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Horse Tracks: Happy Fourth of July, Broncos Country!

It’s Independence Day — now go out and celebrate!

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Happy Fourth of July, Broncos Country!

It’s the lull of the offseason, with little Denver Broncos news worthy of today’s edition of Horse Tracks. Let’s face it folks, football fans across the country can’t wait for their respective franchise’s training camps to kick off later this month. That’s when the rubber will really meet the road. Right now we are literally in football purgatory and boy let me tell you — it’s absolutely miserable.

There’s no doubt that we are all anxious to find out who will be this year’s training camp star, only to be let down when they do nothing of note in the regular season when it matters the most — we can just call that moment the Lorenzo Doss Experience. Do any of you remember when Marcus Thomas did a backflip at training camp and all of us got excited about him as a player? I sure do — it’s too bad he never amounted to anything special, but that was the case for most every draft selection in the Shanahan Era.

On a positive note, today is Independence Day — a day where we celebrate this country and the declaration of our magnificent nation. It’s a time where we enjoy the bests in life — family, copious amounts of food, and firework barrages that even impress those watching us closely from outer space. I always have a fantastic time on the Fourth of July and I’m wishing you and yours a happy and safe day filled with joyous moments and fun times that will forge life-long memories.

Be safe, have a blast and celebrate! (Oh, and go Broncos!)

As always, thank you for reading. Here is today’s offering of Horse Tracks.

Horse Tracks

Broncos LB Jeff Holland could be next great undrafted pass rusher
The first round remains the place to find an elite NFL pass rusher, but the Broncos may have found a future contributor in the undrafted ranks.

Feds seize $1 million in fake Super Bowl rings, including Broncos Super Bowl 50
Federal authorities say they have intercepted a shipment of 108 phony replica Super Bowl rings representing many past champion teams, including the Broncos when they won Super Bowl 50. U.S.

Steve Atwater named to SWC Hall of Fame
Former Arkansas Razorback and Denver Broncos’ All-Pro safety Steve Atwater will be among nine players inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame.

The Broncos got their QB, now they need him to come through
If the Broncos have found their quarterback in Case Keenum and If Von Miller can disrupt opposing QBs then the Broncos could return to the postseason.

Broncos’ Bradley Chubb, Courtland Sutton earn high rookie ratings in Madden NFL 19
A pair of Denver Broncos rookies are among the highest rated in their class in the upcoming Madden NFL 19.

Pro Football Weekly's 2018 EDGE rankings
Miller? Mack? Jones' edge heat in desert lands him at No. 1 in 2018 rankings.

Pro Football Weekly's 2018 Interior Defensive Lineman rankings
Can J.J. Watt return to excellence? And how good is the Rams' duo of Donald and Suh?

Julian Edelman of New England Patriots denied appeal
Patriots star wideout Julian Edelman, suspended four games for performance-enhancing drugs, has been denied his appeal. He will be able to return to the Patriots' active roster on Oct. 1.

NFL suspends San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster 2 games
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster was suspended two games by the NFL for violating its conduct policy.

NFL players, teams put action behind their protests
Many NFL players and teams made efforts behind the scenes to go beyond taking a knee during the anthem, working together to make a positive impact.

Terrell Owens to hold HOF event at UT Chattanooga -
Terrell Owens announced he will give his Hall of Fame speech at his alma mater on Aug. 4, one month after stating he will forgo the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony in Canton, Ohio.

LeSean McCoy enters 10th season with 'more to prove' -
Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is the 30th player in NFL history to hit the 10,000-yard mark. Though entering his 10th season, McCoy doesn't plan on slowing down.