Player News - Broncos

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According to the Denver Post's Cameron Wolfe, C.J. Anderson "has the potential" to be a "1,500-yard back."

The Gary Kubiak Effect. Kubiak has long championed featuring his running backs and making them the focal point of his offenses. With Peyton Manning now out of the picture, Kubiak is expected to revert to that style of play in 2016. Totaling 1,500 yards should be within reach for Anderson as long as he can stay healthy and get off to a fast start. Arian Foster rushed for 1,200-plus yards and tallied 1,500-plus three times under Kubiak in Houston, and Justin Forsett totaled 1,529 in 2014 in Kubiak's lone season with Baltimore. Anderson remains one of the better picks at his current fourth-round ADP.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 25 - 9:13 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the NFL has determined Peyton Manning did not use HGH or any other performance-enhancing drugs.

Manning was implicated along with several other players in an Al Jazeera America report from December. The NFL determined there was "no credible evidence" the allegations were true after seven months of investigation. This development should be great news for James Harrison, Julius Peppers, Clay Matthews, and the other players implicated in the report, who have all submitted written statements declaring their innocence to the league office. The NFL still wants to interview each player.
Source: ESPN
Jul 25 - 11:10 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says fourth-round rookie Devontae Booker shined as a receiver out of the backfield this spring.

Legwold suggests Booker could receive "third-down consideration quickly" if his passing-game chops translate to live practices. RBs coach Eric Studesville already talked up Booker's pass-protection skills. Broncos coach Gary Kubiak has used running back rotations in the past, but not backfields involving specialty roles, and C.J. Anderson is Denver's best pass-blocking back. Anderson's every-down job isn't in danger, but Booker could knock Ronnie Hillman off the roster if Hillman doesn't show an ability to play special teams.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 24 - 3:36 PM

Broncos rookie Justin Simmons is competing for the No. 3 safety job.

Bradley Roby is expected to see time at safety, but Simmons is the top backup. Shiloh Keo and sixth-rounder William Parks are competing behind Simmons.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 24 - 11:11 AM

Broncos ILB Todd Davis is still the favorite for the starting job opposite Brandon Marshall.

Despite the departure of Danny Trevathan in free agency, the Broncos did not add anyone of note at inside linebacker. That opened up a starting role for Davis, a former undrafted free agent out of Sacramento State. Davis has earned nothing but praise so far this offseason, but he will still have to prove himself in camp to hold the job.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 23 - 9:29 AM

According to 9 News Denver's Mike Klis, "it appears" the Broncos want first-rounder Paxton Lynch to "play at some point this season."

The coaches realize Lynch isn't close to being ready after he finished spring as the distant No. 3 behind Mark Sanchez and Trevor Siemian. But Lynch's immense talent and athletic upside should help him close the gap quickly with training camp and preseason reps. Sanchez is the heavy favorite to start the opener, but it wouldn't be a shock to see Lynch the second half of the year.
Jul 22 - 10:18 AM

9 News Denver reports Aqib Talib could still face league discipline for a shooting incident in early June.

Talib claims he was shot in the leg by an unknown assailant, but there has been speculation he accidentally shot himself. Dallas police are still investigating the case, and the NFL is conducting an investigation of its own. Talib should be ready physically for training camp, but he is not out of the woods yet.
Source: 9 News
Jul 21 - 10:14 AM

Broncos NT Sylvester Williams said coach Gary Kubiak told the team Mark Sanchez is the starter heading into camp.

"Going into the camp, I think Coach Kub kind of let us know he’s going to go with Mark," Williams said, "and give Mark the opportunity to see what he can do and then go on from there." Sanchez has always been the favorite for the starting job, but the Broncos have gone out of their way to suggest Trevor Siemian has a real shot to start. Unless Sanchez is dreadful during the preseason, that is not going to happen. First-rounder Paxton Lynch appears to be well behind in the competition.
Jul 21 - 8:31 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold believes Ronnie Hillman will have to play a much larger role on special teams to make the 53-man roster.

Hillman has made most 53-man roster projections this offseason, but he's super one-dimensional. He only plays offense. Hillman has never really contributed on special teams, and he may need the Broncos to keep four or five running backs to secure a spot. C.J. Anderson is the starter, Devontae Booker a fourth-round rookie, and Juwan Thompson has fullback versatility and is a key gunner in kick coverage. Kapri Bibbs is also in the mix.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 11:52 AM

Appearing on Sirius XM Radio, ESPN's Adam Schefter said Trevor Siemian has a serious chance to be the Broncos' starting quarterback.

"The Trevor Siemian talk and chatter is real," stated Schefter. "He has a legitimate chance to win the job ... the competition is real." We feel like this may say more about Mark Sanchez than Siemian, whose college resume in no way suggested he might have any chance to become an NFL starter. The fact that first-round pick Paxton Lynch is so clearly behind Siemian and Sanchez may also be a concern.
Jul 18 - 4:05 PM

Aqib Talib (leg) is "back running and everything," and expects to be ready for training camp.

Perhaps Talib will spend a day or two on the PUP list, but it's clear his gunshot wound is not a lingering concern. He should be fine for the preseason.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 18 - 2:19 PM

Contract-year WR Emmanuel Sanders has moved to the "top of the priority list" for the Broncos after Von Miller's six-year deal.

Broncos GM John Elway also locked up ILB Brandon Marshall earlier this offseason. The Denver Post reports Elway has been "reluctant" to offer Sanders a deal worth $10 million per year, even though Allen Hurns and Doug Baldwin both received more than that and Sanders has been more productive than both over the last two seasons. Sanders made it clear he wants to re-sign long term. "I mean this sincerely: The city of Denver has been really good to me," Sanders said. "I want to retire a Bronco."
Source: Denver Post
Jul 17 - 12:59 PM

Broncos signed OLB Von Miller to a six-year, $114.5 million contract.

The deal contains $70 million guaranteed, including $23 million in signing and roster bonus payments within the next 14 days. Miller announced the news on Twitter with two words: "For life." It took a turbulent month of negotiations with plenty of bad mouthing and even the occasional passive aggressive Instagram post, but the two sides were always destined to reunite. It's essentially the same framework as the landmark deal Ndamukong Suh signed last offseason but includes more guaranteed money. The reigning Super Bowl MVP is now under team control through 2021. With Miller back on board, Denver's defense will continue to pose a daunting weekly challenge for enemy quarterbacks.
Jul 15 - 2:16 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Broncos and Von Miller are "closing in" on a six-year, $114 million contract that includes $70 million guaranteed.

Cha-ching. It's easily going to be one of the richest deals in league history. According to RapSheet, the $70 million will be "fully guaranteed" by March of 2018. This deal is getting done. Expect an announcement shortly.
Jul 15 - 12:04 PM

NBC Denver reports Broncos franchise player Von Miller is expected to accept a six-year, $114.5 million extension that includes $70 million guaranteed before Friday's deadline.

The years and total money have been in place for over a month. It appears the Broncos upping their guarantee to $70 million is what's pushing talks toward the finish line. The guaranteed money would easily be the most ever for a defensive player, and second only to Andrew Luck in NFL history.
Source: USA Today
Jul 14 - 9:57 PM


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