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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 06/14/13

Ladies, leave your purses at home. The NFL is trying to improve the stadium fan experience, but they're limiting what you can bring into the stadium to a small "clutch" bag and clear 12x12 bags. Coincidentally, team-branded clear 12x12 bags are now on sale.

Doug Pensinger

NFL implements new bag policy -
Be careful what you bring to the stadium and what you bring it in. Here's what is no longer allowed to be brought into the game.

FAQ Regarding Public Safety and Stadium Access Policy
A list of frequently asked questions regarding the NFL's new policy to enhance public safety and improve stadium access for fans.

Leave bags behind for Broncos games - The Denver Post
To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Sports Authority Field at Mile High, the Broncos announced they have adopted the new NFL policy that limits the size and type of bags fans can bring into the stadium. Leave the cooler and backpack at home.

The NFL Wants More Women Fans but Leave Your Purse at Home - South Stands Denver Fancast
All that these restrictions do is piss off a growing segment of the NFL’s loyal fan base and we all know what happens when you anger women. How do they expect folks to come to NFL stadiums and plop down their cash on concessions and merchandise when they are forced to carry it in a Ziploc? What about feminine hygiene products? Are we supposed to parade them around in a clear baggie as well? Charming.

Simply a ridiculous solution to an overblown non-problem.

Willis McGahee Blog and News

Denver Broncos release Willis McGahee - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos have released Willis McGahee. This timeline showcases how Willis McGahee found himself out of a job as Denver Broncos starting running back, and everything it means for the Broncos.

Willis McGahee release paves way for Montee Ball in Denver | Audibles -
Montee Ball could soar past that number, if he’s given the reins as a starter. He rushed for a combined 3,753 yards and a staggering 55 touchdowns over his final two seasons at Wisconsin; he also caught 59 passes during his college career. The concern with Ball is over his workload — he averaged 348.5 touches over his junior and senior seasons. That fact aside, he appears to be a near perfect fit for Denver’s offense alongside Peyton Manning.

Willis McGahee says he’s healthy, plans to play in 2013 | ProFootballTalk
Running back Willis McGahee won't be playing for the Broncos in 2013, but he plans on playing for someone. McGahee spoke with Josina Anderson of ESPN after getting released on Thursday and said that he "knew it was going to happen" because the Broncos are looking to get younger in the backfield.

Willis McGahee gone, but Broncos still like their stable of tailbacks - The Denver Post
Minicamp practice on a hot Wednesday afternoon had ended, and all but three Broncos players headed to the locker room to lighten their load for the upcoming weightlifting session.

Did Denver Broncos make mistake in cutting RB Willis McGahee?
The Denver Broncos have cut running back Willis McGahee, their leading rusher on a team that went 13-3 last season. Did they make a mistake?

Thoughts on Denver Broncos releasing Willis McGahee - ESPN
The Denver Broncos cut former starting running back Willis McGahee on Thursday, the final day of their minicamp. Here are some thoughts on the move:

Where will Willis McGahee go after release by Broncos? -
Willis McGahee should move to the top of the free-agent running back market, according to Gregg Rosenthal. Here are seven NFL teams that might make good fits for McGahee.

The All-Unemployed Team gets a new running back | ProFootballTalk
The free agent tailback market got deeper -- and clearer -- with the Broncos' release of Willis McGahee on Thursday. When Ahmad Bradshaw signed with Indianapolis on Tuesday, it took a potential featured back off the market.

Willis McGahee joins crowded list of unemployed running backs -
A bunch of big-name running backs, including Beanie Wells and Willis McGahee, can be found on the NFL's unemployment list. Who will land a gig first, and where will he go? Our analysts debate.

You Shouldn't Trust Montee Ball as a Top Fantasy RB
numberFire uses the powers of quantitative analysis to be the world's most accurate predictor of sports performance.

Interesting article sent to me by mail a few days ago. Except all of their projections are strictly based on combine and pro day workout numbers. Huge flaw in my book.

Denver Broncos Videos

Welker on Rapport With Manning, Teammates
Wes Welker talks about how far he's come now that the team has finished the offseason program.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker on Manning: 'He's so accurate' - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker talks about playing with quarterback Peyton Manning and their growing chemistry.

Fox on McGahee Release, Wrapping Minicamp
Head Coach John Fox talks about why the team released veteran running back Willis McGahee.

Denver Broncos Blogs and News

Super summer for Peyton Manning means working toward Broncos' top goal - The Denver Post
This is not about Peyton Manning, a four-time MVP in the NFL. Thats a regular-season topic.

