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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/1/13

If you have not seen the concept designs for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium that is scheduled to be ready for the 2017 season, you should. Serious stadium envy over here. Heck, even I'd pay for tax increases for that kind of experience!

Georgia World Congress Center

Atlanta Falcons stadium concepts hail from planet Zorbinon -
The Falcons' new retractable stadium could rank as the 11th- or 12th-weirdest building in that specific part of Atlanta, if one of the design company's two concepts ends up being anything like what gets selected.

Atlanta Falcons' stadium concepts a peek into future -
The Atlanta Falcons landed a stadium deal with the Atlanta City Council last month, an agreement that could give the defending NFC South champs a new home as soon as 2017.

Broncos' draft Class of 2013: A pick-by-pick look - The Denver Post
Sometimes in the uncertain world that is the NFL draft, you need someone elses failure to be a success, someone elses mistake to pass your test.

2013 Denver Bronco CFA’s: Manase Foketi | Bronco Planet
As we continue with our look at the Denver Broncos 2013 College Free Agents, this third installment will feature 6’-5", 318 lb. Guard Manase Foketi.

Rhymes with Orange and Blue: Was Ball the right call? - Predominantly Orange
The Bronco draft choices have been read,
So it’s time for some Orange and Blue rhymes.
The choice I can’t get through my head,
Is that they passed on Lacey two times!

How do the Broncos rookies fit? - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Happy Tuesday, friends. I’ve had a few days to digest the 2013 Draft, and I have some thoughts on the class of players that the Broncos took.

Denver Broncos News

The Modern Audience is Multimedia "
In the last two weeks we have had the release of the 2013 National Football League schedule and the completion of the player draft, but both events providing ample proof of how thoroughly the sports watching landscape has evolved.

Inside the Numbers: Montee Ball "
A look at some noteworthy statistics about the Broncos’ second-round pick.

Undrafted Standouts "
Andrew Mason points out the college free agents he believes have the best chance to stick around at the end of the preseason.

Shaun Phillips' versatility at LB as important to Broncos as price tag - The Denver Post
The Broncos, with John Elway calling the shots on the football side, are more inclined to keep veteran free agents on short-term deals to maintain some flexibility with the salary cap.

Klis: Tim Tebow left mark on memorable 2011 Broncos season - The Denver Post
If this is it for Tim Tebow, well always have overtime against Pittsburgh.

Phillips can earn up to $3 million in Denver | ProFootballTalk
Apparently exasperated by the contractual demands of defensive end Dwight Freeney, the Broncos opted over the weekend to go in a different direction. That direction took them to veteran linebacker Shaun Phillips, a former Charger who'll become a defensive end in Denver's 4-3 defense.

Tebow clears waivers, Jets owe Broncos | ProFootballTalk
The Jets paid $1 million to trade Darrelle Revis. They've now paid $1.53 million to cut Tim Tebow. As expected (and as MDS pointed out) no one made a waivers claim for the remnants of quarterback Tim Tebow's rookie contract.

Kayvon Webster escolhido na terceira rodada do draft 2013 "
Com a sua pick de terceira rodada, #90 no geral, o Denver Broncos fortaleceu sua secundária com seleção do cornerback Kayvon Webster da universidade South Florida.

Novo reforço: Shaun Phillips (DE) "
Após a partida do Elvis Dumervil no mês passado, nosso time ficou com uma grande necessidade de um DE especialista em sacks. Quem esperava ver ou Dwight Freeney ou John Abraham certamente ficou surpreso com a solução que o nosso front office encontrou: Shaun Phillips.

NFL News

Behind-the-scenes with the Trufants, who now have three brothers in the NFL -
Tacoma isn’t a city of dreams. It’s a mill town, a blue-collar city, the ugly middle child between genteel Seattle and the crunchy capitol in Olympia.

D.C. Councilman wants team to change its name to Redtails | ProFootballTalk
With increasing talk that "Redskins" is a racial slur not fit for a professional football team, one member of the City Council in Washington, D.C. has what he thinks is a better idea. PC Nazis are relentless in the pursuit of wasting people's time.

Tim Tebow clears waivers, officially is a free agent -
Tim Tebow officially is a free agent. The former New York Jets personal punt protector quarterback cleared waivers Tuesday, which should come as no surprise.

Geno Smith fires agent after fall to New York Jets -
Geno Smith's fall to the New York Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft's second round certainly wasn't foreseen by the quarterback. In the days after the draft, Smith has fired his representation.

2013 NFL Draft: What we learned this year -
The 2013 NFL Draft is over. Done. Get it out. No more analysis. No more grades. No more mock drafts.

Dan on Fire: Staying awake for all 48 hours of the 2013 NFL Draft -
After receiving some bad intel last week, WSBN's Dan Rubenstein decided the only true way to make it up to his listeners and viewers would be to dedicate 48 straight hours to broadcasting his draft reactions. America is clearly better for it.

Uffsides: NFL draft winners and losers with Peter Schrager -
Few people on Earth focus on the NFL draft as intently as Peter Schrager of FOX Sports. On this episode of Uffsides, he breaks down which teams got the best talent and value.

2013 draft expectations: By the numbers | National Football Post
Which teams can expect the most help from their draft class?

E.J. Manuel impressed Bills at bad weather workout | ProFootballTalk
The weather in Western New York has a tendency to be fairly inhospitable during the latter portions of the NFL calendar. Freezing rain, snow and plain bitter cold can affect the games and especially the quarterbacks trying to throw a rock-hard pigskin with fingers so cold they can't get a real fe...

Russell Shepard says he "signed" with Eagles during draft | ProFootballTalk
Every year, at least one player admits that a team engaged in shenanigans near the end of the draft, striking a deal with the player as a free agent before the draft was over.

Draft review: Washington Redskins | ProFootballTalk
After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Washington Redskins. What they needed: Cornerback, outside linebacker, right tackle, inside linebacker, safety.

Draft review: Philadelphia Eagles | ProFootballTalk
After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Philadelphia Eagles. What they needed: Offensive tackle, quarterback, outside linebacker, cornerback, wide receiver. Who they got: Round 1: Lane Johnson, OT, Oklahoma.

Draft review: Minnesota Vikings | ProFootballTalk
From 3-13 to 10-6, the Vikings had several specific needs to stay closer to their performance in 2012. If they failed to fill those needs, it's not for lack of trying. He's a look at what they did. What they needed: Linebacker, receiver, quarterback, guard, defensive tackle, cornerback.

Draft review: Dallas Cowboys | ProFootballTalk
After analyzing the draft needs of all 32 teams, PFT will review how well each team addressed those needs. Up next: The Dallas Cowboys. What they needed: Defensive line, offensive line, safety, running back, wide receiver. Who they got: Round 1: Travis Frederick, C, Wisconsin.

Draft review: Baltimore Ravens | ProFootballTalk
From Super Bowl title to mass exodus to having multiple veterans fall into their laps, the Ravens found themselves with yet another opportunity to reload via the draft. Let's take a look at how they did. What they needed: Inside linebacker, safety, tackle, center, receiver, tight end.

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