Broncos Rumors & News

  • Third down was a nightmare for Broncos offense in 2016. Why that’s changed so far this season.

    Denver Post "The caveat spilled out quicker than a Von Miller spin move. It has been only two games. That’s the reminder the Broncos were quick to shout from their locker room Sunday after their 42-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, a win that showcased turnarounds the Broncos appear to have made in areas..." September 21

  • Garett Bolles, Bradley Roby return to practice "Four days after suffering a lower-leg contusion, left tackle Garett Bolles returned to practice as the Broncos continued getting ready for Sunday's game against the Bills. Bolles, who left the field via a cart in the third quarter of the 42-17 win over the Cowboys, was not hurt as badly as..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Broncos hit the road for first time in 2017

    Denver Post "Denver at Buffalo, 11 a.m., Sunday, KCNC-4 For the record: The Bills never found the end zone Sunday in a 9-3 loss to Carolina, a defeat that dropped them to 1-1. Buffalo didn’t score until the fourth quarter and didn’t enter Panthers territory in the first half. Who’s hot: Jordan Poyer. The..." September 19

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Broncos will have to muscle up to keep Cowboys' run game in check

    ESPN "Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, a Texas native, noted free spirit and skilled sacker of quarterbacks, was asked this week why the Dallas Cowboys routinely have been called “America’s Team.’’ “When you’re raised in Dallas, you feel like Texas is America, Dallas is the team, so America’s..." September 17

  • Bennie Fowler being evaluated for concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos receiver Bennie Fowler is being evaluated for a concussion after taking a hit from Cowboys safety Byron Jones. Fowler made the 20-yard catch for what would have been a touchdown but landed out of bounds as Jones hit him. Fowler got up and stumbled, falling back to the ground. He got up..." September 17

  • Ron Leary clears concussion protocol, remains questionable

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos announced starting offensive guard Ron Leary has cleared concussion protocol but remains questionable for Sunday’s game against his former team. Leary, the team’s right guard, spent five seasons with the Cowboys before leaving in the offseason to sign with the Broncos." September 16

  • Kyle Peko is back on the Broncos roster

    Pro Football Talk "Kyle Peko is one of the early favorites for the 2017 Ross Ventrone Award. Waived on September 2, re-signed on September 3, waived again on September 11, Peko has been added to the active roster again in advance of Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, via Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. The..." September 16

  • Broncos Likely To Place DE Jared Crick On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, Broncos DE Jared Crick is undergoing surgery on his back and is looking at a lengthy absence. With this in mind, Rapoport adds that Crick will likely be placed on injured reserve in the coming days. Mike Klis adds that Crick is getting a second opinion but the fact..." September 15

  • Devontae Booker expected to return in Week 3

    Fanrag Sports "Denver Broncos running back Devontae Booker is expected to return for the team’s Week 3 matchup against the Buffalo Bills after recovering from July wrist surgery, according to James Palmer of NFL Network. Booker began practicing just this week. The 24-year-old is entering his second NFL..." September 15

  • DeMarcus Ware Nearly Rejoined Cowboys

    Pro Football Rumors "9:02pm: It appears Ware really is done for good. He wouldn’t seriously consider coming out of retirement, according to Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. 5:13pm: Pass rusher DeMarcus Ware revealed in April that the Cowboys were among those who tried to sign him before he retired in March,..." September 15

  • Cowboys’ vaunted rushing attack provides first true test for Broncos run defense

    Denver Post "Knees and ankles. Feet and backs. Shoulders and necks. Training camp for the Broncos’ defensive line was a rotating illustration of bruised anatomy. No position group on the team was hit as hard with injuries leading up to the start of the regular season. But as one player after another went..." September 14

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Bennie Fowler emerges as end-zone target during Broncos victory over Chargers

    Denver Post "Bennie Fowler‘s most memorable highlight in the end zone used to be the two-point conversion pass he caught from Peyton Manning to put a bow on the Broncos’ victory in Super Bowl 50. No longer. Fowler made good on all of the talk among Broncos coaches during training camp about the..." September 12

  • 9 key factors in Broncos-Chargers opener

    NBC News 9 Colorado "It hasn’t been the smoothest of offseasons for the Denver Broncos. It began with head coach Gary Kubiak resigning for health reasons. He was replaced not by Kyle Shanahan, son of Mike Shanahan, the best head coach in Broncos’ history, but Vance Joseph, a one-year defensive coordinator. It..." September 11

