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You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and you realize you forgot to do something the night before? That was me about an hour before this post was published. Hey, better late than never...right? Go Broncos!

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2013 Broncos Training Camp-The Kaptain’s Log Day 11 | Bronco Planet
It’s a nice sunny Saturday morning at Dove Valley. This is Day 11 of 15 Training Camp practices for the Denver Broncos. I’m sitting at the 48 yard line for this session. Thursday’s star, Safety Duke Ihenacho is the first player to emerge from the locker room and he is in Full Pads.

Five Thoughts from Camp Day 17 |
Independent analyst Andrew Mason's five biggest takeaways from Saturday's training camp practice.

Denver Broncos Videos

Clady in Pads, Team Healing from Camp Injuries |
Both Ryan Clady and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - expected week one starters - are showing signs of better health and put on pads Saturday.

Sounds From Day 17 |
Players look back at the preseason opener and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returns to practice.

Gase On O-Line, Osweiler |
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase talks about what he liked and what he hopes will improve after the team's preseason opener against the 49ers.

Del Rio Calls Turnover Generation Outstanding |
The Broncos finished the preseason opener plus-four in the turnover ratio; defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio talks about that and more after practice Saturday.

Fox on Bradley, Evaluation After First Game |
Head Coach John Fox talks more about linebacker Stewart Bradley and what he liked from the team's preseason opener.

Jon Heath Sports Media: VIDEO Highlights of Denver Broncos 10-6 Win Over San Francisco 49ers
Video highlights of the Denver Broncos' 10-6 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1 of the 2013 preseason.

Denver Broncos News & Blogs

ReFo: Broncos @ 49ers, Preseason Week 1 |
This 10-6 scoring affair wasn’t quite the barnburner you’d expect to see in the regular season from these two teams, but a good opportunity nonetheless for the pair of contenders to knock the rust off and get a look at some new pieces.

Training Camp 2013: Day 17 Photos |
The Broncos returned to the practice field for day 17 of 2013 training camp.

'Everything Is On Target' for Clady's Return |
Tackle Ryan Clady participated in full-team drills for the first time in training camp Saturday morning.

Broncos backup Brock Osweiler to get significant minutes in preseason - The Denver Post
In fact, the plan is to get Osweiler so many reps that there will be very few for third-string quarterback Zac Dysert and hardly any for fourth-stringer Ryan Katz, Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said Saturday.

Broncos' Ryan Clady still rusty, but his return is a good sign - The Denver Post
For the first time since the playoff loss to Baltimore on Jan. 12 Ryan Clady lined up at left tackle with the Broncos No. 1 offense during an 11 on 11 practice period Saturday.

Kickin it with Kiz: Kaepernick not NFL's only breathtaking QB - The Denver Post
Kiz: Hey, I admire your passion. You got so worked up defending Kaepernick that you went four dozen words without pausing for a breath or a comma. Nice work.

Paige: The Pistol may be Broncos' secret weapon - The Denver Post
The Sheriff now has a pistol. The Broncos revealed a new-old offensive configuration when Peyton Manning lined up in "The Pistol" on Thursday night.

Coming off sensational year, Peyton Manning not showing his age - The Denver Post
There is a long history of quarterback fossils performing in the NFL, although little of it is pleasant.

Adam Gase Discusses First Game As Broncos' Offensive Coordinator - Predominantly Orange
The Broncos’ offense didn’t exactly strike fear into the San Francisco 49ers or anyone else for that matter on Thursday night.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Chiefs receivers remain a mystery after 1st preseason game - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs failed to develop any real idea of an order at wideout during the Saints game.

Andy Reid tried to trade for Alex Smith 'multiple times' in the past - Arrowhead Pride
A recent New York Times story on the Chiefs confirms previous reports that Chiefs coach Andy Reid wanted Alex Smith while Reid was still with the Eagles.

ReFo: Chiefs @ Saints, Preseason Week 1 |
A first glimpse at Alex Smith in a Chiefs uniform. A first chance to exam the Saints new 3-4 defense. A first appearance for Eric Ficher.

Raiders preseason week 1 Ballers & Busters - Silver And Black Pride
The first installment of the 2013 Ballers & Busters in which I analyze the good and bad performances in the Raiders preseason week one win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Raiders preseason week 1 Ballers & Busters: Part 2 - Silver And Black Pride
Part 2 of the Ballers & Busters for the Raiders week one preseason match-up with the Dallas Cowboys.

Chargers LB Manti Te'o to miss a week with a foot injury - Bolts From The Blue
San Diego Chargers rookie Linebacker Manti Te'o is walking around in a boot after spraining his foot against the Seattle Seahawks. He is expected to miss a week of practice and probably the game against the Bears on Thursday.

Examining the new San Diego Chargers offense - Bolts From The Blue
Thursday night was our first look at how Mike McCoy and Ken Whisenhunt will apply the Erhardt/Perkins offense to the San Diego Chargers, with a little sprinkle of Peyton Manning thrown in.

Chargers Preview: Trial and Errors | The MMQB with Peter King
As he learns a new offense, Philip Rivers must cut down on the turnovers and make a case to be the Chargers' QB of the future.

ReFo: Seahawks @ Chargers, Preseason Week 1 |
The Seahawks and Chargers kicked-off their preseason having both lost arguably their top wide receiver options recently.

NFL News & Blogs

Cardinals Preview: No Such Luck | The MMQB with Peter King
After turning around the Colts with a wunderkind QB last season, 2012 Coach of the Year Bruce Arians will lean on Carson Palmer to reinvigorate Arizona.

Kendall Hunter activated off 49ers PUP list -
The 49ers activated Kendall Hunter off the Active/PUP list. He hopes to be in uniform for Saturday's FanFest.

30 Years Ago Today, NFL Football Came to Indianapolis - Stampede Blue
On August 11, 1984 - exactly 30 years ago today - the Indianapolis Colts took the field in Indy in the Hoosier Dome for the first time ever in a preseason game against the New York Giants.

Best and worst of New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow - NFL Videos
New England Patriots backup quarterback Tim Tebow got a chance to play in Week 1 of preseason action against the Philadelphia Eagles. Relive the highs and lows of Tebow's performance.

NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post
Statistically ranked No. 6 in the league against the pass in 2012, the Seattle secondary – with cornerbacks Richard Sherman and Brandon Browner, free safety Earl Thomas, and strong safety Kam Chancellor – was regarded in many quarters as the NFL’s best defensive backfield unit.

Single-season Leaders in Receiving Yards per Team Pass Attempt
When I wrote my ode to Steve Smith earlier this week, I discovered an incredible stat. In 2008, Smith played in 14 games and gained 1,421 receiving yards. But the more incredible part is that the Panthers passed only 352 times in 2008, meaning Smith averaged an absurd 4.04 yards per team pass attempt.

First Round Receivers Shine in Vikings vs. Texans Preseason Matchup - NFL Mocks
If the Minnesota Vikings are going to have any success in 2013, they are going to need former Tennessee receiver and first round pick Cordarrelle Patterson to mature faster than people expect him to. The good news for them is, Patterson shined in his pre-season debut, putting on display his versatility and speed.

PoF: Best Single Games - 3-4 Defensive Ends |
Welcome to the Pro Football Focus Page of Fame for 3-4 defensive ends, where only the best one-off performances during our time grading (2007 – Present) are mentioned.

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