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  • Projecting Every NFL Team's Starting Lineup for 2021

    Bleacher Report "The NFL draft has come and gone, and for the most part, the rosters for the league's 32 teams are set for the 2021 season. However, there's a long way to go between now and the season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 9. There..." May 16

  • Denver Broncos schedule and 2021 season predictions

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos schedule for the 2021 NFL season starts with several winnable games against the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets. It gets more difficult from there, starting with the Baltimore Ravens in Week 4. In all honesty, Denver’s success this..." May 15

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster in 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "NFL teams are dealing with bloated rosters after taking in plenty of new players via free agency and the draft. Organizations have also been coming to terms with undrafted rookie free agents, loading up their cupboards to prepare for training camp and the preseason. Many of these..." May 15

  • Former Broncos OL Ja’Wuan James considering grievance "The Ja’Wuan James/Broncos battle could get messy. A source tells ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the former Broncos offensive lineman is “strongly considering filing a grievance through the NFLPA over potential lost wages of up to $10M”. To review: James..." May 15

  • Patrick Surtain II explains why he ignored NFLPA request to skip minicamp

    Larry Brown Sports "Offseason minicamps have become a hot button issue in the NFL this offseason, with the NFLPA urging players to skip many workouts. That advice was even extended to rookies ahead of their minicamps, though early evidence indicated that few followed that advice. The reason for that is..." May 15

  • Broncos avoid $15 million in guarantees to Ja’Wuan James, due to his off-site injury

    Pro Football Talk "The broad discretion that teams possess when a player suffers a serious injury away from work typically will be exercised based on various factors. The more important the player, the more valuable he is to the ongoing effort to win games and pursue championships, the more likely he’ll get..." May 15

  • Broncos WR DaeSean Hamilton suffers ACL tear "With his future as a Denver Bronco already seemingly headed for a conclusion,?DaeSean Hamilton?'s 2021 season might well have been ended before it began. Hamilton has torn his ACL, NFL Network's Taylor Taylor Bisciotti reported Friday. The injury news comes just..." May 14

  • Masks no longer required for fully vaccinated players, staff at NFL facilities

    The Score "The NFL has updated its COVID-19 protocols after the CDC said Thursday it's safe for those who are fully vaccinated to not wear masks in most indoor and outdoor settings. As a result, fully vaccinated players and staff are no longer required to wear masks anywhere at team..." May 14

  • Broncos release Ju’Wuan James

    Pro Football Talk "Ja'Wuan James is now a former member of the Broncos. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that James has been released. The Broncos placed James on the reserve/non-football injury list last week after he tore his Achilles while working out on his own..." May 14

  • 7 NFL Trades That Should Happen Before Next Season

    Bleacher Report "With the 2021 NFL draft in the rearview, teams are looking to the free-agent and trade markets to round out rosters before training camp. Some quality free agents remain—like Richard Sherman, Justin Houston and Trai Turner—but trade activity can also pick up late in the..." May 14

  • Here’s the Broncos’ plan for Drew Lock, Teddy Bridgewater

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos didn’t take a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, but they did trade for Teddy Bridgewater right before it to add competition at the position for incumbent quarterback Drew Lock. Friday, Broncos head coach Vic Fangio revealed his plan for..." May 14

  • Melvin Gordon believes Teddy Bridgewater will 'bring the best out of' Drew Lock "The Denver Broncos bypassed selecting a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft, instead opting to trade for veteran Teddy Bridgewater to compete with Drew Lock for another season. The decision not to bring in a clear-cut starter gives Lock more rope to..." May 14

  • Broncos sign 11 undrafted free agents

    9 News "The Denver Broncos have signed 11 college free agents, it was announced on Friday, May 14. Read More- Five NFL veterans on chopping block after..." May 14

  • 5 NFL rookies who may disappoint in 2021

    Sportsnaut "NFL rookies faced challenges like we haven’t seen before for young players in the 2021 season, with COVID-19 wiping out rookie minicamps and preseason games. Things will be back to normal this fall and that’s great news for the 2021 NFL Draft class. There are a lot of..." May 14

  • Teddy Bridgewater’s criticism should alarm Sam Darnold fans

    Sportsnaut "The Carolina Panthers are proceeding with Sam Darnold as their starting quarterback, but his predecessor, Teddy Bridgewater, had some discouraging things to say about how the team’s practice habits that doesn’t bode well for the younger signal-caller’s success..." May 14

  • Five NFL veterans on chopping block after draft

    CBS Sports "With every draft class comes a wave of rookies who are primed to unseat veterans and ultimately lead to their roster demise. With the rookie wage scale in place for a decade now, the cost of young, springy players makes it alluring for teams to utilize them as contributors over pricey,..." May 14

  • Broncos' Courtland Sutton gives Drew Lock a vote of confidence: QB is 'on a different level'

    Sporting News "In an interview with Ryan Edwards and Benjamin Allbright on the team's flagship radio station, KOA in Denver, Sutton said he "saw a lot of promise" from Lock down the stretch last season while watching from the sideline. He also said he has seen Lock put in the work this..." May 14