  • Broncos Sign K Brandon McManus To Three-Year, $11.254M Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Denver Broncos announced Monday that they’ve agreed to term with K Brandon McManus on a new four-year contract. Ian Rapoport reports that McManus’ new deal is a three-year extension worth $11.254M and includes $6M guaranteed. McManus, 26, originally signed on with the Colts back in 2013...." September 11

  • Earl Thomas, Jamaal Charles pledge $100K, set up Port Athur 409 relief fund

    Sportsnaut "The start of the NFL season has unfortunately coincided with the wrath of Mother Nature. Many players and teams have given millions of dollars to relief funds for victims impacted by the devastating hurricanes. Among them are Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and Denver Broncos running back..." September 11

  • Chargers will get first look at Broncos' new offense

    ESPN "For just the third time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Denver Broncos will open the season against the Chargers. And it gives the Broncos an immediate opportunity to repair one of the things that got away from them in last season's 9-7 finish -- their record in AFC West games. The..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Broncos rule out two defensive linemen, cut another

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos are down to four healthy defensive linemen for Monday night’s game against the Chargers. The team’s final injury report before their opener listed defensive ends Jared Crick and Zach Kerr as out for the game. Crick hurt his back at a practice during training camp in August and..." September 10

  • Chargers determined to rise above Broncos' 'Mile High' advantage

    Los Angeles Times "Earlier this week, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn joked about doing some redecorating before his first game as the team’s head coach Monday night in Denver. Maybe with a brush and bucket, maybe with paper and duct tape, Lynn wanted to cover all of the signs noting the elevation of the Broncos’..." September 10

  • Broncos still looking for naming-rights partner, are moving forward with development plans around stadium

    Denver Post "Joe Ellis is closing in on 20 seasons in the Broncos’ front office, but each season-opener makes his as nervous and giddy as the last. “Especially home games,” Ellis, the team’s president and CEO, said in an interview with The Denver Post on Saturday. “You want to win so bad for your fans and..." September 10

  • Aqib Talib “honored” to be voted captain for first time in NFL career

    Denver Post "Ten years into his NFL career, Aqib Talib achieved a first Wednesday when he was selected by his teammates as one of five captains for 2017. “It means a lot to me,” he said. “Your teammates voted for you, so it’s good to see that they look at me as a leader and good to see that I’ve been doing..." September 08

  • Broncos Outbid Three Teams To Sign Jonathan Williams

    Pro Football Rumors "The Broncos will pay Jonathan Williams a massive practice squad salary, but they had to outbid at least three teams for the right to add the running back to that unit. Williams joined the Broncos on a $510K salary — $30K weekly, well north of the practice squad minimum — but Mike Klis of 9News..." September 07

  • Chargers head coach on the Broncos: ‘I think they have found their quarterback’

    Sportsnaut "For a former seventh-round pick that was battling for a starting job this summer, Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian is definitely receiving a ton of praise. Earlier this week, Broncos All-Pro pass rusher Von Miller likened Osweiler to a man named Peyton Manning. However out of left..." September 07

  • Broncos RB Devontae Booker expecting to be cleared for return soon

    Denver Post "Broncos running back Devontae Booker, out since undergoing surgery to repair a broken wrist in July, believes he’ll soon be cleared to return to practice. “I just got to get a CT scan Friday and then I’ll be ready,” Booker said. Booker suffered the injury during organized team activities in..." September 07

  • Von Miller says Trevor Siemian is looking like Peyton Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has already played with one great quarterback in Denver, and he thinks he’s now playing with another. Miller said on PFT Live that he thinks Trevor Siemian is playing like Peyton Manning, whom Siemian backed up when the Broncos won the Super Bowl in the 2015..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Broncos sign RB Jonathan Williams to practice squad "Jonathan Williams found a new home a day after clearing waivers. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Buffalo Bills running back signed with the Denver Broncos' practice squad. The second-year pro will get a $510,000 salary, per Rapoport, a big figure for a practice..." September 05

  • Shane Ray goes on injured reserve as Brock Osweiler returns to Denver

    Pro Football Talk "Brock Osweiler’s long, strange trip around the NFL has officially taken him back where he started. General Manager John Elway said on Saturday that the Broncos would sign Osweiler as long as he passed a physical and the team announced on Monday that he’s done just that. It’s a one-year deal for..." September 04

  • John Elway: No hard feelings between Broncos and Brock Osweiler

    ALL 22 "John Elway insists that there were never any hard feelings between the Denver Broncos and Brock Osweiler, despite the fact that the former Arizona State quarterback left to sign with the Houston Texans in 2016. When Elway met with the media to confirm rumors that the Broncos were bringing back..." September 04

