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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 7/4/13

The only thing wrong this flag is that I don't see any orange! But I suppose I can let it pass... Happy Independence Day people! On this day 237 years ago our founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor in defense of liberty and in defiance of tyranny and oppression.

Franchise tag deadline looms for teams, players -
Franchised players have until July 15 to negotiate long-term deals. What does this mean for the players who haven't signed their tender?

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

32 in 32: Denver Broncos |
The NFL Total Access crew debates how the Broncos' 2013 campaign will play out.

The 2013 NFL Supplemental Draft – Two Guys The Broncos Won’t Bid On | Bronco Planet
The NFL is scheduled to hold it’s 2013 Supplemental Draft on July 11th. If needed. I say this because as yet, there are only two candidates who have applied for the event. Monday was the deadline, so we can infer that there won’t be any late additions.

Trevathan and Woodyard: Bluegrass Bullies Turned Broncos — Pro Football Central
With such stellar names as Peyton Manning, Von Miller, Champ Bailey and Wes Welker to be found on the 2013 Denver Broncos‘ roster, it’s important to remember that numerous other cogs in the machine are at work.

Versatility Adds Depth to Broncos Secondary |
Players with the ability to play multiple positions in the defensive backfield give the Broncos more options.

Caldwell Feeling Comfortable in Year Two |
Wide Receiver Andre Caldwell is feeling more comfortable with the offense headed into his second season with the Broncos and now will look to contribute on the field.

Broncos Mailbag: Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman to see bulk of carries - The Denver Post
Denver Post NFL reporter Mike Klis responds to your questions in the Broncos Mailbag. In this installment, Mike tackles nine Qs, including more than one about Denvers running game.

New Mile High Video Boards Officially Unveiled at Outlaws July 4th Game - Predominantly Orange
The Denver Broncos and Sports Authority Field go together like peanut butter and jelly, like Bert and Ernie…well, like orange and blue. That’s the case for most of the year, but during the summer months, Denver’s professional lacrosse team rocks the house.

Roster 2013: Prevendo a defesa do Broncos "
Primeiro vimos os grupos do ataque para tentar prever quais devem ser os escolhidos. Agora, chegou a vez de analisarmos a defesa. Dia 31 de agosto, às 21 horas de Brasília, o roster de 90 jogadores do Denver Broncos (e de todos os outros times da NFL) terá que apresentar no máximo 53 jogadores.

(Speaking of hacktastic...)The most predictable Rasmussen poll ever - IAOFM
Racism tends to be a common topic here at IAOFM lately, so I thought people might find this poll interesting. Rasmussen is a hacktastic polling firm that mostly oversamples conservative white people, and purposefully helps Republican operatives set their chosen narratives. A firm like that knows where to find some conservative white people to poll.

NFL News & Blogs

Can the Falcons take the next step? -
The Falcons got over the hump by winning a playoff game last year, but can they take the next step and reach the Super Bowl in 2013? We take a look at what could go right and what could go wrong for Atlanta next season.

Bill Polian offers his 'told you so' about Aaron Hernandez -
Those character red flags Hernandez had coming into the 2010 NFL Draft? Yeah, Polian knew all along, and he would like to point that out.

Cardinals need to protect Carson Palmer and find Larry Fitzgerald -
The Arizona Cardinals' success in 2013 largely depends on patching up the offensive line enough to keep Carson Palmer upright.

Nick Foles considered in the lead for Eagles QB job -
The Eagles could end the Michael Vick era sooner than most people think if Foles continues to perform in offseason workouts.

Grand jury hears from Hernandez’s barber, wants to hear from Alexander Bradley | ProFootballTalk
There's a strange dynamic unfolding in the ongoing stack of news reports regarding the Aaron Hernandez case. With so many publications dumping as many details as possible into a single story, key details are being glossed over.

Hernandez apartment search yields new evidence | ProFootballTalk
The news that Carlos Ortiz met with police the day before Aaron Hernandez was arrested came via a story regarding things found at an apartment Hernandez kept roughly 20 minutes from his $1.3 million home in North Attleboro.

Patriots teammates: Hernandez a loner | ProFootballTalk
If anything has become obvious, it’s that very few people, if any, truly knew Aaron Hernandez. The people who worked alongside him are not exempt from that, as several said he was as mysterious around the Patriots as he is to investigators now.

Asomugha secretly marries Kerry Washington | ProFootballTalk
Maybe when cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was supposedly eating lunch alone in his car in Philly, he wasn't really alone. According to the New York Daily News, Asomugha secretly married actress Kerry Washington last month in Idaho. It wasn't even publicly known that they were dating.

Sean Payton spends the week as a caddy | ProFootballTalk
Like many hard-working coaches, Sean Payton is spending his down time working. Payton will caddy this week for Ryan Palmer at the Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

Ben Roethlisberger says his knee feels "better than ever" | ProFootballTalk
During this week's visit to London, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that he wants to finish his career with more Super Bowl rings than the four won by former Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw.

Santa Clara D.A. "close" to deciding on charges for Ahmad Brooks | ProFootballTalk
49ers linebacker Ahamd Brooks should find out soon whether or not he'll be facing charges for allegedly assaulting one of his teammates last month. Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the Santa Clara District Attorney's office is "close" to ending their debate about whether or not to ...

Sumlin brushes off talk that he’ll leave Texas A&M for the NFL | ProFootballTalk
Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin is one of the hottest names in the coaching profession, hot enough that if the Eagles hadn't been able to lure Chip Kelly away from Oregon, they were hoping to hire Sumlin. But Sumlin says he plans to stay right where he is.

Cris Carter: Mike Brown took me off Bengals’ draft board, too | ProFootballTalk
Bengals owner Mike Brown got some attention around the NFL this week when he said that he took Aaron Hernandez off the Bengals' draft board in 2010 because of concerns about Hernandez's character.