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  • Broncos using Blake Bortles as quarantine emergency quarterback now

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos appear to have learned their lesson from last week’s disaster. The Broncos ended up without an actual quarterback available for their Week 12 loss at home to the New Orleans Saints. They started a practice squad wide receiver at QB even though he..." December 05

  • When is Super Bowl 2021? Date, location, odds, halftime show for Super Bowl 55

    Sporting News "The NFL definitely has a thing for Florida when it comes to Super Bowls, which makes sense. Just gotta cross your fingers that the rain stays away for one night. Super Bowl 55 will take place in Tampa, Florida, at the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one year after Miami Gardens..." December 05

  • Broncos head coach Vic Fangio not on hot seat despite shaky season "Three NFL teams will already be hiring head coaches after the season, and more are certain to join that group. The Denver Broncos apparently won’t be one of them. Multiple reports indicate that the Denver Broncos are not considering firing coach Vic Fangio despite the..." December 05

  • Phillip Lindsay doubtful, Jerry Jeudy questionable for Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have had plenty of bad injury news so far this season, but they got a little good news on Friday. Running back Phillip Lindsay was on the practice field for the first time since injuring his foot in the season opener. Lindsay did limited work and is listed as..." December 04

  • Shelby Harris experienced “weird nerve pain” in his bout with COVID-19

    Pro Football Talk "Shelby Harris‘ family — his pregnant wife and three children — tested positive for COVID-19 before he did, putting him on the reserve list as a close contact. The Broncos defensive end temporarily moved to a hotel, but on the week of Nov. 9, Harris tested..." December 04

  • NFL Eliminates 62-Player Restriction On Game Days

    Pro Football Talk "Nearly as quickly as it arrived, the NFL has abandoned its pandemic-driven 62-player game-day maximum. In a memo sent to all teams by the league office on Thursday, the rule limiting the road team from bringing 62 players to away games (and for fairness purposes placing a similar..." December 04

  • NFL's Best Young Wide Receivers

    CBS Sports "The NFL is a passing league. You know this. I know this. Everyone in and around the league knows this. And because it's a passing league, the wide receiver position has never been more important than it is right now. Perhaps it's no coincidence, then, that there are seemingly more..." December 04

  • NFL tells teams no in-person meetings for 2 days following a game

    ESPN "The NFL will prohibit in-person meetings at team facilities for two days after game days, according to a memo distributed Thursday night to all clubs. The memo also lifted a previous restriction that capped the number of players who could attend or travel to a game at..." December 04

  • John Elway: 'No one more disappointed' about COVID issues than Drew Lock

    The Score "Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is proud of how starting quarterback Drew Lock handled his COVID-19 protocol infraction last week. Lock, Blake Bortles, and Brett Rypien didn't wear masks properly during team meetings and were deemed..." December 04

  • Vic Fangio: Tyreek Hill definitely the fastest receiver I’ve seen in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos head coach Vic Fangio got his first job in professional football in the USFL in 1984, moved into the NFL with the Saints in 1986, and has been in the league every year other than 2010, so he’s had a pretty good view of the league’s offensive players over the last 35..." December 03

  • Tom Matte to Kendall Hinton: I’m proud of how you stepped up for your teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Not many people have any idea what it was like for Kendall Hinton on Sunday, when he was called up from the Broncos’ practice squad, where he was a wide receiver, to start at quarterback. But Tom Matte knows. Matte was similar to Hinton: He had some quarterback experience in..." December 03

  • Sunday Night Football Will Have A Special Guest This Week

    The Spun "NBC’s Sunday Night Football broadcast will have a special guest this week. Steve Kornacki, the beloved political correspondent who went viral on election night for his map expertise, will be joining the broadcast. NBC News announced the decision on Thursday..." December 03

  • Execs Cry Foul on NFL's COVID Rulings as Coaches Consider Quarantine QBs

    Bleacher Report "When the NFL decided not to postpone Denver's game this past weekend, leaving the Broncos with zero actual quarterbacks in a 31-3 loss to the Saints, many around the league were stunned. Yes, Denver broke the rules, but so did Baltimore. The Ravens game was pushed back three times, finally..." December 03

  • Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy Could Be ‘Package Deal’ for Suitors

    Heavy "With the NFL regular season heading down the final stretch into December, hiring season is just a few weeks away. Among the most sought-after head coaching candidates will be Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, who will go through the interview process for a..." December 03

  • 49ers, Vikings Tried To Claim Will Parks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Broncos plucked former Eagles safety Will Parks off the waiver wire this week, but they weren’t the only club in the mix. The 49ers and Vikings also submitted claims for the veteran, according to Mike Kaye of Both teams had their chance to snag Parks..." December 03

  • Broncos Safety Will Parks Appears to Throw Shade at Eagles Organization

    Heavy "Will Parks may go down as one of the most beloved Philadelphia Eagles players despite never really getting his footing on the field. And not necessarily by his own fault or design. He missed the first five weeks with a nagging hamstring issue but never received a legitimate shot to play..." December 03

  • 32 players nominated for 2020 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award "he 32 players nominated for the seventh annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award have been finalized, the NFL announced Thursday. Each NFL team nominated one player for the award, which recognizes players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field. The award was created in..." December 03

  • No 'Thursday Night Football' NFL game for Week 13. Here's why.

