Broncos Rumors & News

  • Vance Joseph responds to comment of Broncos being soft

    Fanrag Sports "After beginning the season with three wins in their first four games, things have gone downhill for the Denver Broncos. Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals was the team’s sixth consecutive defeat, and the possibility of the Broncos missing out on the playoffs for a second straight season..." November 20

  • Why opposing tight ends have caused trouble for Broncos’ defense

    Denver Post "Mondays in Dove Valley have recently become devoted to dousing dumpster fires. Five consecutive losses — all by double digits — will do that. The same issues are addressed, often the same answers are used, the same shrug, same head-shake in disbelief, the same hope that maybe the next week will be..." November 19

  • Broncos QB Trevor Siemian inactive Sunday

    Sportsnaut "At 3-6 on the season and after losing their past five games by a combined 97 points, things are not going swimmingly for the last-place Denver Broncos. More than anything, it’s been the quarterback situation that’s held this team back. Trevor Siemian started the first seven games, only to be..." November 19

  • Frustration building in Denver with Broncos' offensive scheme

    NFL.com "The Denver Broncos' losing streak has reached five game, and the angst is now palpable. As Denver prepares to host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, it will do so with a quarterback situation and an offense under an intense microscope. On Friday, Broncos general manager John Elway spoke..." November 19

  • Garett Bolles has started every game this season. The rest of Denver’s rookie class is still finding its way.

    Denver Post "The weekly announcement of the inactive-players list, released 90 minutes before an NFL game, is usually a formality. It’s often comprised of injured players who had already been ruled out earlier in the week or of healthy scratches at positions where a team has ample depth. But for DeMarcus..." November 18

  • Broncos cut A.J. Derby a year after trading for him

    Denver Post "The Broncos knew they had to make a move to bolster their suddenly thin tight end corps. A.J. Derby was down with a shoulder injury and Jeff Heuerman was out with a knee injury, leaving Virgil Green as the team’s only healthy tight end on the 53-man roster. Saturday, the team promoted Austin..." November 18

  • Should the Broncos make Tyrod Taylor their next quarterback?

    Yardbarker "That's the (multi-)million dollar question facing the Denver Broncos: Should they go after Tyrod Taylor given the subpar quarterback play the team has received since winning Super Bowl 50. Taylor’s name has bandied about the Denver rumor mill for months. It has long been speculated that he..." November 18

  • Paxton Lynch to back up Brock Osweiler on Sunday

    Sportsnaut "For the first time all season long, the Denver Broncos will have Paxton Lynch available to them, and he’ll reportedly back up Brock Osweiler on Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s obviously a bit of positive news, as Lynch has been out since before the start of the season with a..." November 18

  • Elway calls out 'little bit soft' Broncos amid losing streak

    Bleacher Report "Denver Broncos general manager John Elway doesn't like the effort he's seen from the team during its current five-game losing streak. Speaking to reporters Friday after an event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Elway said he thinks the Broncos are "a little bit soft." "We went..." November 18

  • Ticked-off Von Miller ordered teammates into weight room

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos are getting left in the dust and sit tied for last place (3-6) in the AFC West. It has been a terrible stretch for linebacker Von Miller’s Broncos, who have lost their last five games in a row. Apparently sick and tired of losing, Miller ordered fellow teammates Shane Ray and..." November 17

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Report: Paxton Lynch could serve as Broncos’ No. 2 quarterback this week

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos may have a new option at quarterback for Week 11. According to Mike Klis of 9NEWS in Denver, the Broncos will give Paxton Lynch reps as the second-string quarterback during practice this week, and if his right shoulder appears healthy enough, he could be Brock Osweiler’s..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Saints sign RB Jonathan Williams off Broncos practice squad, report says

    Sporting News "The Saints are reinforcing their already dominant rushing attack. New Orleans on Tuesday signed second-year running back Jonathan Williams off the Broncos practice squad, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported. According to the report, the undisclosed deal is for two years and will allow..." November 14

  • Broncos will give Brock Osweiler another start at quarterback

    ESPN "Brock Osweiler will get a third consecutive start at quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals (4:25 p.m. ET, CBS) as the Denver Broncos continue to search for a way out of their current five-game losing streak. The Broncos have been blown out in Osweiler's first two starts in place of..." November 14

