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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 6/22/13

It's 2am EST and Tim is drunk. You should be happy this post is even coherent enough to get by quality control. Top news today is Aaron Hernandez is still screwed and likely a murderer or at the very least an accessory to murder. And Tom Brady sucks.


Jon Heath Sports Media: Allotting Broncos 2013 Cap Room to Ryan Clady and Sylvester Williams
Earlier today, the Denver Post's Jeff Legwold confirmed that center Dan Koppen's one-year deal is worth the veteran minimum of $940,000. That puts Denver's remaining 2013 cap room at around $10,506,000.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

Denver Bronco Legends: Billy Thompson | Bronco Planet
Today we are going to talk about one of the best Defensive Backs in Denver Broncos history. He was the first player in team history to play 13 seasons with Denver, was the team captain for many years and was a vital member of the first Super Bowl team in 1977.

Training Camp Storylines: RB Competition |
In the first of a series, the team media staff discuss who could emerge as the starting running back heading into week 1. This is just one of five training camp story lines fans should look out for.

Gray Matter Mailbag: Counting Down to Football |
This week's fan mailbag addresses the running backs, the center position and what to look forward to in training camp.

2013 Game-by-Game: Week 3 |
Notes on the Broncos' Week 3 matchup this season with the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.

Broncos to Host 7-on-7 Tournament Finals Saturday |
The Broncos will host the finals of the third-annual High School 7-on-7 Tournament at the team's Dove Valley headquarters on Saturday.

Middle of Broncos' pass protection weakened in wake of J.D. Walton's surgery - The Denver Post
The Broncos have done so much to position themselves as a Super Bowl favorite just three years after the franchise finished the 2010 season 4-12. But the offensive line remains their biggest question mark.

J.D. Walton's surgery pushes Broncos to turn again to Dan Koppen - The Denver Post
When making most personnel decisions, Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway likes to pull the "best available" name off the board.

Can Peyton Manning stay healthy behind Broncos offensive line?
The key to the Broncos’ run to the Super Bowl that fails to get enough attention: Can 37-year-old quarterback Peyton Manning stay on his feet and healthy behind a Denver offensive line with issues? Offensive tackle Ryan Clady is unhappy with his contract.

Bronco offensive line a questionmark? Maybe now, not later - Predominantly Orange
Peyton Manning is now the face of the Denver Broncos if, of course, we can somehow get past John Elway.

NFL News and Blogs

Greg Jennings and the new Minnesota receivers -
Greg Jennings spent this week's minicamp mentoring rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson while the two looked to add chemistry with quarterback Christian Ponder -- all of which should lead to a more diverse offensive gameplan for the Minnesota Vikings this season.

Dolphins pursuing Vonta Leach -
The Dolphins have made signing Vonta Leach a priority and want the deal done by the end of the week.

Shades of Dallas Clark and Peyton Manning? -
Dennis Pitta and Joe Flacco could become the next great tight end-quarterback tandem, with the help of Ravens offensive coordinator and former Colts head coach Jim Caldwell.

Josh Freeman facing uncertainty in contract year with Buccaneers -
Josh Freeman sounds ready to just let the chips fall where they may as he heads into his last season under contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jim Kelly doesn't require chemotherapy, per report -
After announcing he had cancer earlier this month, Kelly is reportedly making good progress.

Darrelle Revis, Robert Griffin III should be ready by Week 1 -
Two of the NFL's biggest stars are taking steps forward in preparation for their team's training camps.

The Ravens get younger, but can they be as effective? -
A lot has been made about Joe Flacco's extension, but the Super Bowl champions have bigger questions than their QB

Church wants $24.5 million from Atlanta Falcons for new stadium site -
Two historic Atlanta churches find themselves with quite a bit of real estate bargaining power. They occupy land the ambitious local NFL franchise wants.

Vladimir Putin wants to make it right with Robert Kraft -
The case of the missing Super Bowl ring continues, but Putin has an answer. Putin always has an answer.

Aaron Hernandez Is Screwed News

No arrests yet in slaying of man acquainted with Patriots player Aaron Hernandez -
The sister of the Dorchester man found slain in North Attleborough on Monday says she hopes that authorities will get a boost in catching the killer because of the media attention focused on Odin L. Lloyd’s acquaintance, New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

3 search warrants issued, per report -
Three new search warrants have been issued in the Hernandez investigation.

Aaron Hernandez warrant out, Warren Sapp vs. Michael Strahan -
The arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez is the biggest news on this NFL Friday, but we also have notes on Warren Sapp vs. Michael Strahan, the NFL Network's top 100 players list and lots more from SB Nation's NFL blogs on Friday.