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The complaint filed against Broncos DE Antonio Smith in November is "sexual in nature."

NBC Denver reported Thursday morning that Smith is being investigated for child abuse. The Fort Bend (Texas) County Sheriff's department conducted an investigation before passing its findings onto the DA's office in February. It's unclear if the DA plans to press charges. The Broncos say they are "aware" of the situation.
May 21 - 5:35 PM

NBC Denver expects OG Ben Garland to get a "legitimate shot" at the Broncos' left-guard job.

Garland is battling Shelley Smith, who signed a two-year, $5.65 million deal in March. That money would suggest Smith is the heavy favorite, but he bombed for the Dolphins last season. An ex-defensive lineman, Garland has only 47 snaps of experience, but is a fit for new coach Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme.
Source: NBC Denver
May 21 - 3:56 PM

Broncos DE Antonio Smith is under investigation for alleged child abuse.

No charges have been filed as of now. "Our Sheriff's Office has received some information, they're working with our office to try and find out as much information as we can about the allegation," said John Healey Jr, DA of Fort Bend County. "At this particular point anything in reference to Mr. Smith is just that -- an allegation." Smith signed a one-year, $2M deal with the Broncos in April to serve as a situational pass rusher.
Source: 9news.com
May 21 - 11:20 AM

Darian Stewart believes the Broncos' free safety job is his to lose.

Stewart's $1.25M signing bonus makes him the favorite to open the season opposite T.J. Ward. He managed to stay healthy for the first time in his career last season, grading out positively across 782 snaps by PFF. Stewart could be reduced to a sub-package role if the Broncos move Bradley Roby to safety in base sets.
Source: Denver Post
May 20 - 6:38 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak expects first-round OLB Shane Ray (toe) to "participate at least some" when the Broncos resume practice on Monday.

Ray sat out minicamp earlier this month because of a toe injury. A projected top-ten pick before his marijuana arrest, the Broncos may have gotten a steal by moving up to draft Ray with the 23rd overall pick. As a rookie, he'll back up veteran DeMarcus Ware at left outside linebacker.
May 17 - 10:28 AM

Broncos signed seventh-round CB Taurean Nixon to a four-year contract.

A sub-package corner in college, Nixon ran 4.36 at his Pro Day with a 38-1/2" vertical. He’ll be developed as a slot option for DC Wade Phillips. Nixon will focus on special teams as a rookie.
May 16 - 9:02 PM

Broncos signed No. 250 overall pick QB Trevor Siemian to a four-year contract.

Siemian wasn't able to work out during the pre-draft process due to a torn ACL, but the Broncos liked his Northwestern tape enough to invest a late-round flier in him. Five months removed from surgery, Siemian is a candidate to spend his rookie year on injured reserve. He’ll compete for third-string duties when healthy.
May 16 - 8:49 PM

Broncos signed No. 59 overall pick OT Ty Sambrailo, seventh-round CB Taurean Nixon, and seventh-round QB Trevor Siemian to four-year contracts.

Sambrailo was the starting left tackle at Colorado State, allowing just one sack as a senior. In Denver, Sambrailo will open the preseason as the heavy favorite to start at right tackle. The Broncos still need to figure out their left guard and center positions.
May 15 - 2:57 PM

Broncos signed No. 252 overall pick LB/DB Josh Furman to a four-year, $2.33 million contract.

One of the final picks of the draft, Furman will have to shine on special teams this summer to earn a spot on the Broncos' 53-man roster.
May 14 - 8:34 PM

Broncos signed No. 164 overall pick CB Lorenzo Doss to a four-year contract.

Doss picked off 15 passes in three years for Tulsa, but has size and athletic limitations. He'll also need to improve his tackling to get on the field in the NFL. Special teams should be Doss' rookie home.
May 14 - 3:06 PM

Broncos signed sixth-round DT Darius Kilgo to a four-year contract.

Kilgo (6'4/320) projects as a zero-technique nose in Denver. He'll compete with Marvin Austin for backup duties behind starting NT Sylvester Williams.
May 13 - 5:48 PM

Broncos signed No. 133 overall pick C Max Garcia to a four-year contract.

Garcia can play multiple spots on the interior line, but is expected to start out at center, battling Gino Gradkowski. The Broncos view Garcia as a versatile fit for Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system.
May 13 - 5:39 PM

Broncos claimed WR/KR Solomon Patton off waivers from the Bucs.

A 2014 undrafted free agent, Patton couldn't lock down return duties in Tampa last season. He's unlikely to crack the Broncos' 53-man roster.
May 12 - 5:56 PM

James Casey is considered a fullback with special teams duties in Denver.

The versatile Casey caught 34 passes under Broncos coach Gary Kubiak when the two were in Houston together in 2012. Don't expect him to reach that mark this year. The Broncos want to expand Virgil Green's pass-catching role and also have Kubiak favorite Owen Daniels in town. Casey will do more lead blocking than catching.
Source: ESPN.com
May 12 - 11:11 AM

Bucs waived WR/KR Solomon Patton, WR Chandler Jones, S Shelton Johnson, OT Matt Patchan, WR Josh Reese and LB Michael Reynolds.

A 2014 undrafted free agent, Patton couldn't stick with the Bucs as a return specialist last season. Standing in at 5-foot-9, 177 pounds, he'll have trouble doing so elsewhere.
May 11 - 2:48 PM


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