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DenverBroncos.com's Andrew Mason says "it would be no surprise" if CB Chris Harris opens up camp on the PUP list.

The lack of surprise is because Harris will be barely six months removed from a partial tear in his ACL when Broncos camp opens. No matter how well his recovery went, the beginning of training camp was always an optimistic timetable. Harris does look on track to participate in at least some camp activities and should be good to go by Week 1.
Jul 7 - 10:04 AM

Broncos TE Joel Dreessen didn't participate in spring practices because of ongoing knee issues.

Dreessen underwent surgery on his left knee in February, his third operation on the same knee in fewer than 12 months. Soon-to-be 32-year-old Dreessen carries a $3.1 million cap charge and may be on the chopping block with the Broncos right up against the cap. He caught seven balls in 2013.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 6 - 12:27 PM

Julius Thomas said he'll be used "a lot more creatively" this season.

It's easy to forget that Thomas played just one season of college football at Portland State and entered last season with one catch in two NFL seasons. He's still a developing prospect despite going off for 65-788-12 last season. "I think there are a lot of things that our offense wanted to do with me, but you can only learn so much in one year," he said. Now entering his second year as a starter, Thomas will be asked to expand his route tree and help compensate for the loss of Eric Decker -- especially in the red zone. Another 12-15 touchdowns for Orange Julius is well within reach.
Jul 2 - 9:31 AM

Broncos CB Chris Harris (ACL surgery) says he's at about 85 percent right now.

Harris is merely five months removed from surgery, but his prognosis is more optimistic than standard timelines because he only suffered a partial ACL tear during the Divisional Round win over the Chargers. He appears on track for Week 1. With Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and first-round rookie Brandon Roby added to the mix this offseason, this Broncos secondary is brimming with talent.
Source: Tulsa World
Jun 30 - 8:11 AM

The Dallas Police Department confirms Aqib Talib's brother, Yaqub, was the one arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning at Club Syn.

So, there's really nothing to see here. The Dallas PD appears to have jumped the gun with a "breaking" non-story. "Original information reported was incorrect," the PD tweeted. Yaqub is 31 years old. Aqib hasn't had any off-field issues in two seasons. He'll shadow opposing No. 1 receivers for the Broncos this season.
Jun 29 - 11:53 AM

Aqib Talib's agent denies that his client was the one arrested early Sunday morning in Dallas for public intoxication, but that it was Aqib's brother, Yaqub.

The Dallas Police Department contends it was Aqib. Profootballtalk reports that "it's not [Aqib]," and that Aqib is actually at home "in bed." There aren't many details available, but it appears the Dallas PD has their Talibs mixed up.
Jun 29 - 11:37 AM

Broncos CB Aqib Talib was arrested for public intoxication Saturday night in Dallas.

Talib was escorted out of Club Syn at about 1:45 AM after a "disturbance." He was allegedly throwing bottles in the club and "causing a danger to himself and others." It's Talib's first off-field issue since receiving a four-game ban for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs in October 2012.
Source: ABC Denver
Jun 29 - 11:11 AM

The Denver Post says fourth-year LB Nate Irving has earned the Broncos' starting middle linebacker job.

He'll be a two-down player with Von Miller and Danny Trevathan staying on the field in sub-packages, but it's still an accomplishment for 26-year-old Irving, who's been an NFL disappointment to this point in his career. This is also Irving's contract year. He finished last season with 41 tackles and one sack.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 22 - 2:35 PM

According to the Denver Post, Broncos No. 2 quarterback Brock Osweiler "looks ready" to lead Denver's offense in the event of a Peyton Manning injury.

The Post reported in May that the Broncos "really like" their 2012 second-round pick, who was solid during OTAs. Only 23 years old, Osweiler is an interesting Dynasty prospect who could flirt with QB1 value in re-draft leagues if Peyton missed time. The Broncos have great weapons and play with a fast pace.
Source: Denver Post
Jun 22 - 2:30 PM

Broncos TE Julius Thomas said he's monitoring the arbitration case between the Saints and Jimmy Graham.

Thomas is in the final year of his rookie deal and could be franchised next offseason. Like Graham, he lines up in multiple spots and could make a similar case to be tagged as a wideout. The Broncos recently approached Thomas about an extension, so the ruling will also impact long-term talks. "I've kind of been keeping an eye on that situation, obviously, because it could probably come back to affect a lot of us tight ends," Thomas said. "I think that if you’re a guy that makes plays, that’s how you should be valued."
Jun 21 - 4:49 PM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the part of Montee Ball's game that showed the most improvement in recent weeks was as a receiver, and suggests Ball is "ready for a starring role in the run game."

Upon tape review of Ball's rookie season, we actually thought he handled himself well as a pass-catcher. The Broncos did not change their running back route tree at all when Ball checked in, allowing him to run simple flares and check-downs in addition to lining up wide and executing some gos and slants. He even caught a shovel pass. During offseason practices over the last month, Ball has "consistently shown he's ready to participate in long-yardage situations as a receiver" and has "shown better footwork" in pass protection. A projection of 45-50 catches in addition to a heavy-volume role in the run game is realistic.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 11:24 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold says the Broncos "were right" about their evaluation and scheme fit for Emmanuel Sanders.

Sanders has apparently handled himself well in his first offseason as a Bronco. He's shown an ability to play both outside and inside, and is "putting in the extra time" with Peyton Manning. Sanders is obviously a good bet for his first 1,000-yard season thanks to this offense, but we'd feel better about a big-time breakout if the Broncos didn't use a second-round pick on Cody Latimer. We wouldn't rule out the rookie closing the gap quickly here.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 11:11 AM

ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold expects the Broncos to be a "more efficient running team on the inside this season, especially in the scoring zone."

The optimism stems mostly from an improved offensive line. LT Ryan Clady is back from a Lisfranc tear, allowing powerful Orlando Franklin to move to left guard while Chris Clark and Winston Justice battle for the right tackle spot. New feature back Montee Ball is also a far better inside runner than departed Knowshon Moreno, and he'll be facing a league-high percentage of nickel and dime looks. Ball's upside is through the roof, especially in the touchdown category.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 19 - 11:01 AM

Fifth-round pick Lamin Barrow will compete for the Broncos' starting middle linebacker job.

The Broncos are giving Barrow an extended look at MIKE after he played mostly weak-side linebacker at LSU. Nate Irving is getting the majority of OTA reps, but is best suited for a rotational role. ESPN's Jeff Legwold believes Barrow "already has the look of a guy who's going to push early and often for playing time."
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 2:17 PM

A source tells Profootballtalk's Mike Florio that there's "nothing going on" in contract talks between the Broncos and Demaryius Thomas.

This conflicts with a previous report that Denver made a five-year offer to Thomas. Florio suggests there's still a "long way to go" before a deal gets done. GM John Elway has stated he wants to extend both Demaryius and Julius Thomas prior to training camp, but talks appear to be in the early stages. The Broncos have $4.62 million in 2014 cap space, so fitting two high-salary deals will be difficult.
Jun 14 - 4:39 PM


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