  • 5 key teams who benefited most from 2021 NFL schedule

    Sportsnaut "Now that the NFL schedule is out for the 2021 season, we can better assess which key teams got a more favorable draw than most. Looking at the raw strength of schedule numbers based on the 2020 campaign can be useful, yet it can’t be the only metric relied upon. Fresh..." May 14

  • Target to temporarily pause sales of popular sports, Pokémon cards due to safety concerns

    ESPN "Retail store Target released a statement this week stating it will temporarily pause sales of NFL, NBA, MLB and Pokémon cards out of caution for its employees and customers. The increase in demand for trading cards has caused issues for the retailer in its stores that range..." May 14

  • 2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams don't have a scheduled day, time for Week 15 and here's what that means

    CBS Sports "While the 2021 NFL schedule has been finalized and every team knows the week they are playing each opponent, 10 teams don't know the exact date of the game they will play. This schedule anomaly occurs in Week 15 of the season, the first of three weeks the NFL will have Saturday..." May 14

  • Peyton Manning has a new gig with the Denver Broncos, as a 'summer intern'

    USA Today "The Indianapolis Colts' greatest quarterback of all time has a new football gig.  Hall of Famer Peyton Manning’s new retirement "job" has put him at the center of affairs for his other team. He revealed the Denver Broncos' schedule Wednesday as part..." May 14

  • 2021 NFL schedule: Three Broncos games for fans to circle "Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs, Week 13, Dec. 5, 1 p.m. ET (CBS) For Denver to end its five-year playoff drought, the Broncos will need to find a way to topple the back-to-back AFC champions. Denver's last outing against Kansas City showed exactly what its..." May 13

  • 3 moves the Broncos should still make during NFL offseason

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos found their replacement for injured right tackle Ja’Wuan James on Wednesday, reportedly signing veteran Bobby Massie. According to Massie’s agents over at AMDG Sports, the nine-year veteran has inked a one-year, $4 million contract with..." May 13

  • Broncos sign veteran Cameron Fleming to compete for starting right tackle spot

    Colorado Springs Gazette "The Broncos are signing veteran right tackle Cameron Fleming to a $3.675 million deal, according to 9News. Fleming is the second offensive tackle the Broncos have signed the last two days, joining Bobby Massie who signed Wednesday for $4 million.  Read..." May 13

  • Broncos may waive WR DaeSean Hamilton; engaged in trade talks

    Mile High Report "The Denver Broncos have decided to waive former fourth-round pick DaeSean Hamilton on Thursday. According to Mike Garafolo, the team attempted to trade the wide receiver, but could not finalize any type of trade deal. Hamilton, 26, was drafted in the fourth-round of the..." May 13

  • Broncos sign fifth-round choice Jamar Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have reached agreement with another draft choice. Read More- Aaron Rodgers Already Trying to Recruit Players to..." May 13

  • NFL Backups Who Could Earn Starting Jobs Before 2021 Season

    Bleacher Report "For young players who intend to take a significant leap early in their careers, the work starts in the NFL offseason.  Although several teams will choose not to participate in OTAs, many players will work out independently before mandatory minicamp in June...." May 13

  • 3 best landing spots for free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright

    Sportsnaut "The 2021 NFL Draft is in the rearview mirror with NFL minicamp approaching and linebacker K.J. Wright remains a free agent. While there are plenty of veterans available on the open market, Wright me be one of the first scooped up before training camp. After an outstanding season with..." May 13

  • Senior Bowl to be played at later date in 2022

    Saturday Down South "The Senior Bowl is moving to February in 2022. The leading postseason/pre-draft all-star game is moving to the first Saturday in February (Feb. 5) due to the change in the NFL’s schedule. NFL teams are playing a 17th regular-season game starting in 2021. " May 13

  • Best NFL game from each of the 18 weeks

    CBS Sports "The NFL released its full schedule for the 2021 season. More and more teams are announcing that they'll have fans in the stands this year, which will make things dramatically different -- and more enjoyable -- than they were a year ago. But it's not just the fans in the stadiums that..." May 13

  • Matt Rhule takes high road in response to Teddy Bridgewater

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Rhule responded on Wednesday to some criticism from Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater was traded by Carolina to Denver this offseason as the Panthers move on to Sam Darnold. He spent just one season with the Panthers. During a podcast appearance that was published on..." May 13

  • Answering the 2021 NFL draft's biggest questions: Experts debate favorite picks, top rookie classes, QBs, more

    ESPN "You've read our 2021 NFL draft grades, along with the best picks for all 32 teams, biggest Day 3 steals and the lingering questions that every team has headed into the offseason. Now it's time for our panel of NFL experts to weigh in on what they liked and..." May 13

  • Denver Broncos schedule 2021: Dates & times for all 17 games, strength of schedule, final record prediction

    Sporting News "The Broncos, despite finishing 5-11 and falling into last place in the AFC West last season, are giving coach Vic Fangio a chance to redeem himself in 2021. Denver hasn't made the playoffs since 2015 — the season which ended with the team winning Super Bowl 50. John Elway..." May 12

