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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 4/9/13

Lance Ball signed his tender yesterday, which should please the uncompromising masses here at Mile High Report. Fact is, he represents solid depth and an attractive price. We should rejoice, not groan with this news.

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2013 NFL Draft lacks elite prospects, but features good depth - Peter King -
Now this could be a lot of fun. On the night of the first round of the draft, April 25, at Radio City Music Hall in New York, a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner will begin filming. It's called Draft Day.

Draft Record of Bronco GMs – The Elway Era | Bronco Planet
In today’s NFL, mastering the draft is the only way a team can stay on top. We have seen the Free Agent market reset itself to where it was 6 years ago and even though the top tier Free Agents are still making the big bucks, they only comprise about 1% of the market.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos' Manning Begins Working with Welker
Well, that didn't take long. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will begin working with his new toy this week—wide receiver Wes Welker.

Assigning Odds to Every Potential Denver Broncos First-Round Pick | Bleacher Report
The 2013 NFL draft is a little more than two weeks away, and the Denver Broncos are scheduled to select 28th in the first round.

Denver Broncos Blogs

Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball signs restricted free agent tender | Denver Post
Lance Ball, who has been part of the Denver Broncos' running back rotation the past three years, signed his $1.323 million tender as a restricted free agent.

Jim Leonhard leaves Broncos, signs with New Orleans Saints | Denver Post
Jim Leonhard, a pro’s pro even in a season when he didn’t play much for the Broncos, has signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. The deal was announced on Leonhard’s twitter account.

Denver Horse Force » The Post Where I Got Kinda Artsy At Sports Authority Field
Taking advantage of Saturday’s gorgeous weather, my favorite Denver Broncos fan and I took a long walk around the neighborhood – with the usual stop at nearby Sports Authority Field at Mile High. I was feeling especially photographic Saturday. Behold my fun with Hipstamatic.

Banging the table for the Broncos to draft a matchup safety at #28 - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Ted advocates for the Broncos drafting a matchup safety, namely David Amerson of North Carolina State.

Mile High Monday: AFC West Offseason Update - Predominantly Orange
The free agency activity in the AFC West has died down now that the NFL Draft is only a few weeks away.

Alvos do Draft 2013: Tavon Austin (WR) "
Seguindo a série dos nossos possíveis alvos no Draft 2013 da NFL, vamos analisar o perfil do wide receiver Tavon Austin. Uma das armas muito importantes do ataque com o Peyton Manning são os slots receivers. Mesmo com a chegada do Wes Welker, o Denver Broncos pode pensar em draftar um jovem para a posição.

AFC West Division News

Power ranking the AFC West: Pre-draft edition - Arrowhead Pride
The AFC West was a one sided fight last year with Denver mowing everyone else over. The other three teams were in a race to see who sucked less. With Denver remaining pat and the Raiders still sucking, the Chiefs and Chargers have new regimes.

Raiders waive OL Jason Slowey - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders have officially waived offensive lineman Jason Slowey.

JaMarcus Russell cancels Pro Day, opts for team visits - Silver And Black Pride
The biggest stop on JaMarcus Russell's comeback tour was scheduled for this Wednesday when he was to have his Pro Day. Much to the chagrin of NFL scouts, it has been canceled.

San Diego Chargers 2013 Draft Prospects: Offensive Tackles - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers need to replace Jared Gaither and protect Philip Rivers' blindside. Can they do that through the 2013 NFL Draft? Let's find out.

San Diego Chargers Sign 3 Free Agents - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers added depth to their roster today by signing two Wide Receivers and a Cornerback that Tom Telesco is very familiar with.

Draft Grader: Kansas City Chiefs |
Cornerbacks like Flowers don’t come along all that often, so getting him in the second is tremendous value. He hasn’t quite reached the heights of his first half of 2010 in his recent play, but he’s an incredibly consistent player at a premium position.

How Andy fell for Alex | National Football Post
By the end of February, the Chiefs already had locked on to their new triggerman and they would trade for him on the first official day of the new league year. But coach Andy Reid’s affection for Alex Smith began well before that.

NFL News

Tim Tebow Is Smart to Show Up for Jets' Voluntary Workouts | Bleacher Report
Tim Tebow can't control what the New York Jets do, but he can control his own actions.

2013 NFL Schedule: Breaking Down Best Potential Matchups for MNF | Bleacher Report
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady must face off against one another in one of the Monday Night Football games on the 2013 NFL schedule.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: State of the Team: Cleveland Browns
Rob Chudzinski, an offensive innovator, hired Norv Turner to take the reins of Cleveland’s offense. Chudzinski will certainly sprinkle in some of his own spices, but one of the reasons he became a head coach is that he knows who is worth listening to.

Tebow, Testaverde work out together in Tampa | ProFootballTalk
As the Jets continue to squat on the rights of a quarterback who’ll likely never wear a green and white uniform again unless he becomes an auto mechanic, Tim Tebow has spent time working with a former Jets quarterback who accomplished as much with the team as any of its quarterbacks since Joe Namath.

Dolphins strike stadium renovation deal with Miami-Dade mayor | ProFootballTalk
Before the Dolphins can put to vote their effort to finagle public money to renovate Sun Life Stadium, a deal must be struck between the Dolphins and Miami-Dade County.

NFL Free Agency News

Mike Jenkins, Oakland Raiders agree to contract -
Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Raiders,'s Ian Rapoport reported Monday night according to a source.

2013 NFL free agent grades: Analyzing the contracts for each position group -
Prices looked a little different for free agents in 2013 when compared to the year before. How did teams allocate their free agent dollars this year compared to 2012?

Buccaneers would trade No. 13 pick for Darrelle Revis -
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers want New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis badly. The more information that gets leaked out, the clearer that picture becomes.

2013 NFL Draft News

Competitiveness fuels Nassib’s desire to be first quarterback drafted | ProFootballTalk
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib won’t be at the draft. But he could still shake things up from afar.

Pick your Poison: Ezekiel Ansah vs Bjoern Werner | National Football Post
With nearly all the Pro Days completed, most teams are beginning their final Draft meetings within the next week, so for the next four weeks we are going to compare and contrast two players who play the same position.

Zac Dysert of Miami (Ohio) visiting with Broncos as possible backup QB - The Denver Post
Expected to pick up their third-string quarterback from the crop of rookie prospects, the Broncos are visiting Monday with Miami (Ohio) quarterback Zac Dysert.

Nate Montana trying to follow his father into NFL -
Nate Montana is attempting to follow his father's footsteps into the NFL ... however improbable that might be.

Final 2013 NFL Draft Big Board - NFL Mocks
Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Chance Warmack (65) in action against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 B

The next logical issue to consider is whether players drafted from the AQ Schools have had better results in the NFL.

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