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  • Broncos’ Phillip Lindsay’s potential return revealed by Vic Fangio

    Clutch Points "Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay missed the team’s Week 2 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers with turf toe in his left foot, and he is unlikely to suit up this Sunday. However, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Lindsay could make his return this upcoming..." September 25

  • NFL sends memo reminding clubs of game day protocols; team under investigation "Ahead of Sunday's slate of NFL games, the league issued a memo Friday reminding clubs about game day protocols. The memo, obtained by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, included another emphasis on face covering requirements and the NFL's intention to continue to impose..." September 25

  • Contender or fool's gold? Separating NFL's best 2-0 teams from the rest

    USA Today "A total of 11 NFL teams have jumped out to 2-0 starts, tying the league record for the most in a single year. While it’s still early, a hot start normally bodes well for postseason implications. Since 1990, of the 244 teams that have opened the year with 2-0 records, 151 of..." September 25

  • Top Free Agents Who Can Help Desperate NFL Teams

    Bleacher Report "As expected, NFL free agency isn't slowing down as the calendar turns to Week 3.  With injuries piling up and expanded practice squads a part of this year's proceedings, notable names such as Blake Bortles, Ezekiel Ansah and Devonta Freeman have..." September 25

  • Broncos promoting Brett Rypien from practice squad

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Denver Broncos are promoting QB Brett Rypien to their active roster ahead of Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers, according to Mike Klis.  Rypien, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Boise State last year before signing a three-year, $1.755 million..." September 25

  • Broncos promoting safety P.J. Locke from practice squad

    SI "The Denver Broncos' active roster sits at 49 players in the wake of another massive bite from the injury bug. With players like Courtland Sutton, Dre'Mont Jones, DeMarcus Walker, and Mark Barron going on injured reserve, the Broncos had to scratch out some new roster math to get back to..." September 24

  • Cam Newton, Dak Prescott among 15 players in contract year to keep an eye on

    CBS Sports "A flurry of signings took place as the start of the regular season was approaching. Multiple players who would have been highly sought after in free agency or franchise tag candidates were taken off the market. Some of the more notable signings of players heading into a contract year..." September 24

  • Drew Lock could return ahead of injury timetable

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos are taking an optimistic view about Drew Lock’s injury timetable. According to James Palmer of NFL Network, the Broncos are not placing Lock on injured reserve. The team feels there is a chance that he could miss fewer than three games, though a longer..." September 23

  • Broncos Place Mark Barron, DeMarcus Walker On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Broncos’ IR list is filling up. Mark Barron and DeMarcus Walker will join the likes of Von Miller, Courtland Sutton and A.J. Bouye on Denver’s injured reserve, Vic Fangio said Wednesday. Barron has yet to make his..." September 23

  • NFL Season Off To Highest-Scoring Start Ever

    Pro Football Talk "More points and more touchdowns have been scored in the first two weeks of this season than in any opening two weeks in NFL history. So far this season, NFL teams have scored a combined 1,611 points. That breaks the previous record of 1,556 points scored in the first two weeks of the..." September 23

  • NFL players express disappointment in Breonna Taylor grand jury decision "A number of NFL players expressed disappointment and frustration regarding Wednesday's news that a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for their role in the death of Breonna Taylor. The one indictment brought by the grand jury was three..." September 23

  • Bruce Arians won't let Bucs overlook reeling Broncos: 'We haven't done s***'

    The Score "Bruce Arians won't allow the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to look past the Denver Broncos, who are 0-2 and depleted from injuries entering Week 3. "I don't think we can let our guard down. We haven't done shit," the head coach said Wednesday, according..." September 23

  • Blake Bortles visiting Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos are in need of a backup quarterback, and Blake Bortles may be their man. Bortles is visiting the Broncos today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. " September 22

  • Peyton Manning clowns Patriots during Monday Night Football broadcast

    Clutch Points "Even though future Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning hasn’t played in the NFL for the last handful of seasons, the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos legend still hasn’t forgotten about his numerous battles with the..." September 22

  • 2021 Draft QB Class Has NFL Teams Thinking About Losing in the 2020 Season

    Bleacher Report "Some teams acquire their franchise quarterbacks through luck, and solid draft scouting—such as the New England Patriots with Tom Brady or the Seattle Seahawks with Russell Wilson. Other teams make moves in free agency (Drew Brees). Rarely are starting-level quarterbacks acquired via..." September 22

  • Social Media Rips Denver Broncos For Signing QB Blake Bortles Over Colin Kaepernick

    Total Pro Sports "The Denver Broncos got dealt a huge injury blow when QB Drew Lock went down with a rotator cuff injury that will keep the second-year signal caller out of action for the next 3-5 weeks. On Tuesday, the Broncos announced they were signing Bortles to a one-year deal, pending COVID-19..." September 22

