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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 3/23/14

Going old school today folks!


How The Broncos Did It: Their Cap and Free Agent Signings - Bolts From The Blue
Much talk has been had concerning the moves the Denver Broncos made in the offseason, and the Salary Cap situation that allowed them to do it. This article explains how.

Denver Broncos NFL Draft Prospect Watch: Stanford OL David Yankey - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Nov 23, 2013; Stanford, CA, USA; Stanford Cardinal linebacker Shayne Skov (11) and guard David Yankey (54) wave to the Stanford fans from the field after t

What Will the Denver Broncos do with their First Round Pick? - Predominantly Orange - A Denver Broncos Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos coach John Fox speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Manda

Aqib Talib: The Cash Is Good to See | The MMQB with Peter King
PETER KING: So, you go from Tom Brady's team to Peyton Manning's team. Did you have an offer from New England that tempted you to stay? AQIB TALIB: I definitely had an offer from the Patriots. But there was language in there that definitely was a little shaky compared to Denver's offer.

Paige: John Elway would show school spirit in all-Stanford draft - The Denver Post
Will John Elway and the Broncos draft guard David Yankey in the first round, defensive end Trent Murphy second, inside linebacker Shayne Skov third, free safety Ed Reynolds fourth, running back Tyler Gaffney fifth, fullback Ryan Hewitt sixth and center Khalil Wilkes seventh?

Broncos sacrifice riches on offense for sake of fortifying defense - The Denver Post
If there has been improvement to the Broncos in the past few weeks, it has been not so much through addition as rebalancing.

Mason's Mock: 2.0
Independent analyst Andrew Mason gives his take on how the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft will shake out.

Mason's Mock: 2.0
Independent analyst Andrew Mason gives his take on how the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft will shake out.

Five Broncos Assigned New Numbers
Five Broncos -- four on the defensive side of the ball -- now know their new numbers for the 2014 season.

AFC West

2014 NFL Draft: Raiders have doubts quarterback they want will fall to them - Silver And Black Pride
Quarterback has been a priority this off-season for the Raiders. The plan was to bring in a veteran starter for this season and draft his eventual replacement. Matt Schaub became the player the...

Dennis Allen names Matt Schaub Raiders starting quarterback, compares him to Kurt Warner - Silver And Black Pride
(That should add about 28-35 to our overall point total in 2014-15)

Kansas City Chiefs sign CB Chris Owens, release DT Brandon Moore - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs have signed a cornerback and released a defensive tackle.

Breaking down the NFL Draft history of Andy Reid and John Dorsey - Arrowhead Pride
There has been plenty of talk about the drafting habits of Andy Reid and where we believe John Dorsey will be leaning come May. Let's dig a bit deeper.

Watching the Mocks: 2.0
A look around the Internet at draft pundits' latest projections for the Broncos' pick at No. 31 in the 2014 NFL Draft.


NFL evolution: How safety became the most significant position on D | The MMQB with Peter King
In recent years no position on defense has become more significant than safety, both free and strong. Defensive coordinators rely on complex schemes to create pressure and, just as important, the illusion of pressure.

NFL free agency assessment on money, contracts, players, more | The MMQB with Peter King
The business of football is football this time of the calendar. Well into our second week of the new league year, let's take a look at what we've learned via two distinct avenues: the money and the people. THE MONEY • Still too early to call the CBA winner.

Eric Winston, new NFLPA president, is ready to play hardball with NFL | The MMQB with Peter King
Former Texans, Chiefs and Cardinals offensive lineman Eric Winston, the newly elected president of the NFLPA, sat down with The MMQB on Wednesday at the Orlando Waldorf, where the union met to elect new leadership, discuss and adopt various resolutions, and educate new player reps about the orga...

Andre Williams breaks from 2014 NFL Draft preparation to return home | The MMQB with Peter King
Andre Williams hadn’t been home since Christmas. The months before the NFL draft are a waiting game, but a frenetic one. It wasn’t until last Thursday, the day after Williams’ pro day at Boston College, when he returned to the house on a hill in Pennsylvania.

Owners will vote on doing away with preseason overtime | ProFootballTalk
Of all the proposed rules changes the NFL owners will debate and vote on at next week's league meeting, the one that seems the most obvious is the proposal to eliminate overtime in the preseason.

NFL may install cameras on sidelines, goal lines to aid replay reviews | ProFootballTalk
Sometimes when a referee reviews a replay of a close call about whether the ball crossed the goal line, or whether a player's toe touched out of bounds, he ends up announcing that there was no conclusive replay angle, and so the play will have to stand as called on the field.

NFL considering additional protection for defensive players’ knees | ProFootballTalk
When the NFL institutes new rules designed to protect quarterbacks and receivers, defensive players often ask, "What about us?" This year, the NFL isn't considering any new rules designed to protect quarterbacks or receivers -- but is considering a rule to protect defensive players.

Eagles reportedly willing to release DeSean Jackson -
The Eagles reportedly are prepared to release DeSean Jackson if they can't find a trading partner. Can Philly find a taker for the wide receiver's $10.5 million salary cap hit?

Helping hands: 13 biggest beneficiaries of free agency -
Have any players benefited more from free-agent additions than the MVP duo of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady? Chris Wesseling unpacks a baker's dozen of players and coaches with arrows pointing up.

NFL Power Rankings: Who can dethrone the Seattle Seahawks? -
New league year, same league ruler: Russell Wilson's Seattle Seahawks. But watch out for Drew Brees' New Orleans Saints. Elliot Harrison provides his post-free agency NFL Power Rankings.