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Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (67) / 4/22/1947

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Broncos signed head coach John Fox to a three-year contract through 2016.
It's a two-year extension. After a nine-year run in Carolina, Fox became the Broncos' coach three seasons ago. He's led Denver to a 34-14 record, and a Super Bowl 48 berth. Fox's lack of aggressiveness in critical moments has come under scrutiny, but he's one of the NFL's most well-liked coaches, and highly respected by his players. He's also lucky to be surrounded by Peyton Manning, Jack Del Rio, and Adam Gase. The Broncos will enter 2014 with continuity throughout their coaching staff. Hopefully Fox's eagerness to call punts and kneeldowns rather than go for first downs and touchdowns won't cost Denver any future games. 38-year-old Manning's "window" will soon slam shut. Apr 4 - 9:34 PM

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Broncos GM John Elway hopes to discuss a contract extension with coach John Fox at the Combine.

"I want to get him done," Elway told ESPN Denver. Fox has just one year left on his deal. Fox is 34-14 in three years at the helm of the Broncos, but that number obviously has as much to do with the signing of Peyton Manning as Fox's coaching. Fox is a steady hand, but not exactly a visionary as a head coach.
Feb 21 - 5:16 PM

HC John Fox returned to work at Broncos headquarters Monday.

Fox needed heart valve replacement surgery and has been away from the team for the last month. Interim coach Jack Del Rio has led the Broncos to a 3-1 record in the meantime, with the only loss coming in overtime at New England.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:14:00 AM

FOX's Jay Glazer reports Broncos coach John Fox plans to return to the team on Monday, and coach in Week 14.

Fox was finally able to return to the Denver area on Wednesday, and is apparently ready to go full steam ahead. The Broncos are in competent hands with interim coach Jack Del Rio, but Fox's quick return is certainly good news for a team vying for the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
Thu, Nov 28, 2013 12:52:00 PM

The Denver Post reports Broncos coach John Fox will return to Denver on Wednesday.

On leave since undergoing heart-valve-replacement surgery in early November, Fox has been recovering at his offseason home in Charlotte. The Post reports "it has still not been determined" when Fox will resume coaching the Broncos, but he's obviously taking positive steps. The Broncos were 7-1 before Fox's absence. They are 2-0 under Jack Del Rio entering Sunday night's game.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Broncos coach John Fox was released from the hospital on Friday.

Fox had aortic valve replacement surgery last Monday in Charlotte. He's hoping doctors clear him to fly back to Denver later this week and attend the Sunday night game against the Chiefs in a non-working capacity. Fox isn't expected back on the sideline for at least a couple more weeks.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 08:39:00 AM

Broncos named defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio their interim head coach.

John Fox will be away from the Broncos for the next several weeks as he recovers from surgery to replace an aortic heart valve. Del Rio will remain the defensive coordinator while also assuming head-coaching responsibilities. It's a role he's familiar with as he spent nine years at the helm of the Jaguars, going 68-71 while making the playoffs twice. The gig will be much simpler this time around, as Peyton Manning and OC Adam Gase will continue to run the offense seamlessly. Coming out of a bye, the Broncos have opened up as 7.5 point favorites at San Diego in Week 10.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Broncos coach John Fox will undergo surgery Tuesday to replace an aortic heart valve and will not be coaching for "at least the next several weeks."

Fox felt lightheaded at a Charlotte golf course Saturday and was taken to the hospital. He had already planned to address the medical situation after the season. Fox then visited his surgeon during the bye week. The surgeon suggested Fox take immediate action. It's uncertain when Fox will be back on the sideline. The Broncos will name an interim coach Sunday. DC Jack Del Rio is the favorite to take over. Running backs coach Eric Studesville is another option.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 10:06:00 AM

The Denver Post reports Broncos coach John Fox will be held overnight at a Charlotte-area hospital for observation.

Fox was taken to the hospital Saturday after feeling light-headed at a golf course. His official diagnosis isn't yet known, but the Broncos have confirmed that he didn't suffer a heart attack. Depending on test results, there's a possibility Fox may have to undergo a procedure. If Fox misses practice on Monday, coordinators Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio would likely handle all coaching duties.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 09:45:00 PM

Broncos coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital Saturday after feeling light-headed.

Fox was originally suspected of having a heart attack, but the Broncos have confirmed that he was taken to the hospital after feeling light-headed at a golf course. He's currently being held at the hospital for testing and further observation. The team has yet to offer an official diagnosis, but he's expected to be fine. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:56:00 PM

Broncos suspended pro personnel director Tom Heckert one month without pay and player personnel director Matt Russell indefinitely without pay following their offseason DUI arrests.

They're lucky to still have jobs. Russell's DUI was particularly egregious, as he blew over three times the legal limit on BAC tests and hit a cop car with his Toyota Tundra while driving around at an extreme level of drunkenness. Heckert's DUI was more standard, blowing twice the legal limit but committing no other crimes. Still, it's been an embarrassing offseason for the Broncos' front office. Russell and Heckert are John Elway's top two lieutenants.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 02:33:00 PM

The Broncos may be subject to the league's salary remittance policy, which penalizes teams for repeat offenses within an organization.

Although typically enforced in relation to players, commissioner Roger Goodell has the authority to apply non-player suspensions. Under the policy, the league can fine the team an increasing percentage of the employee's salary for each additional employee that is suspended. In Denver's case, pro personnel director Tom Heckert is the first offender and player personnel director Matt Russell is the repeat offender. The policy allows the league to fine the Broncos 25% of Russell's salary.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 02:08:00 PM

Broncos brass will huddle on Monday to discuss forthcoming discipline for pro personnel director Tom Heckert and player personnel director Matt Russell following their offseason DUI arrests.

Heckert's blood alcohol content following his June 11 arrest was 0.162 percent -- more than twice the legal limit. Russell, who hit multiple vehicles including a cop car before his arrest, blew a whopping 0.246. VP of Player Personnel John Elway, president Joe Ellis, and owner Pat Bowlen will discuss the Broncos' plan of action. We wouldn't be surprised to see Heckert and Russell both let go. At the very least, they'll both face suspensions.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Broncos director of pro personnel Tom Heckert was charged with DUI in Douglas County, Colo. on June 11.

Heckert served as the Browns' GM from 2010-12. The news comes just two days after Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell was busted for drunk driving. Both executives will be facing league-mandated discipline in addition to whatever the law decides. It's a bad, bad look for the Broncos, who have called the situation "extremely upsetting."
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:14:00 PM

Broncos Director of Player Personnel Matt Russell was arrested and jailed in Summit County (CO) over the weekend after allegedly crashing his car into two vehicles in two different areas, including a police vehicle.

Russell is suspected of being initially involved in a car crash in Frisco, and "a few minutes later" rear-ended a police car in Breckenridge with his 2008 Toyota Tundra. "Any time anybody is impaired and hits a fully-marked police car, that person should not have been driving in the first place," said a Colorado state trooper. Russell, a well-known executive working under John Elway, has been charged with DUI, careless driving resulting in injury, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, and failure to display proof of insurance.
Source: CBS Denver
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 04:16:00 PM

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