  • Top 10 games of 2021 NFL schedule

    USA Today "The NFL draft is less than two weeks removed from its completion. The first real action won't begin for nearly four more months. And yet, it's somehow already time to look ahead to next season. On Wednesday, the NFL released its full-regular season schedule for 2021, the first..." May 12

  • NFL releases 2021 regular-season schedule

    Sportsnet "The NFL has released its 2021 regular-season schedule, set to start on Sept. 9 with the Super Bowl champs Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Dallas Cowboys.   " May 12

  • Broncos, Bobby Massie Agree To Deal

    Yardbarker "Connected to several candidates to replace Ja’Wuan James at right tackle, the Broncos appear to have chosen a path here. They are signing Bobby Massie, Ian Rapoport of tweets. One of several tackles to work out for the team this week, Massie agreed to..." May 12

  • Here Are All the Things NFL Stars Are Doing in Chiefs' Tailgate Picture

    The Big Lead "The full schedule for the 2021 NFL season will be officially released tonight, but enough information has leaked that we already have a pretty good idea of what every team will be facing starting in September. It's also the time of year where each organization's social teams get to..." May 12

  • 3 NFL coaches on the hot seat entering the 2021 season

    Clutch Points "The 2021 NFL season is still a ways away, but with free agency and the NFL Draft done, the focus has shifted to the upcoming season. As is the case each and every season, there are quite a few head coaches who could be on the hot seat entering this year. Last season, there were quite..." May 12

  • 4 NFL Teams That Blew the 2021 Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason isn't a land of improvement for every team.  While free agency and the draft tend to create optimism for even the most embattled fanbases, reality quickly returns alongside the sweltering heat of summer and training camps.  Some..." May 12

  • Teddy Bridgewater on Time With Carolina: We Didn't Practice 2-Minute Drills or in the Red Zone Much

    The Big Lead "Teddy Bridgewater is off to his new life with the Denver Broncos. It's likely that he will encounter an entirely different approach to game preparation under Vic Fangio's regime. One that has him, uh, practicing two-minute drills and in the red zone. Which is something apparently..." May 12

  • Cardinals Give Jordan Hicks Permission To Seek Trade

    AZ Cardinals "The schedule comes out Wednesday afternoon, but the biggest Cardinals' news of the day may end up being about the team's linebacker situation. 3 best..." May 12

  • Rising NFL Stars to Keep an Eye On in 2021

    Bleacher Report "The next wave of superstars is about to take the NFL by storm.  Last year, young players such as Josh Allen, Calvin Ridley and Jaire Alexander cemented themselves as standouts at their respective positions. In 2021, a handful of players heading into their..." May 12

  • Broncos' historic 'Monday Night Football' streak ends

    Yardbarker "It appears NFL schedule makers believe disgruntled Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers won't be traded to the Denver Broncos anytime soon.  Mike Klis of Denver's 9News tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that the Broncos don't have a single "Monday..." May 12

  • Broncos reach deal with fifth-round safety Caden Sterns

    USA Today "Former Texas safety Caden Sterns was selected by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round with the 152nd overall pick of the 2021 NFL draft. Read More- May 12

  • Aaron Rodgers gets the FOX late afternoon slot Week One, whether with Packers or Broncos

    Pro Football Talk "The FOX late Sunday afternoon game in Week One is always one of the premiere games of the NFL schedule. Last year, that’s where the league put Tom Brady vs. Drew Brees in their first matchup as NFC South rivals. This year, that’s where the league is putting Aaron..." May 12

  • Broncos WR K.J. Hamler switches to No. 1; rookie CB Patrick Surtain Jr. to wear No. 2 "The Denver Broncos announced on Monday a host of jersey number assignments for the 2021 season. 2020 second-round pick receiver K.J. Hamler will notably switch from the No. 13 to No. 1, which he donned during his days at Penn State. Rookie..." May 11

  • NFL reportedly had interest in Colin Kaepernick in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since the 2016 season, but that didn’t stop teams from inquiring about his availability as recently as last year. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that she’d spoken with a head coach who said Kaepernick was..." May 11

  • Ranking the 11 Most Boneheaded Moves of the 2021 NFL Offseason

    Bleacher Report "The NFL offseason is a time for hope. As teams add fresh faces in free agency, via trades and in the draft, it's easy to believe every team can be a playoff contender. The Washington Football Team went from three wins in 2019 to a division title in 2020, providing an..." May 11

  • NFL veterans who immensely benefited from the draft

    CBS Sports "Aaron Rodgers stole the show at the 2021 NFL Draft -- and the Green Bay Packers quarterback didn't even change teams. Rodgers wanting to get out of Green Bay changed the landscape of the draft, along with the plans of several teams in the 24 hours leading up to the No. 1..." May 11

  • 3 best landing spots for free-agent pass-rusher Shaquem Griffin

    Sportsnaut "After three seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Shaquem Griffin is generating interest from multiple teams on the free-agent market. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported on the buzz surrounding Griffin, who’s converting from linebacker to a pure pass-rusher and..." May 11