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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/19/13

Murder in Foxboro and all leads point back to the home of Aaron Hernandez. Not only that, he is being uncooperative in the investigation. Bad news all around for Patriots fans - let the Tebow to Tight End speculation begin!

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Aaron Hernandez investigation: Police search TE's house -
Police arrived at Aaron Hernandez's house on Tuesday and appeared to execute a search warrant before escorting two men from the house.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Ronnie Hillman Visits NFL Network |
Running back Ronnie Hillman talks about replacing Willis McGahee, blocking for Peyton Manning and competing for a starting job.

Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends |
It's simplistic to say that Peyton Manning is a tight end's best friend. But what became clear last year when he arrived is that the position would no longer be neglected as a pass-catching threat in the Broncos offense.

Position Preview: Tight Ends |
View images of the Broncos' tight ends.

Walton Planning to be 100 Percent for Training Camp "
After suffering a season-ending ankle injury suffered during Week 4 of the 2012 season, J.D. Walton has been rehabbing with his eye on being ready to reclaim his starting center position for the 2013 campaign.

Q&A With Tight Ends Coach Clancy Barone |
What we have seen is a young player gaining invaluable experience as he continues to grow as an NFL player as well as grow in our offensive system. For the first time since August 2011, we can evaluate Julius when he is healthy and playing at his best.

Rounding Up the Latest Offseason Buzz Surrounding Denver Broncos | Bleacher Report
We've reached a dead zone in the NFL offseason, as players have a six-week break leading up to training camp practices, which start in late July. Between now and then, NFL fans have little to buzz about.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning Throws at University of Tennessee
Last offseason, quarterback Peyton Manning worked out at Duke University for the Denver Broncos during his free agency tour before going on to sign a five-year deal with the team.

The Other Colt Who Grew Up to be a Bronco | Bronco Planet
Four days after Peyton Manning made his earth shattering decision to join the Denver Broncos, his colleague, Jacob Tamme made the same choice. Coincidence? Most likely not. Tamme was drafted by the Colts in the 4th round of the 2008 NFL draft.

Vote: Are You Happy With the Stable of Broncos' Running Backs? - Predominantly Orange
We have a quick poll for you to take this evening. Simply stated, after the Denver Broncos released Willis McGahee last week, are you happy with the team’s trio of running backs?

Is San Diego’s D.J. Fluker a tackle, or a guard? - It's All Over, Fat Man!
The newest addition to the Chargers' starting lineup is former Alabama lineman D.J. Fluker, whom they chose with the 11th-overall pick in April's draft.

Current AFC Starting QB Grades | Fanspeak NFL Blog
Manning's career is a A+ and for the most part he didn't disappoint in his first year in Denver. The only reason I don't have him at A+ status is the concern that is still there over the neck. Did it affect his arm strength in December and January? 2013 will be huge for the legacy of Peyton as it is Super Bowl or bust for the Broncos. A second title would be A+ for sure.

Matt's Fantasy QB Rankings | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
Manning shut up critics that were wondering if he could maintain his position as a top quarterback in 2012. The injury that kept him out the previous season is now an afterthought as he put up his typical Peyton-like numbers. Yes, he is year older, but quarterbacks can play longer than most other positions. Add in the acquisition of Wes Welker, Tom Brady’s former main target, and this year could be one of Manning’s best.

Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers among divisional threats -
The chic pick in the AFC West is the Kansas City Chiefs, mostly due to the trade for quarterback Alex Smith and the arrival of coach Andy Reid.

NFL News and Blogs

The magic number is 50 | National Football Post
Former National Football Post scribe and current Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Lombardi is a walking, talking encyclopedia of football information. That’s what happens to a person after spending 30+ years in the business. During my time spent working with Lombardi, school was always in session.

Adam Schefter: Tim Tebow will likely make Patriots final roster -
If Tebow makes the final roster, it would be only the second time in the last five years that the Patriots kept three quarterbacks for the regular season.

2013 NFL Rookie Symposium to feature speakers on sexual orientation -
The 2013 NFL Rookie Symposium will include speakers on sexual orientation in the NFL, for the first time ever.

NFL Debrief: The end of football? -
Was Lem Barney onto something? Will anyone challenge the Falcons in the NFC South? Does the spring depth chart matter at all?

Which NFL veterans could be surprise training camp causalities? -
Surprise cuts happen every training camp and it's no different in 2013. A few veterans have already been released but who could else could be among the surprise cuts?

Kenny Britt, Derrick Morgan shine in Titans minicamp -
Both Kenny Britt and Derrick Morgan impressed on the first of a three-day Tennessee Titans minicamp.

Desmond Bishop is free, Von Miller speaks and more -
Packers linebacker Desmond Bishop becomes the latest and greatest name on the free agent market, Von Miller speaks to Mile High Report and much more in today's NFL Huddle from SB Nation's NFL blogs.

Free agent Desmond Bishop visiting Kansas City Chiefs after Minnesota Vikings - Arrowhead Pride
The Kansas City Chiefs will have a free agent visitor this week -- linebacker Desmond Bishop, who was cut by the Green Bay Packers earlier this week.