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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/22/13

Charles Woodson goes back home and honestly, I'm glad. He would not have been much of an upgrade over the young guns and Peyton Manning will get to make him regret his decision twice this year. It's a win/win.

Andy Lyons

Charles Woodson officially a Raider once again - Silver And Black Pride
After meeting with the team for four hours on Tuesday, the Raiders have signed Charles Woodson. The deal is reportedly a one year, incentive laced contract worth a maximum of $4.3 million deal.

Nate Irving to get "first crack" at Broncos' spot at middle linebacker - The Denver Post
About the only time the Broncos defense played as if it didnt belong on the same field as the opposing defense last season was Week 5 at New England.

Denver Broncos Videos

Del Rio on Creating Culture |
Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about creating the personality of the defense during the first few days of OTAs.

Miller: 'I'm Just Trying to Be a Beast' |
Linebacker Von Miller echoes his defensive coordinator's claim that he has plenty of room to improve heading into 2013.

Woodyard Welcomes Leadership Role |
After a productive 2012 season, Wesley Woodyard talks about why he's poised to be one of the veteran leaders on defense.

Harris on Battling Welker |
Cornerback Chris Harris talks about defending Wes Welker in the slot and preparing for 2013.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

The Chip that Never Crumbles |
For Broncos that began their career as undrafted free agents, the motivation to prove their doubters wrong never leaves.

Rahim Moore Stands Tall "
Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore is working hard in the off-season to get better, but the UCLA third-year player is aware that he will never be able to blot out the memory of that touchdown pass thrown by the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs.

Broncos, with overflowing riches at WR, plan to pressure opposing D's - The Denver Post
Wes Welker presents the Broncos passing game with a numbers problem.Already, the Broncos had one receiver, Demaryius Thomas, who had 94 catches last year, and another, Eric Decker, who had 85.

Denver Broncos Legends: The Great Lou-Dini | Bronco Planet
I would guess that many fans in Broncos Country today, or maybe just those younger ones who have come along since the Broncos back-to-back Super Bowls, have only known Brian Dawkins as the player who wore #20 for the Orange and Blue.

Rhymes With Orange and Blue: How’s our D gonna Be? - Predominantly Orange
Everything was looking great.
The Defense was ranked #2.
Then some playoff mistakes to debate,
And the Bronco season was through!

Von Miller: I took about three or four sacks away from Derek Wolfe - Predominantly Orange
Derek Wolfe made a big impact in his rookie year. He amassed 40 tackles and six sacks in all 16 games for the Denver Broncos.

Broncos' Von Miller Moving Away From Yoga This Off Season - Predominantly Orange
It’s clear that the Denver Broncos’ offense revolves around Peyton Manning. What’s becoming evident as well is that the team’s defense revolves around team-leading sack man Von Miller.

Postscript: UDFAs usually go undrafted for a reason - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Only a few hours ago, we noted the signing bonus given Lerentee McCray by the Broncos, and what it meant.

2013 Impact Fantasy Rookies | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
Probably the safest and most reliable pick out of this rookie draft class, Ball is slated to enter Week 1 as the Broncos starting running back. During his time at Wisconsin, Montee Ball was never the flashy back that made the highlight reels. He was the quiet one who went about his business for 4 years at Wisconsin and walked away with the all-time NCAA touchdown record at 83.

NFL News and Blogs

Why San Francisco won Super Bowl L bid - NFL Videos
NFL Network insider Albert Breer lets you know how and why San Francisco won the bid for Super Bowl L in Santa Clara.

Roger Goodell on changing Pro Bowl format - NFL Videos
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks to the media about changing how Pro Bowl rosters are chosen, including an idea where captains would be selected and then pick their own teams.

Dez Bryant finds way to quiet life with Dallas Cowboys -
Dez Bryant has gone 10 months without any publicized troubles, instead making headlines for his amazing play with the Dallas Cowboys. What helped Bryant get his personal life together?

New York Jets' QB duel might end before training camp -
Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith? It's the question of the offseason for New York Jets fans. Will a winner emerge quickly, or are fans doomed to a long summer of speculation?

Tony Romo: Cyst found after I signed $108M contract -
The Dallas Cowboys signed Tony Romo to a six-year, $108 million contract extension in March. Unfortunately for both sides, Romo's already missing time because of an unforeseen health issue.

NFL wants more 'humane' way to handle player cuts -
How do you help players safely transition into life off the gridiron? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday that was among the concerns discussed by officials at the NFL Spring Meeting.

NFLPA Rookie Premiere: Learning the business of playing football -
A group of 40 NFL rookies descended on Los Angeles last week to learn more about the finer points of life in the NFL, the stuff that isn't covered in a playbook.

Against the odds | National Football Post
On Monday afternoon I made the short trek down to Rollin Smoke BBQ to meet Marco D’Angelo of and Marc Meltzer of Vegas for one of our semi-regular gorgings that operates under the guise of a midday lunch.

Law Enforcement Holds Press Conference to Announce Titus Young Hasn't Been Arrested in Over 168 Hours |
After former NFL wide receiver Titus Young was arrested for the third time in two days, on May 12th 2013, local law enforcement in Orange County were put on high alert. Following a brief period of time in which he wasn’t arrested, they held a news conference to try to quell any public panic.

Some team execs not thrilled about delayed draft | ProFootballTalk
Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL needs to move the draft from late April to May because of potential scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall, where the draft has been held every year since 2006.

Raiders, Chargers address needs before it’s too late | ProFootballTalk
On a day where NFL owners picked two Super Bowl sites and left one out in the cold, the Raiders and Chargers made moves to secure two of the better remaining free agents -- moves that could help both clubs avoid getting caught short at positions of need.

Goodell: Keeping draft in April would require looking for other venues | ProFootballTalk
At a press conference to wrap up the league meetings in Boston, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league saw "no choice" but moving next year's draft to May because of a conflict with Radio City Music Hall.