  • Derek Wolfe on Broncos: I think we stink

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos were 3-1 when they took their bye in Week Five and that break appears to have come at exactly the wrong time. Sunday night’s 41-16 thrashing by the Patriots was the fifth straight loss for the Broncos since the bye week and they have been outscored 92-39 over the last two weeks as..." November 13

  • Broncos to evaluate all areas after rout, Vance Joseph says

    ESPN "On a night when the Denver Broncos watched most everything go bad, there is no question that the team's special-teams unit was the first domino to fall. A long list of special-teams' gaffes came early and often, and they resulted in 24 points for the New England Patriots in what turned into a..." November 13

  • Patriots hope to create rare winning streak in Denver

    Pro Football Talk "The Patriots under Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have thrived in most places. Except Denver. Losers against the Broncos in the venue still named for a defunct company both during the 2015 regular season and postseason, the Patriots churned out a 16-3 win last December in Denver, besting Trevor..." November 11

  • Von Miller Just Wants to be Loved

    Complex "Framed jerseys line the perimeter of Von Miller’s expansive basement. The walls are a who’s who of the NFL’s elite from yesterday and today: Drew Brees, Champ Bailey, A.J. Green… Twenty-four players have bequeathed a game-worn jersey to the affable Denver Broncos linebacker, who approaches his..." November 10

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Broncos want to get back to run-first plan vs. Patriots

    NFL.com "The Denver Broncos' offense is close to making the Tim Tebow-era teams look prolific. The Broncos 18.8 points per game are their fewest since 1992 when John Elway missed four games with a shoulder injury. Denver's 4.91 yards per play is the team's fewest since 2001 when Terrell Davis played..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? Von Miller has hard time deciding who is the real 'GOAT'

    Sporting News "Broncos' Von Miller is facing who he calls the greatest quarterback of all time in Tom Brady on Sunday night. Asked Wednesday on a conference call what Brady does that makes him so special, Miller responded simply "Tom Brady? Everything. He's the GOAT. He's the GOAT but I feel like Peyton..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Broncos sign Joseph Jones off Seahawks’ practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have signed rookie linebacker Joseph Jones off the Seahawks’ practice squad, Mike Klis of 9News first reported. The team waived linebacker Kevin Snyder in a corresponding move. Jones originally was signed as the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern. He made a..." November 07

  • Chris Harris says T.J. Ward’s departure has scarred Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "Halfway through the season, Broncos cornerback Chris Harris finds it just as hard to play without veteran safety T.J. Ward as he did in the season opener. The Broncos have lost four in a row and five of their past six. Harris was asked Tuesday if the release of Ward had affected the Broncos,..." November 07

  • Vance Joseph on Broncos' starting QB for Week 10: 'We'll see'

    247 Sports "So much for that spark. The Broncos replaced Trevor Siemian with Brock Osweiler at quarterback in an effort to jumpstart the dormant offense. It didn't happen Sunday, as Denver was shellacked by the NFL-best Philadelphia Eagles, 51-23 -- their worst loss since 2010. Osweiler finished the..." November 06

  • Broncos shut Jake Butt, Chad Kelly down for season

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos will have to wait until at least 2018 before they have a chance to see how two of their 2017 draft picks look as part of their lineup. Coach Vance Joseph announced that tight end Jake Butt and quarterback Chad Kelly will both be placed on injured reserve after opening the season on..." November 06

  • Broncos Sticking With Brock Osweiler As Starting QB

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Klis of 9 News reports that the Broncos plan to stick with Brock Osweiler as their starting quarterback for Week 10’s game against the Patriots. There was some talk that Denver could make the switch and go with Paxton Lynch but he’s still working his way back from a shoulder injury that..." November 06

  • Gary Kubiak Reportedly Would Consider Returning to NFL as OC in 2018

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak would reportedly consider returning to the NFL next season as an offensive coordinator if the right opportunity presented itself, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Per La Canfora's report: "The rigors of head coaching and the stress and strain..." November 06

  • Broncos rookie TE Jake Butt still dealing with soreness in knee

    Denver Post "The Broncos are zeroed in on Sunday, but when they return from Philadelphia coach Vance Joseph and his staff will have a pair of decisions to make. And these won’t be about their quarterbacks. Denver has until Monday to activate rookie tight end Jake Butt and quarterback Chad Kelly, or leave..." November 05