  • Vikings to Add LB Todd Davis

    Vikings Territory "During Sunday’s contest in Indianapolis, Minnesota lost starting linebacker, Anthony Barr. For a team, already reeling with defensive injuries, this was a huge blow. Barr has been invaluable to the Vikings over his seven year career as he has not missed more than four games in..." September 22

  • NFL announces no players tested positive for COVID-19 from Sept. 13-19

    Sportsnet "The NFL and NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that no players were positive for COVID-19 during the testing period from Sept. 13-19. " September 22

  • NFL hoping for full stadium at Super Bowl, but prepared for no fans

    Yahoo! Sports "Most NFL stadiums have been empty this season, and those with fans at all are operating at significantly reduced capacities. The NFL isn’t sure whether that will still be the case on Super Bowl Sunday. NFL event planners toured Raymond James Stadium this morning as part of the..." September 22

  • Roger Goodell on fining coaches for mask violations: 'You can't let up'

    USA Today "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has no qualms about harshly penalizing coaches who violate the NFL’s protocols mandating that they wear facemasks while roaming the sidelines. The NFL on Monday fined three coaches – San Francisco’s Kyle Shanahan,..." September 22

  • Should NFL abandon the mask rule for coaches?

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL developed its policy that coaches must cover their mouths and noses on the sidelines, the NFL planned eventually  to conduct COVID-19 testing on players and coaches three times per week. Now that the NFL is conducting, and likely will continue to conduct, COVID-19 testing on a..." September 22

  • Broncos to sign Blake Bortles

    The Score "Following the injury to starting quarterback Drew Lock, the Denver Broncos are expected to sign Blake Bortles to the active roster, sources told 9 News' Mike Klis. The plan is for Bortles to go through COVID-19 testing and quarantine protocols until Friday before..." September 22

  • Broncos fear serious knee injury for WR Courtland Sutton

    USA Today "Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton is feared to have suffered a serious knee injury against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and James Palmer. Sutton suffered a shoulder injury before the season started and..." September 21

  • Dre’Mont Jones, DeMarcus Walker set to miss time for Broncos

    Yahoo! Sports "The injury list is growing and growing in Denver. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio confirmed at his Monday press conference that wide receiver Courtland Sutton is out for the season and that quarterback Drew Lock is going to miss multiple weeks with a shoulder injury...." September 21

  • How rash of injuries could impact NFL trade deadline

    Sportsnaut "The biggest story to come out of Sunday’s Week 2 NFL action was myriad injuries suffered by multiple teams around the league. We’re talking game changers for contending teams and season-ending injuries to some of the game’s biggest stars.  All of this..." September 21

  • NFL fines three head coaches $100K each for not wearing masks on sidelines

    SI "The NFL fined three head coaches for not wearing masks on the sidelines during the game in Week 2.  Denver's Vic Fangio, Seattle's Pete Carroll and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan were each fined $100,000 for not wearing masks on the sidelines according to ESPN's..." September 21

  • Colin Kaepernick Not in Denver Broncos' Plans

    Sports Casting "Injuries took their toll in Week 2 of the NFL with several big names going down with significant injuries. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa both went down with season-ending ACL injuries. Quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Drew..." September 21

  • NFL may discipline coaches for not wearing face coverings

    Yardbarker "After a Week 1 warning, the NFL may be about to get serious when it comes to coaches who did not properly wear face coverings on the sideline. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFL is reviewing footage from Week 2 games and may fine several coaches for not following the..." September 21

  • How much trouble are 0-2 NFL teams really in given expanded playoff setup?

    USA Today "There are 11 teams with 0-2 records following the NFL's second week of action.   The Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina..." September 21

  • Broncos WR Courtland Sutton suffered torn ACL "The Denver Broncos will be without another one of their best players for the foreseeable future. An MRI confirmed receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer reported, per a source informed. The wideout..." September 21

  • Shelby Harris: Same losing ways for Broncos, we have to change culture

    Denver Post "With desperation so real it echoed and rattled around an empty NFL stadium in these COVID times, the Broncos loudly and proudly fought to break their sad pattern of habitual losing. Rather than curse the bum luck that forced quarterback Drew Lock to the sideline with a bum shoulder, Denver..." September 21

  • Broncos' Phillip Lindsay to reportedly miss multiple weeks

    CBS Sports "The Denver Broncos already ruled out Phillip Lindsay for their Week 2 matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but the running back likely will be sidelined for more than just this contest. Following a second opinion on his injured toe, Lindsay is out 2-4 weeks, according..." September 20

  • Drew Lock won't return vs. Steelers due to shoulder injury

    The Score "Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock exited Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with a right shoulder injury. Lock went to the locker room in the first quarter and is ruled out for the remainder of the contest. " September 20

