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Brandon McManus | Place Kicker | #8

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/25/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 201
College: Temple
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Broncos coach Vance Joseph was supportive of K Brandon McManus after he missed two field goals in Sunday night's Week 6 loss.
McManus didn't just miss the kicks; they were dreadful shanks. He's now 8-of-13 on field goal tries this season. The Broncos signed McManus to a new four-year, $14 million deal in September. "He's a confident guy and he'll work himself out of this funk," insisted Joseph. Mon, Oct 16, 2017 04:08:00 PM

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Broncos signed K Brandon McManus to a three-year extension through 2020.

A restricted free agent last offseason, McManus had been playing on a one-year tender. Signed as Matt Prater's mid-season replacement in 2014, McManus has become the most accurate kicker in Broncos history, converting 82.9 percent of his field goal attempts. He's missed only two extra points, and is 8-of-15 beyond 50 yards. He turned 26 earlier this year.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Broncos re-signed K Brandon McManus to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.

McManus is the last restricted free agent to sign his tender. He was hoping for a multi-year deal after converting at least 85 percent of his field goals the last two seasons. The Broncos could still extend McManus before training camp.
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 04:31:00 PM

Restricted free agent K Brandon McManus hopes to land a long-term contract from the Broncos.

Tendered at the second-round level for $2.746 million, McManus has yet to sign his offer and will likely not do so until the June 15 deadline in hopes something long-term works out. The 26-year-old (in July) made 85.3 percent of his field goals last season and is one of the better kickoff men in the league.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, May 24, 2017 03:19:00 PM

Broncos tendered restricted free agent K Brandon McManus at the second-round level.

The second-round tender is worth $2.746 million. It's an aggressive move for a kicker, but the Broncos didn't want to let McManus get away after he converted at least 85 percent of his field goals each of the past two years. Kickers are at more of a premium with the longer extra point. McManus also has a big leg, draining 8-of-13 kicks from 50-plus yards the past two seasons.
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 03:12:00 PM

Broncos signed K Brandon McManus off their practice squad.

McManus was waived by the Broncos on Nov. 25 after missing 4-of-13 field goal attempts, but is being brought back to handle kickoffs. Connor Barth will continue to handle field goal duties. PR/WR Isaiah Burse was waived in a corresponding move.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Broncos waived K Brandon McManus.

The Super Bowl-contending Broncos simply couldn't stick with McManus any longer, as he'd missed four of his first 13 field-goal attempts, including one in Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Only 23, McManus should spend at least a few more years hanging around the fringes of the league.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 03:55:00 PM

The Broncos are considering a change at kicker.

Free agent Jay Feely will visit Denver on Tuesday. Brandon McManus missed another field goal in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, prompting disgust and disbelief on the Broncos' sideline. The second-year undrafted free agent is just 9-of-13 on the year. The Broncos foolishly let Matt Prater walk at the conclusion of his four-game suspension, leaving themselves with a kicking situation unbecoming of a title contender.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 03:06:00 PM

Brandon McManus will remain the Broncos kicker going forward.

Matt Prater was released last week as the Broncos threw a huge vote of confidence behind McManus, a seventh-round rookie. He looked a little shaky against the Cardinals at Mile High on Sunday, hooking a 53-yarder and hitting the upright on a 41-yard make. There will be risk here, but McManus is a strong weekly fantasy play thanks to a Broncos offense that provides a ton of opportunities. Prater was fantasy's No. 2 kicker last year.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Both of Brandon McManus' misses in the preseason finale were from 50-plus yards out.

Two days after landing in Denver via a trade with the Giants, McManus hit from 19 and 39 yards out and missed from 52 and 54. "Nerves weren't a factor," he said. "It's almost like getting a new driver (in golf). You have to go to the range a few times." McManus brings some risk as an unknown, but owners won't find more upside on the waiver wire. He has a massive leg and is kicking in Mile High for the league's most dominant offense.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 08:36:00 AM

Brandon McManus will be the Broncos' kicker during Matt Prater's four-game suspension.

GM John Elway expressed confidence in McManus even though he missed 2-of-4 field goals in the Broncos' preseason finale. Kicking for Denver's high-octane offense in Mile High, he'll bring fantasy upside. McManus has a booming leg.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:04:00 PM

Broncos acquired K Brandon McManus from the Giants in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick.

The Giants were going to cut McManus, so they do well to get something back. McManus has made both of his field goal attempts this preseason and produced 10 touchbacks on 11 kickoffs. He'll fill in for suspended Matt Prater.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 03:28:00 PM

Giants waived or released K Brandon McManus, CB Charles James, LB Spencer Adkins, CB Ross Weaver, CB Kyle Sebetic, DE Emmanuel Dieke, OG John Sullen, WR Travis Harvey, S C.J. Barnett, DT Everett Dawkins, and TE Jerome Cunningham.

McManus gave Josh Brown a run for his money, nailing 2-of-2 field goals with 10 touchbacks on kickoffs. He'll likely get a look from a kicker-needy team.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:51:00 AM

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