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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 5/28/13

The Oakland Raiders offered Shaun Phillips a bit more cash, but you can't pay Phillips enough to play for a loser, so off to Denver he went. For all of the smack talk he was known for, he knew quality when he saw it.


Shaun Phillips couldn't be happier about signing with Broncos - Denver Post
Look, misery doesn't love company. And the company, well, it certainly doesn't love the misery. When free agent Shaun Phillips was weighing his NFL options, he wanted to push misery off the scale.

Denver Broncos News and Blogs

Denver Broncos OTAs: Latest Player Reports and Analysis | Bleacher Report
The Denver Broncos wrapped up their first session of organized team activities (OTAs) last week at Dove Valley, a three-day minicamp with helmets worn but no contact allowed.

Denver Bronco Legends: Haven Moses | Bronco Planet
Throughout the history of the Denver Broncos franchise there is one season that stands out as a proclamation to the rest of the NFL (and the country) that the "Mile High City" wasn’t merely a "sleepy little Cow town" in the middle of the U.S. Sure, Buffalo Bill was buried in a suburb, but that didn’t mean it was the Wild West.

Which potential Hall of Famers are next to retire? -
Champ Bailey still is playing at a high level and could have a Darrell Green-like run on the field until he's almost 40. I'm including him here just because there's no doubt he'll make Canton when he's done.

Reflecting on the Past Week in Broncos Country "
The past week has been a great one in Broncos Country and a great one for The Game. The Game is something generally experienced from the inside looking out, not from the outside looking in.

HOFers Talk About Playing for Bowlen "
All four of the Broncos' Hall-of-Fame players were present last week as the Mizel Institute named Broncos Owner and CEO Pat Bowlen its 2013 Community Enrichment Award recipient. Three of the four played for the team under Bowlen's ownership with running back Floyd Little being the only one to precede Mr. Bowlen.

Broncos Legends Have High Hopes for 2013 Squad "
Last week, all four of the Broncos' Hall of Famers and a handful of other Ring of Famers gathered in Denver to help honor Owner and CEO Pat Bowlen.

NFL News and Blogs

Top 20 NFL Games of 2012
NFL Network's Elliot Harrison countdowns the Top 20 NFL games of 2012 season.

Manti Te'o earning respect of San Diego Chargers vets -
Prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, one of the biggest curiosities was how Manti Te'o would be treated in an NFL locker room in light of his infamous fake girlfriend scandal.

Le’Ron McClain says the "sky’s the limit" for Te’o | ProFootballTalk
The Chargers aren't letting linebacker Manti Te'o talk, but at least the organization isn't keeping teammates from talking about him. In an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, McClain praised the rookie second-rounder from Notre Dame.

Adrian Peterson: Gay marriage 'not something I believe in' -
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says "that's not something I believe in."

RGIII consults Adrian Peterson on recovery from ACL injury -
Robert Griffin III is recovering from ACL surgery, and he's seeking advice from a player who's bounced back from the same injury with great success.

Sources: NFLPA plans to aggressively pursue Jay-Z situation | ProFootballTalk
Problem No. 100 is coming soon for Jay-Z. Amid speculation that the NFLPA will find a way to look the other way when it comes to Jay-Z's involvement in representing players, multiple sources with knowledge of the union's thinking tell PFT that the Players Association intends to proceed aggressive...

Fight expected over offsets in Dion Jordan deal | ProFootballTalk
At a time when few impediments exist to negotiating rookie contracts, the Dolphins are expected to once again dig in their heels at the top of round one.

OTAs start back up Tuesday | ProFootballTalk
Back to work. Twenty-seven NFL teams will hold organized team practice activities (OTAs) this week, with the majority of those clubs beginning their workouts on Tuesday.

Norv says Browns will attack | ProFootballTalk
Browns players like Josh Gordon and Greg Little have said in recent days that the team's new offense will push the ball down the field. Now, the man who'll be running the offense has made it clear that the modus operandi will be to take the ball to opposing defenses.

The circumstances of Pat Tillman’s death don’t change the sacrifice he made | ProFootballTalk
The day after the attacks of 9/11, Cardinals safety Pat Tillman put the situation in perspective, remembering those who had fought and died for the country and pointing out, "I really haven't done a damn thing, as far as laying myself on the line like that.