  • Brock Osweiler: Returning to Denver one of the best days of my life

    Larry Brown Sports "Brock Osweiler is back with the Denver Broncos, and he couldn’t be happier about it. Osweiler met with the Denver media on Monday after officially signing his contract, telling reporters that it ranked as one of the three or five best days of his life. Osweiler also spoke about his decision..." September 04

  • T.J. Ward blasts Broncos, calls timing of his release 'completely unprofessional'

    CBS Sports "There is no love lost between new Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward and his old team. Ward, who was released by the Broncos on Saturday afternoon, inked a one-year deal with Tampa Bay on Sunday, quickly finding work after being released. One of the members of Pete Prisco's All-Cut Team, it was not a..." September 04

  • Ward: Broncos 'unprofessional' with timing of release "Broncos players weren't thrilled to see Denver cut ties with T.J. Ward. The popular Pro Bowl safety wasn't happy about it, either, to say the least. "It's unfortunate the way they handled that situation," Ward told a gaggle of Bucs reporters after signing with the team shortly after being..." September 04

  • T.J. Ward Reportedly Signing 1-Year Buccaneers Contract After Broncos Release

    Fanrag Sports "Being released by the Denver Broncos may be the best thing to happen to safety T.J. Ward and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For Ward, the three-time Pro Bowler is likely to have a chip on his punishing shoulders. For the Buccaneers, they add another piece to help their ascension up the NFL..." September 04

  • Broncos placing Ray on IR, plan to bring him back during season

    Bleacher Report "The Denver Broncos placed edge-rusher Shane Ray on injured reserve with a designation to return as he continues to nurse a torn ligament in his left wrist, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Saturday. Ray is reportedly expected to return "mid season." This is a difficult setback for the..." September 03

  • Broncos didn’t ask T.J. Ward to take a pay cut

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos decided to move on from veteran safety T.J. Ward and his $4.5 million salary. The Broncos did not try to get him to stick around for less money, according to G.M. John Elway. “I talked to his agent, but knew that we weren’t going to,” Elway told reporters regarding a possible..." September 03

  • Broncos announce their 53-man roster, and Jamaal Charles is on it

    Pro Football Talk "More than four hours after setting their roster at 53, the Broncos have announced the moves made to get there. Here they are. Thirty-four players were waived or released. They are: defensive lineman Nelson Adams, safety Dante Barnett, receiver Marlon Brown, center Dillon Day, linebacker..." September 03

  • Paxton Lynch to miss five weeks

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Paxton Lynch‘s bruised shoulder will keep him out “roughly” five weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The team will not place him on injured reserve. That means Brock Osweiler will have an extended stay in Denver as Trevor Siemian‘s backup. The Broncos released..." September 03

  • Jamal Carter becomes latest undrafted player to make Broncos' roster "Following the Broncos’ preseason opener against the Chicago Bears, running back C.J. Anderson made a declaration. From the Soldier Field visiting locker room, the former undrafted player out of Cal gave this year’s undrafted crop a reason to believe in their prospects. “I tell them that if..." September 03

  • Brock Osweiler, Broncos have awkward history to address in reunion

    USA Today "There is no quarterback controversy in Denver. But there certainly is intrigue now that the Broncos will re-sign quarterback Brock Osweiler, pending a physical, to serve as Trevor Siemian’s backup to start the season. Such a move seemed unthinkable as recently as late-August, given the..." September 03

  • T.J. Ward Reportedly Signing 1-Year Buccaneers Contract After Broncos Release

    Bleacher Report "Veteran safety T.J. Ward is reportedly signing a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after spending the previous three seasons with the Denver Broncos. James Palmer of NFL Network first reported the news Sunday, with Josina Anderson of ESPN later noting Ward would sign a one-year..." September 03

  • Could Broncos bring back Brock Osweiler?

    Larry Brown Sports "With Paxton Lynch on the shelf, the Denver Broncos could look for another backup quarterback — and one reporter who knows the team well has floated a fascinating name. Mike Klis of 9News wonders if the Broncos will look at bringing Brock Osweiler back into the organization to serve as Trevor..." September 02

  • Broncos waiving Kyle Sloter, leaving no healthy backup QB

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos are likely going to be adding a quarterback at some point in the coming days. Mike Klis of KUSA reports that the team is waiving quarterback Kyle Sloter. Sloter signed with the team after going undrafted out of Northern Colorado and started the final preseason game, going 15-of-23..." September 02