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New coach Gary Kubiak said he'll adjust his offense to fit Peyton Manning.

Kubiak's standard offense uses highly successful and voluminous one-cut running to set up play-action passes. Meanwhile, Manning has mostly been a shotgun-spread quarterback throughout his Hall of Fame 17-year career. However, Manning's effectiveness waned badly last year, leading to massive workloads for C.J. Anderson. We'd expect Kubiak to come up with a balanced plan in the middle of the road, with plenty of work for Anderson -- who enters the offseason program as the starter ahead of Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 26 - 8:03 AM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak "has held preliminary talks" with Peyton Manning about saving his "mind and body" during the season.

We're guessing this means Manning will have his practice reps limited and maybe receive a smaller offseason workload. Kubiak said he'll adjust the offense to better suit Manning's needs, not the other way around.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 25 - 10:57 AM

According to the Denver Post, the Broncos' fullback depth chart "begins and ends" with Joe Don Duncan.

The Broncos abandoned the fullback position in recent years, but coach Gary Kubiak is hoping that will change this season. Duncan is a 6'3", 268-pound behemoth who played tight end in college. Injuries sidelined him for his entire rookie campaign. Kubiak says the team will also look to add a fullback in the draft.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 23 - 9:36 AM

Broncos WLB Brandon Marshall (foot) is expected to be 100 percent by training camp.

He could be limited during minicamp and OTAs. Marshall struggled with a right foot injury last season but only missed two games because of it. The Broncos are transitioning from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 scheme under new coordinator Wade Phillips. That means Marshall, who mostly played on the outside last season, will be making the move to inside linebacker.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 23 - 9:26 AM

By all accounts, Montee Ball is working "fiercely" to earn back the starting running back job.

Ball had his big chance as the starter to open the 2014 season and flubbed it, proving far too slow to the hole en route to a pathetic 3.12 YPC average. New coach Gary Kubiak has already stated C.J. Anderson should arrive at OTAs "like he's the starter," a title we'd expect him to hold all the way through to the regular season. CJA's decisive one-cut style is a great fit for the Kubiak scheme. Ball projects as the No. 2 man no matter how hard he's working.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 23 - 7:49 AM

The Broncos have discussed giving second-year CB Bradley Roby some reps at safety.

Roby is physical and an adept tackler. The Broncos are trying to replace outgoing FS Rahim Moore. "He can tackle, he's tough, and that safety has to be a cover guy there," GM John Elway said of Roby. Denver's penciled-in starter at free safety is Darian Stewart. It sounds like a position they'll look to upgrade in the draft. Keeping Roby at corner long term still makes the most sense.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 22 - 10:32 PM

Broncos signed LB Reggie Walker, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year contract.

A seventh-year pro, Walker appeared in just 11 games for the Bolts last season. He'll try to become a core special teamer in Denver.
Mar 19 - 5:10 PM

Peyton Manning's new contract with the Broncos contains a no-trade clause.

The only way Manning will leave the Broncos over the next two years is through retirement or release. It is very unlikely Manning would ever be traded, but the clause at least gives the change-averse quarterback some peace of mind. Manning will likely be asked to throw less as he enters his age-39 season, but he is still a high-end QB1.
Mar 14 - 12:54 PM

Broncos signed G Shelley Smith, formerly of the Dolphins, to a two-year, $5.65 million contract.

Smith was scheduled to visit the Falcons after leaving Denver without a contract earlier this week, but the Broncos obviously changed his mind. Smith was wholly ineffective last season in Miami, but he will be given a shot to earn a starting role on the Broncos' incredibly thin offensive line. Smith's athleticism projects as a fit in new Broncos coach Gary Kubiak's offense.
Mar 13 - 7:03 PM

Broncos signed FS Darian Stewart to a two-year contract.

Turning 27 before the season, Stewart was a top-30 safety among 87 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' 2014 grades. He compiled 53 tackles and an interception, primarily at strong safety. Stewart does have free safety starts on his resume and will play there in Denver across from SS T.J. Ward.
Mar 13 - 3:28 PM

Free agent OG Shelley Smith will visit the Falcons on Saturday.

Smith visited the Broncos late this week, but left without a deal. The athletic 28-year-old would be an option to replace LG Justin Blalock in Atlanta.
Mar 13 - 12:41 PM

Broncos signed DL Vance Walker to a two-year, $4 million contract.

Walker didn't play much in Kansas City, but he should have a chance to contribute with the Broncos, especially after Denver lost three of its defensive starters. He'll play end in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
Mar 12 - 5:18 PM

Free agent OG Shelley Smith will visit the Broncos.

Denver has huge holes to fill on the offensive line with LG Orlando Franklin gone and C Will Montgomery's contract up. Smith struggled with the Dolphins last season but could do better in a zone blocking scheme. He's also drawn interest from the Falcons and Seahawks.
Mar 12 - 3:59 PM

Free agent S Darian Stewart will visit the Falcons after he's done visiting Denver.

Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News says the Giants are also interested, though no visit has been scheduled. Stewart played all 16 games for Baltimore last season, the first time he's done that in his career. The Falcons are looking to replace Dwight Lowery at free safety.
Mar 12 - 1:49 PM

The Broncos will host free agent DL Vance Walker later this week.

Walker had been a generally-effective defensive lineman before bottoming out last year in Kansas City and barely getting on the field. He can play tackle and 3-4 end. Walker would add depth to Wade Phillips' Denver defense.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 11 - 9:50 PM


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