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

Apparently, Mularkey thought he was on to some secret piece of information when he shared the belief that Tim Tebow would have been a distraction for the Jacksonville Jaguars. That has to be the most obvious statement anyone has made in 2013. Bravo!

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Mike Mularkey: Tim Tebow would've distracted Jags -
It was well known that the Jacksonville Jaguars explored a Tim Tebow trade. Ex-coach Mike Mularkey, however, said Friday that Tebow wouldn't have been worth the trouble for the Jaguars.

A tip for Broncos? Move out of the 28th spot in NFL draft - The Denver Post
The Broncos must trade. They can trade up. They can trade down. But it makes little sense to stay at No. 28.

Broncos' base formation on offense leaves little room for a fullback - The Denver Post
Or at least until we all see something different happening with the roster or in the offensive huddle.

Peyton Manning says he still deals with neck issues -
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might never be completely healthy after his multiple neck surgeries. That didn't stop him from a Pro Bowl season in 2012, though.

Denver Broncos Videos

Ready for Impact - ESPN
Mark Ingram, Bruce Carter and Ronnie Hillman are poised to bust out in '13. Who else will emerge?

Broncos Stadium and Facility Offseason Improvements
A behind-the-scenes look at the offseason construction at Sports Authority Field and Dove Valley.

Denver Broncos Blogs

NFL mock draft: Jeff Legwold's first-round predictions - The Denver Post
The Broncos would look at a nice class of CBs here, but they still need to address Elvis Dumervil's departure on the depth chart. If they like the medical exams, the pick would be Florida State DE Tank Carradine.

Von Miller, a Childhood Dallas Cowboys Fan, Excited to Play Tony Romo in 2013 | Bleacher Report
On Thursday evening, Denver Broncos All-Star outside linebacker Von Miller appeared on NFL Network to talk about the 2013 season.

Denver Broncos 2013 pre-draft visit tracker - It's All Over, Fat Man!
As the 2013 Draft approaches, word is slipping out regarding the Broncos' prospect visits and workouts.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Von Miller: "We throw the book at Manning"
Last night, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller appeared on NFL Network. The first question: What is it like to practice against quarterback Peyton Manning?

Alvos do Draft 2013: Johnthan Banks (CB) "
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do cornerback Johnthan Banks. Ele começou sua preparação para o draft cotado para o primeiro round, mas pode ser que seja escolhido no segundo. De qualquer forma, é um dos alvos do Denver Broncos nos dias 25, 26 e 27 de abril.

NFL mock drafts always ripe for, well, mocking — especially this year - The Denver Post
Most everyone mocks the mock drafts. It is a rite of football. The first-round mocks, the two-round mocks, the three-round mocks, the full seven-round mocks, all mocked near and far.

AFC West Division News

Jacoby Ford arrested for DUI, not charged - Silver And Black Pride
Raiders wide receiver Jacoby Ford was arrested last month on suspicion of DUI but the District Attorney's office has declined to press charges.

Kansas City Chiefs sign free agent linebacker Zac Diles - Arrowhead Pride
The free agent frenzy (or something like that) continues for the Kansas City Chiefs, who have reportedly inked linebacker Zac Diles to a 1-year contract.

AFC West draft needs: Sharrif Floyd would fit Oakland Raiders -
The Broncos aren't hurting on paper, but defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio's 4-3 scheme could use a little help up front. Don't let the Terrance Knighton signing fool you; "Pot Roast" is uneven at best, and Denver is still in need of big-bodied tackles.

NFL News

NFLPA sees no problem with Jay-Z recruiting Cruz | ProFootballTalk
The agent industry necessarily entails a high degree of competition. It's harsh. It's cutthroat. Frankly, it's amazing that violence hasn't occurred. The burgeoning alliance between CAA and Jay-Z has stirred up the competitive juices for agents not aligned with a major entertainment icon.

Brett Favre: Don’t blame Tony Romo for lack of playoff wins | ProFootballTalk
When Tony Romo received a $25 million signing bonus as part of a new contract that guarantees him $55 million, a common question was: How can Jerry Jones justify giving a quarterback with one playoff win that much money? But one retired quarterback who has a lot of playoff wins, Brett Favre, says...

Draft Grader: Philadelphia Eagles |
Jackson hasn’t always impressed us. For all the big plays he’s also put the ball on the ground too often, and gone missing for large stretches. But, while the Eagles were struggling in 2012, he rectified this and put forth his most complete season.

Does anyone want Tebow? | ProFootballTalk
Friday’s edition of Pro Football Talk included an in-depth look at whether any NFL team will be inclined to take a chance on Tim Tebow.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks did a great job simplifying their passing game early last year to help their rookie quarterback, and in turn that rookie is on his way to stardom.

Jets could unload a quarterback as part of Revis trade | ProFootballTalk
If/when the Jets ship cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Buccaneers, another current member of the roster could be making the trip to Tampa, too.

NFL Free Agency News

Inside Anthony Davis' new contract | National Football Post
The San Francisco 49ers signed offensive tackle Anthony Davis, who was under contract through the 2014 season, to a five-year contract extension averaging $6,519,880 million per year. Davis was scheduled to make $1.7 million and $2,995,600 in 2013 and 2014 prior to signing his new deal.

Antoine Winfield signs with Seahawks, per report -
Winfield finished 2012 with three interceptions and 100 tackles for the Vikings, but was released for salary cap reasons.

2013 NFL Draft News

The Shutdown Corner Mock Draft, Version 2.0 | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
28. Denver Broncos: Desmond Trufant, CB, Washington. Denver's first-round playoff loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens proved one thing -- unless John Elway can find a way to tape a cheetah to Champ Bailey's back, deep coverage is now officially an issue in the Mile High City. Trufant is a smooth and explosive player who doesn't have a fifth gear, but can jump routes and read patterns.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Historical Draft Efficiency: Best and Worst Drafts
Two weeks ago, I introduced an updated version of my draft efficiency model, and last week I presented franchise rankings based on the two resulting metrics, value above expectation (VAE) and return on investment (ROI). Today, we turn our attention to the best and worst draft classes (i.e., the group of players selected by a given team in a given year). Profile of a Super Scout
Teams do a lot of restructuring of their scouting departments every year after the NFL draft. New general managers often bring in new directors of college scouting, while general managers on the hot seat change directors of college scouting to show they are distancing themselves from past mistakes in the draft.

Honey Badger isn't good at drug tests, Steelers undecided on Emmanuel Sanders and more -
Tyrann Mathieu isn't good at drug tests, Rolando McClain is officially a Raven, the Steelers aren't sure what to do about Emmanuel Sanders and more.

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