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Horse Tracks: Broncos have the best edge rushing unit in the NFL

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Happy Saturday Broncos Country!

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It's the end of May and there really isn't much to talk about concerning the Broncos that we haven't covered in the past weeks and months, so let's focus on one of the strengths of this team. That strength being the edge rushing unit that makes the other 31 teams insanely jealous.

The Broncos have Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller, future Hall Of Famer in DeMarcus Ware, 2015 first round pick Shane Ray, and breakout star Shaquil Barrett at outside linebacker.

All four of these players could easily start if needed, and they all played significant snaps during the 2015 season and helped the Broncos win Super Bowl 50.

Hell, if starters Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware went down the Broncos would still have a pretty good edge rushing unit. That is how deep they are and the scary thing is that they figure to be better in 2016.

Von is coming off an incredible playoff run and looks to flourish is Wade Phillips second season as Broncos defensive coordinator. DeMarcus Ware is another year older but he's in incredible shape and still has plenty left in the tank, and youngsters Shane Ray and Shaquil Barrett will only continue to improve this season. I especially look for Shane Ray to make a big jump in his second season.

Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway put an emphasis on acquiring top talent at the edge rushing position ever since he took over the job and it has paid off for him and the Broncos.

I look for this unit to dominate again in 2016 and make life a living hell for opposing quarterbacks all season long.

Horse Tracks:

Ex-Saints DC Rob Ryan: Last-place finish not my fault - NFL.com
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Stars return: 12 takeaways from first full week of OTAs - NFL.com
The first full week of OTAs just concluded, and it marks an important milestone in the year. Here's what we have learned so far after one week of OTAs around the league.

Bears sign first-round pick Leonard Floyd to contract - NFL.com
The Bears announced Friday they have agreed to terms with linebacker Leonard Floyd on a four-year contract with a fifth-year option. These are the standard contract parameters for a first-round pick.

Reynolds can defer military service to play for Ravens - NFL.com
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter announced Friday that Baltimore's sixth-round pick Keenan Reynolds may defer his military service to pursue his NFL dreams with the Baltimore Ravens.

Peyton Manning: 'I will not be coaching QBs at Tennessee' - NFL.com
Peyton Manning addressed whether he plans to coach quarterbacks at Tennessee at a speaking engagement in Nashville Thursday.

Chris Johnson and David Johnson NFL's best tandem? - NFL.com
Cardinals running back Chris Johnson believes he and second-year star David Johnson can be the NFL's best backfield tandem this year. Is that a realistic goal? Chris Wesseling explores.

Harbaugh: Conditioning an issue for Trent Richardson - NFL.com
For Trent Richardson, it's the same old story. The former first-round running back already suffered an injury that sidelined him during OTAs, and coach John Harbaugh blames conditioning for his issues.

Tannehill: We want opponents to 'fear' DeVante Parker - NFL.com
DeVante Parker is ready to make an impact this fall. Parker, who was sidelined for the bulk of his rookie year with injuries is drawing lofty expectations from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Top 15 NFL free agents still available - Greg Hardy, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Donte Whitner
Teams have started their offseason programs, but a handful of notable players remain unemployed. John Clayton ranks his top 15 NFL free agents.

New York Jets offering Ryan Fitzpatrick $12 million in first year
Free-agent quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has a multiyear offer on the table with the Jets for a deal that includes $12 million in the first year, a source says.

Native American activists criticize recent poll on offensiveness of Washington Redskins' name
On a conference call held Friday, Native American activists voiced opposition to a Washington Post poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.

Roger Goodell encourages New Orleans to keep bidding for Super Bowls | ProFootballTalk
NFL owners did not bestow upon New Orleans another Super Bowl, but commissioner Roger Goodell wants to make sure they keep trying to get one. According to Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Goodell sent Saints owner Tom Benson a letter this week congratulating him on an impres...

Sean Payton: Rob Ryan saying it wasn’t his defense is "silly" | ProFootballTalk
In a new interview, former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan hinted that he wasn't allowed to coach the defense the way he wanted to because head coach Sean Payton took some authority away from him. Payton says that isn't so.

Tony Horton hopes to do more work with Eddie Lacy | ProFootballTalk
When Packers coach Mike McCarthy fat-shamed running back Eddie Lacy after the 2015 season, the tailback with the bulging midsection eventually landed under the supervision of Tony Horton, the man behind the P90X series of workout videos.

Blake Bortles working to "grow together" with Julius Thomas | ProFootballTalk
For the second straight season, the Jaguars made a splash in free agency by signing a player away from the Broncos. They'll be hoping for a smoother start from defensive tackle Malik Jackson than they got from tight end Julius Thomas.