    USA Today "The Baltimore Ravens were supposed to have a full week of preparation following their Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers before kicking off NFL Week 13 tonight against the Dallas Cowboys.  However, due to a coronavirus outbreak that forced the..." December 03

  • 5 under-the-radar NFL players performing at a Pro Bowl level

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2020 regular season is now beyond the midway point and as we’ve gone over in recent weeks, there have been plenty of surprises as well as plenty of letdowns. But the surprises tend to run more deep and extend beyond just unsuspecting players performing at a high level. There..." December 03

  • Annabel Bowlen’s attorney refutes Beth Bowlen Wallace’s push for Broncos ownership transition "The family squabble over the future of the Denver Broncos isn’t getting any more cordial. After Beth Bowlen Wallace released a statement Wednesday saying that the Broncos need a transition of ownership to help the team address its on-field failings, Pat Bowlen’s..." December 03

  • Broncos Claim S Will Parks, Place CB Bryce Callahan On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Ahead of their most difficult assignment annually, the Broncos will be down their best-performing cornerback. The Broncos will travel to Kansas City and face at least their next three opponents without Bryce Callahan. They are placing Callahan on IR, Nick Kosmider of The..." December 02

  • Top 25 potential NFL free agents of 2021

    Sportsnaut "Outside of the quarterback position, the 2020 NFL free agents class left a lot to be desired. That won’t be the case come March. Multiple young stars are set to hit the open market, while others are going to cash in with jaw-dropping contract extensions before they ever hit the open..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell Speaks On Possibility of NFL Using A Playoff Bubble Like The NBA

    Total Pro Sports "Today’s Ravens-Steelers game has been delayed by six games because of a COVID-19 outbreak on the Ravens. If an outbreak happened in the postseason, that would not be possible. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged today the NFL is exploring what it can do about..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell: NFL expects to “safely and responsibly complete the season”

    Yahoo! Sports "Two hours before the Ravens and Steelers kick off in a rare Wednesday afternoon game, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell insisted that the NFL can “safely and responsibly complete the season” even as the COVID-19 pandemic gets worse across America. Amid criticism for how the..." December 02

  • Drew Lock, Broncos QBs Fined by Team for Breaking COVID-19 Protocols

    Bleacher Report "Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio told reporters on Wednesday that the team fined Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles for not wearing masks during a team meeting last week.  All three were deemed "high-risk" after attending the meeting..." December 02

  • Broncos keeping Blake Bortles out of practice to “limit his exposure”

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said earlier this week that the team would not quarantine one of their quarterbacks despite being stuck without a quarterback for last Sunday’s game, but he appears to have altered his view a bit. Jeff Driskel tested positive and the..." December 02

  • Trial over Pat Bowlen trust rescheduled for July

    9 News " The civil lawsuit filed by the two oldest daughters of late Broncos owner Pat Bowlen that contests their father’s mental capacity at the time his final trust was executed has been re-scheduled for July 12, 2021 in Arapahoe County Court. Judge John E. Scipione has set aside..." December 02

  • Garett Bolles' contract extension a testament to his drive to be Broncos' anchor at LT "When Garett Bolles arrived at UCHealth Training Center to sign his new four-year contract extension, it wasn't quite the same as when he first arrived there in 2017 after the team drafted him. He was not wearing a suit; instead he wore a mask. He did not enter the building either;..." December 01

  • 5 successful NFL head coaches who are losing credibility fast late in 2020 season

    Sportsnaut "There are five successful NFL head coaches who are quickly losing traction on their job security despite a proven track record of results, and most of the names on this list may surprise you. The candidates in question have either been to the playoffs multiple times, are hailed as..." December 01

  • Broncos CEO Joe Ellis on QB COVID debacle: We must prevent this from happening again "On the heels of the Broncos' Week 12 loss to the Saints in which Denver did not have any of its four quarterbacks available, President and CEO Joe Ellis released a statement Tuesday that commended the team's efforts against New Orleans and stressed the need for collective responsibility..." December 01

  • After Broncos' fiasco vs. Saints, will more NFL teams decide to quarantine a quarterback?

    USA Today "It began as nothing more than a hypothetical solution to a hypothetical problem, kicked around in NFL circles over the summer. With the league set to return amid a global pandemic, should teams isolate one of their quarterbacks from the rest of the position group to protect..." December 01

  • When will sports stadiums be full again? Dr. Anthony Fauci gives a timeline

    Yahoo! Sports "Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the country’s foremost authority on the COVID-19 pandemic, told Yahoo Sports on Monday that it’s unlikely NBA teams can host full-capacity crowds during the 2020-21..." December 01

  • Jerry Jones: Broncos' competitive disadvantage with Kendall Hinton equal to Cowboys starting Ben DiNucci

    Clutch Points "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has weighed in on the Denver Broncos’ recent decision to start Kendall Hinton, a practice squad wide receiver, as an emergency quarterback against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. According to the 78-year-old billionaire, he..." December 01

