Broncos Rumors & News

  • After 3 concussions, Welker playing dangerous game

    USA Today "How many are too many? Was one concussion enough to start the ticking time bomb in Wes Welker's brain? Were three? Or can the Denver Broncos wide receiver take a few more hits before he does irreversible damage that will rob him of his memory, set his moods swinging like a pendulum and make..." August 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol. Lot of optimism from the team.

  • Broncos trade for Giants kicker Brandon McManus "Glory of glories: We have a kicker trade! The Denver Broncos have swung a deal with the New York Giants to acquire the undrafted Brandon McManus, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a Broncos source. ESPN first reported the news. McManus was expected to be waived by Big Blue. Not wanting..." August 26

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

  • Matt Prater apologizes to Broncos teammates for his suspension

    Denver Post "Nervous and embarrassed, Matt Prater apologized to teammates before Monday's practice. The NFL's best place-kicker will miss the first four games of the season after violating the league's substance-abuse policy. "I am definitely going to make some changes in my life: not drink at all or risk..." August 26

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    Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

    #Broncos coach John Fox on whether Welker has said anything about retirement: “That’s not been brought up at all… I didn’t sense that.’’

  • Tom Brady: 'Tough' when Welker hurt

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning it was hard to see former teammate and good friend Wes Welker sustain his third concussion in less than a year on Saturday and that he tries to do what he can to protect his own receivers. "It's tough to see that happen and to a guy..." August 25

  • Broncos probably will look for a place-kicker for early season

    Denver Post "There's a decent chance the Broncos' season-opening place-kicker is not yet on their roster. They'll need to find one after Matt Prater, the league's top kicker last season, was notified by the NFL he will be suspended from the first four games of the season for violating the league's alcohol..." August 25

  • Bill O'Brien defends D.J. Swearinger "Texans coach Bill O'Brien backed his safety a day after D.J. Swearinger drew the ire of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for a hit that concussed receiver Wes Welker. "D.J. was not trying to do any harm," O'Brien said. "He was trying to make a play, make a tackle. The call was correct...." August 24

  • Broncos WR Wes Welker diagnosed with third concussion in 10 months "For the third time in 10 months, Wes Welker has been diagnosed with a concussion. The latest head injury for the Broncos wide receiver happened in the second quarter of Denver's 18-17 loss to Houston on Saturday. Broncos coach John Fox confirmed the injury, but he didn't offer a timetable for..." August 24

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Turns out Broncos K Matt Prater was facing a year-long suspension that his attorney, Harvey Steinberg, got reduced to four games.

  • Texans rookie QB Tom Savage plays hero in win over Broncos

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie Tom Savage, trying to surge past Case Keenum and claim the Texans’ backup quarterback job, took a major step in that direction by rifling a 31-yard touchdown pass to second-year tight end Ryan Griffin with 59 seconds left Saturday night, then found fellow rookie Travis Labhart for the..." August 24

  • Prater’s suspension raises plenty of questions

    Pro Football Talk "One the surface, the news that Broncos kicker Matt Prater will be suspended four games under the substance-abuse policy doesn’t generate much curiosity. For most players suspended under the substance-abuse policy, the first sign of any trouble comes via the news of a four-game..." August 24

  • Peyton Manning, D.J. Swearinger address The Taunt

    Denver Post "To cap a week of intense joint practices between the Broncos and Texans, the two teams faced off in their third preseason matchup of 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Saturday. And, following suit with their three practices at Dove Valley, tempers flared as the Texans rallied for an..." August 24

  • Denver Broncos' Wes Welker suffers concussion "Wes Welker missed three games last season after sustaining a pair of concussions in a two-month span. Now the Denver Broncos' star slot receiver must deal with yet another head injury. Welker popped back up after taking a hit to the head from Texans safety D.J. Swearinger in Saturday night's..." August 24

  • Matt Prater suspended 4 games

    Denver Post "Broncos kicker Matt Prater has been notified by the NFL he will be suspended through the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The violation was alcohol-related. Prater has been in the league's alcohol program since soon after he was charged with..." August 24

  • Montee Ball, Von Miller, Kevin Vickerson ready for action with Broncos

    Denver Post "Broncos starters Von Miller and Montee Ball are expected to make their 2014 preseason debuts Saturday. Miller, the Broncos' strongside linebacker who has 35 sacks through his first three NFL seasons, has been sidelined since tearing the ACL in his right knee early in a game Dec. 22 at Houston...." August 23

  • Emmanuel Sanders returns to Broncos, may get chance to play Saturday

    Denver Post "Maybe, the strained quadriceps simply got the proper rest. Or perhaps, the healing period coincided with a nudge from Peyton Manning. Either way, Broncos' receiver Emmanuel Sanders was back on the practice field Thursday. He has been in and out of practice and the preseason because of his leg..." August 22

