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The depth at running back was a pleasant thing this offseason. I was disappointed that Xavier Omon wasn’t able to make a push for the roster, but I felt that Knowshon Moreno and his guaranteed money would be a major factor at the back end of the roster at running back. Jeremiah Johnson, I thought, [...]

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Published on 09/02/2012 at Sun Sep 02 10:00.   29 Comments
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EA Sports has been revealing player ratings for Madden NFL 13 in weekly announcements leading up to the game’s August 24th release.  On Friday, they announced complete running back ratings. Denver’s Willis McGahee saw a +6 rating jump from 2011, going from an 79 overall rating last year to 85 overall in 2012. Ranked 19th [...]

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Published on 08/11/2012 at Sat Aug 11 12:30.   5 Comments
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Peyton Manning will take his first snap against a pass rush in over 19 months and his first with the Denver Broncos as the Broncos face the Chicago Bears in each team’s 2012 preseason opener. Manning and the starters are expected to play one or two series during the exhibition game, while backup units will [...]

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Published on 08/09/2012 at Thu Aug 09 09:00.   8 Comments
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The Denver Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will be relieved—or, in Manning’s case, disappointed—to know that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been ruled out for the team’s preseason opener Thursday evening in Chicago. Urlacher has missed six consecutive training camp practices. Sidelined with a sore knee, Urlacher has been excused from practices by Chicago for “personal [...]

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Published on 08/07/2012 at Tue Aug 07 21:22.   2 Comments
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The Denver Broncos‘ first depth chart of 2012 has been released. It’s more or less as expected based on our observations from camp, but here are a few items of note. BROCK AT #3 QB I wrote not an hour ago that I expected the backup quarterback order to be Caleb Hanie, Brock Osweiler, then [...]

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Published on 08/06/2012 at Mon Aug 06 11:26.   9 Comments
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For the second consecutive year, running back Mario Fannin will miss the entire preseason — and regular season.  Fannin, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, tore his Achilles tendon during practice on Saturday evening, according to the Denver Post. Fannin is expected to be placed on the injured reserve list by the [...]

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Published on 08/05/2012 at Sun Aug 05 20:54.   2 Comments
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The Denver Broncos predicted the weather would make their 2:20 p.m. practice impossible, so they moved it up four hours and closed it to the public. It turned out to be an inspired, even clairvoyant move: the clouds opened up with rain and lightning just as Coach John Fox and company concluded practice at 1:15 [...]

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Published on 08/01/2012 at Wed Aug 01 17:33.   5 Comments
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“This is a little different,” Ring of Famer Karl Mecklenburg, a special guest of the Denver Broncos, said after practice today. “The idea that they got a day off coming up, and these one-a-days instead of two-a-days. It was nothing like that when I was playing.” Indeed, Sunday was the fourth day of the Broncos’ [...]

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Published on 07/29/2012 at Sun Jul 29 19:22.   10 Comments
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This offseason, we’re going to do a Speak Up series looking at each position (o-line, d-line, etc).  Today, we’re looking at the running backs. We want to know who you think should be the main running backs in Denver this season.  Who will surprise, who won’t make the team? Returning:  Lance Ball, Knowshon Moreno, Willis [...]

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Published on 07/01/2012 at Sun Jul 01 10:00.   19 Comments
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On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos traded cornerback Cassius Vaughn to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for fullback Chris Gronkowski. According to Mike Klis, it was the first trade executed by Matt Russell, the team’s new Director of Player Personnel. That presumably means that Russell has essentially taken over duties which were held by former General Manager [...]

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Published on 05/26/2012 at Sat May 26 09:30.   20 Comments
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