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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/18/13

Willis McGahee was releases solely based on his injury concerns. Riiiiiiight. If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. It couldn't possibly be the veteran's refusal to show up to voluntary workouts or the presence of a stable of "in-the-wings" young running backs who's time is now.


Willis McGahee released due to health concerns -
McGahee has a history of knee injuries, including a torn MCL that ended his 2012 season in November. McGahee received limited carries during minicamp after sitting out OTAs.

Elvis has left the building, but Von's ready to play | National Football Post
Broncos linebacker Von Miller has recorded an impressive 30 sacks in his two years. But to post those kinds of numbers again, he will have to do so without the help of his former pass rushing partner.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

2013 Game-by-Game: Week 1 "
The Broncos open the season as the only show in town, taking on the defending Super Bowl champs in the NFL Kickoff Game.

Week 1 Preview: Denver vs. Baltimore "
View photos from the last time the Broncos and Ravens squared off.

Broncos Golf Outing Results "
Before the Broncos kicked off their final set of OTA practices in May, they took to the golf course for some team bonding.

Mile High Monday: Denver Broncos Wrap Up Offseason - Predominantly Orange
Mandatory minicamp ended last week and the Denver Broncos are off until the start of training camp at the end of July.

The Five Stages of Grief and Getting Over the Denver Broncos 2012 Season - Predominantly Orange
We’re just 80 days away from the 2013 NFL season, which has the Denver Broncos hosting the Baltimore Ravens to kick things off.

Greg Cosell on Denver’s 2013 draft picks - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Anyone who's been reading this site for very long should know we're all big fans of the work done by Doug Farrar at Shutdown Corner, and by Greg Cosell at NFL Films.

NFL News and Blogs

Tim Tebow landed in perfect spot with New England Patriots - Peter King -
I always figured, once the inevitability of the demise of Tim Tebow with the Jets played out, there were three teams that made sense for him: New England, New Orleans and Green Bay. And New England, which announced his signing today, was the most sensible, by far.

Scott Pioli added as NFL analyst for NBC Sports -
Former Kansas City Chiefs' general manager Scott Pioli will be the latest former NFL exec to transition to broadcast.

Matt Ryan's contract could hold up Richard Seymour deal -
The Atlanta Falcons and free agent defensive tackle Richard Seymour haven't been able to agree on a contract, and it's likely because Atlanta has to lock up quarterback Matt Ryan to a new deal first, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

NFL rumors: Could the Chicago Bears cut Devin Hester? -
Hester has been a household name in Chicago for several years, but if he can't retain his job as the Bears' return man, he could be on his way out.

Vonta Leach expected to make decision in next 2 weeks -
Free agent fullback Vonta Leach, who was released by the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens last week, will make a decision on his new team within the next two weeks, per Tony Castleberry of the Daily Reflector.

Green Bay Packers release LB Desmond Bishop -
The Green Bay Packers will release inside linebacker Desmond Bishop Monday, according to Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Rob Gronkowski injury: Patriots TE uncertain of return date -
Gronkowski is set to undergo back surgery, which will keep him out for the foreseeable future.

SB Nation NFL Huddle: Tony Gonzalez missing minicamp, Giants have double trouble and more -
Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez already has Hall of Fame numbers, so there is no need for him to attend minicamp, even if it is mandatory. Read up on that and more in Monday's round-up of news from SB Nation's NFL blogs.

Jets 2013 offseason: Who's going to play wide receiver? -
The Jets may have the worst wide receiver unit in the league. How bad is it? Let's take a look.

2013 NFL roster battles: Blaine Gabbert, Mark Sanchez among quarterbacks fighting for jobs -
For teams that don't have the luxury of a franchise quarterback, the position is still unsettled heading into training camp.

Bryant McKinnie impresses Ravens with conditioning -
The Baltimore Ravens are pleased with offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie's conditioning, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. McKinnie is in much better shape than he was during last offseason.

Donald Driver would return to Packers if asked -
Donald Driver would consider coming out of retirement to play in the NFL, but only if the Packers come calling.

Chad Johnson released after 7 days in jail -
Chad Johnson is out of jail just seven days into his 30-day jail sentence for a poorly timed butt slap. Now he can begin his NFL comeback in earnest.

Cincinnati Bengals will be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks -
HBO's series Hard Knocks, which takes an all-access look at NFL teams during training camp, is entering its eighth season and will feature the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals were previously featured on the show in 2009.

Lem Barney apologizes for comments on NFL's future -
Lem Barney apologized for his comments on football's future Sunday, but he stood by his words, saying instead that the football camp setting "was not the right time or place."