  • Montee Ball on track for season opener

    Denver Post "Montee Ball participated in practice Wednesday in a limited capacity, continuing to regain strength after an appendectomy. He won't play Saturday, but his progress suggests he's on track for the season opener. He won't know until he takes that first hit. "There was no hesitation to return..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Broncos RB Montee Ball cleared for practice

    Denver Post "Broncos running back Montee Ball has received full medical clearance, two weeks since he underwent an appendectomy. “He’s all good to go,” Broncos coach John Fox said. However, there is a difference between medical clearance and getting the green light to play tackle football. " August 19

  • Salary cap will influence Broncos' cuts "For many who currently have lockers inside the Denver Broncos' complex, things get down to the vocational nitty gritty this week. For months they have shown up to work each day, part of a team. They've worked in the weight room, eaten in the cafeteria and rubbed shoulders with their far more..." August 19

  • Jordan Norwood emerges as solid target for Denver Broncos

    Denver Post "Among all the Broncos' personnel changes surrounding quarterback Peyton Manning, Jordan Norwood is perhaps the least-known player. He was undrafted, cut twice and out of football last season. But from a technical perspective, the wide receiver from Penn State might be the best prepared to work..." August 16

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Broncos LB Danny Trevathan (knee) out 6-8 weeks "Denver Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan has a fracture just below his left knee joint and will miss six to eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday. Trevathan, who had an MRI after he was carted off the field during Tuesday morning's practice, suffered a medial tibial impaction..." August 13

  • Peyton Manning's quiet tribute to young Broncos fan who died too soon "During training camp, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was taking snaps, wearing his usual preseason attire. With one exception: his towel had the name "Chris Crowson" on it. Turns out Manning was paying a silent tribute to a young Broncos fan who died earlier in the summer. Chris Crowson was..." August 12

  • Broncos LB Danny Trevathan injures leg at practice, carted off field "The Broncos spent the offseason trying to improve their defense, adding cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive end DeMarcus Ware and safety T.J. Ward in an attempt to keep their status as Super Bowl contenders. But on Tuesday at practice, Denver might have suffered a bad loss on defense when..." August 12

  • Broncos' Demaryius Thomas focuses on job after losing grandmother

    Denver Post "Nine days isn't a long time. Demaryius Thomas' talent confuses the clock. On Thursday, with five fewer practices than his teammates, Thomas converted three first downs and created mismatches on every snap. It was easy to forget that Thomas, a 6-foot-4, 223-pound hulk with a shortstop's hands..." August 11

  • Broncos' Montee Ball returns to watch practice five days after surgery

    Denver Post "Five pounds lighter but feeling better, Broncos running back Montee Ball watched practice Saturday for the first time since undergoing an appendectomy Monday. Ball doesn't know when he will play, but he remains pleased with his progress. "Right now I am getting healthy and strengthening my..." August 10

  • Smith, McCray earn second chances "They were a part of the Denver Broncos’ rookie class last season, but Quanterus Smith and Lerentee McCray didn't get to run in the offense, as Montee Ball did, or start on defense, as Sylvester Williams did. Smith and McCray were relegated to interested bystander status as the team went about the..." August 10

  • Juwan Thompson battles into mix for playing time at Broncos RB

    Denver Post "Free agents need moments. Juwan Thompson went undrafted and signed with the Broncos for $3,500. The minimal investment explains the urgency to capitalize on every chance. Thompson's arrived Thursday with 6:41 remaining in the second quarter of the Broncos' exhibition game with the Seattle..." August 09

  • Broncos' DeMarcus Ware cuts to chase in pursuit of Seattle QB Russell Wilson

    Denver Post "The Broncos knew DeMarcus Ware was a quick study. Less certain was whether the veteran defensive end was still quick. After consecutive pedestrian seasons by his standards, including his first injury absence, Ware responded with authority in the preseason opener Thursday night. During the..." August 08

  • Broncos defeat Seahawks in preseason opener; Peyton Manning efficient, tough

    Denver Post "Let's not be silly about this. An encouraging preseason opener is a long way from a Super Bowl beatdown. Revenge is for February, maybe even September, but never in August. Yet, there was satisfaction, maybe even a touch of glee, in the Broncos for not only standing up to the bullying..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Broncos sign defensive end Brian Sanford

    Mile High Report "The former Cleveland Brown will provide depth along the defensive line. It was first reported by ESPN's Jeff Legwold that the Denver Broncos have signed defensive end Brian Sanford. He is listed at 6'2 280lbs and will provide depth along the defensive line for the Broncos. The Broncos have..." August 05

  • Broncos depth chart includes Derek Wolfe, Rahim Moore back as starters

    Denver Post "Derek Wolfe and Rahim Moore have made it all the way back. The young defensive Broncos missed the second half of last season because of unusual setbacks. Both were listed as starters at their positions Sunday when the Broncos released their first official depth chart of the 2014..." August 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos RB Montee Ball will undergo an appendectomy today but is expected to be ready for regular-season opener vs. Colts, per source.