  • Broncos quarterback trio tests negative Monday, closer to returning to practice this week "Denver's one-week, no-quarterback experience appears to be nearly finished. Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock?, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles all had Monday's PCR tests come back negative, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported, per a source informed..." December 01

  • COVID-19 testing error affected Broncos assistant coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos not having any quarterbacks available for Sunday’s game against the Saints may have been the weirdest thing to happen to the team in the past week, but it’s not the only weird thing that happened. The NFL acknowledges that an “error” was made by a..." December 01

  • Vic Fangio expects fine for Broncos QBs violating COVID-19 protocols

    Yardbarker "After Jeff Driskel tested positive for COVID-19 last week and Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were deemed close contacts and ineligible to play on Sunday, the Denver Broncos were forced to start practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at quarterback, a position he hadn't..." December 01

  • The NFL Needs to Just Add a Week 18 Already

    The Big Lead "The game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers has been postponed again. No, not the postponement that pushed the game from Thanksgiving to Sunday. Nor the postponement that moved the game from Sunday to Tuesday. No, I'm talking about the most recent postponement...." December 01

  • Broncos sign QB Kyle Shurmur, son of OC Pat Shurmur

    USA Today "The Denver Broncos were without all four of their quarterbacks against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday due to COVID-19 protocols. With none of their QBs available, Denver called up practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton and had him fill in at QB. It didn’t go..." November 30

  • Drew Lock’s Mom Fires Back At Critics Blasting Her Son

    Total Pro Sports "Drew Lock’s Mom is not going to let people jump all over her son without a fight. On Monday, Laura Lock took to Twitter and dropped a statement to clear up any confusion surrounding her son and why he was forced to miss this past Sunday’s game against the New Orleans..." November 30

  • This is why Broncos were forced to play but Ravens game got postponed

    Larry Brown Sports "Many fans have been wondering why the Denver Broncos were forced to play without a quarterback in their Week 12 game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, while the Baltimore Ravens continued to get their game postponed. It’s a very good question, and it has a reasonable..." November 30

  • 5 candidates to replace Matt Patricia as Detroit Lions coach

    USA Today "Eric Bieniemy Current position: Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator. Why he makes sense: As offensive coordinator for Andy Reid, Bieniemy has served as good an apprenticeship as there is in the NFL. Doug Pederson, Matt..." November 30

  • Broncos still not planning a quarantine quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos put on one of the worst offensive performances in NFL history on Sunday after losing all their quarterbacks because of potential exposure to COVID-19. But despite learning the hard way how important it is not to let every quarterback get exposed, Denver doesn’t plan to keep a..." November 30

  • Denver Broncos have no new positive coronavirus tests

    ESPN "The Denver Broncos had no new positive coronavirus tests coming out of Sunday testing, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Broncos were without their entire quarterback depth chart for Sunday's loss to the Saints due to the positive test of backup quarterback..." November 30

  • 4 likeliest Sam Darnold trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets now sit at 0-11 following a brutal 20-3 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Week 12. The team’s struggles under embattled head coach Adam Gase have led to some interesting Sam Darnold trade rumors. For good reason. Much like everything he’s..." November 30

  • Broncos' Kareem Jackson says NFL 'making example of us' for COVID-19 protocol violations

    USA Today "Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson said the NFL is using his team's COVID-19 protocol violations as a way to send a message to other teams.  The Broncos were forced to use practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at starting quarterback in the..." November 30

  • Broncos' Vic Fangio disappointed that QBs 'put us in that position'

    SI "Speaking to reporters following his team's 31-3 loss to the Saints on Sunday, Broncos coach Vic Fangio expressed his disappointment about the position his team was in heading into the game. Denver was forced to play with practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton at..." November 30

  • Kendall Hinton: Amazing to get this opportunity

    Bleacher Report "Kendall Hinton accentuated the positive after he was thrust into the Denver Broncos' starting quarterback role for Sunday's 31-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints.   Hinton told reporters this wasn't how he had envisioned making his NFL debut but..." November 30

  • Broncos WR-turned-QB Kendall Hinton goes 0-for-7 in first half vs. Saints

    USA Today "Phillip Lindsay took the first snaps as the Denver Broncos opened with a Wildcat formation on Sunday. Then came Kendall Hinton, the rookie emergency quarterback elevated hours earlier from the practice squad. Then Lindsay again. Then fellow running back Royce Freeman took a crack at..." November 29

  • Phillip Lindsay done for day with knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "A hamstrung Broncos Offense is down another player for the rest of Sunday’s game against the Saints. Running back Phillip Lindsay has been ruled out with a knee injury. Lindsay, who also took snaps as a Wildcat quarterback, ran nine times for 20 yards before..." November 29

  • 6 exciting J.J. Watt trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "It sure the heck looks like a J.J. Watt trade could be coming once the 2020 NFL season comes to a conclusion. Watt indicated recently that he does not want to be part of a long-term rebuild. Unfortunately, it appears that’s exactly what we’re going to see from the..." November 29