  • Birds’ blockers have Von tough challenge to get win No. 8

    Delco Times "The magic number is 8. The Eagles are one victory from an 8-1 start, their statistical springboard to greatness, when they oppose the Denver Broncos Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field (1 p.m., CBS, WIP 94.1-FM). The Eagles won NFL championships in 1949 and 1960 and reached the Super Bowl in..." November 05

  • Osweiler on track to start Sunday night, for now

    Pro Football Talk "As the Broncos deal with the first four-game losing streak of the John Elway era (front-office version), they continue to have an offense that continues to fail to get it done. But while, per a source with knowledge of the situation, Elway and coach Vance Joseph will consider all options, the..." November 05

  • Paxton Lynch under consideration to start for the Broncos by Week 10

    CBS Sports "Broncos former first-round pick Paxton Lynch continues to make strides in his recovery from a shoulder injury and could start as soon as Week 10, according to team and league sources, with Brock Osweiler's time under center perhaps as short as one week. Osweiler will start Sunday after Trevor..." November 05

  • After being hurt by Travis Kelce, can Broncos limit the damage of a top-flight tight end?

    Denver Post "Zach Ertz caught the 1-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field and spotted a celebrity fan in the back of the end zone. So Ertz strolled up to baseball megastar Mike Trout and handed the popular Eagles fan the football. Ertz, one of the league’s best tight ends, has..." November 04

  • Eagles' Lane Johnson looking forward to challenge of facing Von Miller

    Philly.com "Lane Johnson believes he is one of the two or three best offensive tackles in the NFL. Right side, left side, east side, west side, any side. He’s going to have an excellent opportunity to make his case in the Eagles’ next two games, beginning Sunday, when he faces off against perhaps the..." November 04

  • Justin Simmons fined $24,309

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL fined Broncos safety Justin Simmons $24,309 for unnecessary roughness. Simmons hit Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson in the league and neck area, even though he tried to lead with his shoulder. Officials penalized him 15 yards, giving the Chiefs an automatic first down on a..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Browns paying Brock Osweiler $895,588 each week — to play for Broncos

    Sporting News "Brock Osweiler may be starting for the Broncos (again), but he is getting the majority of this week's (and every week's) paycheck from the Browns. The Broncos will pay him $48,437 for his efforts against the Eagles, while the Browns will pay him $895,588, ProFootballTalk reported. When..." November 02

  • Broncos are turning to Brock Osweiler to save their season against the Eagles

    CBS Sports "Turn up the volume as loud as you possibly can (perhaps even to 11?) because the Brock Lobster is about to get loose in Philadelphia. That's right, baby -- Brock Osweiler is back as the Broncos starting quarterback. Coach Vance Joseph, after about 48 hours of tape study from Trevor Siemian's..." November 01

  • Broncos coach Vance Joseph says “everything is being explored” at quarterback

    Denver Post "For much of a chilly Monday night in Kansas City, backup quarterback Brock Osweiler sat on the bench in an oversized coat. The winter jacket kept warm a right arm that would never be used. Next to Osweiler during breaks for the Broncos’ offense was starter Trevor Siemian, who piled up one..." October 31

  • Could Broncos turn starting job over to Brock Osweiler?

    Larry Brown Sports "Trevor Siemian had another poor game in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Monday night, and Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph has not ruled out making a change at quarterback. Most have assumed that means Paxton Lynch could take over for Siemian, but let’s not forget about Brock..." October 31

  • Broncos Reportedly Considering Benching Trevor Siemian for Paxton Lynch

    Bleacher Report "Following Monday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Denver Broncos are reportedly considering making a change at quarterback from Trevor Siemian to Paxton Lynch, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Siemian struggled mightily in a 29-19 loss at Kansas City, throwing for 198 yards, one..." October 31

  • Broncos OLB Shane Ray has been waiting three months to say this: “I’m back.”

    Denver Post "Twenty-five boxes were crossed out on Shane Ray‘s “Keep Grindin'” calendar, his homemade countdown to his comeback. Still blank were “5 DAYS” and “4 DAYS” and so on as the Broncos outside linebacker crept closer and closer to his return to the field. Ray, struggling to sit still at his locker..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Paxton Lynch exits injury report for first time this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have said they won’t be benching quarterback Trevor Siemian. But if they were to change their mind, they’ll have Paxton Lynch available on Monday night. Lynch fully participated in practice on Friday and Saturday, and he has had no label assigned to his availability for the Week..." October 29