  • T.J. Ward must do four hours community service to get assault charges dropped

    Pro Football Talk "It took almost three months for the misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges against Broncos safety T.J. Ward to work its way through the system, but it will only take him an afternoon to complete the sentence handed down on Monday. The Denver Post reports Ward must perform four..." August 04

  • Broncos get offensive in scrimmage, putting on aerial show

    Denver Post "About that new defense? When it was all over Saturday, with scattered players signing autographs after the offense bounded down the field for two hours as if on a pogo stick, it seemed like there had been a lot of misplaced fuss this offseason. The Broncos held their annual summer scrimmage..." August 03

  • No. 3 QB Zac Dysert looks like a keeper

    Denver Post "As No. 3 quarterbacks go, Zac Dysert might be No. 1. Peyton Manning, the 38-year-old starter, was a perfect 4-of-4 for 55 yards and a touchdown on his opening drive in Saturday's scrimmage against Denver's No. 2 defense. Brock Osweiler, the third-year backup, was a perfect 3-of-3 for 33..." August 03

  • Von Miller can see himself in Canton someday

    Denver Post "Football players enshrined in the Hall of Fame are rewarded with a gold jacket. Broncos linebacker Von Miller wants one of those jackets for himself. On the weekend when the NFL honors the greatest men in the game's history, Miller was asked if he can envision a career that ends on the steps..." August 03

  • Barrow 'Getting Better Every Day' "With a simple punch to the football, all the takeaway drills that Broncos coaches ask their players to complete paid off for rookie Lamin Barrow. That forced fumble, near the goal line against tight end Virgil Green, provided the defense with a successful stop of the Brock Osweiler-led offense..." August 03

  • Denver Broncos are loaded with talent at defensive tackle

    Denver Post "Give defensive tackles their own meeting room, and the Broncos would have to replace desk chairs with benches. Taking up ample space would be fat guys who can dunk, heavyweight weightlifters who can run, veterans who are wise, kids who must learn. There would be first-, second- and..." August 03

  • Juwan Thompson moving up Broncos depth chart at running back

    Denver Post "Juwan Thompson has moved to the front of the undrafted rookie running back pool. That still leaves him as the Broncos' No. 4 running back — behind Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. But it's better than being fifth or sixth on the depth chart, which is where Thompson was through the..." August 02

  • Talib not worried about emphasis on fouls against receivers

    Pro Football Talk "The last time the NFL made defensive holding and illegal contact with receivers a point of emphasis in 2004, the number of flags thrown for both fouls increased from 79 to 191. Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib doesn’t believe this year’s emphasis on those fouls will result in a similar uptick." August 01

  • Emmanuel Sanders: Peyton is a far better leader than Ben

    Pro Football Talk "Emmanuel Sanders arrived in Denver this offseason after four years in Pittsburgh. He immediately noticed a big difference between Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger. Sanders said on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that Manning’s leadership and determination to win goes far beyond that of..." July 29

  • Aqib Talib glad he "didn't get boos or anything" in Mile High return

    Denver Post "Aqib Talib's previous visit to Sports Authority Field at Mile High ended with a sore left knee and a limp into the visiting locker room. He returned Sunday to a loud ovation, acknowledging the 21,933 fans as he jogged out of the north tunnel. Wasn't he the bad guy? Wasn't he the best cornerback..." July 28

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    #Broncos CB Chris Harris visited Dr. James Andrews today to get ACL checked. Andrews gave go-ahead for limited practice.

  • Julius Thomas looks to turn great Broncos season into career success

    Denver Post "In NFL locker rooms, the difference between a great year and a great career can be how a player handles his first experience with success. Joel Dreessen was a solid NFL player who saw his share of young egos expand whenever they were fed by the spotlight. Dreessen doesn't see that in Julius..." July 27

  • DeMarcus Ware has a lower leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "During his time with the Cowboys, defensive end/linebacker DeMarcus Ware played through plenty of injuries. He’s already dealing with one in Denver. Ware was held out for roughly half of Sunday’s practice due to what coach John Fox called a lower leg injury. Fox told reporters it doesn’t..." July 27