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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/14/13

Not to pick on former NFL wide receiver, Jimmy Smith, but it seems like being a wide receiver induces mass stupidity in recent weeks. From the aforementioned Smith to Titus Young's insane week to Justin Blackmon's issues, drugs are bad for people!

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Buddy Nix steps aside, Blackmon denies substance problem -
The Jaguars' receiver denied any issues in his first meeting with the media since his suspension, while the Carolina Panthers ventured North to find more defensive line help.

Ex-Jag Jimmy Smith imprisoned on gun, drug charges -
Jimmy Smith, a former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver, has fallen on hard times. He had substance abuse problems throughout his NFL career, and it's continued since his retirement.

2012: Best of Peyton Manning - NFL Videos
The Denver Broncos iconic quarterback Peyton Manning dissected defenses around the league, throwing for 4,659 yards and 37 touchdowns. Relive Manning's career-high 2012 season performance.

Manti Te'o's NFL life in earnest begins today in San Diego - NFL - Peter King -
So the early reviews on Manti Te'o are positive in San Diego, but what would they be, really, when the players aren't in pads and it's only the rookies out there? Today, when the veterans report and the full squad begins offseason training activities, is when he and his fellow Chargers rookies really start to be measured.

Integrating Alex Gibbs into the Broncos’ scheme - It's All Over, Fat Man!
was somewhere between thrilled and ecstatic with the announcement that premier offensive line coach Alex Gibbs will be added to Denver’s already extensive coaching firepower.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Alex Gibbs back with blockers as consultant - The Denver Post
Despite appearances, in particular that of Alex Gibbs, the Broncos arent returning full time to the zone-blocking, one-cut running scheme of their glory years.

Zac Dysert signs with Broncos, but will Denver keep 3 QBs on roster?
Denver Broncos signed seventh-round draft pick and third-string quarterback Zac Dysert to a four-year contract Monday that included a $48,200 signing bonus.

Be a Champion in the Community Week Kicks Off "
The Broncos opened up Be a Champion in the Community Week with a visit to Whittier School on Monday afternoon. Throughout the week, the team will be spending time with different community partners in the greater Denver area.

Broncos D: The Super Friends? Miller Asks for Nickname "
When Von Miller came into the league, he quickly dubbed the dynamic duo he formed with Elvis Dumervil "Batman and Robin." So now that Dumervil is gone, does that mean Miller is Batman?

Garland Transitioning From Defense to Offense "
Ben Garland is working at a new position this offseason, switching from the defensive line to the offensive line.

Broncos Team With Playworks at Whittier School "
Broncos players visited Whittier School to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

The 5 Biggest Takeaways from Denver Broncos Rookie Minicamp | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos concluded their 2013 rookie minicamp on Sunday afternoon. The team had more than 30 players at their Dove Valley facility for practices, from drafted and undrafted rookies to a handful of players trying out for the team.

Did Nike Quietly Tweak Collar Design on Denver Broncos Uniform? | Bleacher Report
Shortly after Nike took over, they unveiled new uniforms for a majority of the 32 teams in the NFL prior to last year's draft. Since then, Nike has continued to modernize the look of uniforms across the league.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Fantasy Football '13: Watch for Broncos' Ball
If you're looking for a sleeper running back for your fantasy football leagues this fall, we've found your man.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos Wrap Up 2013 Rookie Minicamp
Over the weekend, 31 rookies and first year players participated in the Denver Broncos 2013 rookie minicamp practice sessions, their first exposure to life in the NFL.

Jon Heath Sports Media: NBC Will Get Plenty of Denver Broncos in '13
Last week, NBC announced that Faith Hill, who has performed the Sunday Night Football intro since 2007, will be replaced by Carrie Underwood this fall.

2013 Denver Bronco CFA’s: Damien Holmes | Bronco Planet
At the end of this weekend’s Rookie Mini Camp at Dove Valley, the Denver Broncos made a few moves. Defensive End Gary Mason jr. had failed his physical and was released.

2013 Denver Bronco CFA’s: Ryan Katz | Bronco Planet
If there is one particular area that the Denver Broncos addressed this offseason, it was depth. There is so much competition at nearly every position, that there will be some quality players released at the end of Training Camp.

Broncos, Falcons, Seahawks among teams with best receivers -
In a league stacked with talented receivers, which team boasts the best collection? Did the addition of Wes Welker put the Denver Broncos over the top, or does another group reign supreme? Let's debate!

NFL News & Blogs

Tim Tebow's career hurt by Jets, Giants co-owner says -
New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch feels badly for Tim Tebow. Mostly, Tisch feels badly that Tebow played for the New York Jets, saying landing there wasn't in anyone's "best interests."

Tempo in the NFL | Football Perspective
It’s no secret that Bill Belichick’s Patriots ran an up-tempo offense last year: Tom Brady and crew ran 1,191 offensive plays in 2012, just eight shy of tying the record set by the Drew Bledsoe Patriots in 1994.

Minnesota Vikings unveil images of new downtown stadium -
The Minnesota Vikings will have a fixed roof and moveable front windows on their new stadium.

Was Buddy Nix's resignation change of heart or plans? -
Less than a month ago, the Buffalo Bills team president said Buddy Nix was going to be the Bills GM "for a long time." Nix resigned Monday. Ian Rapoport answers what changed.

Serious question: how did Rick Reilly's Jets poem get published? -
ESPN's Rick Reilly wrote a sports poem so bad it changed the way I see the world. In the chaos of our new sports media dystopia, we hold a handful of gray ash and wonder: how did this happen?

Why does the NFL make for such bad media? -
If you are an NFL fan, it is time to have your own moment with the NFL media, because in short: y'all suck, and it would be lovely if you did something about it.

Brandon Marshall hopes Titus Young gets treatment | ProFootballTalk
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall sympathizes with what former Lions receiver Titus Young is going through right now. And Marshall would like to be able to help.

Homeowner was prepared to shoot Titus Young | ProFootballTalk
As bad as being arrested three times in a week might be for former Lions wide receiver Titus Young, it was very nearly worse.

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