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Denver taking pro day tour

The Denver Broncos’ quest to find the correct choice for the No. 2 overall pick is taking the next step Tuesday.

Denver’s leadership brain trust of John Elway, Brian Xanders and John Fox flew to Alabama on Tuesday morning to check out Auburn’s pro day. While Cam Newton is the headliner, Denver will most be interested in the show defensive tackle Nick Fairley puts on. Fairley is a candidate to be Denver’s top pick.

Then, Denver will check out Alabama defensive tackle Marcell Dareus and Texas A&M linebacker Von Miller. They are also candidates to be Denver’s top pick.

In other early Tuesday afternoon AFC West notes:

Denver second-year quarterback Tim Tebow admitted that he hears the criticism about his play and the doubts that he will ever be an effective NFL starting quarterback.

"I think the politically correct answer would be that, no it doesn't affect me or I don't worry about it," Tebow said. "But that's absolutely 100-percent not true. It does affect me and because, honestly, deep down I'm kind of a people pleaser and I like making people smile. I like hanging out with people and having fun so, when you get people that talk bad about, even if it's how you play, I take it personal."

Say what you want about Tebow, but he plays with a purpose and serious fire. Perhaps it’s the criticism that lights him up.

Kansas City owner Clark Hunt is taking part in the labor talks Tuesday. Hunt is from one of the most respected families in the NFL. There is history in this family and having Hunt present for talks shouldn’t hurt the proceedings.

The governor of California isn’t hot on the idea of helping the Raiders get a new stadium.

Would potential free agents Darren Sproles and Michael Bush fit in the backfield in Miami?

Would potential free agents Michael Huff and Eric Weddle fit in the secondary in Dallas?

Is Kyle Orton Arizona’s answer at quarterback?

Elway suggested Denver could look to re-sign defensive linemen Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan at some point. They were cut last week.