Player News - Broncos

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Walk-year WR Emmanuel Sanders said he is not weighed down by ongoing contract negotiations.

"I don’t think it weighs on me," Sanders said. "For me, it’s going to come. If it’s meant for me, it’s meant for me. But I’m going to keep playing ball because I love to do it." Owed $5.6 million in the final year of his deal, Sanders is set to earn a big pay raise in the near future. A deal similar to Jeremy Maclin's five-year, $55-million pact is certainly within reason.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 26 - 6:31 PM

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, the Broncos haven't engaged in contract discussions with franchise player Von Miller since early this month.

In other words, nothing has changed. The sides are still at an impasse with Miller angling for more guaranteed money. The reigning Super Bowl MVP has threatened to sit out the season if the Broncos don't meet his demands but that seems extremely unlikely. The deadline for the two sides to reach a long-term deal is July 15.
Jun 24 - 2:12 PM

Profootballtalk reports there's "buzz" teams have let Broncos franchise player Von Miller know they'd have interest in 2017 if he sits out the 2016 season.

That, of course, would be tampering, but hardly unusual by the NFL's standards. The Broncos would not be able to slap Miller with the "exclusive" tag in 2017, and teams readying offers would "only" have to surrender first- and third-round picks if the Broncos decided not to match. It's intriguing, but still very farfetched. The odds are extremely low Miller follows through on his hardball threat of sitting out the season. The sides have 22 more days to come to an understanding.
Jun 23 - 5:12 PM

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports contract talks between franchise-tagged OLB Von Miller and the Broncos have "gone cold."

Fowler says the two sides have had "minimal communication" over the last 10-to-12 days, which is almost the exact amount of time since the terms of the proposed deal were leaked to the press. That is not a coincidence. Both sides have agreed on a six-year, $114.5 million total, but the amount of guaranteed money and the structure of the contract remain sticking points. Even with negotiations becoming "emotional" over the last two weeks, it would be a surprise if a long-term deal is not reached before July 15.
Jun 21 - 12:10 PM

Demaryius Thomas believes he was "thinking too much" last season.

Thomas was third in the league in drops. He missed the entire offseason program as he negotiated a long-term deal under the franchise tag. His mother was also released from prison. "As I got my deal done, my mom got out," Thomas said. "I was happy to be back with my team, but it was going out on the field, getting the timing down with the new offense." Even with the disappointing season and loss of Peyton Manning, Thomas will likely finish as a top-12 receiver.
Jun 20 - 2:27 PM

DenverBroncos.com's Andrew Mason believes Ronnie Hillman has the "inside track" for the backup running back job.

Hillman might own the job entering training camp, but he will have to hold off fourth-round pick Devontae Booker, who reportedly looked good in the offseason program. With Kapri Bibbs also in the mix, it would be surprising if Hillman held onto the backup spot after averaging 3.5 yards a carry over his final 12 games last season including the playoffs. C.J. Anderson is locked in as the No. 1.
Jun 20 - 8:32 AM

Broncos franchise-tagged OLB Von Miller said contract negotiations are weighing on him.

"It just hurts," he said. "I’m not even going to lie. It’s a business but at the end of the day, I got feelings, too." Miller previously said negotiations had become "emotional." He is understandably upset with the Broncos for leaking information about contract talks in an effort to make him look bad, and he is now going on the offensive. Despite rhetoric about sitting out the season by Miller and his father, the most likely outcome remains a long-term deal before the July 15 deadline.
Source: SI
Jun 20 - 8:25 AM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said third-year WR Cody Latimer looked faster this offseason.

"When you don’t know what you’re doing you get slow, when we first got here, to me, he was playing slow," Kubiak said. "Now he’s starting to play faster." With Andre Caldwell gone, Latimer is competing with Bennie Fowler for the No. 3 receiver job. He's in a make-or-break year.
Source: ESPN
Jun 18 - 7:31 PM

Von Miller says there's "no chance" he plays 2016 under the franchise tag.

In an increasing rarity for NFL contract disputes, this one is devolving into true hardball. NBC Denver reports Miller was "irate" at the Broncos for leaking that he had turned down a six-year, $114.5 million offer, and that negotiations have gotten "emotional." There's still essentially zero chance Miller sits out the 2016 season, the threat of which is his only real leverage. With the hang ups being more about guarantees and cash flow than years or total dollars, something should get done before the July 15 deadline.
Source: NBC Denver
Jun 16 - 3:51 PM

Broncos RB coach Eric Studesville has been impressed with rookie Devontae Booker’s pass protection.

Booker has also picked up Denver’s scheme faster than expected. C.J. Anderson is locked in as the Week 1 starter, but Booker has potential to force his way into an early-season role.
Jun 16 - 12:07 PM

Broncos signed ILB Brandon Marshall to a four-year, $32 million extension through 2020.

According to NBC Denver, the deal includes a $10 million signing bonus. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports it includes $20 million in total guarantees. A restricted free agent, Marshall had yet to sign his $2.553 million tender. A 2012 fifth-round pick of the Jaguars, Marshall has turned into one of the league's best inside linebackers after getting plucked off the scrap heap by GM John Elway. He's been a playmaking force in the middle of the defense, stuffing the stat sheet and earning elite grades from Pro Football Focus.
Jun 14 - 4:21 PM

Paxton Lynch is currently third on the depth chart.

Lynch is behind Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian, whom coach Gary Kubiak claims are currently "neck and neck" for the starting job. Lynch has been billed as a project from the get go, but it will be a major concern if he doesn't do some depth chart climbing in training camp. He almost certainly will. Siemian is a 2015 seventh-rounder.
Jun 14 - 2:39 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak says Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian are currently "neck and neck" for the team's starting job.

First-rounder Paxton Lynch is third on the depth chart. Kubiak claims Sanchez and Siemian are "looking each other in the eye" for No. 1 status. If true, it's acutely embarrassing for Sanchez. A 2015 seventh-rounder out of Northwestern, Siemian shouldn't be such an obstacle for a veteran first-rounder like Sanchez.
Jun 14 - 2:36 PM

The Broncos have moved Juwan Thompson to fullback.

Thompson was buried behind C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker, and Ronnie Hillman on the depth chart. The move to fullback is his only chance to keep his spot. Thompson needs to hold off rookie Andy Janovich.
Jun 11 - 6:02 PM

According to Profootballtalk on NBC Sports, the Broncos' offer to franchise-tagged OLB Von Miller included a $58 million injury guarantee with the remainder of his contract becoming guaranteed on the fifth day of the 2018 league year.

That's a pretty generous offer but apparently Miller thought he could do better. Last year's Super Bowl MVP is aiming for a deal worth over $70 million for the first three years. The Broncos reportedly offered him $39.5 million over the first two years of his contract. The two sides aren't negotiating right now but we're guessing they'll reconvene ahead of the July 15 deadline.
Jun 10 - 2:51 PM


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