Player News - Broncos

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Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports Broncos DBs coach Joe Woods will be promoted to defensive coordinator.

After logging 13 years as a DBs coach, Woods is finally getting his first job as a defensive coordinator. Woods was really the only candidate new coach Vance Joseph ever considered to anchor his defense. He'll be replacing Wade Phillips, who accepted a position as the Rams new defensive coordinator. Led by All-Pro cornerbacks Chris Harris and Aqib Talib, Denver allowed the league's fewest passing yards per game this past season.
Jan 15 - 3:06 PM

Broncos hired Bill Musgrave as their QB coach.

It's a step down after Musgrave coordinated the Raiders to a top-six offense. Buffalo and Cleveland had interest in Musgrave but he ultimately decided to stay in the AFC West. In Denver, Musgrave will be tasked with developing Paxton Lynch into a starter. The Broncos will have an open competition at quarterback in 2017.
Jan 13 - 8:14 PM

C.J. Anderson (knee) expects to be ready for training camp.

Anderson is three months removed from a torn meniscus. He was recently cleared to run and could get in some work at OTAs. Anderson averaged 4.0 YPC in seven games last year, but should be back at his $2.9 million salary.
Source: ESPN
Jan 13 - 8:02 PM

Broncos hired Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator.

This had been in the works but is now official. McCoy was widely considered the top offensive coordinator available this cycle. He returns to Denver after serving under John Fox from 2010-2012. McCoy runs more of a vertical scheme than Gary Kubiak and brings a history of success with quarterbacks. The Chargers never ranked outside the top-ten in passing yards in McCoy's four years as coach. McCoy will have full control of the offense under defensive-minded HC Vance Joseph.
Jan 13 - 6:50 PM

Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports the Broncos are "finalizing" a deal to make Bill Musgrave their new QBs coach.

The Broncos interviewed Musgrave and Mike McCoy for their offensive coordinator position. In the end, they decided to hire both coaches. As expected, McCoy will fill the offensive coordinator role with Musgrave handling the quarterbacks. Musgrave, who served as the Raiders' OC in 2016, drew interest from the Bills and Browns as a coordinator before deciding on Denver. With McCoy and Musgrave on board, Denver's offense will have a chance to take a big step forward in 2017.
Jan 13 - 3:42 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph will meet with DBs coach Joe Woods on Friday.

He's presumably interviewing for the team's vacancy at defensive coordinator. Woods has overseen Denver's secondary for the last two seasons and appears to be the favorite to replace Wade Phillips, who signed on to be the Rams' defensive coordinator on Thursday. Joseph is also interviewing Eric Studesville, who has spent the last seven years as Denver's RBs coach. Studesville interviewed for the Jets' opening at offensive coordinator earlier this week.
Jan 13 - 2:56 PM

NBC Denver reports the Broncos are "finalizing" a deal with ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy to serve as offensive coordinator.

It would be a reunion, as McCoy served as the Broncos' coordinator from 2010-12, working with Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. McCoy also did a strong job with Philip Rivers in San Diego, though he ultimately proved overmatched as a head coach. McCoy would be an excellent hire for an offense with a few nice pieces, but a number of question marks, including which direction it should go following the retirement of coach Gary Kubiak.
Jan 12 - 10:08 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy will interview for the Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday.

There have been reports it's already a done deal, but it's apparently not over the finish line yet. McCoy is a respected offensive mind who was out of his depth as a head coach. He'd be a great asset for first time head coach Vance Joseph.
Jan 12 - 3:12 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph believes DBs coach Joe Woods is ready to be a defensive coordinator.

Woods has been a DBs coach since 2004, and with Denver since 2015. Joseph is still choosing his staff, but Woods appears to be the favorite to take over as his defensive coordinator. Joseph also said he's "considering" keeping Wade Phillips, though reports suggest Phillips could be tabbed as the Rams' new DC if Sean McVay gets the job. Whoever lands the DC job in Denver could end up the play-caller, as Joseph has said he'd like to focus on his overall duties.
Jan 12 - 2:56 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he would prefer not to call plays on defense.

Joseph should still have a heavy influence on the team's defensive scheme, but he'd rather delegate play-calling duties to one of his assistants. The team has yet to announce a defensive coordinator, though Wade Phillips appears to be headed elsewhere. Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine are probably the top names on the market among defensive coordinators, though Joseph may prefer someone who was on his staff in Miami. Meanwhile, Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave are considered the top candidates for Denver's vacancy at offensive coordinator.
Jan 12 - 2:28 PM

New Broncos coach Vance Joseph expects an "open competition" at quarterback next summer.

Trevor Siemian was better than expected in 2016, but began to fizzle down the stretch. With Siemian's mentor Gary Kubiak now retired, the Broncos figure to give 2016 first-rounder Paxton Lynch every opportunity to earn the starting job. 23 next month, Lynch appeared hopelessly raw as a rookie, but has a great on-paper profile. We'll take Joseph at his word that there will be a legitimate competition.
Jan 12 - 2:25 PM

Broncos C Matt Paradis underwent the first of two hip surgeries Tuesday.

Paradis underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right hip Tuesday and will have his left hip scoped in three weeks. Dr. Marc Philippon, who is performing both surgeries, believes the procedures will make Paradis "a much better athlete," but added he could be facing a lengthy recovery. Paradis sounds like he will start training camp on the PUP list, and his availability for Week 1 is in question.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 12 - 9:59 AM

CSN's John Middlekauff reports Broncos coach Vance Joseph will hire Mike McCoy as his offensive coordinator.

This had been rumored but now sounds like a done deal. McCoy is a strong fit in Denver, where he coordinated under John Fox from 2010-2012. He should improve an offense that ranked near the bottom of the league. McCoy has a proven track record of getting the most out of his quarterbacks. His hiring is good news for Paxton Lynch's development.
Jan 11 - 6:16 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos will interview ex-Raiders OC Bill Musgrave and ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy for their offensive-coordinator vacancy on Thursday.

Both would be excellent hires for new coach Vance Joseph, who just landed the Broncos' job Wednesday. Musgrave was let go by the division-rival Raiders earlier this week and would obviously have a fire burning in his belly to get "back" at Oakland. McCoy was the Broncos' OC before getting the head job in San Diego. Musgrave has also been linked to Cal-Berkley's head-coach gig.
Jan 11 - 2:49 PM

Broncos hired Vance Joseph as their new head coach.

It's a four-year contract, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Signs have been pointing to Joseph as the Broncos' top choice for about a week now, and with Joseph's Dolphins getting eliminated from the playoffs this past Sunday, it opened the door for the Broncos to move in and make the hire. Joseph was also drawing interest from the Chargers and 49ers, but cancelled those interviews Wednesday. By most accounts, Joseph is a rising star in the coaching world, having just wrapped up his first season as a defensive coordinator after coaching DBs since 2002. It's a homecoming of sorts after Joseph played his college ball at Colorado. The 44-year-old isn't expected to retain DC Wade Phillips and is reportedly looking at Mike McCoy and Bill Musgrave as his OC.
Jan 11 - 2:43 PM


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