Denver Broncos News: Tebow, Woodyard, McCarthy, Dawkins and More

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The Broncos have selected linebacker Wesley Woodyard as their Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award recipient for the second consecutive seasonWay to go, Woody!  [Team's Official Blog]

  • Broncos safety Kyle McCarthy has cleared waivers and was signed back to the team’s practice squad on Thursday.  [BT]
  • Meanwhile, fellow secondary defenders Andre’ Goodman and Brian Dawkins will back on practice in Dove Valley today.  [@PostBroncos]
  • The quarterbacks of the Broncos and Patriots are proof there are different paths to success in NFL, writes Jeff Legwold.  [Denver Post]
  • Former Broncos Gerard Warren, Niko Koutouvides and Nate Jones could see significant playing time on the Patriots defense this week.  [@jonmark93]
  • “He’s really an impressive player. I haven’t seen anybody any better than him on film,” New England’s Bill Belichick said of Denver’s Von Miller.  “He does everything well. He plays the run well; he’s strong; he’s very explosive; he’s fast.”  [Team's Official Blog]
  • Sports Illustarted‘s Jim Trotter says Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has made leaps and bounds as a passer.  [SI]
  • Von Miller practiced with a less obtrusive cast Wednesday — which was covered with kids’ signatures from an event he attended this week — and said he “might not” wear the club when the Broncos face the Patriots Sunday.  [MaxDnver]
  • The Broncos’ remarkable run has been a total team effort, writes Jeff Darlington. []