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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/15/13

It sure feels like if the very small handful of prospects do not make it to that 28th spot, John Elway will find a trading partner to move back into the early second round. Much to the chagrin of Broncos-hungry fans hoping for some action on Day 1.

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Broncos' John Elway says this year's NFL draft is not top-heavy - The Denver Post
Its not who the Broncos will select in the first round of the NFL draft that excites Front Range football fans.

2013 NFL draft's first round is hard to predict - NFL - Peter King -
Lord. How great was that golf? Angel Cabrera's approach shot on 18 and Adam Scott's putting and Cabrera's excruciating near-miss putt and Scott's winning putt ... and the sportsmanship.

Kickin' it with Kiz: Broncos have many options at RB in NFL draft - The Denver Post
A shot of advice. Kiz, I laughed out loud when I read your silly line about there not being enough value for the Broncos with the 28th pick in the NFL draft.

Peyton Manning says he's 'certainly better' as neck recovery continues -
Peyton Manning seemed fine in 2012 as he tore apart defenses despite a neck injury that cost him the 2011 season. He says he wasn't, and that there's better play in his future.

Know Your Denver Broncos Draft History? Tackle the Trivia Challenge - Yahoo! Sports
Don't look now but another NFL draft is nearly upon us, and another crop of college standouts are set to become Denver Broncos.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Some teams have graded Jonathan Cooper and Chance Warmack as highly as any players in the draft. But it is likely players with much lower grades, like West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, for instance, will be taken ahead of Cooper and Warmack.

Denver Broncos Blogs

2013 Denver Broncos Road Games Worth Attending - Predominantly Orange
In two days, the NFL will release the 2013 regular season schedule – let the offseason planning begin! Being an out-of-state Denver Bronco season ticket holder, this is one of the most important offseason milestones for me, because it allows me to start planning my fall & winter trips to Colorado!

Adams to Participate in NFL Franchising Boot Camp "
While this year’s rookie class enters the NFL via the draft this April, Broncos safety Mike Adams will be preparing for life after football.

Broncos' WR Andre Caldwell Upset about Not Being Invited to Duke Workouts | Bleacher Report
Last week, brothers Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos and Eli Manning of the New York Giants went to Duke University to get in some early offseason work with their wide receivers.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Denver Broncos Visiting More Draft Prospects
The Denver Broncos have been visiting with a host of 2013 NFL draft prospects this month, and that list grew last week.

Broncos Cheer Squad Looking For A Few Good Women " CBS Denver
On Sunday the Denver Broncos cheer squad held auditions for the 2013 season.

AFC West Division News

Draft Grader: San Diego Chargers |
The only member of the Chargers’ 2012 offensive line to head into and leave the year with any credit, Vasquez was our ninth-ranked right guard on the year.

Breaking Down New Bolts: Jarius Wynn - Bolts From The Blue
Jason Peters goes through the Coaches Tape to figure out how DE Jarius Wynn will fit in with the San Diego Chargers.

Raiders rebuilt 2013 team to meet for first time Monday - Silver And Black Pride
It's been a while since the Raiders were able to get together as a team. The old Raiders will re-unite with the new Raiders on Monday as off-season workouts begin.

NFL News

Klis: Tim Tebow's contract is tough for New York Jets to swallow - The Denver Post
A $1.53 million payment owed to the Broncos explains why Tim Tebow remains employed by the New York Jets.

Tim Tebow: NY Jets QB Calls Offseason "His Best Yet"
The Tim Tebow saga is never a dull moment, taking a twist yesterday, when Tebow called this offseason "his best one yet."

Injured Colorado football player gets $3 million award in Riddell case - The Denver Post
A partially paralyzed high school football player won a $3.1 million judgement from a Las Animas County jury against Riddell, the countrys largest football helmet maker.

Sun Life Stadium referendum could be won, or lost, on Monday | ProFootballTalk
While the ballots won't be cast until May 14, the fate of the Sun Life Stadium renovation referendum will go a long way toward being decided on Monday. That's the deadline for registration, via the Miami Herald.

Some teams now shy away from Toradol | ProFootballTalk
As more and more teams become aware of the risks associated with the potent painkiller Toradol, more and more team doctors are shying away from giving it to players.

Stafford, Lions still expected to get new deal done | ProFootballTalk
Joe Flacco and Tony Romo got their new contracts, but we aren't done hearing about quarterbacks cashing in with their current teams. Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are expected to settle on a deal that keeps Rodgers in Green Bay with plenty of greenbacks.

Luck ready for new version of old offense - Yahoo! Sports
Andrew Luck can't wait to get back to work, even though he knows it won't be the same.

2013 NFL Schedule: Underrated Matchups You Won't Want to Miss | Bleacher Report
One of the most underrated matchups on the schedule for the 2013 NFL season will be the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Minnesota Vikings.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Atlanta Falcons
The plan is working. Matt Ryan is living up to his high first-round status; even his harshest critics would have to agree that his postseason woes are over.

NFL Free Agency News

Bengals close to a deal with former Steeler -
James Harrison is still valuable at age 34, and the Bengals could be one of the teams interested in the former Defensive Player of the Year - making him a frequent opponent of his longtime team in Pittsburgh.

Emmanuel Sanders stays in Pittsburgh, James Harrison close to Bengals deal -
With the NFL draft looming, free agent news is starting to pick up again as veterans scramble to find new homes. Check out the latest rumors and goings-on in the NFL world on Sunday.

2013 NFL Draft News

Take Your Pick - ESPN
Where will Geno Smith go? Is Matt Barkley back in the mix? Todd McShay looks at the draft scenarios.

Eagles eying big men, Mathieu failed drug tests, Dolphins want OT -
The Eagles are all over the place in trying to figure out who to draft, but the Dolphins appear to have at least narrowed it down to one position.

Draft hopefuls trashed hotel room at NFL Combine -
Two unnamed players did some bad things in a hotel room in Indianapolis, and it could cost them during the NFL Draft.

Geno Smith is bringing Stedman Bailey to the draft | ProFootballTalk
We've heard plenty of stories over the years about Pro Bowlers taking teammates to Hawaii. West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith is putting a twist on that concept, bringing one of his college teammates to New York City for the draft.

Draft Grader: San Francisco 49ers |
It was a bit surprising when the 49ers decided to let Takeo Spikes walk in free agency in 2011, but after seeing what Bowman could do it all made sense.

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