Declining Player To Watch: Wes Welker | Audibles -
As we power through the summer toward training camps, Chris Burke will highlight players that interest him this season for various reasons. This week, he’s looking at three players who might regress in 2013.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Coach John Fox Hints at Progress in Ryan Clady Negotiations
"That’s the business part; I’m not in that mix," Fox said when asked about Clady's contract negotiations. "At the end of the day I know we want Ryan and Ryan wants to be here. So I’m convinced that something good will happen."

I'd love an even stronger hint, Coach!

Jon Heath Sports Media: Breaking Down Denver Broncos Salary Cap Situation
Before rookies Montee Ball and Kayvon Webster agreed to terms with the Denver Broncos on Thursday, the team had $12,433,631 million in available 2013 cap space, per

Denver Broncos: Why Julius Thomas Should Be a Starter Next Year - Yahoo! Sports
In recent years, the position of tight end in the NFL has undergone a drastic makeover. No longer is a tight end simply an extension of the offensive line or a slightly larger target for the quarterback to check down for a quick completion. Tight ends like Tony Gonzalez and Antonio Gates began a positional renaissance over a decade ago and with the emergence of athletes like Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Vernon Davis, and others around the league, tight ends now provide offenses with enormous coverage mismatches nearly every week of the season.

Thursday Minicamp Photos
View images from the Broncos' final practice before training camp.

KoloradoKaos look away section

Tim Tebow is in town and the circus has left - WEEI | Mike Petraglia
FOXBORO -- I came, I saw, I survived. And I think I believe Tim Tebow is actually now a formal member of the New England Patriots.

Expect Tom Brady to play through | Boston Herald
Tim Tebow has been an active participant in a tag-team quarterback system dating back to his freshman season at Florida, so the thought of that possibility follows him to every destination. But Tom Brady is not Mark Sanchez, Kyle Orton or Chris Leak. The Patriots franchise quarterback’s right arm has carried them to three Super Bowl championships and two more appearances in the last dozen years, and Brady’s numbers are emblematic of a man who isn’t ready to slow down.

Tim Tebow must play for big pay - The Denver Post
This is what they call a make-good contract.

Patriots Cancel Final Minicamp Practice - Pats Pulpit
Vacation is coming a day early for the Patriots, as the team has cancelled their final mandatory minicamp practice.

Two days of Tebowmania was enough for New England... for now.

Owner says Tebow's 'spirituality' a big reason why Patriots signed former Jets QB -
Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow is in New England partly because of his spirituality, according to owner Robert Kraft.

Some Interesting Tim Tebow and Patriots Prop Bets - Pats Pulpit
Vegas has set the odds on a few different Tim Tebow prop bets.

Over/under on average daily mentions of Tebow on SportsCenter in July: 22.5.

NFL News and General Sports

Ryan Mathews: Fans tweeted they hope I die of AIDS -
San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews admits his NFL career has been frustrating, but some angry fans have taken it too far with cruel tweets.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen: 'I like this team' - Yahoo! Sports
From Yahoo! Sports: ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Coach Dennis Allen is pleased with the progress he's seen the past two months during the offseason program for the new-look Oakland Raiders.

That's deep, Coach.

Charles Woodson evolves from shutdown corner to "shutdown football player" - Silver And Black Pride
Charles Woodson used to be known as a shutdown corner, now the 16-year vet considers himself a shutdown player.

Ryan Tannehill-led Miami Dolphins primed for big offensive year -
Is Ryan Tannehill ready to break out? Bucky Brooks believes so and presents three reasons why the Miami Dolphins' offense will be one of the NFL's most explosive units in the 2013 season.

George Karl goes on the record with Dave Krieger - Denver Stiffs
Former Nuggets head coach George Karl goes on the record with KOA's Dave Krieger about his tenure in Denver, his recent dismissal and what lays ahead.

Troy Tulowitzki injury: Rockies SS leaves game in 8th inning - Purple Row
Three of the Rockies' top offensive players were injured on Thursday, with Troy Tulowitzki capping off the disaster after getting hurt while diving for a ball in the eighth inning.

Did the Rockies just begin their downward spiral? - South Stands Denver Fancast
Not only did they lose the game – and the series to a banged-up Nationals squad, the Rockies became banged up themselves. Dexter Fowler was hit in the hand while bunting, Cargo took a foul tip to the leg while he stood in the on-deck circle and Tulo sustained a still-undisclosed injury diving for a ball.

These next six weeks without Broncos workouts just got significantly longer.

Hootie and the Blowfish's SportsCenter music video: A deconstruction -
In 1995, the wildly popular Hootie and the Blowfish released their music video for "Only Wanna Be With You," a fun-loving romp through SportsCenter and the world of sports at large. Eighteen years later, questions remain unanswered.