Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Around the web: Broncos claim linebacker Davis off waivers

The Broncos on Tuesday claimed linebacker Bruce Davis off waivers from the New England Patriots. Davis was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The second-year player saw time in five games with the Steelers as a rookie, then spent most of the 2009 season on the Patriots’ practice squad.Akin Ayodele entered the Denver atmosphere satisfied with his conditioning after leaving the Miami Dolphins to sign as a free agent. But he found the transition from South Beach to Pikes Peak left him gulping for air. "First you have to get used to the altitude as far as the running," Ayodele said. "For me that was a big adjustment thinking that I was already in shape, but you come in and you realize that it's a different kind of shape."

“Aggressive” is the watchword at Broncos OTAs. It’s what the coaches want to see. It’s where Josh McDaniels said the team’s focus rests — “whether that means blocking kicks in the kicking game (or) pressuring more on defense than what we did in the past … (or) different things we’re doing to throw the ball downfield.”

The Broncos return for another round of offseason training activities (OTAs) Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Right tackle Ryan Harris, essentially out the past seven months because of his big toe problem, is expected to return to practice this week, if only on a limited basis.

Jeff Legwold of the Denver Post has written up a very informative article up about The X's, Y's and Z's on Broncos' receivers.

There’s plenty of Tebow Talk going on. As usual. It’s amazing that this guy creates so much buzz at all times. Tebow is easily one of the most polarizing figures in professional sports and he’s yet to throw a pass.

We all are aware of Tim Tebow's critics, he also has supporters, including Stanford coach and former NFL QB Jim Harbaugh, "I look at Tim Tebow's throwing motion and it doesn't look that much different than Steve Young's, if you put them next to each other." Many agree, and ESPN has a great story up about the subject,"Don't sweat Tebow's technique."

Broncos OLB Elvis Dumervil has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender and is waiting for a long-term contract offer. While it doesn't appear that an agreement is imminent, sources in Denver say it would be surprising if the team didn't lock him up for several seasons before the start of the 2010 campaign.

Former Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist has landed in the United Football League. Specifically, he's the director of player personnel for the Omaha Nighthawks.

Veteran running back Brian Westbrook was cut by the Eagles in February. It's now June, and he still doesn't have a job. But that could be changing. According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, Westbrook is expected to make a decision soon.

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