new HC and OC gives us a hint.

Raiders to bring back Joselio Hanson - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders are re-signing cornerback Joselio Hanson.

Raiders sign Free Agent safety Usama Young - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have added another free agent for the secondary. They have signed free agent safety, Usama Young.

DE Andre Carter returns to Raiders - Silver And Black Pride
Andre Carter's agent says his client has re-signed with the Raiders

Ryan Lilja, who retired after last season, now 'receptive' to idea of returning to Chiefs - Arrowhead Pride
Remember how Ryan Lilja retired at the end of last season? Maybe that's not the case. The Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher reports that the Chiefs have approached Lilja about returning.

NFL News

New York Jets hopeful they'll find suitor for Tim Tebow -
The New York Jets didn't get much value from Tim Tebow on the field, so now they're hoping to get a return in a trade. That hope of a trade explains why Tebow still remains on the roster.

Failed 1987 strike could keep plenty of concussion cases in court | ProFootballTalk
On Tuesday, the first real skirmish in the concussion litigation occurred in Philadelphia, where Judge Anita Brody entertained arguments regarding the question of whether the 4,000-plus former players may pursue justice in court and, ultimately, before a jury of lay persons.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
After having tremendous success with more of a big pass-oriented offense the past five years, the Steelers are concertedly aiming to return to their more traditional black-and-blue approach. Last offseason, they brought in Todd Haley and his multi-tight end, controlled passing game.

NFL Free Agency News

Seahawks sign Brady Quinn, Tyler Thigpen visits Raiders, Darrelle Revis rumors and more -
NFL teams were busy on Tuesday, signing free agents and scheduling visits with various players throughout the league. Here's a look at the latest news and rumors throughout the NFL, just over two weeks shy of the NFL Draft.

Darrelle Revis trade from New York Jets to Tampa Bay Buccaneers will happen, despite reports - Don Banks -
As the saga drags on into yet another week this spring, with any signs of progress becoming harder to discern, it's easy to look at the Darrelle Revis trade talks between New York and Tampa Bay and see a stalemate, stand-off and showdown with no end in sight.

2013 NFL Draft News

Huskers' Rex Burkhead sure to catch NFL's eye as both runner, receiver - The Denver Post
Burkhead was invited to the NFL's scouting combine so he almost certainly carries a draftable grade from most teams. But he's also the kind of prospect who gathers momentum in the weeks leading up to the draft instead of losing it.

Manti Te'o looks like a new man on 'Game Changers' -
Manti Te'o appears to have put the fake girlfriend scam behind him. His life is not about becoming a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. We got a closer look on NFL Network's "Game Changers."

Draft Rumblings - Risers & Fallers Around The NFL | National Football Post
Russ Lande passes along which prospects are rising and falling leading up to the NFL Draft.

Brian Banks believes he can become an NFL starter | ProFootballTalk
It was his faith in his innocence and that the truth would eventually come out that allowed Brian Banks to get through 10 years of jail and house arrest for a crime he didn't commit.

Draft Grader: Minnesota Vikings |
It took Sullivan a while to get going, but the former sixth-round pick is arguably the form center in the league with his showing over the past two years. Tremendous value for a player who was third in his positional rankings in 2011 and then topped it a year later.

The concept embodied by the Index is that, when in doubt, a team should first draft the position for which there is the largest disparity between the chances of success from drafting now versus drafting later. The Index is the mechanism by which the differences are measured. 2013 NFL Draft Sleepers: Offense
There have been a lot of questions over the past few weeks about who are my sleepers in the 2013 NFL Draft class. A sleeper prospect is basically a player who gets drafted after the first round and proves to be a steal.

Safe or Surprise Draft: NFC South | Audibles -
This is surprising in name and position. But the Falcons cut Tyson Clabo, leaving them in need of a new starting right tackle to pair with LT Sam Baker.

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