  • Broncos’ Drew Lock injures AC joint. Could miss two months

    Mile High Report "ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that Broncos’ quarterback Drew Lock has injured his AC joint and could miss two to six weeks. Lock went down awkwardly on a sack fumble by T.J. Watt on the second drive of the Broncos game. So far this..." September 20

  • NFL sends final warning to teams regarding COVID-19 sideline protocols

    CBS Sports "The NFL is very serious about enforcing all COVID-related measures on game days this season, as a strongly-worded memo to teams indicated last week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, told me that fines and other punishment will be forthcoming for those who do..." September 20

  • James Conner, Benny Snell expected to split carries vs. Broncos "James Conner is still trying to bounce back after a rough 2019 season. But now he may be fighting for his starting job after a bad start to the season. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back went down in their win against the Giants after suffering an ankle injury in the second quarter..." September 20

  • NFL received great coronavirus news following Week 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL had extremely low rates of positive COVID-19 tests throughout the offseason, but many were concerned about how travel would impact that once games began. Through one week, the travel appears to have had no impact at all. Zero players or coaches tested positive for the..." September 20

  • Drew Lock wondered if he should whisper in the huddle in empty stadium

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was faced with an unusual problem on Monday night: Denver’s empty stadium was so quiet he wondered if the Titans could hear him in the huddle. Lock said he was wondering if he needed to whisper while calling plays, and after the Titans..." September 19

  • 2 QBs and 2 RBs look to maintain positive changes: Week 2 preview

    The Score "Jamal Adams vs. Cam Newton New England (1-0) at Seattle (1-0), 8:20 p.m. Sunday night's Patriots-Seahawks throwdown is shaping up to be the best potential chess match of Week 2. The Patriots leaned into Cam Newton's ability to run the ball in last..." September 19

  • Broncos’ Vic Fangio reveals Courtland Sutton, Phillip Lindsay’s status vs. Steelers

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos are looking to bounce back from a loss in the 2020 season opener when they hit the road to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2. Unfortunately, it appears the offense may be shorthanded once again. Head coach Vic Fangio gave an update on the..." September 18

  • Broncos' Phillip Lindsay out this week

    CBS Sports "Phillip Lindsay (toe) won't play Sunday against the Steelers, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports. " September 18

  • What's next for the NFL after getting through Week 1? Fans at games, other looming concerns

    ESPN "There really can be no debate: The NFL has aced its initial efforts to practice and play amid the coronavirus pandemic. Since training camp practices began in mid-August, only seven players have produced positive test results. There have been no team outbreaks, and the only scare was..." September 18

  • A new mark for Black quarterback matchups in the NFL

    The Undefeated "Sometime on Sunday afternoon in Long Beach, California, trailblazer Marlin Briscoe plans to settle into his sofa, put up his feet and grab a remote control. He’ll have a lot of football to watch. The first Black quarterback in the old American Football League, which..." September 18

  • 2020 NFL Cap Space, By Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Cap management has been extra complicated in the NFL this year. After ~70 NFL players opted out of the 2020 season, teams were left with holes and plenty of available dollars to fill the gaps. At first, the ongoing uncertainty over next year’s salary cap had teams nervous about..." September 18

  • Broncos Place CB A.J. Bouye On IR "The Broncos have placed cornerback A.J. Bouye on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. Bouye suffered a shoulder injury on Monday night against the Titans while in coverage against Corey Davis. Under the NFL's new injured reserve rules, Bouye will be eligible to..." September 17

  • Truth is, NFL thriving while players take action on social injustice

    USA Today "Let’s save ourselves some headaches for the next two months and dispense with the nonsense. The NFL is not dying. Throngs of fans are not turning off their televisions – or phones or tablets or however else they’re watching – in disgust over the player protests..." September 17

  • The Best NFL Free Agent Still on the Market at Every Position

    Bleacher Report "NFL free agency remains a viable avenue for teams in need of a quick fix. While the market doesn't have a headline name like Jadeveon Clowney anymore, the fact that he's already putting on a show with the Tennessee Titans is a good indication of just how quickly the..." September 17

  • NFL Contract Guarantees, Explained

    Pro Football Rumors "Unlike in the NBA or MLB, players’ contracts in the NFL aren’t guaranteed by default. Typically, an NFL player will receive at least some guaranteed money when he signs a deal, but that money often comes in the form of contract bonuses, and in particular signing bonuses. While..." September 17

  • Seven positives in latest round of NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 testing "In the latest weekly update on NFL-NFL Players Association testing results, there were seven confirmed positives, including two players, out of 40,479 tests from Sept. 6 through Saturday. It's one fewer positive test than the previous week's results. " September 17

  • Kickers struggle in empty outdoor stadiums "NFL kickers had a brutal Week One. Empty stadiums may be to blame. Kickers missed more field goal attempts in Week One of 2020 than they’ve missed in any opening week since 1982, when field goal kickers were far less accurate than they’ve become in recent..." September 17