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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/1/13

One of Tim McKernan's barrels is up for auction. What I wouldn't give for at least a replica of that iconic piece of Denver Broncos history! This Horse Tracks is for the greatest Broncos fan ever.

The Denver Broncos Barrel Man, Tim McKernan in a November 1997 file photo.
The Denver Broncos Barrel Man, Tim McKernan in a November 1997 file photo.
The Denver Post

Barrel Man's game-worn barrel for sale on eBay - The Denver Post
A key piece of memorabilia from the Denver Broncos' most renowned fan is up for bid on eBay. An authentic, game-worn barrel, sported by Tim McKernan during the 2000-01 season, is listed for $300, with a "buy it now" price of $500. (Only $500? I bet its gone already! - TL ...RIP Tim McKernan)

Denver Broncos Videos

Del Rio on D-Line, Working Without Pads |
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about what the defensive line can gain before putting on pads and the acquisition of Quentin Jammer.

Gase on Offensive Improvements |
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase talks about what he's seen during this week's OTA sessions.

Knighton Settling In |
Defensive tackle Terrance Knighton talks about why he's getting more comfortable with each practice.

Tamme Talks OTA Goals |
Tight end Jacob Tamme talks about what he and the offense are trying to nail down during OTAs.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Nate Irving wants to keep himself in middle of Broncos' defense - The Denver Post
Its a now-or-maybe-never moment for third-year linebacker Nate Irving, who has yet to start a game in his professional career, but who showed his developmental curve was headed in the right direction when he tied for the team lead in special-teams tackles last season (10).

Broncos running backs can improve roster hopes by showing versatility - The Denver Post
If youre looking for the importance the Broncos have placed on improving their run game, all you have to do is look at their recent personnel decisions.

Quentin Jammer sees an opportunity for title with Broncos - The Denver Post
When the Broncos presented Quentin Jammer with the opportunity to have a role on a team with championship aspirations, he was quick to say yes. Jammer signed his contract Wednesday and was on the practice field Thursday.

Tamme Focused on Team, Not Personal Goals |
Broncos tight end Jacob Tamme admitted that while the Sept. 5 season opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens is still a little too far off for him to start thinking about, it’s not too early to think about goals for his second year in Denver.

Knighton Fitting in on Del Rio's D-Line |
There are enough common threads between Jack Del Rio's defense in Jacksonville and the one he runs today in Denver to help smooth over Terrance Knighton's transition this offseason. The terminology is similar, and so is what Del Rio asks of his defensive tackles: to use their size to occupy run blockers and be athletic enough to collapse the pass pocket from inside.

Practice Production Without Pads |
Offseason training activities allow the Broncos offense and defense to work against one another for the first time in the offseason calendar.

Battling the Breeze |
The howling wind in the Denver area on Thursday was formidable enough to divert aircraft elsewhere, but it certainly did not divert the Broncos offense from taking to the air in practice.

Broncos add John Spytek to scouting department | First-and-Orange — The Denver Post
John Spytek, who served the previous two seasons with the Cleveland Browns as director of college scouting, will join the Broncos in a similar. Spytek’s first day on the job will be Saturday.

Is 2013-2014 Peyton Manning's Last Shot at Another Super Bowl? | Bleacher Report
With four years remaining on his five-year contract, Manning would be 40 years old when his contract expires—if he chooses to play that long. According to Manning, there is a possibility of him finishing out his contract.

Denver Bronco Legends: Simon Fletcher | Bronco Planet
At 6’-6" and 240 lbs., Simon Fletcher was what Scouts like to call, a "Tweener." Too tall and lanky to play Linebacker and not heavy enough to play on the line. However, Fletcher ended up a fixture playing Outside Linebacker in Denver’s 3-4 scheme, a position where he was a menace toward opposing Quarterbacks on a regular basis.

The impact of Luke Richesson - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Most of us has been impressed with the level of innovation under John Elway, but the installation of Luke Richesson along with his equipment and staff may turn out to be one of the best of them all.

Panthers speeding up offense; Manning tutors Montee Ball -
Around the NFL OTA world, the Panthers are looking for an up-tempo offense, Peyton Manning is mentoring rookie Montee Ball and other news and notes from Friday.

Dolphins, Broncos lead way in top-100 free agent signings | ProFootballTalk
Denver Broncos (6) — Additions: Wes Welker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Terrance Knighton, Quentin Jammer, Shaun Phillips, Louis Vasquez.

NFL News and Blogs

How media mania made former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow impossible to hire - ESPN New York
THERE WERE TIMES when Tebowmania could be downright painful. Midway through his first season in Denver, John Fox was standing on the practice field sideline one day when an errant football hit the ground well in front of an intended receiver's feet, skipped hard across the grass and shot into the unsuspecting coach's legs.

Jim Brown: Mike Holmgren didn't respect me -
Jim Brown's relationship with the Cleveland Browns was fractured until he accepted a special advisor role with the team this week. The NFL icon says the way he was treated "didn't feel good."

Top 10 QBs 25 or under: Andrew Luck -
No young quarterback completed more "wow" plays than Andrew Luck last year. Asked to do more than any of his NFL counterparts in 2012, the Indianapolis Colts' signal-caller responded.

Freeney calls collusion on NFL owners; is Tebow's career over? -
Friday around the NFL brought us accusations of collusion, different sorts of updates on Titus Young and Tim Tebow, a found dog and more.

Tim Tebow does not intend to end NFL career -
A person who has spoken at length with Tebow about his NFL prospects told USA Today Sports' Mike Garafolo that Tebow "isn't ready to give up, retire or look to head to the Canadian Football League or Arena Football League."

Only eight true free agents left in PFT’s Hot 100 rankings | ProFootballTalk
In March, PFT ranked the top 100 free agents available. As the calendar flips to June, 90 of those free agents are now under contract. Of the ten unsigned players, one -- Brian Urlacher -- is rather unlikely to sign another deal, having recently announced his retirement.

Pead suspension will result in four-figure fine for Rams | ProFootballTalk
Earlier this month, the Seahawks provided a reminder of a five-year-old rule that imposes fines on teams having players with multiple league-imposed suspensions in the same season.

46-year run ends for Pro Football Weekly | ProFootballTalk
The handwriting has been on the wall for months, given the lack of handwriting or other new content appearing at the Pro Football Weekly website. Despite the controversial and headline-creating Geno Smith scouting report by Nolan Nawrocki, the worst-kept secret in media circles had been that PFW w...