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Denver Broncos News: Horse Tracks - 8/6/13

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Training Camp 2013: Day 12 Quick Hits
Players were in full pads for Monday's practice. Read a rundown of the playmakers from the session.

Exclusive Highlights from Day 12
Broncos TV has all the plays from day 12 of training camp.

Sounds From Day 12
Players preview the upcoming preseason game against San Francisco and Brock Osweiler talks about his improvements.

Jon Heath Sports Media: Broncos Training Camp Day 12 Report: Injuries, Offensive Struggles
After getting Sunday off, the Denver Broncos returned to Dove Valley on Monday for their twelfth day of training camp. The team was hit again by the injury bug and the offense at times looked sloppy, as the defense came to play and a surprise receiver turned heads.

2013 Broncos Training Camp-The Kaptain’s Log Day 9 | Bronco Planet
It’s a warm but breezy day at Dove Valley this morning. I’m riding with a pair of lovely ladies today, so it’s automatically going to be a pleasant experience. The fact that they are knowledgeable Bronco fans is even better. We find a spot in the shade at the 45 yard line and ease in for the long haul. 10 minutes before the scheduled 10:25 am start time, Tavarres King appears out of the locker room as usual and begins to warm up.

Broncos camp notes: Another injury on OL - AFC West Blog - ESPN
In a preseason when the Broncos have been forced to juggle plenty on the offensive line, another ball went in the air. Right tackle Orlando Franklin

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Denver Broncos Summer Scrimmage Review - AFC West - Articles - News -
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All Eyes on First Game
The Broncos are looking forward to the first preseason game on Thursday.

Players React to Initial Depth Chart
After Monday's practice, Broncos players shared their thoughts on the team's initial depth chart. Done

Opportunity is knocking for Broncos' Thomas, Green with others hurt - The Denver Post
Show Broncos tight end Julius Thomas a depth chart and he swears hell roll his eyes.

Jon Heath Sports Media: PHOTO: Broncos Debut New Collars on Thundervision at SAF@MH
When Denver Broncos players were introduced on the team's scoreboard on Saturday night, they were sporting new, NIKE collars.

Best Case/Worst Case: Preview and Predictions for the 2013 Denver Broncos | Bleacher Report
With the start of the 2013 NFL season only weeks away, we're set to evaluate all 32 teams and their chances for reaching Metlife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII in February...

Broncos Camp Battles Part 3: Cornerback - AFC West - Articles - News -
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Osweiler: 'Things Have Slowed Down'
Second year quarterback Brock Osweiler says the game has slowed down and now he is able to make more plays down field.

Peyton Manning's Slip-N-Slide
How should the Broncos wait out a rain delay? Peyton Manning said by running out onto the field slip-n-slide style.

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Bailey vs. Flowers: Fans Square Off - AFC West - Articles - News -
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San Diego Chargers release first depth chart of 2013 - Bolts From The Blue
No surprises on the San Diego Chargers' first depth chart of the 2013 preseason, but we'll make some comments on it anyway.

Most Important Chargers Players: #22 Marcus Gilchrist - Bolts From The Blue
As we continue our countdown of the 25 most important San Diego Chargers heading into the 2013 season, we find Marcus Gilchrist as a crossroads for his NFL career.

San Diego Chargers sign LB Jerrell Harris - Bolts From The Blue
Today, the San Diego Chargers signed LB Jerrell Harris. Harris played for the University of Alabama and spent some time on the Jaguars, Patriots and Raiders last season.

Raiders training camp practice notes: Day 10 - Silver And Black Pride
Notes and observations from day 10 of Raiders 2013 training camp.

Alex Smith career path, sack rate, and 3-and-outs! - Arrowhead Pride
Arrowhead Pride's 49ers friend, liberty_JAC, gives us some great detail with stats on Alex Smith.

What are the biggest changes in an Andy Reid-led training camp? - Arrowhead Pride
Friend of Arrowhead Pride, @JinxAllessio brings up a good question: What's different about Andy Reid's camp this year vs. a Romeo Crennel or Todd Haley-led camp?

Evening AFC West notes - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Oakland rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden suffered a minor hamstring injury. He was not going to play in Friday’s preseason opener against Dallas, a

King Dunlap a factor in San Diego - AFC West Blog - ESPN
The San Diego Chargers' first depth chart confirms what has been evident in the first several days of training camp: King Dunlap is leading the race t

Programming note - AFC West Blog - ESPN
There are a lot of exciting changes in the works concerning’s NFL coverage. It has begun in the AFC West with the addition of Jeff Leg

Playing AFC West catch up - AFC West Blog - ESPN
Here are some thoughts from around the division on the happenings that occurred while I was attending to a family matter the past few days: Kansas Ci

Young quarterbacks battle in Oakland - AFC West Blog - ESPN
One of the more interesting depth-chart stories in the AFC West is developing in Oakland where one rookie quarterback is trying to stave off another.


