Player News - Broncos

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Paxton Lynch has lost the Broncos' quarterback battle to Trevor Siemian.

For the second straight year, 2016 first-round pick Lynch was unable to unseat 2015 seventh-rounder Siemian despite superior theoretical tools. Lynch has a big arm and plus athleticism, but he has shown no ability to deliver accurate passes downfield. The Broncos may have to go back to the drawing board at quarterback next offseason. Siemian has a low ceiling, and Lynch isn't cutting it.
Aug 21 - 2:12 PM

The Broncos have named Trevor Siemian their starting quarterback.

As expected. Siemian has outplayed 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch since the day Lynch was drafted, and Lynch made no tangible progress in his second NFL training camp. The Broncos envision Siemian as a capped-ceiling placeholder quarterback, but he gives the team its best chance to win now. The Broncos should probably look into acquiring Tyrod Taylor to add more talent to the room. Lynch has shown zero ability to move the offense.
Aug 21 - 1:29 PM

ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports teammates believe Trevor Siemian has won the Broncos' quarterback competition.

As do all outside observers and anyone who watched the team's first two preseason games. Coach Vance Joseph has said he wants the starter set before practices for the third preseason game, often viewed as the "dress rehearsal" for Week 1, so Legwold believes the coach could announce his decision on Monday. The No. 26 overall pick last year, Paxton Lynch is shaping up as a bust.
Source: ESPN
Aug 21 - 8:45 AM

The Denver Post believes Paxton Lynch may have already lost the Broncos' quarterback derby to Trevor Siemian.

The fact of the matter is Siemian has at least shown some ability to move the offense, while Lynch has not. "I saw Paxton make some plays with his legs, which he should. He’s an athlete," coach Vance Joseph said. "And Trevor, he was solid. He was Trevor. He made good decisions, his ball-placement was on point tonight, he controlled the huddle. So I was pleased with Trevor." Siemian has a limited ceiling, but he gives the Broncos their best chance to win.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 20 - 5:47 PM

According to Troy Renck of Denver 7 ABC, players on the Broncos consider Trevor Siemian the "clear frontrunner" for the starting quarterback job.

Renck consulted "multiple players" after Saturday's preseason game. The consensus was that Siemian is well ahead of Paxton Lynch and that it isn't close. Siding with the overmatched Lynch probably wouldn't sit well in the locker room.
Aug 20 - 8:49 AM

Paxton Lynch completed 9-of-13 passes for 39 yards and rushed three times for 27 yards in the Broncos' second preseason game.

Lynch has simply shown no ability to move the Broncos' offense, and you could argue he looks worse than his rookie-year preseason. He was a checkdown machine Saturday night against the 49ers, generating his best play on a 10-yard scramble. Trevor Siemian gives the Broncos a better chance to win, but the team is still trying to force the issue with Lynch. who hasn't shown any tangible signs of improvement. He's looking like a first-round draft bust.
Aug 19 - 11:23 PM

The Denver Channel's Troy Renck reports Paxton Lynch "turned the corner" in practice this week.

Lynch reportedly "looked comfortable" and made good decisions in joint practices against the 49ers. The offense looks to be slowing down for Lynch after an uneven start to training camp. There's a chance Lynch could move ahead of Trevor Siemian with a strong showing in Denver's second preseason game.
Aug 19 - 3:50 PM

Paxton Lynch is "getting more first-team reps" this week.

This was expected with Lynch slated to start Denver's second preseason game. Reports from Broncos-49ers joint practices are that Lynch has looked terrible in full-squad sessions. We expect Trevor Siemian to be Denver's Week 1 starter.
Aug 16 - 7:25 PM

Broncos second round pick DeMarcus Walker (hip) needs a second MRI.

There's hope Walker can play through the injury, but it sounds like there's some concern. More won't be known until the MRI results. Walker has been mixing in snaps at outside linebacker with Shane Ray and Shaq Barrett sidelined.
Aug 16 - 4:31 PM

Jamaal Charles will sit out the Broncos' second preseason game on Saturday.

Charles was supposed to play in the Broncos' exhibition opener, but ended up sitting out. He will supposedly play in the third preseason game. Charles has said he's healthy, but the Broncos are showing extreme caution with the 30 year old's knees. Charles remains a true dart throw in the late rounds of fantasy drafts.
Aug 15 - 1:44 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he was "not surprised" to see sixth-round RB De'Angelo Henderson shine in the preseason opener.

Henderson rushed seven times for 54 yards and a touchdown, including the game-winning 41-yard score. "What we saw tonight is what he’s been since we drafted the guy in the spring," said Joseph. "So I’m not surprised to see that tonight." Henderson remains an intriguing sleeper to earn touches in a muddy backfield that also includes C.J. Anderson, Jamaal Charles, and injured Devontae Booker.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 14 - 5:49 PM

Broncos third-round WR Carlos Henderson is day to day following surgery to repair a torn left thumb ligament.

We would consider Henderson more week to week, though it's possible he could return this preseason. No. 3 duties are there for the taking for Henderson if he can get healthy.
Aug 14 - 1:53 PM

Broncos coach Vance Joseph said he is "not sure yet" if Jamaal Charles will play in the second preseason game.

Coming off a series of knee injuries, Charles was held out of the preseason opener and has remained limited in practice, although he has reportedly taken more full-team reps in the past week. It is smart for the Broncos to take it slow with the veteran, but they will need to see if he has anything left in the tank at some point.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 14 - 10:35 AM

Broncos WR Carlos Henderson requires thumb surgery.

The team won't have a timetable for Henderson's return until after his Sunday operation. The No. 82 overall pick of the draft, Henderson caught one pass for seven yards in his preseason debut on Thursday. Having a quiet camp, Henderson is theoretically in the lead for No. 3 duties behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Aug 12 - 7:19 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Broncos DE Derek Wolfe's ankle injury is "just a moderate sprain."

This confirms previous reports. Wolfe is unlikely to play in Denver's second preseason game, but should be fine for Week 1.
Aug 12 - 4:34 PM


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