Mangold, Ross and Unrein looking for gold in London

Defensive tackle Mitch Unrein is setting his alarm for the wee hours Saturday morning even though the Denver Broncos' stadium scrimmage isn't until mid-afternoon.

Unrein is hoping to watch his girlfriend, Olympic trap shooter Corey Cogdell, strike gold in London.

He's hoping his Internet connection at his hotel is strong enough for him to watch the finals. Said Unrein, "Hopefully I'll be really excited because she won gold and I'll go out there and have a good scrimmage."

An avid outdoorsman, Unrein is a third-year pro from Eaton, Colo., who went to the University of Wyoming. Cogdell grew up hunting in Alaska and bagged her first moose at 18. They met on a blind date 18 months ago.

Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross will be able to cheer on his wife, Sanya Richards-Ross, from the stands in London. Richards-Ross, a track runner, is favored to win the gold medal in the 400-meter.

Ross was given permission by Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey to take a couple days off from training camp and make the trip across the pond.

"Not too many guys that can say their wife can beat them in a race," he told NFL Network's "NFL AM".

Another Olympian with NFL ties, Holley Mangold, sister of New York Jets Pro Bowl linemen Nick Mangold, is also competing in London. The 22-year-old, 340 pound weightlifter is going for gold in the super heavyweight division.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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