Officials warn players: Spinning the ball can result in a penalty | ProFootballTalk
It's become commonplace in the NFL for players who make a big play to spin the ball on the ground in celebration. But this year, players are being warned that there's a fine line between celebrating and taunting -- and if they cross that line, it's a 15-yard penalty.

31-Day NFL Warning: Patrick Peterson, Wide Receiver - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spen

Cowboys vs Dolphins: Dion Jordan Shows Strengths, Weaknesses in Preseason Opener | Bleacher Report
If defensive end Dion Jordan performs all season like he performed in limited action on Sunday night, trading up to the third overall pick could prove to be a very fruitful investment for the Miami Dolphins ...

Why Tim Tebow is Emerging as a Lock to Make Patriots Roster | Bleacher Report
Love him or hate him, you have to admit Tim Tebow makes for one heck of an interesting story—especially when married to the secretive club headed by Bill Belichick known as the New England Patriots ...

Can the Arizona Cardinals Really Trust Carson Palmer at the Helm? | Bleacher Report
At Carson Palmer ’s introductory press conference with the Arizona Cardinals , new head coach Bruce Arians proclaimed with a smile, "I’m here to introduce our starting quarterback...

Who's Hot, Who's Not at Start of NFL Preseason? | Bleacher Report
It's hard to get a gauge on where specific players stand during the earliest stages of training camp, but reports from beat writers around the league can help us diagnose who is hot and who is not as it relates to early production...

Jets go with two starting quarterbacks on their depth chart, too | ProFootballTalk
Mark Sanchez thinks he'll be the starting quarterback for the Jets this year. Geno Smith has said he has a good chance to win the job. For now, they're both right. The Jets have issued their preliminary depth chart. Like the Eagles, the Jets have named two starters: Sanchez and Smith.

Matt Ryan says Tony Gonzalez’s absence from camp won’t be an issue | ProFootballTalk
Tight end Tony Gonzalez is absent from Atlanta Falcons' training camp. After spending the first three days of camp with the team for the start of the 2013 campaign, Gonzalez left the team to return home.

Who Will Lead the NFL in Passing Yards from 2013 to 2022?
Most of you know that counting stats mean little for quarerbacks, but most of you also know that nothing beats meaningless trivia. Last July, I wondered who would lead the NFL in rushing yards from 2012 to 2021? It took […]

Ranking the backup quarterbacks in NFL
Which teams have the best and worst backup quarterbacks? That’s a tricky question, as teams treat the backup quarterback position differently. For the Eagles, Bills, Jaguars, and Jets, the backup quarterback will be the loser in the training camp battle […]

Another Quarterback Aging Curve Post (Adjusted Net Yards Per Attempt Edition)
Back in March, Chase wrote a post investigating how quarterbacks age, finding that they peak at age 29 (with a generalized peak from 26-30) in terms of value over average. Today, I thought I’d quickly look at how quarterbacks age […]

D.J. Hayden will miss Oakland Raiders' preseason opener -
Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick D.J. Hayden will not play in Friday's preseason opener against the Dallas Cowboys as a precaution after offseason abdominal surgery.

Report: Patrick Willis to miss time after hand surgery -
Patrick Willis reportedly will be held out of San Francisco 49ers games and practices following hand surgery. When do the 49ers expect to have their six-time All-Pro linebacker back?

Ravens lose Ed Dickson 'couple weeks' to slight tear -
The Baltimore Ravens are down another tight end. Ed Dickson will miss a "couple of weeks" with a slight tear of his hamstring. Dickson suffered the injury during Sunday's practice.

Is Rams' Tavon Austin NFL's most explosive player? -
Tavon Austin might be the most explosive player draft guru Mike Mayock has ever seen. What are the St. Louis Rams' plans for their versatile first-round draft pick?

Johnny Manziel's options limited if ruled ineligible for 2013 -
It's unlikely Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel would be ruled ineligible for the entire 2013 season, but if he were, his options would be limited.

Reshad Jones, Miami Dolphins reach $29.285M contract -
The Miami Dolphins have locked up a core performer on their defense, agreeing with safety Reshad Jones to a four-year, $29.285 million extension on Monday.

Tyrann Mathieu showered in praise at Cardinals camp -
One scout called defensive back Tyrann Mathieu "pound-for-pound, the best player on the field" in Arizona Cardinals training camp. Does the team have a third-round draft steal on its hands?

Bryan Bulaga to miss Green Bay Packers' 2013 season -
The Green Bay Packers had hoped Bryan Bulaga would provide stability at left tackle this season. Now they need a Plan B. Bulaga is out for the season after tearing his ACL in Saturday's scrimmage.

Vince Young, Green Bay Packers strike 1-year contract -
The Green Bay Packers have given Vince Young another NFL life. The veteran quarterback signed a one-year contract with the Packers on Monday and will compete for the backup QB job behind Aaron Rodgers.