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Broncos coach McDaniels fined for taping

Denver -- The NFL has fined Denver Broncos head Coach Josh McDaniels in connection with the illegal taping of an opponent's practice, multiple sources reported Saturday.

NFL.com, ESPN and The Denver Post reported McDaniels was fined $50,000 and the Broncos were also assessed a $50,000 penalty in the incident, for which McDaniels and Broncos President and CEO Pat Bowlen issued apologies Saturday.

Bowlen said the league found a Broncos employee had videotaped a portion of the San Francisco 49ers' Oct. 30 'walkthrough' practice at Wembley Stadium in London, a day before the two teams played each other there.

In his statement, McDaniels claimed he did not view the 6-minute tape.

Broncos coach remembers Kenny McKinley

Denver -- Denver Broncos head Coach Josh McDaniels Tuesday remembered the late wide receiver Kenny McKinley as "a special person."

McDaniels fought back tears during a press conference while talking about McKinley, who was found dead in his Denver-area apartment Monday from what authorities said was a self-inflicted gunshot wound, The Denver Post reported.

McKinley, 23, was "a special person (who) had a great smile, a great personality, always in a good mood, certainly well-liked by everyone who knew him," McDaniels told reporters.

"I've had the opportunity to have two draft classes here," McDaniels added. "And I'm not sure any one of those kids enjoyed the phone call as much as Kenny did. And that was him."

QB Cutler gets 2-year extension from Bears

Chicago, Oct. 21: The Chicago Bears gave quarterback Jay Cutler to a two-year contract extension that will keep him in the Windy City through the 2013 season, the team announced.

Cutler arrived in Chicago in the spring in a trade with the Denver Broncos. He has led the Bears to a 3-2 start.

The Vanderbilt product has thrown for 1,201 yards and 10 touchdowns this season. He has been intercepted seven times and has a passer rating of 86.9.

Cutler spent three seasons in Denver and made the Pro Bowl last season, but he was sent to Chicago after run-ins with Broncos Coach Josh McDaniels.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International.

Coach says Marshall not being traded

Denver -- Denver Broncos Coach Josh McDaniels says the NFL team is not trying to trade suspended wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

The Broncos suspended Marshall last Friday for detrimental insubordinate actions during a team practice before a pre-season contest against the Chicago Bears.

It followed his acquittal earlier the same day on domestic violence charges against ex-girlfriend, Rasheedah Watley.

"We're looking forward to having Brandon back on Sept. 6 and starting our preparations for Cincinnati with him," McDaniels told reporters Wednesday.

"There's no discussions whatsoever taking place between the Denver Broncos and any team in the NFL regarding Brandon Marshall."