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The Broncos plan to run more in the red zone this season.

"(If) you can make people play eight guys in the box in the red zone and you're not throwing against an eight-man drop, three-man rush — it sure is a lot easier to run the ball, too," coach Gary Kubiak said. 46 percent of Peyton Manning's 2014 scores came inside the 10-yard line, while that number was 49.1 percent in 2013. Playing for Kubiak in Baltimore, just 40.7 percent of Joe Flacco's 2014 scores came inside the 10-yard line. All signs continue to point toward the Broncos dialing back their passing attack, and placing greater responsibility on the shoulders of C.J. Anderson.
Source: NBC Denver
Aug 4 - 6:04 PM

Cody Latimer is making "catch after catch" through the first few days of Broncos camp.

Per team reporter Andrew Mason, Latimer has been impressive every day so far. It's certainly a good sign after he played just 37 snaps as a rookie and confirmation that he has the No. 3 wideout job locked. The concern is that new schemer Gary Kubiak loves two-tight-end sets and Peyton Manning's volume will dip sharply this year. Neither Demaryius Thomas nor Emmanuel Sanders has missed a game since 2011.
Aug 4 - 12:47 PM

Broncos placed WR Kyle Williams on injured reserve with a torn Achilles', ending his season.

Williams went down on the first practice of Broncos camp. He tore his ACL twice in 2012-2013. Williams is the son of Chicago White Sox VP Kenny Williams.
Aug 3 - 4:38 PM

Second-year RB Juwan Thompson is reportedly challenging for the Broncos' No. 2 running back job.

Thompson averaged 5.0 yards on 54 carries as an undrafted rookie out of Duke last season, scoring three touchdowns. He's reportedly putting heat on Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman behind C.J. Anderson. "Forty (Thompson's number) looked unbelievable today," coach Gary Kubiak said after Saturday's practice. "He's built for what we do." It's time to add Thompson in all Dynasty leagues and put him on the re-draft sleeper radar.
Aug 1 - 9:48 PM

Broncos WR Kyle Williams suffered a torn Achilles' in training camp.

It's another setback for Williams, who has dealt with injuries throughout his career. Williams wasn't more than a fringe roster player, but will likely be placed on injured reserve. He was in the mix for Denver's punt-return job. 27-year-old Williams has appeared in 39 games over five seasons.
Aug 1 - 2:32 PM

Broncos WR Kyle Williams was carted off the field after suffering an apparent knee injury in practice Saturday.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Williams suffered "at least" a partially torn Achilles. Williams went down awkwardly while attempting to grab a football during a punt-return drill and was visibly distraught as he was carted off the field. It is a tough blow for a player who has become accustomed to them. Williams tore the same ACL in back-to-back seasons from 2012-2013 and missed last year after suffering a shoulder injury in the Chiefs' preseason finale. He is likely done for the season.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 1 - 1:22 PM

Broncos GM John Elway wants the running game to be Peyton Manning's "best friend" in 2015.

"Number one, we're going to have good balance on the offensive side," Elway insisted Thursday. "What I can say, late in my career, that was my best friend, the running game. And I think that running game will be Peyton's best friend also." With Manning's arm dying a slow death, the Broncos are going to ramp up the model they used down the stretch last season under run-oriented coach Gary Kubiak. Manning is still going to sling it, but you can comfortably take the under on the 613 attempts he's averaged the past three seasons. Manning could have a hard time living up to his current ADP of QB3.
Jul 30 - 8:18 PM

Broncos LB Brandon Marshall (Lisfranc) is full-go for the start of training camp.

As is Danny Trevathan, bringing the Broncos' linebacker corps back to full health after it was ravaged by injury in 2014. Headed into his age-26 campaign, Marshall exploded as a playmaker last season, registering 113 tackles, two sacks, one interception and a forced fumble. He's due $585,000 in the final year of his rookie contract.
Jul 30 - 4:18 PM

Broncos ILB Danny Trevathan (kneecap) is healthy for the beginning of training camp.

As is Brandon Marshall (Lisfranc). It's great news for a Broncos linebacker corps that was ravaged by injury last year. Trevathan proved to be a difference maker in 2013 before injuries limited him to 100 snaps last season. He'll be an every-down player for Wade Phillips' defense.
Jul 30 - 4:16 PM

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department has decided not to file charges against Broncos DE Antonio Smith.

Smith was under investigation for some creepy alleged "sexual in nature" child abuse in May. The police department has apparently concluded its investigation, and Smith will report to Broncos camp this week. The versatile 33-year-old will likely play a big role while DE Derek Wolfe is suspended the first four weeks.
Jul 28 - 8:10 PM

Ben Garland and Shelley Smith are the top competitors for the Broncos' left guard opening.

Garland has only played 47 snaps in his career while Smith is coming off a nightmare season with the Dolphins. Denver's left guard, center and right tackle positions are all up for grabs. It's not an ideal situation for Peyton Manning but if anyone can overcome a lackluster offensive line, it's The Sheriff.
Jul 26 - 11:13 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold expects Ronnie Hillman to open training camp on the roster bubble.

Legwold goes so far as to predict Hillman will indeed be cut, leaving C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball, and Juwan Thompson as Denver's top-three backs. Still only 23 years old -- he turns 24 in September -- Hillman reportedly struggled to pick up Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system at spring practices. He has a near-minimum salary and would generate a lot of interest on waivers.
Jul 24 - 1:54 PM

NFL suspended LE Derek Wolfe four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Wolfe took a substance and was "genuinely unaware" that the league prohibited it. In June, it was reported Wolfe had bulked up to 290 pounds after dipping below 260 last season while recovering from a series of scary seizures. Wolfe will be eligible for return in Week 5. His loss is a slight blow to what should still be a strong Denver run defense.
Jul 24 - 1:45 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak said he's "really excited" about second-year WR Cody Latimer.

"I’m really excited about what he can bring and I know he’s a lot better now than when he started," Kubiak said. "I’m excited moving forward." While Demaryius Thomas held out of all offseason team activities as he searched for a new contract, Latimer was the one working opposite Emmanuel Sanders with Peyton Manning and the first-team offense. That's something he rarely got to do as a rookie. "I think that this is going to be the year that he jumps on to the map -- on to the scene," Sanders said. "I think he’s going to have a big year." Latimer should be a fixture on offense in three-wide sets with Sanders kicking inside.
Jul 20 - 6:28 PM

Broncos UDFA WR Jordan Taylor reportedly made a "massive impression" during Organized Team Activities.

6-foot-4 and 209 pounds with 4.52 wheels, Taylor reportedly caught "multiple deep passes" from Zac Dysert and Brock Osweiler at spring practices. Taylor even caught Peyton Manning's eye. "He catches everything around him and he’s gone up and made a couple plays on some deep balls, which have stood out," said Manning. Taylor is buried on the depth chart, but is a name to keep in mind.
Jul 20 - 2:40 PM

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